The 9th Annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast, sponsored by the Evangelical Ministerial Fellowship, will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at the Clarion Inn (formerly, the Holiday Inn Conference Center), Frederick, Maryland. Doors open at 7:30 a.m., and the program starts at 7:45 a.m. Online reservations can be made here.
Each year, many of Frederick’s elected officials gather with local citizens to reaffirm our trust in God, recognize His reconciling power, and seek His guidance. Our hearts are strengthened, individually and collectively, as we pray to God together.
The Prayer Breakfast is a local observance of the 66th National Day of Prayer, which was signed into law in 1952 by President Truman. In 1988, the first Thursday in May was officially designated as the National Day of Prayer.
The 2017 theme is For Your Great Name’s Sake! Hear Us… Forgive Us…Heal Us! Taken from Daniel 9:19, which says, “O Lord, Listen! O Lord, Forgive! O Lord, Hear and Act! For Your Sake, O My God…”. As the 2017 National Day of Prayer on May 4th approaches, thousands of individuals, churches, and communities will be working to rally millions of Christians to once again heed this call!
Proceeds from the National Day of Prayer Breakfast are donated by the Evangelical Ministerial Fellowship (“EMF”) to local nonprofits helping those in need within our community. In recent years, the EMF has made donations to CareNet, Frederick Rescue Mission, Marriage Resource Center, Planting Hope, The Religious Coalition, and others.