|Committed to assisting Christians in providing more opportunities to pray, encourage, and affect righteousness among all. This breakfast is held six times per year and it is a great opportunity for all of us to come together and pray as a group of Christians.|
|About the Capitol Prayer Breakfast|
|Location: RSA Towers in Downtown Montgomery 22nd Floor.
Breakfast start time: 8:30 a.m.
Cost: $10.00 per person
Tips for arriving and Parking: Arrive early to register for breakfast! Parking is free in the parking garage on the southwest corner of Monroe and North Lawrence Streets. Tell the parking attendants that you are arriving for the Capital Prayer Breakfast.
|A Need That Continues|
|It is hard to believe that 2000 years have passed since Jesus’ disciples asked him to teach them how to pray. Nothing has really changed! We all feel the same need that the disciples had to improve their prayers and prayer life. All too often we approach prayer as a quick fix to an unmanageable situation.|
|• We are busy and we rush to offer a few quick prayers hoping to bring God into the occasion so that everything will be okay.|
|• We seem to find time to petition our father only when we are in trouble. Regardless of our skills or lack of skills in prayer we will not become a great people unless we make the word of God our foundation. We need to emulate and learn from the model prayer.|
|“Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.” Matthew 6:9-13|
|Finding Time To Pray|
|Jesus got away often to pray, and if he needed to pray do we not that much more need to pray. His day was filled from morning to night with many pressures and responsibilities, addressing crowds, healing the sick, granting private interviews, traveling, and training his disciples. He was extremely busy, but he found time to pray and he made praying a top priority.
Every day we should privately pray to God, but there are times when we need the security and refuge that comes when like-minded brethren assemble for special prayer. There are events and situations that are of public interest and knowledge that should be brought to the attention of many.
|Our Spiritual Struggle|
|We need to pray because we are in a spiritual battle. Our struggle is “not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:12 In order to win we need the providential favor and power of an omnipotent God. This spiritual battle involves our soul’s eternal destiny. What a fearful thought! • We should fight Satan and his forces through our prayers and petitions to God our heavenly father. • We should make prayer a long-term commitment to accomplish the work God has called us to do.|