Why Is The Orange County Prayer Breakfast Important?
Orlando is a vibrant and diverse community. There is so much for which we can be grateful. And God is at work all over our region in magnificent ways. And yet, the needs in our community are great as well. As the people of God, the ekklesia, we have a responsibility to be “salt and light” in our community, and to “seek the welfare of our city.”
We believe that city transformation is not only possible, but it is God’s desire. Transformed cities come from transformed people who determine to not only love God, but also to love their neighbors, and even to love their enemies. We believe that this process of “seeking the welfare of the city” begins as each of us begin to build bridges of relationship with one another, across cultural, theological, political, racial, and generational lines.
As the “ekklesia,” in our city, we know that which binds us together, our love for Jesus, is much greater than those things which tend to separate us. So, the Orange County Prayer Breakfast is an opportunity for a wide cross section of the ekklesia in our city to come together, in the spirit and name of Jesus, to seek the welfare of our city, and to begin to build relationships with one another as we pray together for our city.
As we do this, the promise and intention of Jesus, for his sons and daughters to come together in unity and oneness, can begin the process of transformation in our community.
Jesus said, “By this all people will know that you are My disciples: if you have love for one another.” John 13:35
Our prayer gathering will include a number of dynamic community leaders leading us in prayer. Three of these leaders will also share with us briefly from their stories of how prayer has impacted them, and what they are doing to build bridges of relationship in our community and practically loving their neighbors.