Madera will join more than 40,000 other National Day of Prayer observances in the United States by holding its annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on May 4 in Hatfield Hall at the Madera District Fairgrounds, 1850 W. Cleveland Ave.
Advance tickets are $15 and can be purchased from the Madera Chamber of Commerce, 120 N. E St., call 673-3563, or online at maderachamber.com. This event is usually a sell-out and no tickets are available at the door.
This year the theme is “For your great name’s sake! Hear us ... forgive us ... heal us!” selected by the National Day of Prayer task force.
It follows the scripture from Daniel 9:19 that reads, “Oh, Lord, hear. Oh, Lord, forgive. Oh, Lord, listen and act! For your own sake, do not delay. Oh, my God, for your people and your city bear your name.”
“This verse serves as a focus for every follower of Christ to join together, lift their hearts and voices to him,” according to nationaldayofprayer.org.
Keynote speaker for the event is Fresno radio personality Jim Franklin, host of “Jim Franklin Live,” on KMJ 1680 and 580 AM. He serves as senior pastor at the Cornerstone Church in Fresno.
He founded Cornerstone Community Care, a nonprofit organization that has provided backpacks and school supplies to underprivileged children through its Project Student Aid. His Feeding Fresno projects have provided tons of food to the needy through the years, according to his biography.