“See the Good” is the theme of the National Day of Prayer breakfast hosted by the Greater Huntington Beach Interfaith Council Thursday, May 3, 2018. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. at St. Wilfrid’s Episcopal Church, 18631 Chapel Lane, Huntington Beach. All faith, civic, and community members are invited to join together, drawing on the strengths of all to pray for the health and safety of this country and its occupants.
The National Day of Prayer is a long-standing tradition in America, beginning when the Continental Congress allocated a time for prayer in 1775 and culminating when President Ronald Reagan designated the first Thursday of May each year as a National Day of Prayer.
In hosting this year’s prayer breakfast, Interfaith Council members wish to highlight the similarities of many faiths that revere an inspirational and loving creator. They anticipate that, in coming together, community members will see the best in one another, support each other’s efforts to help those in need and set an example of love and acceptance for all.
Faith leaders hope that everyone’s time and resources will be dedicated to bringing this country together with respect and dignity. Such efforts will help to quell the storms of hatred and violence our nation faces today. As Gandhi said, “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles, but today it means getting along with people.”
The event will begin with prayers offered by faith leaders, followed by remarks from guest speaker Paul Leon, CEO of Illumination Foundation – Breaking the cycle of homelessness. A full breakfast shared by all will conclude the event. Donations will be accepted