Prayer Has Always Been Virtual.

“But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” Matthew 6:5

The Livonia Community has been blessed with decades of annual corporate prayer at its prayer breakfast. There is great power in corporate worship and a community who embraces it in truth and humility will benefit from its fruits. However, the forced absence of congregating in this way should not be seen as a negative, but perhaps even a positive.

The forced isolation of worship and prayer should not weaken us in faith, but should strengthen us individually and as a community. Faith is an individual journey and our relationship to God is an intensely personal one. The prayers we pray ‘in our rooms with the door shut’ are those no one else ever witnesses or knows about. Yet its these prayers, our secret (isolated/virtual) prayers to God, that He promises to reward. Imagine the intensity of our corporate gatherings of worship if we all had personal and intensely private prayer lives God was rewarding. If we rely on corporate worship only, it is a far cry from the relationship God wants with us personally, and from what He intended the corporate experience to be.

Prayer has always been virtual. We pray to an unseen God with a communication channel being the Holy Spirit. For a second year the Livonia Community Prayer Breakfast will not be meeting in person. It can feel disappointing as this is the largest annual community gathering in the city and one of the longest running in the state. I choose to see this as a time of renewal and refocus. The event should not be about the speaker, the music, or the food. It is about a community coming together in prayer. Whether it is in a fine banquet facility, or in our room with the door closed and logged into Zoom, we will pray, and it will be rewarded.

Ken McMullen
Chairman, Livonia Community Prayer Breakfast
May 6, 2021
7:30 AM
Email chamber@livonia.org to register.

‘The Heavens Declare’ An Online Prayer Event 2020

The 2020 Livonia Community Prayer Breakfast was cancelled due to the Corona virus. On June 22, 2020 an online prayer event was streamed entitled, ‘The Heavens Declare.’ The video has received over 3,800 views and climbing. Please enjoy and share with others.

About Us

Historically, the leadership of our country has turned to Almighty God in prayer for strength and guidance. In this same spiritual tradition, we join together each year at the Livonia Community Prayer Breakfast. Our attendance and participation in the meal and prayer demonstrates the dependence of our community and ourselves on God and our faith in the future under His guidance.

The Livonia Prayer Breakfast is a version of the National Prayer Breakfast held annually in Washington, D.C. Inaugurated in 1953 by some members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives, these events are now held in many states and cities throughout our nation.

The Livonia Prayer Breakfast was initiated in 1975 by an ecumenical group of citizens and continues as a voluntary spiritual communion. Its focus has been on bringing inspirational speakers to communicate positive, faith-filled principles that will inspire people to think globally and act locally.

Our Mission

The Mission of the Livonia Community Prayer Breakfast, Inc. is to communicate positive, faith-filled principles that inspire and empower people to reach their maximum spiritual and personal potential. It is a reaffirmation that people of goodwill, standing together, can transcend racial, geographic or cultural differences, and create unparalleled opportunities for community progress.