It is a pleasure to invite you to the 50th annual Commonwealth Prayer Breakfast. As always, this year’s breakfast will be on the opening day of the General Assembly session, Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 7:00 a.m. in the Greater Richmond Convention Center.
Each year, many of Virginia's elected governmental leaders gather with citizens from throughout the Commonwealth to reaffirm our trust in God, recognize His reconciling power and seek His guidance. Our hearts are strengthened, individually and collectively, as we pray to God together.
Our speaker will be Ravi Zacharias, an evangelist who is known and respected worldwide as a prolific author, speaker, and teacher. A native of India who immigrated to Canada as a young man, he now leads a vibrant international ministry in Atlanta (rzim.org).
Many Virginians will remember that Ravi Zacharias spoke to the Virginia Tech and Blacksburg communities on successive evenings in October 2007, in the wake of the massacre earlier that year. He brought a message of hope to those who were still suffering and questioning: "Virginia Tech, there is a purpose for you. God will bless you and make you bright lights. May you be the ones that God will use in a world that is dark." We look forward to his message about our continuing calling to bring the light of God’s love and hope to our neighbors throughout the Commonwealth.
Musical selections will be provided by a choral group from Virginia Union University. Virginia Union was founded 150 years ago, as the Civil War ended. In a miraculous example of God’s providence, its classes first met in the building that had been Richmond’s most notorious slave market. These talented students will sing of God’s reconciling and transforming power.
Individual tickets are $35. Also, please consider purchasing a Table Host package of 10 seats for only $350. Being a Table Host provides an opportunity to invite guests. In an effort to bring the leadership from throughout Virginia together, we encourage you to consider inviting elected officials, business leaders, pastors, students and others from your area. You may purchase tickets by credit card on-line at www.commonwealthprayerbreakfast.org. (There is a small processing fee for individual tickets; no processing fee is added for Table Host packages.) For additional information, please contact VACPB @aol.com.
We look forward to seeing you on January 13th, as we pray for wisdom, guidance and strength for our public servant leaders during the coming year.