Mayor’s Breakfast set for Thursday

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Thursday morning, Picayune will join with communities across the nation to observe the National Day of Prayer.

In recognition of the day, Picayune’s Mayor Ed Pinero, along with other local leaders, will participate in the annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast. The public is invited to attend the hour of prayer and fellowship at The Link at First Baptist Church of Picayune.

“It’s a positive day, a good day for everyone to start their morning with some enlightenment, positive thoughts and prayers,” Pinero said.

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The National Day of Prayer was signed into law by former President Harry S. Truman in 1952 and since then has been observed every first Thursday in May, bringing people of all faiths together to pray for the nation, according to The National Day of Prayer website.

The event’s keynote speaker will be Rich Delgado, Senior Director of Operations at Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command at Stennis Space Center. Ministers from across the community are expected to lead everyone in prayer.

Rev. Allen Hickman from Resurrection Life Worship Center and Mayor Ed Pinero devised the idea to hold an annual prayer breakfast in observance of the day in 2014. It has been held each year since.

A continental breakfast will be served to everyone who attends the event.

The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at The Link at First Baptist Church of Picayune located at 401 Goodyear Blvd.

The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are available at the Mayor’s office in City Hall and at Resurrection Life Worship Church.