In its 58th year, the South Carolina Prayer Breakfast stays true to its mission of upholding South Carolina’s leaders in prayer.
Meet and pray, expecting God to do a mighty work. That was the hope as hundreds of Christians gathered for the 58th annual South Carolina Prayer Breakfast on March 21st.
Each year, the Prayer Breakfast features a speaker who is well known and has a strong Christian witness. The purpose of the event is to gather to uphold South Carolina leaders – at the local, state and national levels – in prayer.
The Prayer Breakfast is sponsored and planned by the South Carolina Prayer Fellowship whose purpose is to build a network of individuals who are united through the bond of Jesus Christ; each vertically to Jesus Christ and horizontally to each other. The aim is to love God with all our heat, soul, mind and strength, and to love one another as ourselves.
The message at the 2018 South Carolina Prayer Breakfast – which was preceded by the reading of a Scripture passage from both the Old and New Testaments – was delivered by MG Robert Livingston, Adjutant General of South Carolina. “Our country is based on prayer,” said MG Livingston. He continued, “George Washington said, ‘it’s impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.’”
Following the message, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, took the stage to address the crowd. While discussing what makes South Carolina different, Governor McMaster explained that “we’ve gone through everything that there is – we’ve been through wars, we’ve been through hurricanes, we’ve been through floods and here we are. One thing that we did not have was a restriction on any kind of religion. So the people who came here were looking to work and looking to exercise their freedom of religion, which was later written into the Constitution.”
Governor McMaster further explained that South Carolinians should continue to exercise their religious freedom today: “Let people see you pray. Don’t be ashamed of praying. We can do more by a good example than we can by words.”
The South Carolina Prayer Breakfast continues to encourage the citizens of South Carolina to pray for the Palmetto State’s leadership, and helps make clear to those leaders of their need for that prayer.
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