Mayor’s prayer breakfast is virtual on May 6

The National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 6, this year and it’s time for our local Grays Harbor Mayors Prayer Breakfast. This year we will be virtual because of COVID; we will be live streaming our local pastors praying for our mayors at a local church. We know our leaders need the support and prayer.

This event is patterned after the Governor’s prayer breakfast in Olympia. I was privileged to co-chair this event my final two years in Olympia. I was impressed with the way it was able to bring together legislators of widely varying opinions in the spirit of peace and prayer, something I still think we need. 1 Timothy 2:1-2 says “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people, for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”

By praying for our leaders we will help bring that spirit to our communities, just as has been happening since 1941 when then Gov. Langlie instituted the first ever Governor’s Prayer Breakfast. This event brings us together in a non-partisan, non-issue oriented time to honor our Lord Jesus and pray for his guidance and blessing.

We are privileged to have Pastor Harvey Drake bringing our message again this year. Harvey is Senior Pastor at Emerald City Bible Fellowship in Seattle. In addition to being Pastor, Harvey serves in the following capacities in his community: President of Urban Impact, King County Youth Chaplaincy, Community Advisory Council King County Prosecutor’s Office, Advisory Board Seattle Pacific Seminary and Board Member Reach the Nation Nepal. I have known Harvey for seven years, heard him speak many times and am excited to hear the message he has for Grays Harbor.

But mostly we are there to pray — to pray for our mayors and our county, state, and nation. Please join us and many local mayors and other elected officials as we pray for God’s wisdom and blessing.

The event, sponsored by Harbor Ministers Fellowship, will be online on May 6 at 7:20 a.m. The link is , or you can find the link at the Grays Harbor Mayors Prayer Breakfast facebook page, please join us. Since the event is recorded you can also watch it later.

My personal experience tells me that prayer does make a difference. The people of Grays Harbor are worth it; I believe it will make a difference.

Sen. Jim Hargrove (retired)