Bringing Peace to the World through Prayer Breakfasts
On Friday morning, October 26, the American Clergy Leadership Conference (ACLC) welcomed nearly 200 people to their weekly Prayer Breakfast held at The Bank in the New Yorker Hotel.
President of Family Federation for a Heavenly USA, Rev. Richard Buessing opened the Prayer Breakfast with the word of the day; “Gratitude.” He said to be grateful for all of the blessings God has given us, like our freedom and our freedom of religion. “We have a sense that our blessings are not just for ourselves, but for everyone around the world. We are living for the sake of others.”
Dr. Ki Hoon Kim, Regional Chairman of Family Federation North America spoke a few words about God’s miracles. “True Mother is a miracle. Even when she encounters controversy, she does not fear. Last year at Madison Square Garden, True Mother taught 20,000 people how to save this God-blessed nation.” Dr. Kim continued with the promise of witnessing miracles at the Peace Starts with Me Rally on November 12.
The keynote speaker for the Prayer Breakfast was Archbishop Angelo Rosario, Pastor of Church of God’s Children who touched on the importance of peace. He made the realization that even religions don’t live in peace. “They proclaim peace and then go to war.” God created True Parents to make peace and not just talk about making peace. Archbishop Rosario concluded his message with a proclamation for peace; “If we lose peace we lose love, is we lose love we lose compassion, if we lose compassion we lose understanding, if we lose understanding we lose the love of God which will result in chaos within ourselves.”
“I don’t know if anyone else felt the great anointing that was present. There was a peace, and a sense of comradery that I have not experienced in a long time. Archbishop Rosario delivered a power-packed “Word.” My guest from the Mayor’s Office is not a Christian, but she was so greatly moved that she has promised to come next Saturday. Three of the pastors I invited to the Friday prayer breakfast also came.” – Rev. Norma Robertson
“The Prayer Breakfast was amazing. It was an honor to be in a room filled with people who are walking the walk. The diversity was refreshing and inspiring.” – Nancy Pascal (from the New York Mayor’s Office)
“I decided to sit at a table where I didn’t know everyone and found that even though we come from different churches, everyone was so warm and family-like. I really felt that everyone attending was there for one clear purpose. The music and praise was uplifting and moving for me. I’ve been to a handful of ACLC Prayer Breakfasts and in the past the gospel-like praising with a strong voice was very foreign to me. This time was the first time where I felt really moved and inspired.” – Naria Gaarder
“The program was awesome. I felt so blessed to be among the body of Christ and break bread with spirit-filled unity for peace. I am excited to be involved with the Peace Starts with Me event on November 12.” – Carol Killebrew
“I felt very much at home and I enjoyed the fellowship. I found myself in the midst of people of like minds with me and the ministries I belong to: believing and preaching the same messages of Love, Peace and Unity. I truly saw and experienced Love, Peace and Unity at the meeting, and give all the glory to our God.” – Fidelia E. Okafor (Wailing Women Worldwide and African Strategic Leaders Prayer Network)
The next Prayer Breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, November 3 at 9:00 a.m. at the New Yorker Hotel. If there is a Prayer Breakfast happening in your area, we recommend you attend it!
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