But it was in 1953, at the invitation of the Reverend Billy Graham, that President Dwight Eisenhower addressed a group of just 400 people, in what would become known as the first National Prayer Breakfast.
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER HISTORY President Harry S . Truman proclaimed a National Day of Prayer to be observed on July 4, 1952. Each year since that date, Americans have observed the day in their own way. The observance moved to the first Thursday in May by President Ronald Reagan and has been proclaimed each year since.
The Canadian Fellowship Foundation (CFF) is a federally chartered charitable foundation in Canada that exists solely to fund the activities of the Canadian National Prayer Breakfast held annually on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. The Prayer Breakfast was first held in Ottawa in 1964.
Guests. While Members of the U.S. Congress, of the U.S. Cabinet, and of the diplomatic corps in Washington are typically invited to participate in the National Prayer Breakfast, the other more than 3,000 guests come from a variety of walks of life.
Five Steps to Host a Prayer Breakfast Choose a location, date and time. Location: We normally host in one of our homes, or a home of one of the women we have invited if they offer to host . Decide who to invite & send “invites”. Prayerfully choose your theme or focus for prayer . Plan your menu. Plan your table decor.
National Day of Prayer – May 6, 2021.
TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 7, 2020 , as a National Day of Prayer .
The Family is still very much active in 2019, and slightly less secretive than it once was.
The C Street Center is a three-story brick townhouse in Washington, D.C. operated by The Fellowship. It is the former convent for nearby St. Peter’s Church.
Douglas Evans Coe (October 20, 1928 – February 17, 2017) was an American activist and businessman who served as the associate director of The Fellowship, a religious and political organization known for hosting the annual National Prayer Breakfast. Coe has been referred to as the “stealth Billy Graham”.