Congressman Bill Posey will deliver the keynote address at this year's Space Coast Prayer Breakfast to be held on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 7:30 AM at the Holiday Inn in Viera.
"Our nation has a rich tradition of prayer and service to others," said Congressman Posey. "Many of our nation's founders were involved in religious ministries and they drew upon their faith in God to give them the strength and courage to press forward during the revolution and the early years of our country."
The Space Coast Prayer Breakfast is part of the National Day of Prayer which was officially established in 1952 by an Act of Congress. The bill, signed by President Truman, directs the President to issue a proclamation each year urging Americans to engage in prayer or meditation for our nation. The Act was updated in 1988 to designate the first Thursday in May as the National Day of Prayer. The tradition was originally set by the Continental Congress and later by President George Washington with his proclamation in 1795 declaring a day of public thanksgiving and prayer.