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For more than 40 years, we have come together to lift up our city and its leaders in prayer. This year, our prayers will continue but we will not gather together over breakfast and with friends due to the pandemic.

We have made this decision out of love, not fear. As Christians, we are motivated by his love, to be known for our love, and believe his perfect love casts out all fear. Our God went to great lengths to demonstrate his love for us and we have decided this is a prudent measure to show our love to the city we call home.

This pandemic has impacted all of us in a variety of ways. It has changed the way we work, how we worship with our church, interact with friends, and network with colleagues. However, a Pew study found that 24 percent of Americans say their faith has grown stronger because of the pandemic. This decision hurts, but we know that — like holy bread — blessing comes with the breaking.

Heaven crashes down into Dallas at the beginning of every year. The sound of friends coming together and prayers being lifted up glorifies God and infuses joy into our souls. We will not gather together this year, but our prayers will continue this year and our breakfast will be back next year.

We may not be gathering together this year, but the work of the board and the organization continues. If you are interested in learning more about the ways in which you can financially support the organization, or getting more involved, please click here to find out more.

John Bunyan once noted that in prayer he would “rather have a heart without words than words without a heart.” This pandemic has taken so much from us, including this breakfast, but it cannot take what God died to give us: an invitation to boldly approach the throne of our King.

Dallas Christian Leadership Prayer Breakfast Board