World Evangelical Center

WEC Leaders Attend Annual County Prayer Breakfast

Several representatives from the World Evangelical Center (WEC) attended the 11th annual Dutchess County Prayer Breakfast on May 7th at Grandview in Poughkeepsie, New York. The event was hosted by Dutchess County Executive Sue Serino and gathered over 400 participants from various spheres of society in unity to pray for Dutchess County, its officials, and leaders.

Among the attendees were church leaders, representatives from various organizations, elected officials as well as lay people who wish to simply pray for the county and its leaders.

The Bible verse selected for this year’s Prayer Breakfast was taken from Ephesians 6:18:  “Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion.”

During the gathering, speakers shared Bible readings from the Old and New Testaments, personal testimonies of fulfilled prayer but also the struggle that Christian professionals face in an increasingly secular society in America. Testimonies and encouragement to live out the faith in Christ touched the hearts of the audience, emphasizing the need for and power of prayer.

“Participating in the Dutchess County Prayer Breakfast again this year has been a truly blessed experience. We have a great community of Christians who serve the public and the community, and that’s why we have spiritual protection in our beautiful country,” said Rev. Mark Spisak, WEC General Secretary.

“The annual event always reminds about the passage in Paul’s first letter to Timothy, where he writes: 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. (1 Timothy 2:1-2)”

“Prayer has the power to unite brothers and sisters in Christ, and as we pray, the Holy Spirit intervenes in our lives and in our community. May we continue to pray with faith, hope and gratitude,” he said.