A tradition of prayer
The Seattle-King County Prayer Breakfast is an historic event that takes place annually. The purpose of this event is to unite as a city, celebrating what God has done in our community and praying alongside our leaders for the current challenges we face.
The first prayer breakfast was held in the 1930’s as
Mayor Arthur Langley and local Goodwill Industries founder Abraham Vereide pulled together the city’s leaders to pray about the regions many problems. This gathering sparked the tradition of the Washington State Governor’s Prayer Breakfast and eventually the first National Prayer Breakfast (or the Presidential Prayer Breakfast as it was then called) in 1953.
Today, the Seattle-King County Prayer Breakfast is governed by a “prayer and planning team” of volunteers who meet year-round to pray for and plan the event. These volunteers include marketplace and civic influencers from around the county.
The vision of the event remains the same as when it first began: To lift our region and its leaders in prayer as we unite to better love and care for those who live here.
Watch full event footage from the 2017 breakfast:
The Seattle Story
The 2016 breakfast featured this short video, produced by centered.org and directed by Andy Toles, a local attorney.
It reminds us of our community roots, which are founded on innovation, generosity, and a vision to impact the world.