Annual prayer breakfast focuses on ‘Pray All Ways Always’

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The annual Newman University Prayer Breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, March 16 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. The program will begin at 7:45 a.m. and conclude at 8:30 a.m. Students, faculty, staff, ASC, and alumni are invited. The event is sponsored by the Gerber Institute for Catholic Studies. Please RSVP for a free breakfast.

The theme of this year’s prayer breakfast is “Pray All Ways Always.” There will be speakers, a musical performance, and scripture readings. The speakers will give their own personal experience with prayer and how it works in their daily lives.

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Associate and Teaching Pastor Brad Riley (photo courtesy Facebook)

One of the main speakers this year is Associate and Teaching Pastor Brad Riley from Wichita First Church of the Nazarene. Riley has been in ministry for more than 20 years. He is the co-founder of the Ecumenical Christian Prayer group where Catholics and Protestants shared in the power of prayer together in their churches for more than 10 years.

He is also the founder of the Merciful Servants of Christ. Riley said he is “honored to bring a message on prayer, especially during Lent when Christians are called to increase in prayer which is vital to the life of the Christian.”

For more information about the event contact Assistant Professor of Theology Matthew Umbarger at 316-942-4291, ext. 2157 or at umbargerm@newmanu.edu.

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