Breakfast to focus on prayer for Modesto

snowicki@modbee.comJune 2, 2013 

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— For the past three years, City Ministries Network has coordinated a weeklong event called Pray Modesto. People would gather in different locations each day to pray for specific "spheres of influence," such as education, government, business, etc.

This year, the group will hold a prayer breakfast instead, from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Thursday at CrossPoint Community Church's Family Life Pavilion. The keynote speaker is Mark Vasché, former executive editor of The Bee, who serves as executive director of Pinnacle Forum, a group of community leaders that meets regularly to learn more about God and how to positively influence the community. Vasché will speak on "Transform Leaders — Transform Culture."

The morning will include prayer for local, state and national leaders and issues. Organizers also hope to sign up more churches and organizations that will take a week each year to pray daily for Modesto and other issues to improve the community. In the past year, one church or organization prayed each week; organizers hope to expand that to two groups praying each week.

Tickets for the breakfast are $10 and can be reserved in advance or purchased at the door. The church is at 1301 12th St. For more or to reserve tickets, email or call (209) 324-9447.

Bee staff writer Sue Nowicki can be reached at or (209) 578-2012.

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