In observance of the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 7, this year’s Community Prayer Service will be livestreamed at 7 a.m. on communityprayerbreakfast.com. This year’s theme is “Back to God,” and the service will feature local interfaith leaders uniting in prayer for our community, state, nation and world, and will include music from local musicians.

“For the past 36 years, we have gathered together from the diversity of our faith walks and from every corner of our community to be unified in prayer. For the last two years, more than 1,400 of our Lee County neighbors have gathered ‘under the big tent’ from the parking lot of City of Palms Baseball stadium,” said City of Fort Myers Mayor, Randy Henderson. “In this season when all of us are facing uncertainty and so many have personally experienced loss, we are gathering online, unified in prayer, to gather to seek God’s guidance, comfort, and blessing.”

The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance on the first Thursday of May, when individuals of all faiths join together in unified prayer for continued blessings on the nation. Every year, local, state and federal observances are held from sunrise to sunset across the nation and attract more than 2 million people. The Fort Myers community has been honoring the National Day of Prayer since the Community Prayer Breakfast’s inception in 1988.

For more information, please email CommunityPrayerBreakfast@yahoo.com or call 239-989-1154.