National Prayer Breakfast
The National Prayer Breakfast took place recently on 21 June in the House of Commons.
The event which assembles Christians from all over the UK was attended by Peers, MPs and local councillors. This year's theme was 'Raising the Aspirations of Young People'. As well as having a light breakfast delegates participated in worship and prayers were led by members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords.
Andy Hawthorne, Director of the Message Trust, delivered a clear and powerful address. He reminded those attending that it was the church and the gospel of Jesus Christ that is needed in the most challenging and disadvantaged parts of the UK.
He quoted research from Theos that demonstrated that God had been mentioned more time in Parliamentary Debates in the past ten years than at any other time in history. Despite this amazing fact there had been little mention of Jesus Christ.
Andy reminded delegates, that the 'Bible Works and Jesus Works'. He cannot and should not be excluded from public life.
To see what Inspire magazine wrote about the event please see this link.
- Andy Hawthorne OBE at 2011 National Prayer Breakfast
- Blogs and Websites - Church Movements
- Generous Justice
- Freedom and Order: History, Politics and the English Bible
- SUSA - the video
- Biblical, missional, and possible
- Susa booklet 'A City on a Hill'
- One Nation but Two Cities - Christianity and the Conservative Party
"It’s about moving on from the easy duty of postcards to the hard work of relationships. "