The Christian community met in unity to on May 4, 2017, joined together to pray for the flourishing to Montgomery County. As Christ’s ambassadors in Montgomery County, we ask for the power of God’s Spirit bring the peace of Christ’s Kingdom into our homes, workplaces, and communities. Over 100 attendees gathered to pray at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, in Rockville Civic Center Park.
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.
(1 Timothy 2:1-6)
Specific prayers were requested for:
- Unity in the body of Christ
- Prayer for our Families, Parents, Teachers and Students
- Prayer for our Government Leaders and Public Servants; First responders and Veterans
- Prayer for our Workers & Business leaders
- Prayer for our Poor, Vulnerable and Oppressed
Keynote: KELLY WRIGHT, Fox News Channel
Kelly Wright has a message to change a nation, one heart at a time. He understands that true healing begins with faith, genuine transformation starts in the home, and our greatest hope will always be firmly rooted in our Lord.
Kelly Wright currently serves a co-anchor on America’s News Headquarters on Saturdays from 4-5 p.m. ET as well as an overnight breaking news anchor based in New York. Wright previously served as a co-host on Fox & Friends Weekend. Wright was inducted into the Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Sponsors at Morehouse College for his “Beyond the Dream” series. In April 2007, Wright secured an exclusive sit-down with first lady Laura Bush where she responded to the Virginia Tech massacres, Katrina recovery and the president’s final term. Earlier in 2005, he reported from Tampa, Florida, on the Terri Schiavo right-to-die case.
In 2004, Wright spent nearly three months reporting on the developments in Iraq. He was among the first reporters to cover the Abu Ghraib Prison scandal and the subsequent court martial cases held in Baghdad. Wright also spent time embedded with U.S. and British troops, reporting on the military’s humanitarian efforts in Baghdad, Basrah and Mosul and provided coverage on U.S. forces training Iraqi security forces. Additionally, he reported on the historic U.S. handover of sovereignty to Iraq.
Before joining FNC, Wright served as co-anchor of News at Ten at WVBT-TV (FOX) in Norfolk, Va. During his tenure there, he covered a wide range of stories, including a historical event in Benin, West Africa, where African presidents Mathieu Kerekou of Benin, Jerrauld Rawlins of Ghana, and representatives from the United States, England, France and Dominican Republic apologized for their role in slavery.
Wright also served as a general assignment reporter for WWOR-TV (MyNetworkTV) in New York. He reported on numerous high profile newsmakers and events for the station, including John Gotti, Amy Fisher, the Howard Beach and Bensonhurst murder trials and the 1989 Central Park jogger rape case. He began his journalism career in 1977 while serving in the United States Army and has received numerous awards for his reporting, including two local Emmy Awards for his developing, reporting and co-producing a documentary and news series on the transatlantic slave trade.
Beyond his anchoring and reporting, Kelly is an ordained minister and Gospel Recording Artist. He encourages people through his passionate preaching good news in a bad news world. As a singer, he’s performed on programs featuring Shirley Caesar, Cissy Houston Jonathan Butler, the late James Brown, and more. He sings songs that motivate, inspire, and promote hope at a time filled with hopelessness.
In his book, America’s Hope, Kelly candidly discusses politics, racism, and the role of faith in a world that’s increasingly more cynical. Kelly Wright shares his life story: how he was born out of wedlock, almost aborted, but now can declare how the Lord has blessed and turned around his life.
Montgomery County Prayer Breakfast Sponsors:
- Career Confidence (www.career-confidence.org)
- Christian Business Men’s Connection (md.cbmc.com)
- Cross Community Church of Rockville (www.cross-community.org)
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes (http://mocomdfca.org/)
- Hombres de Palabra (http://hombresdepalabra.org/)
- Nehemiah Project (www.nehemiahproject.org)
- Santo Outreach Ministry (http://www.santooutreachministry.org/)