Is it on or is it off?

That seems to be the number one question for the Markham Prayer Breakfast Steering Committee at the present time. While we are excited and encouraged to see a lifting of the restrictions associated with the COVID 19 pandemic we are also extremely mindful of the need for caution as we move forward.

The Markham Prayer Breakfast scheduled for November is certainly going to happen! However, at this stage we do not know what form that event will take, and we are certainly open to our readers thoughts and feedback on this topic. Please email us with your thoughts and ideas at 
markhamprayerbreakfast@gmail.com.

The central aim of the Markham Prayer Breakfast committee is to physically come together as a Christian community in Markham to pray for leadership both in government, commerce, and industry. We fully intend to uphold that aim for the 2020 breakfast even if we must compromise on the ‘physical coming together’ aspect.

Praying for our leaders continues to be of paramount importance and we encourage everyone to continue and even enhance their prayer regime during these ongoing difficult times. We shared this prayer with you in our last publication and we do so again now as the words continues to be timely and relevant.


                           1 Thessalonians 5:17, “Never stop praying”
Lord of the nations 

We thank you for the vision of heaven where people from every nation and tribe and people and tongue are present.  For you created the world and all who live in it.  You are our dwelling place in all generations.  You placed us in our families and determined the times set for us.
Lord, we ask for your mercy and grace to be with us today.  There is tension, anger, hurt and pain among different races and cultures.  Our hearts are sad to see all that has unfolded in the past weeks.  We pray against injustice, racism and violence.  We pray against despair, vengeance and hardened hearts.  Give us honesty and humility to see our own sin and selfishness.  Give us strength to offer the grace and peace of Christ to others, especially to those with whom we have differences.  We ask for you to heal and reconcile relationships.
Lord, we humbly ask your blessing be on us as a nation. Be with those who have struggled with the isolation and inability to see caregivers. Protect our front-line workers from the virus and give them the strength to carry on. Protect them from being haunted by the misery they have seen and the stress they have endured. Keep us glorious and free and remind us that You are in control.

We pray this in the name of Jesus, who loved us and gave his life for us.  Amen.



Our website www.markhamprayerbreakfast.ca will keep you updated on plans for breakfast this year and also will provide you with an opportunity to hear a message  from our featured speaker this year, Michael Messenger from World Vision.

We welcome your thoughts prayers and feedback.

A Call to Prayer

Greetings from the Markham Prayer Breakfast

We are often asked exactly what it is that the Markham Prayer Breakfast does and what are their aims and objectives.

Simply put The Markham Prayer Breakfast is designed as a mechanism to bring together all of the churches in Markham with the single purpose of praying for our leaders-leaders in government at all levels alongside leaders in commerce and industry.

As we mentioned in a previous edition these are ‘strange and unusual times’ that we find ourselves living in and we are sailing through uncharted waters – although we now have the horizon in sight it may be some time before we arrive at our destination of a return to what we talk about as normality.
It is therefore very relevant that we continue to pray for leadership not only at the once a year physical prayer breakfast but an ongoing day-to-day basis.

We extend our thanks to all of our readers who responded to the call to submit prayer requests and again we extend that call to you. If you have prayer requests or questions concerning the Markham Prayer Breakfast organization then do not hesitate to contact us.

We would like to share this prayer with you in the hope that you will find it helpful in your own prayer life-by all means feel free to share with others.

Lord of the nations
We thank you for the vision of heaven where people from every nation and tribe and people and tongue are present.  For you created the world and all who live in it.  You are our dwelling place in all generations.  You placed us in our families and determined the times set for us.
Lord, we ask for your mercy and grace to be with us today.  There is tension, anger, hurt and pain among different races and cultures.  Our hearts are sad to see all that has unfolded in the past weeks.  We pray against injustice, racism and violence.  We pray against despair, vengeance and hardened hearts.  Give us honesty and humility to see our own sin and selfishness.  Give us strength to offer the grace and peace of Christ to others, especially to those with whom we have differences.  We ask for you to heal and reconcile relationships.
Lord, we humbly ask your blessing be on us as a nation. Be with those who have struggled with the isolation and inability to see caregivers. Protect our front-line workers from the virus and give them the strength to carry on. Protect them from being haunted by the misery they have seen and the stress they have endured. Keep us glorious and free and remind us that You are in control.
We pray this in the name of Jesus, who loved us and gave his life for us.  Amen.

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We would like to let you know that we are still very much ‘On-track’ with our timetable for this year’s breakfast event. Needless to say, much will depend on how we move out of the pandemic scene and again back to what we think of as normal. Please visit our website www.markhamprayerbeakfast.com 

For full information and greetings from our speaker for 2020. You can contact us at markhamprayerbreakfast@gmail.com

May 1, 2020 Update

Looking Forward

Greetings from the executive of the Markham Prayer Breakfast Committee where we are looking forward to the Markham Prayer Breakfast.  We are cautiously optimistic the breakfast scheduled for Friday, November 27, 2020 may happen.  We are praying for this.

There seems to be a glimmer of light at the end of the pandemic tunnel and things are very gradually getting back to normal – we are hopeful that by November we will be back to some form of normal and are looking forward to being together.

We would like to extend our thanks to many of our newsletter readers who responded with positive comments and thoughts following our most recent edition. We focused on prayer and hope with offered connections to messages that help to sustain us.

As a prayer breakfast committee, we would like to share this prayer with you for your personal use.

Dear Lord

We remember that you are our light and our salvation, the stronghold of our lives.  We bless your name O Lord, with all that is within us.  For you are the one who forgives our iniquity; heals our diseases; redeems our lives; crowns us with steadfast love and mercy; and satisfies us with good as long as we live.  We thank you for the privilege to come before your throne of grace, through your son Jesus.

Lord, the world at this time is in need of healing.  We pray for your grace and mercy to help us in our time of need.  We pray for your healing hand on those who are ill.  Please give them strength and allow them to make full recoveries.

For families mourning the loss of loved ones, we pray for your presence to provide comfort and compassion.  Surround them with your love.

For healthcare workers and those providing essential services, we pray for their health and well-being; for the ability to manage under these circumstances; for their families to be safe.  

For governments, officials and public health departments, who are making difficult decisions, we pray for wisdom, courage, and strength.  We pray that they would serve well in their positions of authority.

For workers and industries who face difficult financial situations; for families who must find new ways to function; for churches and agencies for whom “social distancing” challenges the very reason they exist, we pray for good—even unexpected, unimaginable good—to result when the crisis has passed.

We give thanks for the many blessings that you plant daily along our path. We give thanks for your provision and care.  We entrust our communities and our lives into your hands.  

We pray this in the name of Jesus, Amen


We hope that you will find this helpful and we would welcome your feedback and prayer requests at this time – please email us at markhamprayerbreakfast@gmail.com and we will share them through our committee and our website. Pray with us, we are stronger together.

For all our news and up-to-date information please visit us at www.markhamprayerbreakfast.com 

November 2019 – Update

Your best morning yet! 

 
Hello everyone…..so, here we are…it is November and the 2019 Markham Prayer Breakfast!
Ticket sales continue to grow for the 2019 Markham Prayer Breakfast and we already know that we will be welcoming over 700 guests at the November 29th event- hopefully you and your congregation will be there as part of the largest multi-denominational Christian event in the City of Markham.
This will be our last communication before the breakfast, so we would like to remind you of the following:
  • Date:  November 29th, 2019
  • Location:  Markham Hilton Hotel –  Conference Centre
  • Time:  7AM sharp!  Finish: 9AM sharp !
  • Attire: Casual
  • To Buy a Table for 10 [or buy individual tickets] please contact Lloyd Mather  905 889 9620   or go to www.MarkhamPrayerBreakfast.ca
On behalf of the Steering Committee for the Markham Prayer Breakfast 2019 we would like to extend our thanks to everyone that has already purchased a ticket, purchased a table or taken advantage of our sponsorship opportunity.

Details for the Markham Prayer Breakfast 2020 will be announced at the breakfast on November 29th 2019

Thanks, and see you on the 29th!
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October 2019 – Update

Admit one…Admit all!

 
Hello friends:   It’s Tickets NOW – TIME  !!
  • Yes, it’s definitely ‘ticket time’ for the Markham Prayer Breakfast!
  • As we mentioned in a previous edition of our newsletter our goal this year is to accommodate 700 guests. We are excited to let you know that we are well on the way to achieving that target with over 450 Tickets already allocated.
  • You can quickly see that we still have some additional capacity and so we encourage you to reach out to the Prayer Breakfast committee at this time to ensure that you are not ‘left out’ of Markham’s largest Christian event of the year.
  • It’s easy to get a ticket— here are your options: 
  • Visit our website www.markhamprayerbreakfast.ca 
  • Contact our ticket coordinator Lloyd Mather at 905 889 9620
  • Contact any Markham Prayer Breakfast committee member
  • Go ‘straight to the top’ and call this year’s chairperson Mo Coulter at    416 575 2930
The Markham Prayer Breakfast is an all volunteer event and we always look forward to your comments and feedback and indeed also to your questions. Please reach out to us at email MarkhamPrayerBreakfast@gmail.com …..with any comments or suggestions that you may have- we look forward to seeing you on November 29th  
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September 2019 – Update

 We welcome the beautiful colours of fall..

Dear Friend, Welcome back! 
For many congregations September represents the month for ‘welcome back’ as a new church year commences, and new programs get into gear.
  •  Markham Prayer Breakfast committee is also getting into gear…… however the Prayer Breakfast is far from a new program as this year we will celebrate 22 years of continuous service in the area of prayer for our leaders and people of Markham
  • In August we confirmed that everything was ready at the hotel – we are pleased to once again be holding our uplifting event at the Markham Suites Hotel, at the intersection of Highway #7 and Warden Avenue.
  • The committee will be meeting at the hotel at 5.30 AM on November 29th to ensure that every last detail is in place ready for your arrival around 6:45 AM ready for a 7 AM start.
  • Our speaker this year is Lorna Dueck, CEO  Crossroads Canada.  Lorna leads the teams who present the TV Ministries of “100 Huntley Street” and “Context”, seen on YES TV.
  • Our ministry of music will be led by Colin Ainswoth, who has distinguished himself with his exceptional singing and diverse repertoire. Colin attends Unionville Alliance Church. You can find a personal invitation from both Lorna and Colin at our website  www.markhamprayerbreakfast.ca  
  • Please take a minute (literally) to check us out.       
  • If you do not have your ticket or your church does not yet have a table reserved,  then  NOW is the time to correct that minor oversight. Ticket Sales are progressing extremely well, however we always have room to accommodate more!
So we would encourage you to either obtain your ticket through our website or contact our ticket coordinator Lloyd Mather ticketsmpb@bell.net or our 2019 Chair, Mo Coulter at 416-575-2930
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August 2019 Update

  LAST DAYS OF SUMMER CALM

Dear Friend,

  • In our July newsletter we talked about the summer slowdown and we imagine that many of you are still taking a break’ from regular day-to-day activities………..  However…….
  • The team at the Markham Prayer Breakfast is still fully engaged.
  • The organizational work for the breakfast is now complete …… down to the last sausage and pancake!
  • We are pleased to once again be holding this prestigious event at the Markham Hilton Suites Hotel at the intersection of Highway #7 and Warden Avenue. We have enjoyed a great relationship with the hotel over many years and we look forward to another great event this year.

  • The good news is once again there will be free parking and so no hassle with the parking machines.
  • Maybe the ’not so good’ news is that the prayer breakfast will start at 7 AM promptly. Our aim is to ensure that the event runs smoothly and timely so that we can wrap-up no later than 9 AM.
  • If you have not yet had the opportunity to buy either individual tickets or a table for your congregation or company…………………………… then please visit our website www.markhamprayerbreakfast.ca  for full details…. or contact our ticket coordinator
  • Lloyd Mather ticketsmpb@bell.net  or call Mo Coulter, 2019 Chair @   416 575 2930

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