A breakfast gathering with the intent to lift up the Madison community in prayer and praise has been scheduled for Sept. 27.

Sponsored by Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler, the Board of Aldermen and Madison the City Chamber of Commerce, the city’s prayer breakfast will be held at 8 a.m. at Mama Hamil’s.

“At every ribbon cutting and event, we hear the mayor say that ‘This is the city that prayer built.’  With such a strong foundation, we thought we needed to have a time that we could gather together as a community and pray,” Chamber Executive Director Elizabeth Fulcher said.

The prayer breakfast is an opportunity for the community to come together to celebrate its strengths and resources through spirituality, Chamber President Carolyn Monfils said.

“Never underestimate the power of prayer. Prayer has been and continues to be a major resource of strength and direction for the development of Madison,” Monfils said. “Historically our nation turns to God for strength and guidance, and it is in this spirit with this prayer breakfast that we seek God’s plan and purpose for our community and its leaders.”

There will not be a speaker at the prayer breakfast, but time will be open for those who wish to pray, Fulcher said. “We will read Scripture and have a time to pray for our nation, our state, our city, our first responders, our churches, our schools, our families, our health care providers and our businesses.

“This is the first Prayer Breakfast that I know of for our city,” Fulcher said. “The city has held gatherings for prayer with the mayor and ministers in the community, and also a community-wide event each year on the National Day of Prayer in May at City Hall.”

Monfils said she hopes the breakfast has a far-reaching effect on the community. “Hopefully this brief time of fellowship will result in the strengthening of our spiritual rejuvenation that ultimately finds its way into our lives and the lives of those we touch.”

Tickets are $13 and are available by contacting the Chamber at 601-856-7060. Seating is limited. A deadline for ticket sales is Sept. 19. Breakfast will be a buffet.