Held on the U.S. National Day of Prayer, The Mayors' Prayer Breakfast is a regional event that brings the community of faith together on this momentous day. Founded on a belief that God responds when his people pray.
In 1964 the first Birmingham Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast was sponsored by a small group of local businessman who met weekly to pray for a city being torn apart by racial tension. The initial speaker was Bobby Richardson, star second baseman of the New York Yankees. Since that first meeting the honoree list has been greatly broadened, whereby now the Mayors of all Jefferson and Shelby County municipalities (over 40) are invited, plus several in adjoining counties. The goal is to encourage righteous leadership from each Mayor’s office and to foster greater cooperation in the Birmingham region. Now more than fifty years later, Birmingham still needs the prayers of its people.