Men’s Prayer Breakfast
by Willie Goudeau
“It’s the highlight of my week.”
“It’s the best class of this kind that I have ever attended.”
“I feel a brotherly love in this setting that has
helped me through difficult times.”
What are these men talking about? It’s called Men’s Prayer Breakfast. It’s about a group of men who meet every Tuesday morning between 6:30AM and 7:30AM to pray, study the Bible and share Christ with each other. Breakfast normally consists of coffee and doughnut holes, except on special occasions when a full country breakfast is cooked by individuals of the group. We actually start gathering around 6:00AM in room 100 of the family center, during which time we laugh, roast each other, and enjoy a time of genuine fellowship.
The assembly starts punctually at 6:30AM by the group singing our theme song “Knowing You.” The song is based on Paul’s desire as expressed in Philippians 3:10-11. An individual who has previously agreed leads the prayer time based on requests both written and oral. After prayer time, which lasts about twenty minutes, an in depth Bible study takes place. At the present time we are being led by Bob Judkins through a study of II Corinthians. Adjournment is promptly at 7:30AM.
Faithful men have been meeting in that setting since 1981. Doug Parsons started this type of class which has changed very little in format since that time. Many men have been able to share their weaknesses, addictions, infidelities, needs, family problems, victories and blessings in a small group gathering without fear of being condemned or abased. Loads have been lifted, victories won, and Christ exalted on many occasions. There is a freedom of expression and worship in our time together. A warm welcome is extended to men of all ages to make this a part of your Tuesday morning.