Early in the morning, on the third Wednesday of every month, a group gathers at the Words of Hope office in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They come for a serious reason: to pray for Words of Hope and its staff, ministries, and listeners around the world. But the visitors have fun, too. Friendly conversation over breakfast is also on the agenda! This gathering, for prayer and breakfast in the Words of Hope office, has been happening once a month for more than forty years. Several similar prayer breakfasts now take place throughout West Michigan as well.
President Jon Opgenorth reflects, “I love praying with these dear friends because their prayers reflect a kinship with our partners in the field and a familiarity with the throne room of heaven. Our times of prayer seem to me like the picture of prayer in Revelation 8, where the prayers of the saints rise as incense before God.”