The Governor’s Prayer Breakfast on Thursday marks another year of prayer, political gathering, and the start of the legislative session for 2013.

The Prayer Breakfast kicked off the 2013 legislative session with remarks from Governor Nixon, Senior Pastor Dr. Doyle Sager with the First Baptist Church in Jefferson City and Key Note Speaker, World Wide Technology founder and chairman David Steward.

Steward says it’s important to have prayer at the breakfast because the event should be honored through prayer. “Well, it sets the tone for the rest of the meeting or the gathering itself. It’s honoring God in a very special way for what he’s done for us and is putting him first,” he says.

But one message he hopes to relay to others is, “God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and love. I hope they leave here with the courage to boldly profess their lord and savior,” Steward says.

The first prayer breakfast was in 1953 that started the tradition in Missouri.


AUDIO: Mary Farucci reports. (0:58)