JEFFERSON CITY – Lawmakers and citizens will gather for what has become a Jefferson City tradition when Concord Baptist Church, in conjunction with the Missouri Baptist Convention’s (MBC) Christian Life Commission, hosts the 17th annual Prayer Service for Missouri government leaders, Jan. 5, 2022, at 9 a.m. The event always marks the first day of each new session of the General Assembly.
The featured speaker for the prayer service is Eddie Bumpers, pastor of Crossway Baptist Church, Springfield.
The prayer event is based on 1 Tim. 2:1-3, which commands that “entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority.”
A large number of statewide officeholders, lawmakers, legislative staff and leaders of Missouri’s judiciary are expected to attend the event. The prayer service is free and open to the public.