Saturday, January 28, 2012
Bishop Donald Alford to attend the National Day of Prayer
Let me be one of the first to congratulate and celebrate the faithfulness of a wonderful Pastor/Bishop and Mentor, Bishop Donald Alford. He has been selected as a Pastor/Preacher to pray with our President.
I know many reverend clergy who love the spotlight, clamor for attention, position themselves in front of the person they think will get them within camera view and who claim to advance causes of the city when in reality they are serving their own self promotion agendas. Bishop Alford is not like this.
He has been faithful to this community for multiple decades transcending three generations. He preaches and lives the Word of God. He was generous to me as a young Pastor coming into this area sharing his expertise and praying with, for and over my life.
There couldn't be a finer man going to pray with the President than Bishop Alford. Certainly our President stands in the need of prayer.
SOUTH BEND - The Rev. Donald Alford said members of his church pray daily for their elected officials.
“We have a morning glory prayer at 6 a.m. where we pray for the president, the governor, the mayor and the Common Council,” said Alford, pastor of Pentecostal Cathedral Church of God in Christ.
Alford, who is the bishop of the Indiana North Central Jurisdiction in the Church of God in Christ, will get a chance to pray with the president.
He was invited to take part in the National Day of Prayer Breakfast,
which will be held in Washington on Thursday.
The invitation to attend the event came from Congressman Joe Donnelly, Alford said. “President (Barack) Obama is expected to be there along with other congressmen and senators.”
Alford said the breakfast is one of the activities that takes place on the National Day of Prayer, held annually on the first Thursday in February.
“I was very honored to be invited,” Alford said.
The breakfast is an event that brings clergy from all faiths to the nation’s capital. Members of Congress from both parties will attend, Alford said.