Nationally known attorney, author and pastor Randy Singer will address the sixth annual Salisbury Area National Day of Prayer Breakfast, in the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center, on Thursday, May 5. Doors open at 6:30; the program begins at 7:15.
A veteran trial lawyer specializing in civil litigation and business/ministry consulting, Singer has tried numerous high profile cases including the first jury trial in Virginia to receive gavel-to-gavel television coverage. Arising out of a shooting spree by a student at the school attended by Singer’s children, that case became the inspiration for his novel The Justice Game, which examines the issue of gun control from both sides of the debate.
Singer has written 16 books. A Publisher’s Weekly review of his latest, The Advocate, says, “Cross James Michener’s greatest historical fiction with a John Grisham legal thriller, and you’ve got this epic classic.” Among his other works are Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales, The Last Plea Bargain, and The Cross Examination of Jesus Christ.
Since 2007, when Singer became the teaching pastor of Trinity Church in Virginia Beach, attendance has grown consistently and the church is involved in ministry work around the world.
The Salisbury Area National Day of Prayer (NDP) Breakfast was started in 2011 to revive the tradition of a regional prayer breakfast on the Lower Shore. Singer’s appearance at the 2013 event was so well received that he was invited to return.
As civic center doors open at 6:30, a community prayer time will be conducted by local pastors to pray for Christian unity and spiritual outpouring in the region. The public is invited to participate.
Organized by a committee of community leaders cochaired by Bonnie Luna and Jack Savage, the breakfast is ecumenical and “message centered,” followed at noon by a “prayer centered” NDP observance in front of the City-County Government Office Building in Salisbury, where pastors will lead prayer for the nation. The public is urged to attend both events, Luna said, “because we live in times when prayer is our most powerful strategy to preserve the liberty we cherish and strengthen the effectiveness of the Church.”
A prayer written by 2016 NDP Honorary Chairman Tony Evans will be read simultaneously throughout the nation at noon (EDT). It will “create a huge wave of prayer, flowing from one coast to the other, illustrating the unity of God’s people and acknowledging His dominion over the circumstances facing us,” according to the NDP Task Force.
The theme of the 65th annual National Day of Prayer is “Wake Up America,” emphasizing the need for individuals, corporately and singly, to return to God. The Scripture for this year’s national event is taken from Isaiah 58:1, “Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet.”
Tickets for the prayer breakfast are $20, available in Salisbury at The Country House, or by mail. Send check ($20 per ticket or $160 for a table of eight) payable to Salisbury Area Prayer Breakfast Committee, to P.O. Box 521, Salisbury, MD 21803. For additional information, call Ted Evans at 410-430-4189.