Prayer in the city’s heart
The Tasmanian Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast brings together like-minded people from across Tasmania to pray for our State, our leaders, parliamentarians, businesses, schools, communities and community organisations; our families, youth and children. In the name of Jesus, we ask God to grant us the will and wisdom, the creativity and strength we need to care well for each other and to see Tasmania flourish in every dimension. Join us for this special moment of unity and humility.
Unique networking moment
Rarely does such a cross section of leaders from government, business, community, education, media and the church gather in one place to express their thanks to God for the past and ask his blessing on the future. But once a year at the Parliamentary Breakfast we do providing a special moment to acknowledge one another, to connect with each another and to be encouraged by our presence.
Speakers with integrity
Each year a recognised public figure who has made a significant professional and leadership contribution is a guest speaker at the breakfast. By sharing something of the story of their lives, each speaker brings something unique of the impact of their upbringing, experience and faith has had on their life and leadership.
This year’s speaker: John Zeckendorf – Tasmanian Entrepreneur
From the Premier – Will Hodgman
From a personal perspective, and having attended almost every one, this breakfast gathering is always inspiring and fortifying. It is a source of comfort and strength for parliamentarians to know that we are in your prayers.
Importantly, this event also brings the Parliament of Tasmania and the Churches of Tasmania closer together – enhancing the connections between MPs and the churches in their communities. And equally, it encourages the faith community in Tasmania to be involved in public policy discussions important to them.
I welcome this positive interaction, and I thank all the church communities across Tasmania for engaging with their local MPs, and inviting them to share in their activities, meetings and deliberations. Throughout the year, our shared efforts are directed at improving the lives of Tasmanians, and particularly those less fortunate in our community.
On this special day, on behalf of the Parliament of Tasmania,
I thank you for your ongoing support, which is so brilliantly displayed at this breakfast each and every year.
Will Hodgman: Premier of Tasmania