Christian Faith Community Hosts Annual Canby Prayer Breakfast

A morning of prayer, fellowship and song will be on the menu again at Cutsforth’s Market, as the local Canby Christian faith community gathers for the 18th Annual Canby Prayer Breakfast next month.

The breakfast begins at 7 a.m. Thursday, May 4, at Cutsforth’s Old Towne Hall meeting space. This year’s theme comes from 1 Thessalonians 5:17: “Pray Without Ceasing.”

The event will feature a keynote address by Canby School Superintendent Dr. Aaron Downs, who will discuss prayer points for the youth and Canby schools. Ray Keen, from The Canby Center, will serve as emcee for the event.

Photos by Tyler Francke.
Photos by Tyler Francke.

The main focus of the breakfast will be on praying for the youth, students, teachers and Canby schools. Many Canby churches will join to pray for community leaders, including Mayor Brian Hodson, city and public officials, Canby police and firefighters and the nation’s military service members.

Following the formal breakfast dismissal at around 8:15 a.m., there will be a short time of worship with special music by Darlene Kenagy and friends.

Tickets are required for the fully catered breakfast, which will cost $7 per person. Donations will be accepted at the event, with proceeds benefiting the Canby Center.

Photos by Tyler Francke.
Photos by Tyler Francke.

The National Day of Prayer is ensconced in federal law, requiring the president to proclaim a National Day of Prayer each year on the first Thursday in May, and has been observed since 1952.

“As citizens and residents of the United States and as believers in Christ Jesus, we not only have a spiritual responsibility to pray, but a civic duty as well to heed our president’s call to stand in the gap for our nation,” longtime organizer Peter Durkee said in an email.

For more information or to reserve your seat at the event, visit or email Durkee at

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