Governor's Prayer Breakfast

On January 21, 1941, the newly elected governor of the state, Arthur B. Langlie, presided over the first Governor's Prayer Breakfast of its kind in the nation. He brought his friends together to pray with him and for him as he began his first term in office. Governor Langlie gave the keynote address followed by silent and audible prayers. He chose a verse that would characterize his three terms in office. "Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea I will help thee; yea I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness." Isaiah 41:10. Governor Langlie believed strongly in a life dedicated to public service. He was once quoted as saying: "To be a good volunteer takes faith and then the willingness to act upon that faith. We must have faith in people, in ourselves, in the spiritual resources that exist in every person."

To read more about coming together to pray and honor the virtues of love and faith in our state, please click here. It is in this same spirit that leaders come from across the State of Washington to join their elected officials for the annual Governor's Prayer Breakfast in Olympia. Each year breakfast attendees are honored guests of Members of the Washington State Legislator and are invited under invitation by Legislative Advisory Committee organizers. If you have questions regarding invitations or have not been extended a personal invitation from your State Legislator we recommend you contact your legislative representative. Please be advised that each Member receives a limited quantity of tickets for their constituents and guests. To visit the Legislative Directory, please click here.


The 70th Breakfast 
The 2011 Governor's Prayer Breakfast is scheduled for Friday, March 4th at the Red Lion Hotel in Olympia, Washington. The Governor of the State of Washington, and State Congressional Members will be in attendance. Men and women from all parts of the state will be joining together with their fellow elected officials, business leaders and students. To read more, please click here.

Our Keynote speaker is Richard Stearns, President of World Vision U.S. and author of The Hole in Our Gospel.  Rich and his wife Renee have 5 children.

Table hosts, elected officials and students are invited to join the pre-Breakfast dessert on Thursday, May 3rd at the Red Lion Olympia.  Registration is required.


New this year - Registration through EventQ

Governor's Prayer Breakfast Registration Options:
Table Host Package: 1 ticket to the Thursday night, March 3rd Dessert, 5 tickets to the Friday, March 4th Breakfast, subsidize 3 preassigned student leaders and sponsor the Breakfast.  The remaining 2 seats are preassigned for Civic leaders and individuals to purchase: $350

Additional Dessert Tickets (March 3rd): $10
: Seating is first registered, first seated.  Groups of more than two individuals cannot be guaranteed seats at the same table. (March 4th): $35

Please Note
: Hotel accommodations are not included as part of this package. Lodging is the sole responsibility of the participant. We recommend you secure your travel arrangements as soon as possible.

Hotel Information: Individuals/Hosts can call Red Lion Olympia for room rates and accommodation availability: 1-360-943-4000. Please mention that you are with the Governor's Prayer Breakfast group to receive a special rate (available only through 2/10/11).

As always we appreciate your prompt payment for every event. To register and pay for your tickets with a credit/debit card or electronic funds transfer, please click on REGISTER.  If you have already registered and need to make a payment for tickets, tables or designated event donations you can pay online - click here.


Past Events on CD/DVD
Every year we have numerous requests for recordings of the Breakfast. Washington State's Public Affairs Network (TVW) provides annual coverage of the event. For those who wish to purchase a CD or DVD from TVW, please click here. Then search on "Prayer Breakfast".


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