Our Mission

The Community Prayer Breakfast of San Benito, Texas (MPB) is an annual event designed to mobilize prayer and spiritual support in a “non-church” setting for governmental and community leadership serving this community on a local, state, and national basis and to acknowledge the community’s dependence on God for its well-being.

Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.
- 1 Timothy 1-2


The program includes inspirational music performed by local and area musicians and choirs; multimedia presentations; expressions of welcome and greeting; personal statements of faith; reading of Scriptures; a main address by a recognized speaker; and supportive prayer involving those present at each table setting who choose to participate. Tickets are provided by churches and sponsors and only given to those that can participate. Schools, families, youth, government leaders and businesses are prayed for by area pastors.


To achieve real change, we have to utilize the weapon of prayer. We cannot expect a human solution to a human problem. It must be spiritual from our creator.


The event, which began in 2015, has been held in Knights of Columbus Civic Center in mid-September. The breakfast starts at 6:30 AM and ends at 7:55 AM sharp to enable attendees to get to work. The event is a positive expression of care and support for local, state, and national leaders in a non-church service and setting.

The design of the event has been established to be an experience of unified calling upon God in spirit of gratitude and dependence outside of a church setting. In its desire to make a constructive contribution the community, the MPB has removed its program from being issues-focused or of a political nature. No portions of the agenda or any of the speakers may intentionally chose to confront, embarrass, or convert attendees from their chosen faiths or non-faith perspectives.

All attendees, event sponsors, central committee members, and program participants are asked to keep the purpose of the MPB aligned with its mission and spirit by refraining from any actions or words which promote a particular church or denomination, professional networking, career advancement or deviate from the worshipful atmosphere.



"On this day, we unite to pray collectivley as one to bring peace and love to our beloved community."
- Celeste Sanchez
Mayor, San Benito, TX

Committee Members

Celeste Sanchez

Lionel Betancourt

Edwin Barrera

Ron Rogers

Viola Garza

Sandee Alvarez

Efrain Valdez

Cecilia Espinoza

Maryanne Betancourt

Melissa Rosales

Enriqueta Ramos

Edith Clark


Prayer for Government Leaders - Senator Eddie Lucio
Prayer for Youth - Father Isaac
Prayer for Families - Pastor Richard Bekesi
Prayer for Businesses - Pastor Melissa Nelson
Prayer for Churches - Pastor Jeff Neil
Prayer for Schools - Dr. Vega

Keynote Speaker - Pastor Kevin Ortiz


We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on our difficulties.


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God speaks to those who take the time to listen and he listens to those who take the time to pray.


We need to pray because the Bible commands us to (Matthew 6:5; Romans 12:12; I Thessalonians 5:17). Prayer is how we communicate with God and participate in His works. It grants us the privilege of experiencing God, keeps us humble before Him, strengthens the bonds between believers and can succeed where other means have failed.

God answers the prayers of His people, and in II Chronicles 7:14, He specifically emphasizes the importance of praying for our nation. Ask the Lord to bring about spiritual renewal across America. Pray that people will turn to Him and seek His will for our land.

The Bible instructs us to pray for “all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness” (I Timothy 2:2). Pray that our leaders will seek God and endeavor to serve Him in a manner that is worthy of their positions of influence.

Intercessory prayer has the power to change the place where you live. It is time that we took back our communities for the sake of God’s Kingdom and covered them with our humble petitions. Pray for your own city or town, asking God to bless your efforts to reclaim your neighborhood in His name.

God designed the family to be a place of love, support, spiritual growth, and, of course, prayer. Now is the time to pray for this holy institution, which is currently under attack in our country. Ask the Lord to bring peace, guidance and healing to families that are struggling every day.

The youth of today will grow up to lead twenty-first century America. Each day conflicting moral standards, violence, and the latest media scandals bombard them. In the midst of this turmoil, God is raising up an army of young people. Ask the Lord to make them strong and steadfast in their faith.


223 S. Sam Houston Blvd.
San Benito, TX 78586

(956) 361-9111


Contact Information

223 S. Sam Houston Blvd.
San Benito, TX 78586
(956) 361-9111
San Benito Chamber of Commerce
Facebook Event Page

Event Location

Knights of Columbus
826 E Stenger St
San Benito, TX 78586

Support Us

We have many sponsorship opportunites available. If you would like to support this event, please contact the San Benito Chamber of Commerce.

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