The Governor’s Prayer Breakfast is set for 7 a.m. May 3 at Modern Maturity Center, 1121 Forrest Ave., Dover.

Louise Cummings will be the featured speaker at the breakfast, with the theme “Everyday Heroes: Neighbors Helping Neighbors.” After the death of her husband, Delaware State Police Cpl. Stephen Ballard, in the line of duty in 2017, Cummings started Ballard’s Reading Buddies in partnership with the United Way of Delaware to help improve literacy and instill a love of reading in young children. She has dedicated her life to helping others succeed despite the hardships one may face. She cares about empowering children, quality education and community service.

Cummings — whose career ranges from working as an attorney in corporate and finance departments and leading organizations as a vice president to owning her own law group and consulting company — was appointed to serve as chair of the Delaware Women’s Workforce Council by Gov. John Carney in 2017. She also serves on the board of trustees for the Rivers School in Massachusetts.

As part of the National Day of Prayer activities, Carney will join Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long, elected officials and religious leaders and members of the community. This will be the 58th annual Delaware Governor’s Prayer Breakfast, a tradition initiated by then-Gov. J. Caleb Boggs as he ended his second term and embraced by succeeding chief executives.

Hundreds of attendees are expected to gather at Dover’s Modern Maturity Center for the annual event to pray for the nation and state and local communities. The prayer breakfast provides Delawareans a time to reflect on how to personally serve the state in the upcoming year. Attendees gather and share a renewed commitment to their individual faith and come together to make Delaware a better place.

Tickets are $25 individual, $250 for a table of 10; and are on sale now at The deadline to purchase tickets is April 25.

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