FORT LAUDERDALE — The 50th annual Fort Lauderdale Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, presented by The Wasie Foundation, will take place from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday, March 22, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisen-hower Boulevard in the third floor Floridian Ballroom.

Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner Romney Rogers, who is chairing the event, said in a statement that it was originally patterned after the National Prayer Breakfast which has been held in Washington, D.C., for the past 59 years.

“The breakfast is open to any and all religious denominations. This is a community event. Come one, come all,” Rogers said. “The breakfast is designed to be a forum for local civic, religious, political, social and business leaders to assemble and build relationships, hear inspiring stories and uplift the community with prayer and a message of hope for the future.”

The keynote speaker will be political journalist and commentator Fred Barnes, co-founder and executive editor of The Weekly Standard.

Fort Lauderdale Mayor John P. “Jack” Seiler will also address guests. “This year’s Prayer Breakfast will be especially meaningful as we celebrate our Golden Anniversary. It is an ideal setting for community leaders to join together in friendship and faith,” Seiler said.

Admission to the breakfast is $32 per person. For more information, call 954-324-8753 or visit