The 8th annual prayer breakfast on August 2nd, 2022 was a blessed event as more than 60 people gathered at Fairhaven, part of the Chapelwood United Methodist Church, to break bread together and pray for our community.
After a welcoming prayer and comments by Pastor Andy Noel, Earl Lambert, NewSpring Board Chair introduced the keynote speaker, TaJuana Antwine, Owner and Transformation Specialist of MindShift LLC.  Prayers were then offered for the schools by Chris Winstead, Principal, Pine Shadows Elementary School,  S.B.I.S.D., followed by Ricardo Barnes, Executive Director of Spring Branch Family Development Center, who offered prayers for the service agencies of the community, and the Kevin Alvarez, Community Pastor, Long Point Baptist Church who offered prayers for the churches and mission organizations of Spring Branch. Josh Anderson, Houston Fire Department Captain, prayed for the health and well-being of Spring Branch residents and Harry Tallichet, NewSpring Board Member, offered a prayer for the workers and businesses in Spring Branch. The morning was truly enriching and full of grace. Guests were invited to write their prayer requests and to pray together by tables. Mary Fuller, NewSpring Prayer Breakfast Chair, closed the morning and welcomed Rick Minett, Pastor, Grace Community Church to offer a closing benediction.  


  • Prayers for our school administration to make wise and compassionate decisions for our families in Spring Branch
  • Dear God, I pray for our community to come together and support one another on behalf of our students academic, mental, social and emotional well-being.
  • I pray for all people to receive God’s love and acceptance in their hearts, and to rejoice in the struggles he places before us. Gratitude in all things - blessings and challenges, draw us closer to His divine love. God, inspire us to lead with love. Amen!
  • I lift up all the volunteers in the Spring Branch School District. All those eager yet anxious to enter the school doors to be your hands and feet to the student
  • Prayers for families in Spring Branch Community to find support financially, emotionally and physically to meet the news of their children in order for their dreams to become a reality. Dreams for health + education.
  • For parents to guide their children + lead by example. To connect at their local church and allow the Lord to open the eyes of their understanding.


  • Prayers for the youth and students who are frightened and distressed. May we comfort them and support them.
  • Lord, help us to be a light in the community and a beacon of hope to those who are struggling during this time. May each teacher be girded with strength, patience, wisdom, and ingenuity to instruct in new and innovative ways.
  • Heavenly Father…today…business owners, executives, managers, and workers throughout the Houston community face unprecedented challenges. We pray that you will provide them with the wisdom and grit they need to be successful in their endeavors. Lord, we pray that through their initiative, innovation, and integrity they will serve as Christ’s hands and feet; that their efforts will lift up all in our community by providing them with the opportunity to experience the joy of producing valued services and products; and, that each dollar they earn will be multiplied and shared so that families in our community can thrive without financial worry. Lord, we pray that through your grace, our business leaders and workers will recognize your hand at work in their lives and give you their love and their thanks for all of the gifts that you have bestowed upon them. In your Son’s name we pray. Amen.