Delaware State University will hold its ninth annual President’s Prayer Breakfast, under the theme of “Being Hopeful, Grateful and Purposeful,” at 7 a.m. Sept. 20 in the second floor parlors of the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center on campus, 1200 N. Dupont Highway, Dover.

It will be the final Prayer Breakfast hosted by DSU President Wilma Mishoe, who will retire from the top university post at the end of 2019.

The keynote speaker will be retired African Methodist Episcopal Bishop John Richard Bryant. Prior to his recent retirement, he served as an AME bishop since 1988. As a presiding prelate, Bryant oversaw Episcopal Districts in the southwest and midwest region of the U.S. and in three Canadian provinces. He is also credited with expanding the AME Church on to the continent of Asia.

Bryant is the recipient of many honors and awards including Ebony Magazine’s Honor Roll of Outstanding African American Preachers and its list of the 100 Most Influential Black Americans. He has published a collection of sermons titled “God Can: Sermons of Encouragement from the Life of Elijah.” He and his wife, Rev. Cecelia Williams Bryant, have coauthored a new book, “Healing For Wounded Vows.”

Tickets are $25.

For tickets and more, call 857-6055 or visit