Prayer is powerful. Its words and outcome brought 500 San Antonians together for National Prayer Day.

"Across the America there's the opportunity for us to be in conversation with God to be a stronger people," says Pastor Les Hollon. "This breakfast is a leadership moment in the life of San Antonio for us to experience prayer and build us as a community."

Hollon is the senior pastor of Trinity Baptist Church. The church has been putting on an annual prayer breakfast for three years coinciding with the National Day of Prayer. The YMCA and the Baptist Health Foundation are sponsors of the annual event.

."We couldn't think of a better way to meet our spiritual needs than to sponsor this prayer breakfast," says Baptist Health Foundation CEO Cody Knowlton.

500 people gathered to lift ups prayers at the TriPoint Event Center for an hour.

"This is an experience for a cross-section of San Antonio around this common purpose," he said.

Four community and business leaders were asked two questions: Why do we pray? How do we pray?

CEO of the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County Lyndon Herridge, Chair of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Renee Flores, Frost Bank President Paul Bracher and San Antonio Mayor ivy Taylor shared their reasons.

Taylor also offered prayers for the Alamo City.

"My prayer for the city of San Antonio is that we would work together to ensure that everyone has access to the prosperity that going on around us," says Taylor. "Specifically that we would break the chains of poverty."