Thursday, February 17, 2011

59th National Prayer Breakfast

The Trac5 board timed our board of directors meeting to coincide with events at the 59th Annual Prayer Breakfast.

Trac5 founder Mark Siljander with two board members Frank Kaufmann (left) and Susan Pausky (right)

The National Prayer Breakfast, primarily at the Washington Hilton, near Dupont Circle in Washington DC,

and the many events all week surrounding the breakfast itself (taking place Thursday, February 3) is spiritually rich and fascinating.

The National Prayer Breakfast is a yearly event held at the Washington Hilton on the first Thursday of February. The breakfast has taken place since 1953 under the Eisenhower Presidency. The founder of the event was the Norwegian-born Methodist Clergyman, Abraham Vereide. Among the nearly 3,500 guests are international invitees from over 100 countries. It is hosted by members of Congress and is organized by The Fellowship Foundation – a conservative Christian group often referred to as “The Family.” The breakfast was initially termed the Presidential Prayer Breakfast, but was officially changed to the National Prayer Breakfast in 1970.
Keynote speakers at the breakfast included Braveheart screenwriter Randall Wallace

And US President Barack Obama

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