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National Prayer Breakfast

The National Prayer Breakfast is a yearly event held in Washington, D.C., on the first Thursday of February each year. The founder of this event was Abraham Vereide. The event—which is actually a series of meetings, luncheons, and dinners—has taken place since 1953 and has been held at least since the 1980s at the Washington Hilton on Connecticut Avenue N.W. The breakfast, held in the Hilton’s International Ballroom, is attended by some 3,500 guests, including international invitees from over 100 countries. The National Prayer Breakfast is hosted by members of the United States Congress and is organized on their behalf by The Fellowship Foundation, which supports a broad, international movement that seeks to create common ground across religious, political and social divisions purely around the ideas and message of Jesus without affiliation to any one religious institution. Initially called the Presidential Prayer Breakfast, the name was changed in 1970 to the National Prayer Breakfast. It is designed to be a forum for political, social and business leaders of the world to assemble together and build relationships which might not otherwise be possible. Since the inception of the National Prayer Breakfast, several U.S. states and cities and other countries have established their own annual prayer breakfast events.

1979 National Prayer Breakfast

Billy Graham with Sheen at breakfast 
Archbishop Sheen with Billy Graham at National Prayer Breakfast

Jimmy Carter

 

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