At National Prayer Breakfast, Obama Calls Americans "People of Faith"

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President Barack Obama said in his speech that "we are united in the knowledge of a redeeming savior whose grace is sufficient."

The National Prayer Breakfast was held on Thursday, February 7 at the Hilton Washington International Ballroom in Washington D.C. According to The Christian Post and The Washington Post, President Barack Obama said in his speech that “we are united in the knowledge of a redeeming savior whose grace is sufficient.”

“We come together because we’re a people of faith. We know that faith is something to be cultivated. Faith is not a possession. Faith is a process,” Obama added.

He also said American leaders tend to forget their prayers for direction when such events are over. “I’d go back to the Oval Office and turn on the cable news networks — and it’s like we didn’t pray!”

Obama mentioned to his listeners that Pentecostal minister and head of the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Joshua DuBois would resign his office at the end of the week.

Hosted by a Christian organization, the National Prayer Breakfast was first held in 1953, includes many different faiths, and is designed to bring together a bipartisan group of political and religious leaders to pray for the nation.

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