Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre participated in the 61st Annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. as the President, Members of Congress, and representatives from around the world gathered in Washington.
Congressman McIntyre stated, “The true source of power cannot be found in the halls of Congress, or the Oval Office in the West Wing, or in the chamber of the Supreme Court. The true source of power is on our knees before the throne of Grace, before Almighty God.”
The keynote speaker at the breakfast was Dr. Ben Carson, a well–renowned neurosurgeon, music was provided by Andrea Bocelli, and Olympic Gold Medallist Gabrielle Douglas offered the benediction.
The night before the breakfast Congressman McIntyre led a Spiritual Heritage Tour of the U.S. Capitol, which highlighted the role of faith in our nation’s history as reflected in the Capitol building itself. On Monday night of this week, McIntyre delivered special remarks on the U.S. House floor about the importance of religious freedom and the key role that faith played in establishing our great nation.
This year, more than 3600 guests, representing 140 nations and all 50 states and U.S. territories, joined together at the breakfast to reaffirm our trust in God and to recognize the reconciling power of prayer. Among those participating in this year’s National Prayer Breakfast were President and Mrs. Obama, and Members of both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, military leaders, foreign dignitaries and other state and local officials, as well as lay leaders in business, education, law, health care, the clergy, and the private sector.
Joining Rep. McIntyre was his wife, Dee, who helped host several events for Congressional and International in part with the Congressional Prayer Breakfast. Kay Carroll and his wife Terry of Smithfield, were special guests.