National Prayer Breakfastby Representative Steven M. Palazzo
Posted on 2013-02-06
PALAZZO asked and was given permission to address the House for
1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
Mr. PALAZZO. Mr. Speaker, tomorrow morning, right here in our
Nation's Capital, your country's leaders will meet to gather in prayer.
Yes, I said ``in prayer.'' For 60 years now, Presidents, Members of
Congress, and other leaders have gathered every year for the National
So today I want to take a moment to stand here and say it is time to acknowledge the importance of faith in God within our Nation and the importance of prayer in our lives. Our Founding Fathers were men of faith, believing that America should be a shining city on a hill for the world to see.
So as we participate in this year's National Prayer Breakfast, I call on our leaders and all Americans to pray for our country. Pray for our men and women in uniform and their families as they sacrifice to help protect our Nation and ensure our freedoms. Pray for our President and our elected officials, that they may remember the people they are elected to serve. Pray not just tomorrow, but every day.
As we gather tomorrow morning for the prayer breakfast, let us pour out our hearts to God, lift one another up, and commit to working toward a better America.
My prayer will be simple. I pray that God will continue to bless the United States of America.