The National Prayer Breakfast is taking place today, with special guest President Donald Trump expected to deliver a short address. The annual event, organized by Senator James Lankford and Senator Chris Coons, is a chance for politicians to put their differences aside and gather together to seek the Lord.
“It’s a non-partisan moment for people to just get together and pray,” Lankford said in a recent video promoting the event, which will see over three thousand people from 100 different countries coming together for worship.
“In the middle of all the heated dialogue in D.C., it’s a good thing to be able to stop and pray together for a moment as a nation.”
The CEO of International Justice Mission, Gary Haugen, is delivering the keynote address. Haugen is a former United States Justice Department official who also helped conduct investigations into the Rwandan Genocide with the United Nation’s Center for Human Rights.
President Trump’s Speech
President Trump delivered an impassioned address at the prayer breakfast, thanking IJM’s Gary Haugen for “doing the Lord’s work” in rescuing people from the scourge of human trafficking.
The President talked about his administration’s work to release Pastor Andrew Brunson, who was imprisoned for his faith in Turkey.
“He was there for a long time before I go there. I said ‘you gotta let him out.'”
“And they let you out — it was a miracle,” the President added.
Trump then went on to solidify his pro-life position, declaring: “all children, born and unborn, are made in the holy image of God.”
That comment was met with rapturous applause.
“Every life is sacred, and every soul is a precious gift from heaven.”
The President then cited Jeremiah 1:5:
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
You can watch the prayer breakfast live below: