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Washington - Obama Says He Prays For Humility In Washington

Published on: February 7, 2013 09:53 AM
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Barack Obama prays during the national prayer breakfast in Washington. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/ReutersBarack Obama prays during the national prayer breakfast in Washington. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Washington -  President Barack Obama is telling leaders at the annual National Prayer Breakfast he hopes they maintain the morning’s bipartisan spirit a little longer.


The president says he often returns from the gathering and turns on cable news, only to find that prayers for unity have already faded away. He jokes that, quote, he’d “like to think that the shelf life wasn’t so short.”

Obama says this time, he hopes the gathered leaders retain their humility, not just for the annual hour-long meeting, but for every hour of the day. He says, quote, “Those of us with the most power and influence must be the most humble.”

Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, host of this year’s breakfast, responded by thanking Obama for being his president.

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 Feb 07, 2013 at 09:57 AM Anonymous Says:

Tell him to recite his prayer for humility every time he bypasses Congress and the legislative branch of government and issues executive orders to iomplement his socialist policies against the will of his constituency.


 Feb 07, 2013 at 11:27 AM Barry521 Says:

Regarding humility the following is stated in the Cheshbono Shel Olam (pg. 22) referring to Proverbs 22:4.
The Cheshbono Shel Olam observes that the scholar who amasses knowledge but has no fear of his Cre-tor is similar to an emperor who struts about with a magnificent crown on his head while he yet remains barefoot.


 Feb 08, 2013 at 08:29 AM Shimon Says:

Obama praying for humility is like Christie lecturing about nutrition.


 Feb 08, 2013 at 03:29 PM bewhiskered Says:

To the first three detractors of President Obama:

Yes, there is no doubt you viciously hate the man, and we all know it has nothing to do with Socialism or חשבונו של אדם. But, in addition to the President being black, you really hate him because he's better than you!


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