The annual National Prayer Breakfast is happening this morning at the Hilton Washington International Ballroom in Washington, D.C. The annual event, first established by President Eisenhower in 1953, gathers a bipartisan group of political and religious leaders, as well as a diverse group of activists, to pray for America. Although the event is inclusive of many faiths, it is hosted by a Christian organization and calls for leaders to gather “to come together under the leadership example of Jesus.”

The president typically delivers a prepared address on the role of religion in America, as well as how spirituality shapes his life. In previous years, President Obama has spoken candidly about his prayer life andhow the presidency has depened his faith in God.

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