Arkansas's senior U.S. senator served as co-chair of the National Prayer Breakfast this morning in Washington.
U.S. Senator Mark Pryor was honored with the duties at the 61st annual event, an interfaith gathering that brings together religious leaders, the President of the United States, members of Congress, and foreign dignitaries to put aside differences and pray about the needs of our nation and the world.
Over 3,000 guests, representing every state and over 140 countries, attended the event.
Joining Pryor at today’s event were Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, Pediatric Neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson, and Olympic Gold Medalist Gabrielle Douglas. Pryor also invited Pastor Gregory Nettles and his wife Gladys of the Pilgrim Rest African Methodist Episcopal Church in Monticello, Arkansas to the event.
“In the modern world, and especially in a city like this, there are a thousand things that drive us apart—politics, ideology, even religion,” Pryor said. “Today we come together in the spirit of Jesus who taught us to love one another, treat others as we want to be treated, and love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. It would be a whole lot better world if we just listened to him.”