Student Accomplishments:
Renee Webb’s learnings at the Nat’l Prayer Breakfast

Renee Webb

Life is full of new awakenings. I realized that my anti religion necromancer was finally being put to rest when I accepted an invitation to attend the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C. This yearly event is hosted by Congress, and the President of the United States.

Founded in 1953 by the United States Senate, and the House prayers groups, the National Prayer Breakfast unites individuals of various nationalities, religions, and political orientations in the power of prayer.
Over 3000 guests, including citizens of the United States and 140 nations from all over the world, come together to set aside differences, to embrace, and enhance the moral, and spiritual fabric of our lives. This momentous and spiritual gathering is to remind attendees that what unites us is greater than what divides us. The hope is that the fellowship will bring spiritual sustenance throughout the year.

The history of this gathering traces its roots to a local vision. In April of 1935, nineteen business executives in Seattle, Washington, met together to face a critical situation in the life of their city. Looking for a way to deal with the tensions and fractures that often accompany public life, they turned to a 2000 year-old story of Jesus of Nazareth – at a meal.”

As a former elected official. I had been invited to attend the NPB many times. However, as I was against religion in all forms I refused to attend, at least that what I had convinced myself. I soon learnt (sic) while at the event sessions that the NPB is not about religion. It is more about finding ways to help evolve humanity by helping the less fortunate, uplifting and inspiring others through our own dignity and love for mankind. Jesus’s life is a central theme, as is the lives of so many others who shared their stories with us.”

“I was extremely excited to be sitting 50 ft away from the Leader of the “free world”. When President Obama, and his wife Michelle entered the room I rose to my feet and gave a warrior cry. The Obama’s epitomize for me what is good about America. A black couple, educated as they may be, who rose to be President, and First Lady of the United States of America. Based on it’s past history this is something America should truly be proud of. As a person of color myself, I never thought that I would see this in my lifetime.”

“I was pleasantly surprised that the NPB is not a religious revival, but one based on the principles of love and fellowship, regardless of personal or religious beliefs. Every opportunity afforded me I spoke of my own spiritual journey, and the teachings of Ramtha, my teacher.

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