U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-Ark.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.), co-chairs of the 2017 National Prayer Breakfast, will meet with President-elect Trump on Wednesday, December 14 at Trump Tower to discuss the annual event that brings together political leaders from around the world to celebrate their faith as public leaders.
Senators Boozman and Coons will directly invite the President-elect to speak at the National Prayer Breakfast, as has every President since President Eisenhower in 1953. The Senators will also discuss with the President-elect the long-standing tradition of the breakfast as an inclusive, positive event focused on prayer. The February 2, 2017 event will mark 64 years of the National Prayer Breakfast.
The National Prayer Breakfast is hosted by leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives prayer groups who meet weekly when the respective chamber is in session for fellowship and prayer.
“The National Prayer Breakfast is an important time to set aside partisanship and come together to share faith, fellowship and prayer. This is a historic tradition. As co-chair of the Senate Prayer Breakfast I look forward to working with President-elect Trump and Senator Coons as we approach this very special occasion,” Senator Boozman said.
“The National Prayer Breakfast has a long tradition in our country of bringing together faith, political, and civic leaders from a wide range of backgrounds in a celebration of prayer,” said Senator Coons. “It is a unique time to set aside differences and stand together as a country. I look forward to speaking with President-elect Donald Trump about this year’s national prayer breakfast as a powerful way to bring our country together. I urge President-elect Trump to continue both the traditions of inclusiveness and of Presidents taking an active role in the prayer breakfast.”