National Prayer Breakfast

Sword & Spoon and John Kingston are privileged to chair the Massachusetts delegation for the yearly National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. Attended by every U.S. president since Dwight D. Eisenhower, the breakfast is hosted by members of the U.S. Congress, and is typically attended by some 3,500 guests from more than 100 countries.

The 2015 breakfast featured inspirational comments from keynote speaker NASCAR’s Darrell Waltrip. With President Obama sitting at his right hand, and facing a diverse audience that included the Dalai Lama, Waltrip spoke of his journey from a brash and arrogant young man to a believer who knows that God will never abandon him.

“You don’t have to walk alone. You don’t have to carry all those burdens, like it’s you against the world,” Waltrip urged. “Get off your high horse, get on your knees, and ask forgiveness.”