Yesterday, U.S. Representative Patrick E. Murphy (FL-18) was joined by Florida State Representative Larry Lee (D-Port St. Lucie) and St. Lucie County Commissioner Kim Johnson at the 61st annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C.
"I was honored that Representative Lee and Commissioner Johnson joined me in yesterday's celebration with thousands of people from around the world," said Congressman Murphy. "Their commitment to serving our community is truly inspirational and I am proud to work alongside them serving the residents of the Treasure Coast and Palm Beaches. The message at the prayer breakfast was also very inspiring, and should serve as a reminder that we must unite and work together to solve the challenges facing our nation."
"I was deeply honored, humbled, and grateful for Congressman Murphy extending the opportunity to attend the National Prayer Breakfast. I was also very impressed with President Obama's respect for those whose religion might be different from his. He quoted scripture from the Bible, the Torah, and the Koran," said Rep. Lee. "As I looked around the room, I paused for a moment and said to myself, why can't we continue this type of respect in all settings, not just at the prayer breakfast? The breakfast inspired me. As I watched the President, you could see the stress he's under. Part of his mind was on all the problems he must face as a leader. That's why he needs prayer, the country needs prayer, and the world needs prayer."
"The National Prayer Breakfast was a unilateral commitment of bipartisanship between both parties who can come together for a day, and as a result we decide that our abilities, and our value, and our love for people could accomplish the assignment that God gave us to be keepers of one another," said Commissioner Johnson. "The miracle of yesterday was us coming together, us working together, elevated in our minds that we could meet the needs of those who have not. And those who have not, when they have, will meet the needs of future generations. We have what we need to be the power and voice of the world. As the marquee stated, we can break fast to pray, but we need the fast ability to break away to help people"