President Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast

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This morning, President Obama spoke at the annual National Prayer Breakfast. Presidents dating back to Dwight D. Eisenhower have attended the National Prayer Breakfast, joining faith leaders from around the country. The President spoke about his own faith, and how it has guided him through times of both triumph and trouble:

I want to begin by just saying a word to Mark Kelly, who’s here.  We have been praying for Mark’s wife, Gabby Giffords, for many days now.  But I want Gabby and Mark and their entire family to know that we are with them for the long haul, and God is with them for the long haul.

And even as we pray for Gabby in the aftermath of a tragedy here at home, we're also mindful of the violence that we're now seeing in the Middle East, and we pray that the violence in Egypt will end and that the rights and aspirations of the Egyptian people will be realized and that a better day will dawn over Egypt and throughout the world.

Read the President's full remarks and see some photos below:

President Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast

President Barack Obama addresses the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., February 3, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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A jumbo screen shows President Barack Obama as he addresses the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., February 3, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President and First Lady Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama bow their heads as NASA astronaut Mark Kelly, husband of Rep. Gabby Giffords, gives the closing prayer at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., February 3, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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