Barack Obama prayed for the people of Egypt after offering insights into his Christian faith at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday. The president disclosed that his mother, whose parents were Baptist and Methodist, was wary of organized religion. Consequently, he was not frequently seen in church.
The president said his earliest role models were leaders of faith involved in the Civil Rights Movement, including the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Father Theodore Heshburgh; and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, among others. With that said, the president said his Christian faith has sustained him through his life's journey.
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