Tim Tebow Closes National Prayer Breakfast in Prayer, But Obama Leaves
by Steven Ertelt
February 4, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The following is the text and video of pro-life college football player Tim Tebow closing the national prayer breakfast in prayer. Tebow appeared at the event in an ironic contrast to pro-abortion President Barack Obama as the nation awaits a Super Bowl story about how his mother spared him from abortion.
Tebow was introduced by Senator Johnny Isakson, of Georgia, as "a role model for the youth of America."
He joked that he found he funny a fan of the University of Georgia would invite a former member of the Florida Gators to present the prayer.
Tebow joked, "It is rather incredible that a Georgia Bulldog invited a Florida Gator, so you can see the hand of God here."
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who also attended the event, spoke of her own preference of adoption over abortion and told the story of opening a home for the children of unwanted pregnancies after a visit from Mother Teresa.
Reports indicate Obama left shortly beore Tebow’s prayer — and the video of his prayer shows Tebow not mentioning Obama.
Tebow’s prayer included his most recent eye black verses worn in the Senior Bowl game, James 1:2-4.
Dear Jesus, thank you for this daytoday. Thank you for bringing together so many people that have a platform to influence people for you.
Lord as we disperse today, let us be united in love, hope, and peace. Lord, let us come together as one and break down all the barriers in between us that separate us. Lord you came to seek and save that which is lost, and we thank you for that. Lord we don’t know what the future holds, but we know who holds the future, and in that there is peace, and in that there comfort, and in that there is hope.
Lord we pray for the people all over the world that are hurting right now.
The verse that comes to mind is James 1: 2-4, "Consider it all joy, my brethren, whenever you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete lacking in nothing."
And we pray for the people in Haiti right now Lord, that you make them perfect and complete because you love them and have a plan for their lives, just as you do with our lives now.
So my prayer, as we leave today, that we are united as one because of you. We love you and thank you. In Jesus name, amen.
About 3,000 people attend the event including Obama, pro-abortion Vice President Joe Biden, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, the pro-abortion Prime Minister of Spain and Chairman of the European Union, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, pro-life Senator Orrin Hatch and the keynote speaker, pro-abortion Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The prayer breakfast was organized by the group Fellowship Foundation.
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