Tony Blair to Keynote National Prayer Breakfast

Former British prime minister will keynote the National Prayer Breakfast

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By Dan Gilgoff, God & Country

Roll Call is reporting that the keynote speaker at tomorrow's National Prayer Breakfast, which will be headlined by President Obama, will be former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

A source close to the prayer breakfast—whose planners keep details of the event under wraps—tells me it will open with a prayer from the Principal Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Michell Hicks, and close with a prayer from Democratic Georgia Rep. John Lewis.

The source says the event will also include scriptural readings—and brief interpretations in light of current events—by newly appointed New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Minnesota Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Georgia Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson, Missouri Democratic Rep. Ike Skelton, and Missouri Republican Reps. Todd Akin and Jo Ann Emerson. Each speaker selected his or her own scriptural reading.

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