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Oklahoma's congressional leaders hold prayer breakfast
by Carla Hinton
The Oklahoma Congressional delegation recently hosted its 10th annual Oklahoma Prayer Breakfast at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., to pray for Oklahomans and celebrate the proud history and tradition of the Sooner State.
About 140 people attended, ranging from Oklahomans visiting the Capitol to native Oklahomans who now work in Washington, a news release from U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, said.
Former Sen. Don Nickles, who served in the U.S. Senate from 1981-2005, emceed the event, while former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating, who served from 1995-2003, also attended. The Oklahoma Congressional delegation includes: Senators Jim Inhofe and Lankford, and Representatives Frank Lucas, Tom Cole, Jim Bridenstine, Markwayne Mullin and Steve Russell.
The theme was ‘Celebrating Oklahoma’s strength, community, culture, impact, and promise.’ Each prayer breakfast speaker was chosen by each of the Oklahoma's U.S. House representatives and focused on each of the theme petition topics, while Inhofe and Lankford gave a New Testament reading and Old Testament reading, respectively.
Bob Yandian, a constituent of Rep. Bridenstine and pastor of Grace Church Tulsa, also gave remarks and prayed during the breakfast.
The prayer event took place in the historic Kennedy Caucus Room in the Russell Senate Office Building at the Capitol, the oldest of the Senate office buildings.
Original Article in NewsOK.com