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Barack Obama on Faith that Inspires National Unity at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast

February 7, 2013

I know that all Americans—men and women of different faiths and, yes, those of no faith that they can name—are, nevertheless, joined together in common purpose, believing in something that is bigger than ourselves, and the ideals that lie at the heart of our nation’s founding—that as a people we are bound together. And so this morning, let us summon the common resolve that comes from our faith. [...] Let us retain that humility not just during this hour but for every hour. And let me suggest that those of us with the most power and influence need to be the most humble. And let us promise Him and to each other, every day as the sun rises over America that it will rise over a people who are striving to make this a more perfect union.

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