Signs of the Times

The Evening Star

David Lawrence, Columnist
of the New York Herald Tribune
in The Evening Star
Washington, District of Columbia

They prayed together—men of all faiths and all parties, men of our Government and other governments....It was a prayer by public men asking the help of God in these troubled times and reasserting man's faith in the ever-present God, Who inspires the minds and hearts of human beings everywhere.

It was an impressive assembly of men and women convened by an organization known as the International Christian Leadership, which has for many years mobilized breakfast groups throughout the country. Designated now as "The Presidential Prayer Breakfast," it has become an annual event. This time it was televised by NRG, and there were coincidentally many similar breakfast meetings held by the Governors of 40 States and by the mayors of several cities.

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August 3, 1963

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