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Three attend Inauguration Prayer Breakfast

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In left photo is Rev. Russell Smith at the Inauguration Prayer Breakfast. In right photo, from left, Sara Seymore and Pearl Gresham Blake stand in a prayer of “lifting hands and hearts” as a musician plays a shofar.

Sarah Seymore of Urbanna, Pearl Gresham Blake of White Stone and Russell Smith, pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church at Laneview, attended the “Inauguration Prayer Breakfast” held at the Marriott Washington Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Martin Luther King Day.

“Thousands of people gathered for prayer in support of our 45th President, Barack Obama,” said Seymore. “America, being a multicultural nation, was represented by people from all over the world. What a beautiful mix it was—sort of like heaven.”

The main purpose of the gathering was to support the President with prayer. “It was an awesome worship experience,” said Seymore. “The Indians, Jews, Gentiles and many other races and religions were represented.”

Prayer started at 4 a.m. and ended at noon. There was music with all kinds of instruments. Horns and shofars blasted as the crowd stood in a prayer of lifting of “hands and hearts.”

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posted 01.30.2013

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