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President Obama Calls for Humility at the National Prayer Breakfast

President Obama discusses his faith at the National Prayer Breakfast.
President Obama addresses the National Prayer Breakfast (February 7, 2013)

President Barack Obama addresses the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C., Feb. 7, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

In discussing his faith at the National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama made a call for humility -- a trait which, he noted, Washington could embrace more fully.

"In a democracy as big and as diverse as ours, we will encounter every opinion," he said. "And our task as citizens -- whether we are leaders in government or business or spreading the word -- is to spend our days with open hearts and open minds; to seek out the truth that exists in an opposing view and to find the common ground that allows for us as a nation, as a people, to take real and meaningful action. And we have to do that humbly, for no one can know the full and encompassing mind of God. And we have to do it every day, not just at a prayer breakfast."

Presidential attendance at the breakfast is a long-standing tradition, and this is President Obama's fifth appearance.

Read his full remarks here