By Kyle Peveto, Arts Editor
President Royce Money was a guest at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., Feb. 6.
More than 3,500 people from 150 nations attended the breakfast, which took place at a Washington Hilton.
President George W. Bush and National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice both spoke at the prayer meeting that Dr. Money attended with his wife, Pam.
“We sat at an interesting table,” Money said. Guests seated at Money’s table included United Nations ambassadors from Botswana and Qatar.
“It was interesting hearing their reactions to the speeches,” he said.
Though the prayer breakfast had a Christian theme, not all the guests were Christians. Another guest seated with the Moneys was a Muslim.
Each state was allowed a certain number of guests, and friends from Florida invited the Moneys.
After the breakfast, Money attended a lunch where the ambassador to Afghanistan spoke.
Later in the day, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson invited all Texans attending the breakfast to a reception. Money has known the Texas senator for several years.
The National Prayer Breakfast began in the Eisenhower administration and the president of the United States has spoken at every breakfast.
The Moneys stayed in Washington for six days to attend the annual president’s conference for the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, which is based in Washington D.C. ACU joined the CCCU in 1995.