07 February 2011

A Braveheart Keynote from the National Prayer Breakfast

Most of the Lamestream Media’s coverage of the recent National Prayer Breakfast focused on was that focused President Obama’s remarks, the astronaut husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ 8th) and the presence of a surviver from the Chilean mining collapse.  It was remarkable that  President Obama deigned to attend this year as he was a instead of being a no-show as he was in 2009.

What made more of an impression on me than President Obama’s reiteration of his Christian faith was the keynote address.  Randall Wallace, the screenwriter of Braveheart (1995) and We Were Soldiers (2002) as well as the director of Secretariat (2010) and We Were Soldiers, was a disarming, charming, self-effacing Volunteer State “storyteller” who gently gave a compelling faith history that demonstrated the power of prayer in our lives.

Even though he does not hold advanced degrees in theology, Wallace’s  keynote gives a practical answer to an increasingly secular society question “Why Pray?”  Wallace gently shows how prayer gives us the courage to face fear and give our souls FREEDOM!

Hat Tip to Breitbart.tv and hughhewitt.com for sharing this blessed gem  from Between the Beltways.

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