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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Photos - Leaders at prayer

Published:Thursday | January 15, 2015 | 6:11 AM
1986: Mitzie Seaga, then wife of Prime Minister Edward Seaga (centre), embraces both her husband and Opposition Leader Michael Manley, bringing them closer for a rare handshake.
2005: Prime Minister PJ Patterson (right) greets Opposition Leader Edward Seaga.
2006: At left Prime Minister P.J. Patterson at his last Prayer Breakfast as Head of Government, greets Bruce Golding Leader of the Opposition.
2007: National Security Minister Peter Phillips, looks to the ceiling.
2007: Opposition Leader Bruce Golding greets Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller with a kiss
2008: Prime Minister Bruce Golding at prayer
2009: Prime Minister Bruce Golding and Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller bow their heads in prayer at the annual National Prayer Breakfast.
2013: Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and the Rev Lenworth Anglin
2013: Minister of Youth and Culture, Lisa Hanna, and the Rev Ronald Thwaites, Minister of Education, participate in the National Leadership Prayer Breakfast at The Jamaica Pegasus in New Kingston.
2014: Courageous Leadership for Challenging Times: The theme for the National Leadership Prayer Breakfast.
2014: Bishop Dr. Delford Davis (centre) holds the hands of Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller Prime and Andrew Holness, Leader of the Opposition in prayer.

In January 1981, the first National Leadership Prayer Breakfast was held in Kingston following the bloody General Election of October 1980.

It arose out of the Church’s concern for national peace, justice, reconciliation and unity in the nation, and since then has been held every third Thursday of January.

Here are some of the images from The Gleaner’s archive captured at the annual event.


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