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Faith, not fame or fortune, is key, prayer breakfast speaker says

Bob Doll, chief equity strategist and senior portfolio manager at Nuveen Asset Management, spoke to about 1,350 guests on Tuesday during the CBMC Metro Prayer Breakfast, hosted by the Christian Business Men's Connection.
by Carla Hinton Published: March 27, 2013

A noted portfolio investment manager said Tuesday a person's relationship with the Lord matters more than money and fame.

“God cares far more about our character than He does about our career,” Bob Doll, chief equity strategist and senior portfolio manager at Nuveen Asset Management, told guests Tuesday at the CBMC Metro Prayer Breakfast at the Cox Convention Center.

A crowd of about 1,350 gathered for the 30th annual breakfast in downtown Oklahoma City. The popular Christian event, hosted each year by the Christian Business Men's Connection, brings business people together with local, state and national elected leaders for prayer.

Several speakers made references to issues currently making headlines.

In his prayer for city leaders, Marty Hepp, with Cobb Engineering, said Oklahoma City is experiencing revitalization.

“Lord, I pray for our city leadership, for Mayor (Mick) Cornett and our city council as they lead our city through this time of growth,” Hepp said.

U.S. Rep. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, led the audience in prayer for national leaders.

“Help us as a nation — we are divided,” he said, referring to bipartisan battles on Capitol Hill. “We find no rest. As our budget gets worse, our nation gets more anxious and the smallest of things brings us anxiety.”

Langford also prayed for wisdom for the president and vice president and leadership for the U.S. Supreme Court, who on Tuesday heard arguments on same-sex marriage.

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by Carla Hinton
Religion Editor
Carla Hinton, an Oklahoma City native, joined The Oklahoman in 1986 as a National Society of Newspaper Editors minority intern. She began reporting full-time for The Oklahoman two years later and has served as a beat writer covering a wide...
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