the prayer breakfasts sought out powerful people to meld and conflate three things:
socialists and communists were clashing with nazis in europe, and Vereide wanted to position Christianity against the socialists and communists
but that group (the Fellowship) today praises nazi techniques for spreading ideology and gaining power, so.
But most want it because their end goal is to be able to do what they do in peace, have a say, do their thing. It's a means to an end.