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Obama Says Questions About His Religion Actually Strengthen His Faith


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he prays regularly and that he and his wife, Michelle, aren't bothered when they "hear our faith questioned from time to time."

Addressing the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday, Obama said that "Christian tradition teaches that the world one day will be turned right side up." But he said that until that happens, the poor and the struggling remain in his prayers.

He said he had prayed for God's intervention on any number or occasions, not always on the weightiest issues of the day.

At one point, the president said he has prayed, "Lord, give me patience as I watch Malia go to her first dance, where there will be boys. Lord, let her skirt get longer as she travels to that place." Twelve-year-old Malia is the older of his two daughters. Sasha is 9.

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