Sen. Rand Paul will join Real News tonight on TheBlaze TV to discuss his response to the State of the Union.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) appeared on Glenn Beck's radio show this morning to discuss a variety of topics. After commenting about the need to combat President Barack Obama's use of executive power, the politician dove into the spiritual realm. Noting that he believes America's problems run deeper than political schisms, Paul called for a spiritual awakening and revival.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., testifies before a state legislative committee on the legalization of growing hemp at the Capitol Annex in Frankfort, Ky., Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. Credit: AP
The senator made his comments about the need for faith leaders to rise up and called for increased religious fervor after Beck asked him about his own spiritual well-being.
Paul said that when he was first running for office he appreciated people telling him that they were praying for him, but that he didn't take these pledges seriously enough. Now, he sees inherent value in these prayers and well-wishes -- and he believes the nation should adopt similar sentiments.
"I think that our country needs a spiritual cleansing," Paul told Beck. "I really think we need a revival in this country -- and I do need your prayers and I do need the strength to go on with this, because this isn't always easy."
He went on to call for religious leaders to come forward and to help deal with the issues at hand and said that something is needed (i.e. God) that is "bigger than any politician."
"I think our country's problems are deeper than political -- that we need spiritual leaders to come forward. We need something beyond just the politics of the day and, you know, I see it everywhere -- something really depraved is rising in the country," he continued.
Listen to Paul's comments, below: