"Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson kicked off NASCAR's Commander 500 on Sunday with some impassioned comments about "Bibles and guns" — and with a prayer asking God to put a "Jesus man" in the White House.
"We got here via Bibles and guns," Robertson told the audience at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. "I'm fixin' to pray that to one who made that possible."
The reality TV star, who sometimes comes under fire over how he voices his Christian convictions, opened up the prayer by thanking God for founding the United States. Then, he asked the Lord to help the nation get back to its roots.
"I pray father that we don't forget you brought us — you," he said. "Our faith in the blood of Jesus and his resurrection. Help us, father, to get back to that."
Robertson's invocation also mentioned the military, crediting the armed forces for helping protect Americans.
"Our faith in you and the U.S. military is the reason we're still here. I pray, father, we put a Jesus man in the White House," he said. "Help us all to repent, to do what's right, to love you more and to love each other."
Watch Robertson's prayer below:
Robertson's business, Duck Commander, sponsored the event.
(H/T: Daily Mail)
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