Speaking to the National Day of Prayer observance in Austin, Governor Rick Perry called on Christians and people of all faiths to pray for our country, and to pray for our President.

 

Perry is an evangelical Christian and often attends prayer gatherings.  He told the crowd in Austin that "National Day of Prayer is our way of saying that we require God in every facet of our lives, not just in our public lives and certainly not in just our private lives."

Perry also urged the gathering to pray for President Barack Obama.  "Let's pray for our president, for his wisdom," Perry said. "I pray that God pierces his heart."

Perry, who opposes abortion, said he hopes and prays that Obama will "truly understand God's will to protect innocent life. I pray for his true understanding of God's will for this country."