Orlando, Florida (CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday asked an audience of social conservatives in Florida to pray for President Barack Obama.
"As I campaign for president, I not only ask you for your vote and your support, I ask you for your prayers," Perry said. "I ask you to pray for our country. I ask you to pray for our president to give him wisdom, to open his eyes."
Perry was addressing a rally organized by the conservative Faith and Freedom Coalition ahead of Thursday night's GOP presidential debate in Orlando.
As he was deciding whether to run for president, Perry said prayer played a powerful role. The governor said he couldn't have entered the race "without being driven to my knees on many occasions."
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scary stuff, America!
This man gets more offenisive every time he talks.
Oops -"This man gets more offenisive every time he talks."
offensive. I really can spell, I just can't type.
Cause we know how well that pray for rain thing worked out...
If this works as well as Perry's prayers for rain in Texas, Obama is only going to get worse.
There ought to be a separation of church and state. What an idea.
I'm Praying Perry will go back to Texas and take care of the people that elected him.
Obama has way more wisdom than Perry. Perhaps Perry should just pray for himself.
He is running for the post of minister to which church? Or is it President? I'm confused,
I can't tell you how offensive that is for Perry to say. Religion is an elitist scourge.
Mr. Perry, this is serious stuff...One of you Republicans will be the next president, therefore, you start acting presidential instead of a news talk show!
Pray! Like we did in Texas that one time during that big fire. It helps! "Is the children really learning?"
Maybe this prayer request will be more successful than the one for rain in drought strickened Texas.
If Perry wins, we will all be praying... for the country
Just curious if Texas got any rain after Perry prayed for it?
Somebody should tell this fraud that he is running for president and not televangelist in chief. Do you really think that he believes all that primitive religious nonsense?
All of us need to pray that we don't get George W. Bush II. With the first George W. Bush, more than 4000 of our troops died in Iraq for a mistake.
Yes, let's pray that Obama is President for 4 more years!
he seems to be laying it on thick for the republican base, I am more religious than everyone else. are they really buying this?
This guy is just scary.
Or, instead of praying they could do something that actually works.
I am not yet done praying for rain in Texas, Mr. Perry. I am also praying everybody will be able to seek and receive decent medical care. And what is your authority again, Mr. Perry?
Pray for yourself perry. ESPECIALLY for wisdom.
The same "wisdom" that told Rick Perry that the best solution to our economic troubles was to hold a prayer gathering at a football stadium? Sure. Keep living in your own little world there Mr. Perry.
I know I pray when I think about Rick Perry possibly being president. Lord help us!