Obama Discusses Faith At National Prayer Breakfast
MICHELE NORRIS, Host:
Before heading to Pennsylvania today, President Obama addressed the annual national prayer breakfast.
BARACK OBAMA: The presidency has a funny way of making a person feel the need to pray.
(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)
NORRIS: President Obama spoke about how prayer has sustained him since he took office.
ROBERT SIEGEL, Host:
And there was another special guest at today's national prayer breakfast, Captain Mark Kelly, the husband of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. He said the shootings in Tucson had changed his view of fate.
MARK KELLY: I hadn't been a big believer in fate until recently. I thought the world just spins and the clock just ticks and things happen for no particular reason.
NORRIS: Captain Kelly, an astronaut, said maybe something good can come from the tragedy.
KELLY: Maybe it's our responsibility. Maybe it's your responsibility to see that something does.
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