facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Obama says he always believes in prayer

Nov. 18, 2012 at 10:45 PM   |   Comments

BANGKOK, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama, answering a reporter's question on starting his Thailand by visiting a Buddhist monastery, said he always believes in prayer.

Obama, who arrived in Bangkok Sunday on the first leg of his Asia tour that would also take him to Myanmar and Cambodia, was asked at a media meeting about his visit to the royal monastery where he reportedly told a monk he would need a lot of prayer to help the United States avoid a fiscal crisis.

Though the question, apparently asked in a light vein, was directed at Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who accompanied Obama at the briefing, the U.S. leader said: "First of all, I always believe in prayer. I believe in prayer when I go to church back home, and if a Buddhist monk is wishing me well, I'm going to take whatever good vibes he can give me to try to deal with some challenges back home."

Obama went on to say he was confident of dealing with the U.S. fiscal situation.

Topics: Barack Obama
© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Russian bank boss feeling sanctions pain Russian bank boss feeling sanctions pain
2
Ebola health workers killed in Guinea Ebola health workers killed in Guinea
3
Prince Harry sweeps an adorable little girl off her feet at Invictus Games Prince Harry sweeps an adorable little girl off her feet at Invictus Games
4
Scotland says 'No Thanks,' will remain part of the United Kingdom Scotland says 'No Thanks,' will remain part of the United Kingdom
5
Eight people killed in mass shooting in Northern Florida Eight people killed in mass shooting in Northern Florida
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback