Sadly, Obama only recognizes prayers that have “God damn” in them.

(Chicago Tribune) — Appearing before more than 15,000 people he summoned to a national prayer meeting, prospective Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry prayed for President Obama and asked God to keep the president’s family safe.

“Like all of you, I love this country deeply,” said Perry, greeted by a roar of approval when he took the stage at Reliant Stadium in Houston shortly before noon. “Indeed the only thing you love more is the living Christ.”

The Texas governor, expected to enter the Republican presidential race soon, said he organized the daylong prayer meeting to seek divine help in fixing problems that are beyond the ability of government to solve.

To applause, Perry gave his view of a “personal God” whose “agenda is not a political agenda. His agenda is a salvation agenda.” The governor added, with a chuckle, “He is a wise, wise God, and he’s wise enough to not be affiliated with any political party.”