President Barack Obama said his Christian faith has been a sustaining force for him over the past two years in Washington, when he offered a personal look inside his prayer life at the National Prayer Breakfast on February 3, 2011.
Obama said, "The presidency has a funny way of making a person feel the need to pray," according to the Christian Broadcast Network website.
It was more than 20 years ago that President Obama signed up to work as a community organizer in Chicago. He said that was when his faith in God developed.
"It was through that experience working with pastors and lay people, trying to heal the wounds of hurting neighborhoods that I came to know Jesus Christ myself and embrace Him as my Lord and Savior," Obama said.