President Obama's appearance at the Annual prayer breakfast impressed at least two commentators who follow the nexus of religion and public life professionally.
Cathleen Falsani, Religion News Service, has watched Obama since his Chicago days. She writes:
"The president concluded his remarks by describing his nightly prayers.
“I wait on the Lord and ask him to forgive me my sins, look after my family and the American people, and make me an instrument of his will.”
NCR's own Michael Sean Winters isn't big Prayer Breakfast fan. "As something of a stiff-necked RC, I have always been suspicious of “American civic religion," he writes. But Winters found Obama's talk yesterday "refreshing."