(CBS) President Barack Obama spoke about many issues facing America today at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington on Thursday, from civility in Washington to the crisis in Egypt.
But he also admitted that, like any father, his prayers sometimes hit closer to home. His remarks surely struck a chord with fathers who have teenage daughters.
The president told the assembly he has prayed, "Lord, give me patience as I watch Malia go to her first dance, where there will be boys. Lord, let her skirt get longer as she travels to that place."
Twelve-year-old Malia is the older of his two daughters. Sasha is 9.