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Obama Joke Strikes Chord With Dads of Teens

President Barack Obama and Malia Obama with Michelle Obama. Getty Images

(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.

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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.