Obama Returns To White House
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U.S. President Barack Obama works on his Blackberry on his belt as he returns to the Oval Office at the White House  in Washington, DC.
updated 7/5/2009 3:12:21 PM ET 2009-07-05T19:12:21

President Barack Obama says he gets a prayer every morning on his BlackBerry.

Obama told reporters from religious news organizations on Thursday that White House faith director Joshua DuBois sends him a morning devotional every day to his e-mail device. He says it's a "wonderful practice" that started during the campaign.

Tech-savvy Obama is the first president to use e-mail while in office and is seldom seen without his BlackBerry. Only a handful of aides and personal friends have the e-mail address for the handheld device.

Aides tried to take away Obama's BlackBerry after he won the White House, noting that the e-mails are someday going to be made public. Obama resisted and instead got a security upgrade.

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