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Obama says he gets daily prayers on BlackBerry

Obama Returns To White House
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.Pool / Getty Images
/ Source: The Associated Press

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.