SCOTTSDALE, AZ - A national ministry that organizes prayer for the president says it's hearing from members who have quit praying for President Barack Obama.
The chairman of the Presidential Prayer Team, Dave Otto, has issued an urgent appeal for funds.
His letter says the ministry has been "hit hard because some of our members are deeply distraught with our country's leaders." Otto writes that members "tell us that they are discouraged, disappointed, and some have admitted they have stopped praying for the president and our nation."
Otto says prayer is needed more than ever with issues like the healthcare vote dividing Americans, and with the nation's leaders casting aside what he calls "biblical principles."
His appeal seeks $96,000 in the next month to sustain the ministry.