UPDATED: Obama Asks for Prayer on Budget Deal...

AP

AP

BANGKOK, Thailand - Taking a break from deficit negotiations for a whirlwind tour of southeast Asia,President Obama joked this afternoon as he toured a sacred Buddhist temple that he could use some prayer to help reach a budget deal.

"We're working on this budget, we're going to need a lot of prayer for that," the president told a monk at the Wat Pho Royal Monastery.

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