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Michele Bachmann to Brody File: I'm a 'Woman of Prayer'

In a one-on-one exclusive sit-down interview with The Brody File, GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says she’s a “woman of prayer” who says it’s important to remember that, “our founders bathed this nation in prayer.”

She also tells me that, “There’s a Creator who made us and it’s important for us to be grateful and say thank you to Him.”

The Brody File interviewed Bachmann in Waterloo, Iowa, Sunday evening before her big campaign announcement in her hometown. Watch her answer below along with the full transcription:

David Brody: Let me just start with a topic that is near and dear to your heart, and that is prayer. Just simply about your prayer life. What has your prayer life been like recently? What do you pray about for yourself, for your staff, and what do you want people to pray for you about?

Michele Bachmann: Well, it’ s been consistent. I will tell you that. I think the busier a person is, or the more stressed, or the more decisions that a person needs to have, I think the more in need we are of being in prayer. I gave my life to Jesus Christ when I was 16 years old and I’ve been a woman of prayer ever since.

And I’m so grateful for what the Lord has done for me. So, the process that my husband and I have gone through, to make this momentous decision about running for the presidency of the United States is one that we didn’t take lightly, and it’s one that we took in prayer. And we spent a lot of time, and over time, we felt that the Lord had given us a sense, and an assurance that this is the direction to go.

Brody: You say you felt “called” to run or whatever the case may be, and there’s some people in non-evangelical world that may really just not get that. What do you mean ‘called to run’? And in evangelical world, it’s actually a very simple process. Talk to me a little bit about that.

Bachmann: People of faith, who do pray, understand what that’s about because there’s great comfort that comes in prayer. It’s a conversation. Prayer is a conversation between yourself and God. And it’s something that I’ve done since I was a little girl. I was just visiting some of my home sites here in Waterloo, Iowa, and those are some of my earliest memories.

I think the reason why I came to Waterloo to launch my campaign for the presidency is because I tell people everything I needed to know, I learned in Iowa. And we had a very simple family. We were lower, middle people, and we didn’t have a lot of money, but we had great wealth in that both sets of grandparents lived in the same town, all the aunts and uncles, all the cousins, we saw each other all the time.

There’s a Bible verse that says "with contentment is great gain." And that, just in reflection in the last few weeks, I’ve been thinking a lot about that scripture because that’s so emblematic of what my early life was. Godliness with contentment was great gain. My parents made sure we were in church every Sunday. We went to Sunday school, we went to Vacation Bible School, and it was just a normal part of life to be a family of faith. My grandmother taught Bible study at the church that we went to, and it was just who we are.

Now I understand that there are people who don’t have faith. And in this country, we tolerate people if you have faith, or no faith at all. That’s the beauty of America. I think we can’t forget the fact that our founders bathed this nation in prayer when they first started this nation, and I think it’s good for us today, just to remember as well, that we’re not alone. There’s a Creator who made us and it’s important for us to be grateful and say thank you to Him.”

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# RE: Michele Bachmann to Brody File: I'm a 'Woman of Prayer'

What most draws me to and impresses me about Rep. Michele Bachmann is her active, open relationship with God and her unashamed dependence upon Him. I'm not referring to some false god or to many gods, but the one true God of the Bible and His Son, Jesus Christ. This lady is obviously the real deal, unlike the false 'Christian Muslim' in the White House that America now suffers under. I thank God every day that He has raised up Michele Bachmann for such a time as this, placing it in her heart to run for the Presidency, everything done as a 'calling' when it's God's idea. Those who have no belief or faith in God just won't get it, although her election will ultimately be good for them, too. God bless Rep. Bachmann and all her efforts!
Left by Moe on Jun 29, 2011 2:26 AM

# RE: Michele Bachmann to Brody File: I'm a 'Woman of Prayer'

Although I am not a fan, I do find Michelle Bachmann to be in many ways more authentic than Sarah Palin. Overall, she has much more depth and substance. Also manifests a more Christlike spirit than Palin, as does Barack Obama in a different kind of way. The Holy Spirit will not be pegged down or boxed in to man-made political ideologies.
Left by Velma Mitchell on Jun 30, 2011 4:32 PM

# RE: Michele Bachmann to Brody File: I'm a 'Woman of Prayer'

Why not just talk about Michele Bachmann rather than throwing in Palin who is a true believer in Jesus Christ and Obama who believes Jesus Christ to be only one of many ways heaven? Obama, who stated Christians should stop telling people Christ was the only way? Obama, who also said his grandmother was not a believer in Christ, but because she's was a good person and he believes went to heaven when she died because she was "good." Who believes in partial birth abortions, who believes New York's decision to have same-sex marriages was a "good" thing? Who said Israel should go back to were it was in 1967 (I believe that's the year. Forgive me if I'm wrong). Obama, Christian? Really?

Man looks at the outside (black, white, etc). God looks at a man's heart.

By the way...I'm black.
Left by Lorraine on Jul 05, 2011 12:37 AM

# RE: Michele Bachmann to Brody File: I'm a 'Woman of Prayer'

Praise God for such radical person who runs for the presidency. The world says "America is a Christian Nation" But sadly people and their leaders says "It is not a Christian Nation". I trust the redemption will come only through our Lord God. He will appoint leaders, and He will rewrite His name once again in US. God Bless America. America you will Arise and Shine for His kingdom.
Left by Immigrant on Jul 28, 2011 8:00 PM