By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican senator says conservatives should pray for President Barack Obama using a biblical passage that says, "Let his days be few."

Georgia Sen. David Perdue told a gathering of religious conservatives on Friday that they "need to be very specific about how we pray." He suggested Psalms 109:8: "Let his days be few, and let another have his office."

As the audience at the Faith & Freedom Coalition's conference laughed and applauded, Perdue said, "In all seriousness, I believe that America is at a moment of crisis."

The next lines of the Psalm read: "Let his children be fatherless and his wife a widow."

A spokeswoman for Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said Perdue's comments "left the impression he was praying for the death of President Obama."

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