David Epps of the religious organization Transform Topeka prayed for and with Gov. Sam Brownback Monday. "We thank God that You have placed Your man in the governor's office for such a time as this," Epps prayed, adding that Brownback is moving in "the authority of heaven." Did God also place former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius in office? Is President Obama God's man, too, or do only conservatives qualify? For his part, Brownback more modestly thanked God for His blessings and prayed for guidance. At a prayer rally on the south steps of the Capitol, Secretary of State Kris Kobach said he was distressed that prayer in schools had been prohibited since 1962 and was concerned that several states have authorized same-sex marriage. "We're turning things around, and it begins with prayer," Kobach said.