10/25/2010 12:08 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Christine O'Donnell: Prayer Produced 'Spike' In Polls, 'Please Pray For The Campaign'

In an interview published online on Monday, Republican candidate Christine O'Donnell asked supporters to pray for her campaign against Democrat Chris Coons for Delaware's open U.S. Senate seat.

Speaking exclusively to the "The Brody File" at the Christian Broadcasting Network, O'Donnell said that "God is the reason" she is running -- a suggestion she's made before. She also credited the power of prayer with producing the relative improvement she said she's seen in her campaign.

"The day that we saw a spike in the polls was a day that some people had a prayer meeting for me that morning for this campaign," explained the Tea Party-backed hopeful. "I believe that prayer plays a direct role in this campaign and I always ask please pray for the campaign; please pray for our staff; please pray specifically that the eyes of the voters be opened."

Analysis of the latest numbers out on Delaware's Senate race conducted by HuffPost Pollster suggests O'Donnell faces long odds at winning Delaware's Senate race.

Nevertheless, she said in the one-on-one that she still has faith she can come out on top.

"I know that God called me to this," she said. "We'll tackle that last part after November 3rd but I truly believe in the power of prayer. I believe in the power of declaring and that's what we're doing. We're praying every day and we see it working."