Taken from somewhere out there on the Web:

The problem was successfully concealed from the public — for a time. On Christmas Eve, however, President Anwar Sadat of Egypt “announced to the world that his good friend Jimmy Carter had hemorrhoids and made a public appeal for all Egyptians… to pray on this holy day that I would be cured. … The day after Christmas, for the first time in weeks, all the pain and discomfort went away. I was tempted to make a public announcement thanking people of all faiths for their prayers, but decided that we’d had enough publicity about my ailment. In any case, I’ve never received a better Christmas gift or felt more grateful for personal benefits that resulted from a nation at prayer”