A lot of award winners thank God in their acceptance speeches, and former MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry too says she turned to God after learning she’d capped off the Media Research Center’s 2016 Gala and DisHonors Awards Thursday night by taking the “Quote of the Year” prize, as determined by audience applause.

The prayers are certainly appreciated, and there’s no question that rioting, gun violence, terrorism, and economic inequality have contributed to an inescapable undercurrent of widespread hopelessness and despair — if only the current administration had another eight years to work on fixing that.

Harris-Perry’s award-winning quote is from last October, when she interrupted praise of Rep. Paul Ryan as a “hard worker” to let her guests know they needed to be “super-careful” using that term, explaining that she kept “an image of folks working in cotton fields” on her office wall as a reminder of what actual hard work looks like.

As far as her allegation of being misquoted, here’s the clip, courtesy of the Washington Free Beacon.

Uh-oh … someone hasn’t been super-careful about using the term “hard-working.”