Praying for President Trump
President Donald Trump met privately this Tuesday with 25 Christian leaders who came to the White House to affirm their support for the president amid the impeachment inquiry launched by House Democrats.
“We assured the President that evangelicals across America support him,” Pastor Jack Graham of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, told Fox News. “We are unwavering in our support for the president.”
Trump did not appear to dwell on the activities of House Democrats but preferred to talk about progress on achieving the agenda put forth by America’s faith leaders, according to those at the meeting.
“I have never seen a president more focused, more in command than what we saw with President Trump yesterday,” Ralph Reed, chairman of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, told Fox.
“The primary purpose of the informal meeting with faith leaders Tuesday was for the president to brief faith leaders on the continuing, remarkable accomplishments of this administration — especially in areas that are important to evangelicals,” said Pastor Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church in Dallas, Tx.
“It was abundantly clear, he’s totally unfazed by this,” the Rev. Johnnie Moore, president of the Congress of Christian Leaders, said to Fox.
Graham said the group prayed for Trump.
“We prayed for the president, with thanksgiving, as always, that he would know God’s wisdom and strength as the president of the United States,” Graham told Fox.
Trump “always welcomes,” prayers for him, Graham said, and is ever “appreciative of the people who pray for him across the country.”
Moore noted the effort by House Democrats to push Trump from office is also, to faith leaders, an assault on the values that Trump’s evangelical supporters hold dear.
“Evangelical leaders see this, not as impeaching Donald Trump, but they’re trying to impeach me and my values,” Moore said.
“Donald Trump is pretty good at fighting alone — but he isn’t going to have to fight alone on this one.”