President Trump made a surprise visit to a megachurch in Virginia on Sunday, and the way the pastor responded to the whole thing is absolutely perfect.
We need more pastors like David Platt, ladies and gentlemen. Leaders in the church who actually deeply care about the president and his leadership of our nation enough to go before God and pray for his and the nation’s wellbeing.
Kudos, Mr. Platt.
Here’s a few details via Daily Wire:
President Trump visited McLean Bible Church, an evangelical church, in an unscheduled visit after Trump left the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia.
As President Trump walked on stage in his golf shoes, Pastor David Platt introduced him to his congregation, calling it a “unique opportunity today as a church.”
With Trump on stage, Platt took a moment to stop and pray for the president:
I want us to bow our heads together and now pray for our President. Oh God, we praise you as the one universal King over all. You are our leader and our Lord and we worship you. There’s one God and one Savior and it’s you and your name is Jesus and we exalt you, Jesus. And we know we need your mercy, we need your grace, we need your help, we need your wisdom in our country. And so we stand right now on behalf of our president and we pray for your grace and your mercy and your wisdom upon him. God, we pray that he would know how much you love him so much that you sent Jesus to die for his sins, our sins. So we pray that he would look to you and he would trust in you, he would lean on you, that he would govern and make decisions in ways that are good for justice and good for righteousness and good for equity— every good path. Lord we pray, we pray that you would give him all of the grace that he needs to govern in ways that we just saw in 1 Timothy 2 that lead to peaceful and quiet lives, godly and dignified in every way. God, we pray for your blessing in that way upon his family. We pray that you give him strength, we pray that you give him clarity, wisdom, wisdom. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Fools despise wisdom and instruction. Please oh God give him wisdom and help him to lead our country. Alongside other leaders we pray today for leaders in Congress we play for leaders in courts, we pray for leaders in national and state levels. Please oh God help us to look to you…
Trump didn’t release any comments about the prayer nor did he say anything during his appearance other than thanking Platt and the crowd for their prayers, which is a gracious response. Sometimes silence is a more appropriate way to handle a public situation than saying something.
Regardless, we as Christians across America need to step up to the plate and make sure we pray for Trump every single day. This is a practice we should be engaging in whether our leadership is conservative or not.
God has the power to change hearts and minds, therefore, not even the most hard-hearted leftists is beyond His help and hope.
WATCH: Trump prays at the McLean Bible Church with Pastor David Platt in the wake of the Virginia Beach mass shooting pic.twitter.com/cpqs7efVYg
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Let’s hope other churches around the country are following in Platt’s footsteps.