President Donald trump won the election largely thanks to the votes of Evangelical Christians. The faith of Mr. trump fully manifested in the first days of his presidency. This report is about the “inner circle of faith,” the Supreme commander.
A very important and long-standing tradition is a special prayer service at the National Cathedral for the new President and his entourage.
“Lord of all in heaven and on earth, grant to the President, Vice-President and members of the Cabinet the wisdom and grace” — pray Harry Jackson, Bishop of the Christian Church “Hope”.
On the faces of those present we can notice the stamp of responsibility, including first lady Melanie trump, which moved to tears singing “How great Thou art”. And for President trump is a manifestation of faith goes far beyond Church walls.
Among the participants of the moleben, a close friend and spiritual mentor trump Paul white. She took part in his oath along with a record number of Evangelical leaders.
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God,” proclaims Samuel Rodriguez, President National Hispanic Christian leadership conference.
“Mr. President, in the Bible rain is a sign of God’s blessing. And when you, Mr. President, ascended to the stage, the rain started,” says Evangelist Franklin Graham.
Trump himself repeatedly mentioned the faith: “the Bible tells us: “How good and how pleasant it is to live the people of God together.” We will protect the wonderful men and women of our military and law enforcement, but most importantly, we will protect God.”
During the oath of senior staff trump is again talking about God: “We shall do great things for the next eight years. Okay? We are faced with many challenges, but with faith in each other and faith in God we will succeed”.
The President’s chief of staff and Evangelical Christian Raines, Primus also quoted Scripture: “This is from Isaiah 40:31: “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength: they will soar on wings like eagles will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint”.
Such encouraging words from the Bible is like a balm for the soul for evangelicals, feeding hopes for a new administration.
Chief political correspondent for CBN News David Brody took the trump exclusive interview. To his question: “How would you describe your own spiritual path? Especially now, when you took such an important post. Do you feel the need to pray more? How do you feel about this?” Trump replied, “that’s what I’ll say. I always felt the need to pray. And indeed, her present position was so responsible that I feel even more need of God. Because now my decisions are not of such a level: “build me another building in new York.” I consider issues of life and death — even in the health sector. As you know, we are working hard, working in this field. So it’s actually a matter of life and death, as well as improving people’s lives. They will be better off when you get the best medical care at a lower price, something we are currently working hard. So, you realize that your decisions are very important. Occupying such a post, you realize that almost every decision you make can turn someone’s life. Therefore, the need for God increases”.