Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) and Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) joined together in a rare moment of unity to pray over President Donald Trump at Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC.
The senators from both sides of the political aisle came together at a pretty divisive time in our nation’s history. The president just finished his controversial State of the Union address, and the second government shutdown is now looming over the Capitol.
In this tense time, Lankford and Coons prayed for Trump.
“Father, thank you for the way that you provide for us,” Lankford began. “We pray that You would pour Your overwhelming blessing and wisdom on the president, on the vice president, his cabinet and his team. We pray that You would energize him, that You would give him wise counsel.”
“In quiet moments, as he has a gap to be able to think, we pray that You would guide him in the way to go as he leads our nation,” he continued. “Give him the insight that he needs. Give him joy in the task. And use him for Your kingdom’s sake and for our nation and the world’s sake. In the name of Jesus I ask.”
Coons then prayed, “Heavenly Father we pray for all who are in positions of responsibility and authority, and all who seek a closer relationship with You. This morning we especially pray for President Trump and we ask that Your wisdom, Your blessing, and Your peace would be upon him and his family as they serve us, and that today You would touch his heart and all who have been with us here this morning at this National Prayer Breakfast. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.”
President Trump took the opportunity to speak at the prayer event saying, “We are blessed to live in a land where all things are possible.”
And he pointed to one of Jesus’ promises in the Bible saying “ask and you will receive” and “your joy will be complete.”
President Trump took a strong stand in the SOTU address rejecting late-term abortions, he talked about abortionists ripping babies from their mother’s womb.
During his prayer breakfast speech, Trump even quoting scripture.
“We must build a culture that cherishes the dignity and sanctity of human life,” he said. “All children born and unborn are made in the holy image of God.”
“Every life is sacred, and every soul is a precious gift from Heaven. As the Lord says in Jeremiah, ‘Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you… Before you were born, I set you apart,'” Trump said.
The president also defended the importance of faith-based adoption agencies which have been under attack from the Left lately.
These agencies are being discriminated against because of their biblical beliefs about marriage and sexuality.
“We will always protect our country’s long and proud tradition of faith-based adoption. My administration is working to ensure that faith-based adoption agencies are able to help vulnerable children find their forever families, while following their deeply held beliefs,” Trump said.