Prior to the final passage of the GOP tax bill on Wednesday, December 20th, the Trump Cabinet spent some time together in prayer. During a White House Cabinet meeting, President Trump personally asked Ben Carson, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, to pray.
According to Business Insider, Trump welcomed the press to stay for prayer because they “need the prayer more than he does,” he joked, referring to their dishonest news reporting.
Carson accepted the President’s request and led a very powerful prayer, emphasizing their gratitude towards our Father and asking Him for wisdom.
Carson began, “Our kind father in heaven, we're so thankful for the opportunities and the freedom that you've granted us in this country. We thank you for the President and for Cabinet members who are courageous, who are willing to face the winds of controversy in order to provide a better future for those who come behind us.”
He continued, “We're thankful for the unity in Congress, that presented an opportunity for our economy to expand, so we can fight the corrosive debt that has been destroying our future. And we hope that that unity will spread even beyond party lines, so that people recognize we have a nation that is worth saving. And nations divided against themselves cannot stand,” as President Trump nodded and appeared to mouth “Thank you.”
Carson ended his prayer, “In this time of discord, distrust and dishonesty, we ask that you will give us a spirit of gratitude, compassion and common sense. And give us the wisdom to be able to guide this great nation in the future. We ask in the name of the father, the son and the holy spirit, Amen!”
Watch Ben Carson’s powerful prayer below:
In related news, President Donald Trump released a statement in response to the final passage of the tax bill.