What This Means For America: Trump Seen Bowing in Prayer as Evangelical Leaders Pray for Him

July 13, 2017Jul 13, 2017

A powerful and historical moment during a prayer meeting between President Trump and evangelical leaders on Monday is now going viral. The image is sure to go down in history.

Photos posted online by some of those in attendance show the group during a prayer meeting, laying their hands on Trump's shoulders as his head is bowing in prayer.

The picture was posted by Johnnie Moore, a former senior vice president at Liberty University, a large evangelical university in Virginia.

"Really wonderful visit with President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Pence after a hugely productive day-long-meeting with evangelical leaders and the Office of Public Liaison," Moore posted on Facebook.

"What an honor it is to pray for the President in the Oval Office," Moore wrote on Facebook.

Dr. Rodney Howard-Browne, also wrote that he and his wife, Dr. Adonica Howard-Browne, were asked to the White House to pray for the president.

“Yesterday was very surreal for @ahowardbrowne & I. 30 years ago we came from South Africa to America as missionaries. Yesterday I was asked by Pastor Paula White-Cain to pray over our 45th President—what a humbling moment standing in the Oval Office—Laying hands and praying for our President—Supernatural Wisdom, Guidance, and Protection—who could ever even imagine—wow—we are going to see another great spiritual awakening.”

Jennifer Korn, the special assistant to the President, organized the meeting, but the prayer time was an unexpected bonus, Moore said. "When the West Wing became aware that we were on the property, they invited us over to spend a few minutes," he said.

Moore described the president as "in wonderful spirits" as did Tony Suarez, executive vice president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference.

"It was so relaxed," Suarez told CBN News. "Just like friends getting together."

Here is the list of the other leaders in the prayer meeting:

Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council (FRC); Pastor John Hagee, founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio; Paula White, senior pastor of New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Florida; former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann; Ralph Reed, chairman of the Faith and Freedom Coalition; Gary Bauer, president of American Values; Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, Jack Graham, pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas; Jim Garlow, senior pastor of Skyline Church in La Mesa, California; Rodney Howard-Browne, senior pastor at the River at Tampa Bay Church, Mike Evans, the founder of Friends of Zion Museum in Jerusalem, and Richard Land, president of the Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte and others.

The image of the President bowing in prayer is a huge reminder to us to pray for our president daily. The Bible says in I Timothy 2:1-2 - I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.

“As Charles Spurgeon said, “Prayer is the slender nerve that moves the omnipotent muscle of God.” The Bible commands us to pray for authorities because all authority has been established by Him to accomplish His purposes.” Franklin Graham wrote in an article. 

Praying for those in authority can affect the conditions we live in and have an impact on our families, our churches, our workplaces, cities, and countries. When those in authority are obeying God’s will, it is easier to “live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness” (1 Timothy 2:2).

Prayer is the Christian’s greatest weapon in a world that seems to be coming apart around us. -Franklin Graham. 

Dr. Rodney Howard-Browne's statement was so true, this could bring about a “spiritual awakening” in America if we continue to Pray for those in authority.