Following the deadly shooting incident at a city Municipal building in Virginia Beach, where at least 12 people were killed, President Trump paid a surprise visit to a Virginia Church where he and others prayed for the nation.
As the Daily Wire reports, Trump visited McLean Bible Church, an evangelical church located in Vienna, Virginia, where he met Pastor David Platt on stage for prayer.
Platt thanked the president for the visit and started his prayer, putting his hand on Trump’s back.
Here’s a transcript of the prayer, provided via the Daily Wire:
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 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.
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Please, oh God, give him wisdom and help him to lead our country.
Alongside other leaders we pray today for leaders in Congress, we pray for leaders in courts, we pray for leaders in national and state levels.
Please, oh God, help us to look to you. Help us to trust in your word. Help us to seek your wisdom and live in ways that reflect your love and your grace, your righteousness and your justice. We pray your blessing on our president to that end. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
Trump shook Platt’s hand after the prayer and thanked him repeatedly. He also applauded Platt and the church for their prayers before exiting the stage. He did not make any remarks.
The Daily Wire also reports Sunday had been a designated day by more than 250 Christian leaders to pray for President Trump: “that God would protect, strengthen, embolden, and direct him.”
Evangelical leader Franklin Graham announced over Facebook: “President Trump’s enemies continue to try everything to destroy him, his family, and the presidency. In the history of our country, no president has been attacked as he has. I believe the only hope for him, and this nation, is God.”
He continued: “On June 2, we ask that pastors would lead their congregations in praying for the President, that Sunday schools and other groups would join together and pray, and that individuals and families across the country would have a special focus on praying for the President that day.”