A prostitute stood on the street corner at 9:30 in the morning. She was holding a can of beer. Wellington Barlow approached her and asked if she knew Jesus. The woman began to cry and put down the beer.READ MORE
At the annual Prayer Breakfast this week, President Donald Trump quoted Scripture and referenced Jesus and the power of prayer.
He acknowledged House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who had been seriously injured when a gunman opened fire on lawmakers practicing for the annual congressional baseball game. “Your presence reminds us of Jesus’ words in the book of Matthew, ‘with God all things are possible,’” President Trump said.
He quoted Ephesians 2:10 in reference to teachers, policemen, first responders, and members of the military who sacrifice their lives to preserve and protect others.
The president also told the story of Sophia Marie Campa-Peters, a 9-year-old Texas girl who suffers from a rare disease that has caused her to endure multiple strokes. He said that her recent surgical recovery shows that she “has God on her side.”
He also alluded to the certainty of Christianity in America’s founding and traditions. He pointed to the words “one Nation under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance, “In God We Trust” on our currency, “Laus Deo” (“Praise be to God”) etched atop the Washington Monument, and the repeated references to the Creator who gives us rights in the Declaration of Independence.
“Our rights are not given to us by man; our rights come from our Creator,” President Trump said. “No matter what, no earthly force can take those rights away.”
For the continued courage of President Trump to stand for God, faith and prayer in the public arena.
For the testimonies of members of Congress and the Administration who claim a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
For those who have been critical of the president’s remarks to have their eyes opened that they might come to a place of trust and faith in God.