Praying for the President: Evangelical pastor shares image of prayer circle laying their hands on Donald Trump’s back in the Oval Office
- President Donald Trump hosted prayer circle in the Oval Office on Monday
- Televangelist pastor Rodney Howard-Browne shared image of it on Facebook
- It shows people laying their hands on President Trump’s back as they prayed
- Mr Howard-Browne called the moment ‘surreal’ and ‘humbling’
- Johnnie Moore, who was also at the meeting, said Trump was in ‘good spirits’
- ‘He was as strong and focused as I have ever seen him. It was as if he was entirely above the fray,’ Moore added
This is the moment evangelical leaders laid their hands on Donald Trump‘s back as they prayed over him in the Oval Office.
Evangelical pastor Rodney Howard-Browne led a prayer circle alongside his wife Adonica in the White House and then shared the image on Facebook.
President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence can be seen closing their eyes and bowing their heads in the solemn moment.
The group were invited to pray with Trump during a meeting with members of The Office of Public Liaison.
Others pictured included Jack Graham, the pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, and Michele Bachmann, the former Republican congresswoman from Minnesota.
Evangelical pastor Rodney Howard-Browne posted this image of himself and wife Adonica leading prayers over President Trump on Monday as people laid their hands on him
Mr Howard-Browne, who came from South Africa to America in 1987 after a ‘calling from God’, called the moment ‘surreal’ and ‘humbling’
Mr Howard-Browne, who is from South Africa but came to America in 1987 after a ‘calling from God’, described the moment as ‘surreal’ and ‘humbling’.
He wrote: ‘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.
Mr Howard-Browne’s teachings on the concept of ‘holy laughter’ – an outpouring of joy caused by the Holy Spirit – helped to inspire the Toronto Blessing, which many believe to be an instance of mass blessing which took place in 1994.
Johnnie Moore, a former senior vice president at Liberty University, a large evangelical university in Virginia, was also at the meeting.
He told CNN that they used to also pray with Obama, but with Trump it is different.
‘When we are praying for President Trump, we are praying within the context of a real relationship, of true friendship,’ he said.
‘He was also in good spirits,’ Moore said. ‘He was as strong and focused as I have ever seen him. It was as if he was entirely above the fray.’
President Trump put his Christian faith at the front and center of his campaign for the presidency, and made a particular point of appealing to evangelicals.
At dozens of his rallies he proudly read out polls showing strong approval ratings from the evangelical community, and thanked them for their support.
It was Trump’s positioning of himself as a defender of the faith – at one point vowing ‘to protect Christianity’ – that saw him ultimately defeat Ted Cruz to become the Republican nominee.
And this latest image attracted a lot of support on social media
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