President Donald J. Trump declares September third, twenty thousand and seventeen, a National Day of Prayer. He’s the first President in my lifetime that invites religious leaders into the Oval Office to offer prayers of support and guidance. He’s humble enough to bow his head in prayer for the people of this country. That is truly unique and refreshing. With Trump, it’s not about him, it’s about the people.
We haven’t had a day of prayer in a long time in this country, and it’s about time. Too often politicians are too politically correct to appease the terminally offended. These are the same people that mock people of faith, and the politicians pander to these people. One former President labeled people of faith as “Bitter Clingers“, those that cling to their guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations. However, this leftist President didn’t stop there, he also made a racist remark that these people of faith are white working class Americans, non-college educated, frightened, struggling, politically misguided, and anesthetized into believing that more guns and more God would solve their problems. Pretty insulting to the voting middle America. This was a speech given to wealthy coastal liberals that look down on middle, or fly-over, America.
President Donald Trump reminds me of President Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln wasn’t church going and deeply religious President, but he read the Bible from cover to cover, and he could recite passages as if he was an Evangelist preacher. President Trump isn’t a church going President either, but he has repetitively said he gets his inspiration from the Bible. Unlike a former President that sat in a church of hate for over 20 years, and was married by, and had his children baptized by, the very same preacher that damned America.
President Trump is hardly a Bible thumper, but his reverence and respect for Judaeo-Christian values is reflected in the values the Founders designed into the Constitution. Yet, the left calls President Trump antisemitic even though his daughter is married to a Jew, and she converted to an orthodox Jew. How does a antisemite then put his own daughter as one of his closes advisers in the White House? Actions often speak louder than words, and with some former Presidents that did attended churches, they seem rather phony in retrospect.
Both President Trump and Vice-President Pence are men of humble reverence, and I cannot be more proud to call them both leaders of the United States of America and the Free World. This is what I would expect in true leadership for this country. There a commonsense approach to governance by these men that the country has been lacking for a long, long, time. I definitely feel safer and more confident about the future of this country.
Despite a swamp of treachery from both parties in congress, President Trump’s energy level is amazing. I was also impressed by the First Lady Melania Trump, as religious as she is, especially when she recited the Lord Prayer. A Catholic in the White House since JFK. There seems to be no end to the surprises with this family. Preconceived notions by media appearances painted a different picture in the public’s perception. Along with a hostile press and a corrupt political system, these Trump outsiders to the swamp, the Sodom and Gomorrah of American politics, they seem unfazed by all the criticism. A strength to their character.
So I will pray for them and our great country. I shudder to think what would have been the alternative. Our prayers were granted for President Trump’s election. We will continue to pray for his success in guiding this country. We will continue to pray for our country and for all the citizens of the United States of America. Amene!