NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER: President Trump White House Service

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER: President Trump White House Service



good morning welcome to the White House please bow your heads for a prayer the Lord bless you and keep you the Lord makes his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace amen mr. president thank you very much you please thank you very much and thank you Melania for the great job you do as first lady people love you no matter where I go they love you on this National Day of Prayer the first lady and I are absolutely delighted to welcome all of you to the White House a very special occasion for us I notice for you to the White House is a very very special place I'd like to begin by sending our prayers to the people of Venezuela in their righteous struggle for freedom the brutal repression of the Venezuelan people must end that it must end soon people are starving they have no food they have no water and this was once one of the wealthiest countries in the world so we wish them well we'll be there to help and we are there to help thank you very importantly this morning we're grateful to be joined by so many of our representatives and great representatives they are and I want to start with somebody who's very special to the success of our administration we're doing things that haven't been done in a long time including an economy that may be the best ever and he's been a big big help you'll never guess who that is Mike Bettes vice president and also a wonderful lady and a real friend of the Trump family and a tremendous wife I can say that Karen pence Thank You Kerry we're all so glad to have with us secretary sonny perdue sunny where sunday stand up studying agriculture secretary of housing ben carson great job then hm deputy secretary eric hagen and ambassador sam brownback thank you both very much thank you thank you very much I'm looking at that beautiful red here would you please stand up you better you better come up here great to have you thanks also to the many faith leaders from across the country with us today special special people and what are the things I'm most proud of is the Johnson amendment you can now speak your mind and speak it freely I said I was going to do that I told Paula White who I want to thank so much for everything she's done Paula that was one of the things I said they took away your voice politically and these are the people I want to listen to politically but you weren't allowed to speak they would lose their tax-exempt status that's not happening anymore so we got rid of the Johnson amendment that's a big thing and also I want to very much thank somebody's done a fantastic job president of the National Day of Prayer dr. Ronnie Floyd and along with Reverend Thank You Ronnie great job I saw you this morning thank you very much father truelist where are you father father Sinha please father thank you very much father mrs. Bachchu thank you very much thank you very much chaplain I'm Berra great having dinner with you last night ray Chaplin thank you very much rabbi Kohen Thank You rabbi great being with you and the prestonwood Baptist Church Choir wow great job on this special day we joined communities and congregations across our country in continuing a great tradition that helped build our nation and we have built it now stronger than ever before they're starting to find out in March of 1776 as the founders prepared to draft the Declaration of Independence the Continental Congress asked everyone to join in a day of prayer and fasting for the cause of freedom they go hand in hand it's a beautiful thing to watch today we give thanks for this magnificent country and we proudly come together as one nation under God and one of the things that Mike and I were discussing just a little while ago people are so proud to be using that beautiful word God and they're using the word God again and they're not hiding from it and they're not being told to take it down and they're not saying we can't honor God in god we trust' so important a little thing on the campaign but it wasn't such a little thing to me when I first started four years ago haven't been doing this so long we did a good job but when I first started campaigning people were not allowed or in some cases foolishly ashamed to be using on stores Merry Christmas Happy Christmas they'd say happy holidays that have red walls and you'd never see Christmas that was four years ago take a look at your stores nowadays it's all Merry Christmas again Merry Christmas again they're proud of it I always said you're gonna be saying Merry Christmas again and that's what's happened as we unite on this day of prayer we renew our resolve to protect communities of faith and to ensure they're all people and all of our people can live and pray and worship in peace in recent months it's been pretty tough we've seen evil and hate-filled attacks on religious communities in the United States and all around the world one month ago three historically black churches were burned tragically in Louisiana in Sri Lanka and New Zealand hundreds of Christians and Muslims were brutally murdered at their places of worship in October and anti-semitic killer attacked the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh that was a horrible event the first lady and I went to see that was not even believable and last week a gunman opened fire at a synagogue in Poway California while Jewish families celebrated the last day of Passover we mourn for the loss of one extraordinary member of that congregation Laurie Gilbert Kay who stood in front of the shooter and gave her life to protect her rabbi an incredible man an incredible person this morning we are privileged to be in the presence of heroes who raced after the murder and helped disrupt the attack at the Poway synagogue Army veteran Oscar Stewart and Border Patrol agent Jonathan Morales please stand police fan say a few words please ah this is incredible I just want to say everything that the president has said I echo we need to be strong as a group of people that love God whether you call him Mohammed whether you call him Shiva whether you call him Yahweh Shem whatever we need to be strong because that's the only way we're gonna defeat evil and just and do not be afraid to be who you are be proud and lift yourself up that's all morning all I'm a bore poison assigning all Central Station all central sector in California and like President Trump said we were celebrating our last day of Passover supposed to be a joyous festival in we were attacked with their backs turned but you know brave people stood up and confronted this person we ended the situation the best we could with the resources we had and because I don't I'd like to use it use a quote from the butcher Rebbe he said in order to fight these random acts of violence we must continue to do random acts of kindness and all as you keep doing mr. Vaughn and good deeds and we will overcome this evilness [Applause] incredible job both of you have done your bravery is an inspiration to us all we're also profoundly honored to be joined by somebody that I've gotten to know a little bit by telephone I had a what was going to be about a one-minute conversation just to express my sorrow and gratitude and everything else you could express and it ended up being about 25 minutes and it was a very warm he's a very warm incredible man yes rel goldstein rabbi and I'll tell you it wasn't in the schedule but rather I'd love to bring you up because there was nobody that expressed the horror and the beauty of what you represent better than you did and I very much appreciated rabbi I know you're here with your son and your brother I very much appreciate it please come up and say a few words [Applause] just five days ago Saturday morning I faced evil and the worst darkest of all time right in our own hands over stood right at about a pally I face them and I had to make a decision do I run and hide or do i stand tall and fight I protect all those that are there we cannot control but we can control how we react the way we reacted darkness is with light it was that moment then I made a decision no matter what happens to me I'm going to save as many people as possible I should have been dead by now based on the rule of statistics I was in the line of fire bullets flying all the way my fingers got blown off but I did not stop me as a Jew you are a soldier of God you need to stand tall and stand fast and do whatever it takes to change the world my life has changed forever but it changed so I can make change and I can help others learn how to be strong how to be mighty and tall many have asked me rabbi where do we go from here how do we prevent this and I might responses well I ready told me when President Ronald Reagan was shot the release says we need to go back to the basics and introduce the moment of silence in all public schools so from early childhood none could recognize that there is more good to the world that they are valuable that there is accountability and every human being is created in God's image if something good could come out of this terrible terrible horrific event let us bring back a moment of silence to our public school system I also want to thank the United States of America I like to thank our dear mr. president for being as I say a mention par excellence mr. president when you called me I was at home you were the first person who began my healing you people in the worst of times and I'm so grateful for that too mrs. Lori Kay of blessed memory a 60 year old dear friend of our congregation I've known her for 25 years a staunch volunteer she works for the Friendship Circle an organization that helps children with special needs this year on June 2nd we're doing a march in her memory to show that nothing is going to stop us we're gonna March this victory and you helped us bring glory a great honor and God bless you and God bless america [Applause] such beautiful words a great man and he said this is my greatest moment in life to go from darkness to the White House right that's great beautiful thank you very much forever I appreciate it anything we can do you know that and it's truly your courage and your grace and devotion touches every heart and soul in America we're blessed by having you and your family here with us today Thank You rabbi and please give our regards to everybody it was a tough tough period of time we will fight with all our strength and everything that we have in our bodies to defeat anti-semitism to end the attacks on the Jewish people and to conquer all forms of persecution intolerance and hate you know that rubbing every citizen has the absolute right to live according to the teachings of their faith and the convictions of their heart this is the bedrock of American life to protect this heritage my administration has strongly defended religious liberty to words you'd haven't heard too much about for a long period of time but now you're hearing it all the time religious liberty earlier this week I took action to ensure that federal employees can take paid time off to observe religious holy days and just today we finalize new protections conscience rights for physicians pharmacists nurses teachers students and faith-based charities they've been wanting to do that for a long time right Mike they've been wanting to do that for a long time happen today together we are building a culture that churches the dignity and worth of human life every child born and unborn is a sacred gift from God thank you very much in addition I am committing to you today that my administration will preserve the central role of faith-based adoption and foster care agencies to care for vulnerable children while following their deeply held beliefs and those are words you probably never thought you'd ever hear to give former inmates a second chance at life we passed criminal justice reform evanka stand-up Ivanka Trump and Jared Ivanka and Jared works so hard now for the first time faith-based organizations can serve federal prisoners they can take care of the people in and they can take care of prisoners as they get out and we've had the greatest success because of the economy being so strong where people leaving prison now in a much more fair basis but people leaving prison can get jobs and they've done incredibly well employers who would never have done that before because there was a stigma obviously there was a pretty tough stigma so they wouldn't go that route and people would end up back in prison but now employers that would not have done that before are doing it and they're so happy I know somebody who's put on seven prisoners former prisoners and he told me you have no idea how really great they are how good they are he actually said they're better than most of the other people working there so that's a tremendous thing that's probably the first time in since the beginning of this great nation where they're doing so well so we hope they keep it up the economy is helping the economy is helping but now they're helping themselves and they're doing a fantastic job and we're also supporting faith-based addiction recovery programs because we understand the power of prayer and I will say our first lady is taken to this it's incredible what she's done and we're down 16% with opioid 16% is a lot and Melania please stand up that's a fantastic job you can please I heard that number the first time the other day and I said that's a lot that really is it's not there but we hope to get there and we're also trying very hard through the tremendous amounts of billions and billions of dollars that we give out to hospitals and and pharmaceutical companies and everybody to come up with painkillers that are non addictive so you don't go into the hospital with a broken arm and come out a drug addict which is what happens in many cases so we are trying to come up and we're getting very close to come up with a powerful painkiller that at the same time is non-addictive wouldn't that be nice right wouldn't that be nice here with us today is Ashley Evans from Dayton Ohio who was milania's guest at the State of the Union two years ago Ashley was suffering from the grip of heroin addiction when she found out that she was pregnant she returned to a Recovery Center and was welcomed by her mentor Angie Dennis who was waiting at the door Ashley and Angie developed a great relationship and Angie said to her I'm so glad you made it back I've been praying for you today Angie is sitting right next to Ashley and as Ashley says prayer is what got me clean beautiful words next week Ashley will celebrate sixteen months free from addiction and she's earned back the custody of her beautiful daughter Olivia who is here also right now with mom and Ashley Olivia said Olivia I had a feeling that was a little I've been listening to Olivia the entire time Olivia has dominated the service and that's okay Ashley come on up say a few words please I would just like to say that finding God saved my life it's been incredible it's been a journey but without him I could not do this and I'd like to say thank you Angie for helping me find him it would spin it's been a crazy experience it's been incredible God has been with me every step of the way and everything has worked out perfectly I have reunited with Olivia I have an amazing support system back home and in Columbus Ohio and I've gotten to do some amazing things and that's by the grace of God so thank you [Applause] right she is I just said how is she doing he is so awesome you know the biggest honor that I could have was to pass along to Ashley it's a relationship with Jesus it's a relationship it's not a religion it's not a bunch of rules it's it's just that personal relationship you know and if you'll trust him and you do your part you do your part and then trust him and ask for help for the rest he'll make doors open that no man can close you know so I'm just honored to be a part of this [Applause] thank you very much for those beautiful words Ashley Olivia and Angie thank you for being with us and for reminding us that prayer works miracles and prayer saves lives and as God promises in the Bible those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength they will soar on the wings like eagles they will run and not grow weary and they will walk and not be faint and that's something that Mike and I think about all the time right Mike on this prayer day what do you think Mike I think so hey we deserve it people say how do you get through that whole stuff how do you go through those witch hunts and everything else and you know what we do Mike we just do it right and we think about God that's true so thank you all very much well this Day of Prayer we once again place our hopes in the hands of our Creator and we give thanks for those wondrous lands of Liberty and this is truly the greatest of all land of Liberty our country our country is special it will always be special it will be greater than ever before we're doing things that will make it better than ever before and especially for churches and synagogues and mosques and everyone else people of faith we pray that this nation our home these United States will forever be strengthened by the goodness and the grace and the eternal glory of God thank you very much thank you thank you very much so it's an honor to once again host so many believers in the Rose Garden and now I'd like to ask those who are leading us in prayer to please come up please come up some of the great leaders please come up you know who I'm talking about don't be shy come up Ralph I see Ralph in the audience Franklin was here we have some great great people thank you please you take off please bow your heads for every year our Father who art in heaven hallowed be thy name on this special National Day of Prayer we come to you United as a nation to give you glory you created the universe and endowed the human person from conception with such a dignity that made the psalmist exclaim what is man that you should be mindful of him you crowned him with glory and honor you have given him rule over the works of your hands [Applause]

26 thoughts on “NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER: President Trump White House Service

  1. God bless the United States of America. God bless President Trump, His family, His Vice and all people in government and houses of Senate, Congress, Govership, Parliament and all the law makers and all defence personnel and all the Americans. God graciously bless America. In Jesus Christ precious name. Amen

  2. The Pope & the church need to realize that their lane narrows more & more every year & they need to stay in that lane & work on growing their congregations!! Religion should never be involved in politics. Look at what it's done around the world! Nothing but corruption & death.

  3. We can bless our president as many times that we want,And it is written in the Bible,that to even Bless our enemies,because we are not mean or hateful as they are to show them we are GOD belivers and shold not be as them,always praying for all who are lost and forgetting that JESUS SON OF GOD DIE FOR ALL PEOPLE..AND HE LIVES FOR EVER…WE NEED TO STUDY THE BIBLE, UNDERSTANDING WHAT GOD WANTS US TO TELL AND SHOW THE WORLD…WE ARE THE LIGHT,AND THE SALT OF THIS WORLD,,THEIR FOR WE ARE STRONG,FEARLESS,AND WITH A HEART OF LOVE,PEACE,AND MERCY AS JESUS….FOLLOW GOD COMMENDS AND KEEP PRAYERS IN YOUR MIND AND HEART…GOD BLESS OUR PRESIDENT AND HIS FAMILY,AND ALL WHO WORK TOGETHER WITH HIM. …GOD BLESS AMERICA….I LOVE MY PRESIDENT AND ISRAEL.

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