Trump Makes Unannounced Visit to Church to Pray for Shooting Victims

Mark Jennings
By Mark Jennings | June 3, 2019 | 12:50 PM EDT


President Donald Trump paid a surprise visit to the McLean Bible Church in Vienna, Virginia to pray for the victims of the last Friday’s mass shooting in Virginia Beach, Virginia, which left 13 dead.

During the president’s visit, Pastor David Platt led the congregation in prayer for President Trump:

"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. That he would trust in You. That 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,"

He continued to pray for the President to exercise good leadership:

"Lord we pray, we pray that You would give him all the grace he needs to govern in ways we just saw in 1 Timothy, chapter 2, that will lead to peaceful and quiet lives, Godly and dignified in every way."

Platt closed by praying for all elected officials throughout the nation:

"We pray today for leaders in Congress. We pray for leaders in courts. We pray for leaders at national and state levels.”

The President’s visit came on June 2, the day that evangelist Franklin Graham urged his followers to join him for a day of prayer for President Trump.

“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,” Graham posted to Facebook, “I believe the only hope for him, and this nation, is God.”

“This is a critical time for America,” he continued “We’re on the edge of a precipice. Time is short. We need to pray for God to intervene. We need to ask God to protect, strengthen, encourage, and guide the President.”


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