American Pastors Network
President Sam Rohrer.
The unexpected and seemingly miraculous election of political novice Donald Trump to the presidency last week was a sign of "God answering the prayer of His people," said Sam Rohrer, president of the American Pastors Network, who added that even Trump's opponents were stirred to think that God intervened, calling the event "historic" and "unbelievable."
"[T]his was an answer to prayer in my opinion," said Rohrer, a former member (1993-2010) of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, in a Nov. 11 interview on "Focus Today."
"We said, God have mercy on us," explained Rohrer. "And, if You choose in Your providence to overrule the manipulations of man, [then] make a win so clearly, so clear, that even its opponents would have to say somebody like God, or God, did it."
"I believe that’s exactly what happened," Rohrer told host Perry Atkinson.
During the nearly 30-minute interview, Rohrer commented on the election, “How anyone looks at this, and this was an answer to prayer in my opinion, for what we were praying for, and I think many who were pretty faithful in praying prior to the election."
"I know that we on our program, and as we encouraged our pastors, we asked God that, if you choose to have mercy on us as a nation – that’s how we prayed, God have mercy on us – because if we prayed give us justice, we’d all be in big trouble," said Rohrer.
"When I watched these people on Tuesday night as they looked at what was happening and just hung their heads and almost quivered in amazement, they used these same kinds of words: historic, unbelievable, how can it be, it doesn’t make sense, world-changing – those kinds of things," said Rohrer.
“That would be the summation of it. I believe that what we saw was God answering the prayer of His people, and giving us a window – not necessarily a long window – but I think giving us a window of opportunity that now really more than ever depends on what God’s people do following what we saw happen on Tuesday," he said.
President-elect Donald Trump. (AP)
Sam Rohrer, president of the American Pastors Network, is married and has six children and five grandchildren.