(CNSNews.com) -- During the Young Black Leadership Summit at the White House on Friday, female Ethiopian immigrant Mahalet went to the podium to pray for the nation and especially for President Donald Trump. Mahalet thanked God for "giving us a great leader like Mr. Donald Trump," and asked God to "protect us" and "protect our presuident."
Mahalet was born in Ethiopia. She was abandoned by her parents and eventually adopted at age 11 by a Christian family from the United States. Video of her prayer was taken by Turning Point USA.
At the podium, Mahalet told the crowd at the White House, “I want to say thank you, Mr. President. I know we have political warfare right now but I strongly believe it is a spiritual one as well."
"I know Americans are going to wake up and we’re going to get back to looking to God instead of social media," she said. "We’re going to go back to Jesus because Jesus saves, and this country was founded upon the Constitution, which is built on godly principles, and we’re going to fight for that."
“I just want to encourage all of you to pray every single day for this nation," said Mahalet. "I want you guys to pray and pray and pray. I’m from Ethiopia. I [now] live in a very beautiful city, Valparaiso in Indiana. Strong, strong people raised me and I want to pray real quick."
She continued, "All right. Dear God, I just want to say thank you for giving us this opportunity to be in the White House. Thank you for giving us a great leader like Mr. Donald Trump. And I would like to thank you for waking up our nation."
"God protect us," she prayed. "God protect our president. He’s going through so much now, so much scrutiny. God, I believe you gave him to us and I know he’s going to accomplish so much more. I know you have more for us. Jesus, I ask you to protect us and walk with us."
“The enemy tries to attack us every day," said Mahalet. "He tries to discourage us. But he has no room, no room no more. That’s all I have to say."
The Black Leadership Summit, Oct. 3-5, was sponsored by Turning Point USA in Washington, D.C. "Throughout the Summit, attendees will hear from some of the nation’s most well-known conservative leaders and activists, receive first-class professional development and leadership training, and network with other attendees and organizations from all across the country," reads a description of the event.
Some of the speakers at the summit included Candace Owens, Deneen Borelli, Larry Elder, Rob Smith, and Brandon Tatum.