President Donald Trump held a Cabinet meeting at the White House today, where he discussed the historic passing of the GOP’s tax bill and laid out his hopes for the futures of all middle-class Americans who stand to benefit from it. After the 20 minute meeting with his closest advisors, Trump turned to the reporters in the room, at which point something happened that is being called a “holy miracle.”
At the White House on Wednesday, Trump’s Cabinet prepared to close their meeting with a prayer by Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, who is a devout Christian. As reporters began to shuffle out of the room prior to the prayer, Trump turned to them and said the unthinkable.
“So, with that, I’m going to ask Ben Carson [to pray],” Trump started. Then, he addressed the reporters who had begun to file out of the room, saying, “You can stay if you want because you need the prayer more than I do, I think. You may be the only ones.”
Trump joked, “Maybe a good, solid prayer, and they’ll be honest, Ben. Is that possible?” adding, “So, Ben, we’ll ask you to say grace.”
Carson then went on to say the prayer with the reporters still in the room. “Our kind Father in heaven, we’re so thankful for the opportunities and the freedom that you’ve granted us in this country,” Carson began. “We thank you for the president and for Cabinet members who are courageous, who are willing to face the winds of controversy in order to provide a better future for those who come behind us,” he continued.
“We’re thankful for the unity in Congress, that presented an opportunity for our economy to expand, so we can fight the corrosive debt that has been destroying our future. And we hope that that unity will spread even beyond party lines so that people recognize we have a nation that is worth saving. And nations divided against themselves cannot stand,” Carson prayed.
“In this time of discord, distrust, and dishonesty, we ask that you will give us a spirit of gratitude, compassion, and common sense,” he added, before concluding, “And give us the wisdom to be able to guide this great nation in the future. We ask in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.”
“Thank you, Ben. Beautiful,” Trump said after Carson closed the prayer.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson led President Donald Trump and members of his Cabinet in a prayer Wednesday, thanking God for “unity in Congress,” and for providing an “opportunity for our economy to expand so that we can fight the corrosive debt that has been destroying our future.”
Carson also thanked God for a “courageous” president and a Cabinet “who are willing to face the winds of controversy in order to provide a better future.”
Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and Seventh Day Adventist, has said he prayed before every surgery he performed.
His prayer on Wednesday was overtly political, however, as he thanked God for the “unity” between House Republicans and Senate Republicans that facilitated the passage of a massive tax cut this week. He also prayed that this unity would, “spread even beyond party lines, so that people recognize we have a nation that is worth saving.” [Source: CNBC]
Isn’t it wonderful to have a president and Cabinet which openly pray in the White House? Needless to say, this is not something we would have seen from the Obama administration.
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