Worship Leaders, Pastors Gather in Oval Office to Pray for President

President Trump surrounded by a large group of worship leaders from across the country whom he invited to pray for him in the Oval Office Friday. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

About 50 worship leaders from all across the country - including Bethel Music’s Jenn and Brian Johnson, Hillsong Pastor Brian Houston, as well as worship leader Kari Job - gathered at the White House recently for a faith briefing.  The purpose of the briefing was for guests to hear about religious liberty initiatives the White House was working on, and for the President himself to ask those gathered for their prayers.   

"All 50 of us crammed into the Oval Office. He sat at his desk and he said pray for me," Sean Feucht, a Bethel Music worship leader who is running for Congress in California's Third Congressional District, told Fox News.

"We just laid our hands on him and prayed for him. It was like a real intense, hardcore prayer. It was so wild," Feucht said. "I could not believe he invited us in. That he carved out time to meet with us."

Kari Jobe and husband Cody Carnes were moved by the meeting, and the work the Administration is doing…. 

 

Brian Houston, senior pastor of Hillsong Church, joined the group to share about the faith-based meeting.  "When America is strong, the world is a better place," the Christian leader shared on the White House Twitter. "What a great opportunity it's been to see some of the initiatives that are happening to help freedom of religion." 

"Wonderful stopping by a worship leaders briefing today at the White House!" Vice President Mike Pence wrote on Twitter. "America is a proud Nation of believers and our Administration will always defend the freedom of religion of every American, of every faith!"

The briefing was organized by Paula White-Cain, the president's personal pastor and special adviser to the Faith and Opportunity Initiative in the White House.

 

 

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