Evangelical Leaders ‘Lay Hands’ On Trump In Oval Office by the Forward

Evangelical Leaders ‘Lay Hands’ On Trump In Oval Office

Amidst the latest revelations about Russian involvement in the Trump campaign, a group of evangelical leaders gathered in the Oval Office on Monday to “lay hands” on President Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence, and to pray for “supernatural wisdom” and protection.

“What a humbling moment standing in the Oval Office — laying hands and praying for our President,” the evangelist pastor Rodney Howard-Browne wrote on Facebook, posting images of the gathering. “Supernatural Wisdom, Guidance and Protection - who could ever even imagine — wow — we are going to see another great spiritual awakening.”

Trump’s spiritual advisor Paula White-Cain can be seen in the photos at the president’s side. Members of Trump’s “religious advisory executive board,” were also present, including Johnnie Moore, a former senior vice president a large evangelical university in Virginia and Michele Bachmann, the former Republican congresswoman from Minnesota.

White-Cain and other leaders have “laid hands” on Trump before — in 2015, a similar ceremony was held in Trump Tower, including a Hebrew blessing from a Messianic televangelist.

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Sam Kestenbaum is a contributing editor and former staff writer for the Forward. Before this, he worked for The New York Times and newsrooms in Sana, Ramallah and Beijing. Contact him at kestenbaum@forward.com and follow him on Twitter at @skestenbaum and on Instagram at @skestenbaum.

Evangelical Leaders ‘Lay Hands’ On Trump In Oval Office

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