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REALLY REALLY A Pastor Having To Defend Praying For The President Of The United States of America

Rickey Stokes

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Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jun 04 2019 9:58 PM

I wanted to share all of this with you in part because I know that some within our church, for a variety of valid reasons, are hurt that I made this decision.

Pastor David Platt explains why he prayed for Trump


You mean to tell me that a Pastor has to defend why he prayed for the President of the United States of America. That a Pastor is questioned by members of the body of Christ as to why he would pray for the President of the United States of America, or would have to explain why he would life anyone up in the Name of Christ in prayer.

That my friend it the lowest of the low of the people of the body of Christ. 

No matter who requested to be lifted up in prayer, that is the duty and obligation of a believer. Praying for someone does not necessarily mean you agree or disagree with them or their views. But if you claim to know Christ as your personal Savior and then you challenge someone for lifting one another in prayer, then you are not really a true believer in Christ.

For a Pastor to have to explain his praying for anyone, baffles me.

Reminds me of a local Pastor I asked to reach out to someone who was high profile and let them know they were loved and being prayed for during a trial. After a couple of weeks the Pastor had not done so. I called him and he told me that he was not going to start a contact --- campaign. My reply was that I did not ask you to. I just asked you to reach out and tell them they were loved and you were praying for them.

But preacher, thanks for teaching me something I did not know. I have always thought GOD'S LOVE was unconditional and you are now teaching me HIS love is CONDITIONAL.

WRONG... the love of GOD is UNCONDITIONAL. He might not approve of the sin, but HE loves the sinner. And through that LOVE we can turn around.

Folks...from being around media, life, government and politics... I can assure you we do not know Donald Trump or his real heart. But Donald Trump needs prayer and that Pastor owes no one an apology for praying for the President of the United States of America or anyone.


A former Birmingham megachurch pastor now leading a church in Virginia got a surprise visit at the church Sunday from President Donald Trump and prayed with him onstage.

That decision made some at McLean Bible Church in Virginia uncomfortable.

The Rev. David Platt, former pastor of the Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham from 2006-2014, brought Trump out on stage and prayed for him, holding an open Bible in his right hand as he placed his left hand on Trump’s back.

“I want to ask us to bow our heads together now and pray for our president,” Platt said.

Later, acknowledging some criticism from the church, Platt issued a letter of explanation:


REALLY    REALLY     A Pastor Having To Defend Praying For The President Of The United States of America

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