Trump Inauguration to Feature Prayer of Prosperity Preacher Paula White Who ‘Secured His Calling’

WASHINGTON — Prominent Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Franklin Graham, and prosperity preacher Paula White will be among the ecumenical selection of faith leaders who will present prayers and readings at Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony next month, the inaugural committee announced on Wednesday.

“Since the first inaugural ceremony, our leaders have paid tribute to the blessings of liberty that have been bestowed upon our country and its people,” Committee Chairman Tom Barrack said in a statement. “I am pleased to announce that a diverse set of faith leaders will offer readings and prayers at the swearing-in of President-elect Trump and honor the vital role religious faith plays in our multicultural, vibrant nation.”

In addition to Dolan, Graham and White, Jewish rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Samuel Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and Wayne Jackson of Great Faith Ministries International will also participate.

“I am honored to have been asked to offer a reading from Scripture at the upcoming presidential inauguration, and look forward to asking Almighty God to inspire and guide our new president and to continue to bless our great nation,” Dolan said in a statement.

“In American history Inauguration Day is one of the most sacred and important celebrations we have as a people, not only because it signifies the peaceful transition of power but also because on this day ‘We The People’ appeal to the favor, blessing and guidance of God on our country, on our people and on our new leadership,” White also remarked.

As previously reported, in September 2015, White was among a number of spiritual leaders, including televangelists Kenneth Copeland and Jan Crouch, who laid hands on and prayed for Trump at Trump Tower in New York. She specifically made a “faith declaration” that she was securing Trump’s “calling and his mantle.”

“Father, we just secure him right now by the blood of Jesus. We thank you that no weapon formed against him will be able to prosper and any tongue that rises against him will be condemned according to the word of God,” White, who leads New Destiny Christian Center in Florida, prayed as she touched his arm.

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“All the days of his life, let him live well,” she continued. “I secure him. I secure his children. I secure his calling and his mantle.”

James Dobson of Focus on the Family also told reporters in June that “Paula White has known Trump for years and that she personally led him to Christ.”

White, like Trump, has been married three times. She married Journey rocker Jonathan Cain in May 2015 following a divorce from second husband Randy White in 2007. In a message the two delivered about marriage in August of last year, Cain advised, “Ladies, if you don’t know what he likes, figure it out. Get a book. … If he likes to watch porn, watch porn with him.”

In addition to prayers and readings from Catholic, Jewish and evangelical leaders, music will also be provided by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

“The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has a great tradition of performing at the inaugurals of U. S. presidents,” Ron Jarrett, president of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, said in a statement. “Singing the music of America is one of the things we do best. We are honored to be able to serve our country by providing music for the inauguration of our next president.”

As previously reported, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has performed at inaugural events for Presidents Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.


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  • Amos Moses

    /SMH ……….

  • Charles

    So….. One fake Christian confirming another fake Christian?

    • Emmanuel

      LOL, this is the new church under Trump, Obama and DC

  • robertzaccour

    It’s great to see fellow Christians in prayer with our president. May God use him and do great things in America.

    • jael2

      Dear Robert,
      Yes indeed, Christians, that is true Believers in Jesus Christ, who have repented and believed, and are obeying the commands of God, should pray for all our leaders to do the same.
      For the unbelievers, adulterers, and false prophets who will be praying, God will not hear.

      • robertzaccour

        I don’t personally know the people in the included video so my comment stands. Only God knows the condition of their spirits.

        • Dan Jones

          Since America was never a “Christian” nation as many claim, he may have got elected to bring America to destruction… Remember, all I heard was “God is in control” so let’s see if people really meant that in the days ahead… I pray I am wrong, but I have watched America SPIT in God’s face one too many times… and if Trump had been the Democratic candidate with all his nasty attacks and tweets (and accusations) evangelicals would have RUN far far away from him… BUT since he was GOP then he had to be of God right???? Sick and disgusting hypocrisy…

          • robertzaccour

            You copy and pasted that twice, but for argument’s sake let’s say you’re right. Does that mean we shouldn’t pray for the man?

        • Martha Bartha

          God only knows………………

    • Robert

      I think it would be better instead of praying with we should all pray for each other. Just untill we can all agree on what we believe is the Christian faith. This way we won’t have to fell guilty if another person belief is really strange to Christianity and we did not know it..

    • Martha Bartha

      Make America White Again!

      • Darren H

        There are millions of black and Latino evangelicals in America,
        so your post is stupid and childish.

        • Martha Bartha

          There are? Why wasn’t I told?

          • Gary Whiteman

            Judging from your posts, you are either stoned or drunk 24/7.

  • NCOriolesFan

    I can see the misery of liberals on that wonderful day for conservatives.

    • Emmanuel

      Who think Trump is conservative? LOL

  • Croquet_Player

    There is nothing that’s easier to fake than piety. I find it hilarious that some people actually believe that Trump, who has never previously demonstrated the slightest interest in religious matters, and when asked can’t even name a bible verse, is suddenly a person of faith with a newfound but genuine zeal for religion. He sucked up to some evangelical leaders for political expediency, and it worked.

    • Patriot

      Liberals fake compassion and tolerance. We see through you.

      Go examine your own knee-deep hypocrisies, since you’ve got so much time on your hands.

      • Croquet_Player

        And, this relates to Trump’s convenient new piety how?

      • Emmanuel

        I am a liberal because I did not vote Trump, the liberal in disguise. And you being an alleged conservative, voted for the liberal, but you are not a liberal?
        What’s next, I need to repent because I did not vote for the heathen ie the Man of God Donald Trump? I need Jesus but you are a hard core Christian for voting for the unrepentant christian. LOL you make me laugh

  • Bernhard Rosenberg

    SOMEONE TELL ME DID RABBI HIER VOTE FOR FOR OBAMA

  • Dan Jones

    All I can say is “My Lord My God” can’t your people see through this deception? And if Franklin Graham is going along with it what does that tell you about him? We need to start praying hard Saints for we are seeing the one world religion being formed right before our eyes…

    Always be a light that is shininginthedark

    • Emmanuel

      Amen

    • PilgrimGirl

      Can two walk together except they be agreed?

      Franklin is just doing the same thing that Billy did.

      • Dan Jones

        Yea, took over his Dad’s business… I see your point…

        • PilgrimGirl

          The world still hates Christ and His elect though…

          • Dan Jones

            I agree…

  • Dan Jones

    Since America was never a “Christian” nation as many claim, he may have got elected to bring America to destruction… Remember, all I heard was “God is in control” so let’s see if people really meant that in the days ahead… I pray I am wrong, but I have watched America SPIT in God’s face one too many times… and if Trump had been the Democratic candidate with all his nasty attacks and tweets (and accusations) evangelicals would have RUN far far away from him… BUT since he was GOP then he had to be of God right???? Sick and disgusting hypocrisy…

    I pray that the Church repents of running to a man and not trusting God…

    • Emmanuel

      Amen brother, Amen!!!
      I would never invite Trump to preach at my church. And here we are making him out to be Paul or Peter.

    • David Stoneslinger

      God was not on the ballot.
      We weren’t voting for a Savior or a Messiah.
      All the people running were very flawed human beings. I voted for Trump because he seemed less reprehensible than Hellary. That’s how politics works. Vote for the least worst option.

      • Dan Jones

        There is no scriptural basis for voting… We are told to pray for our leaders and we are told not to entangle ourselves in the affairs of the world… If Trump had been the Democratic nominee with all his vicious attacks/tweets and with all the women who came forward; evangelicals would not have come near him or voted for him…

  • Tangent002

    White and Trump can discuss their previous two marriages apiece.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Trumps’ America is better than Hillary’s, but USA’s downward path hasn’t changed. No godliness = No greatness. Rev. Graham will keep preaching the Gospel.

    • Emmanuel

      Sister Grace, I have disagree with you. Trump’s America is like dog turds and Hilary’s like cow turds. No matter what, we have to smell the turds. They are no different and one turd is not better than the other. These so-called pastors need to make sure Trump has prayed the sinners prayer and he needs to confess his sins. Anything outside of that, is pointless.

      • Robert

        Would you mind giving us the chapter and verse in the bible of the sinners prayer.?

        • Grace Kim Kwon

          The Holy Bible tells us to repent and believe in Jesus Christ. Sinner’s prayer summarizes what the entire Gospel message tells us to do. Many who did the prayer live the Christian life, the evidence of the Holy Spirit’s indwelling all according to the Holy Bible. Read and study the entire Holy Bible; you’ll know sinner’s prayer is altogether Biblical, similar to the doctrine of the Holy Trinity.

        • Emmanuel

          If you are looking for literal verses, it’s not there. sinners prayer is a saying that means; James 5:16
          The bible does not specifically say to not beat your wife, do you need a verse to justify why you are not doing it?

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        Yes, he needs repentance and faith in Jesus Christ to get saved, but at least he would grant Christians religious freedom and less number of unborn children would get killed under his rule…

        • Emmanuel

          I hope he does. But, good deeds don’t save a person.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Of course not. But even unsaved people could rescue some children if they follow the Christian teaching.

          • Emmanuel

            Yes, they can. We have wait and see

  • Emmanuel

    Again, we will pray and seek the grace and mercy of God. but, how about Trump? who is his god? who or what does he worship?

  • Ginger

    The “prosperity doctrines” of today have the whole thing twisted around, and they think that because I gave my money, it magically must be given back to me. Because I spoke some words formed by my doctrines, this demand becomes an obligation that God must do and follow. They
    have made God a servant to their whims, and a dog to come at their beckoning.
    They have lost sight of who God is, and who they are, and under what conditions God will even listen to them. God blesses those that bless Him, and the first part of that condition is getting right with God, by confessing your sins “in Jesus name”. You are turning your entire self over to God for you to be led, and not you leading God. It is God that clears the path, and prepares the way, not you. It is God that does what is right for you so that you will fit in His plan, and not the other way around.

    Our Father has a lot to say about them. Isaiah 56:10 His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, they love slumber. 11 Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to the own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter. 12 Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and to-morrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant.

  • Robert

    The richer we are the easier it is to forget God and that we get to heaven by Christ his merits alone

  • Becky

    “…a diverse set of faith leaders will offer readings and prayers…”

    “But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say?”
    Luke 6:46

  • Robert

    Trump confession is that he is Presbyterian all things worship wise that have to do with his inauguration should then be performed by a Presbyterian pastor. His Oaths to God prayers etc. Those of us not Presbyterian should pray for him not with him and he can pray for us also if he wants to.

  • Robert

    I did not vote for Hillary she says she is for murder by abortion I voted for Trump and his vice president both say they are against murder ny abortion. Also from what I remember democrats to many of them did not even want to acknowledge there was a God at one of there conventions. . They also have people who think the Muslim brother hood just fine
    So I am happy Trump and Pence won. Rather than Clinton..

  • http://www.imagineitincorporatedng.com/ Tessa

    Let us see what the Lord will do.

    • Becky

      Almighty God through Christ our Lord has already revealed what is to come…it’s all written in the Holy Bible.

  • Martha Bartha

    Allah be Praised!

  • David Stoneslinger

    I’m no fan of White (or her ex-husband), but she does represent a sizable segment of Americans who call themselves Christians, so maybe her presence there is a good thing. Trump is no Christian, as we all know, but he is not a committed hater of Christianity like Obama and Hillary are.

  • HpO

    If, as Heather Clark’s controversy-laced headline reads, “Trump Inauguration to Feature Prayer of Prosperity Preacher Paula White Who ‘Secured His Calling””, how come there are no such (sub) headlines for Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Rabbi Marvin Hier, Bishop Wayne T. Jackson, Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, and Rev. Franklin Graham? Aren’t existing reports out there saying they’re all controversial figures anyway? So why pick only on her or, for that matter, even scapegoat anybody at all?!

  • HpO

    Here’s the 2nd weird thing about this PaulaWhiteGate Scandal, as confirmed by the articles below. All the accusers have come from the pro-Hillary or anti- Trump voting Evangelical population in the US of A – using conservative Christianity for liberal political purposes! No wonder the likes of Washington Post and Salon are just loving this politically exploitable situation!

    “Who Led Donald Trump to Faith in Christ?”, Jacob Lupfer, Patheos, June 26, 2016

    “Twice-Divorced Paula White Praying at Trump Inauguration Is Exactly What We Expected”, PJ Media, December 28, 2016

    “Evangelicals slam Trump for inviting prosperity ‘heretic’ Paula White to pray at inauguration”, Raw Story, 30 DEC 2016

    “Conservative Christians pan ‘prosperity gospel’ Trump inaugural preacher”, Washington Examiner, 12/29/16

  • Dan Jones

    This is how the Church is supposed to be…

    Acts 2:42-47
    “And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. And all that believed were together, and had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved”

    Now the MILLION DOLLAR question.. Why?

    1) All the needs of the Church would be met which leads to #2
    2) Since the needs were all met the Church could go out in force and evangelize
    3) All Christians would be on the same level and there would be no prima donna “profits or wolves” devouring the Church like they are today

    Wolves are easy to spot… Anyone asking money or charging for their “ministry” is either a wolf or they have not been taught that is is God who will supply the needs of their Church and not man…