A pastor’s decision to pray for President Trump in front of his congregation said his action left him at an “increased security risk.”
Last week, pastor David Platt of a Northern Virginia megachurch made a decision to pray for President Trump during a surprise visit.
“I was immediately called backstage and told that the president of the United States was on his way to the church, would be there in a matter of minutes, and would like for us to pray for him,” Platt wrote on the congregation’s website. “I immediately thought about my longing to guard the integrity of the gospel in our church.”
Platt made it clear in the same blog post that he did not endorse President Trump by praying for him, saying it stemmed from 1 Timothy 2:1-6. “My aim was in no way to endorse the president, his policies, or his party, but to obey God’s command to pray for our president and other leaders to govern in the way this passage portrays,” he said.