DECEMBER 28, 2016
At the inauguration ceremonies of past presidents, prayer has been a part of the ceremony. More than a few incoming presidents have incorporated God into their big days. The inauguration ceremony for President-elect Trump will include prayer, but it also has a twist unlike recent presidents.
For Trump’s swearing-in ceremony, at least six prominent clergy members are lined up to pray for Trump and the nation. The clergy members include Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Rev. Franklin Graham, Rabbi Marvin Hier, Bishop Wayne. T. Jackson, Rev. Samuel Rodriguez and Pastor Paula White, according to reports.
“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,”
Pastor Paula White said.
“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,”
Cardinal Dolan said in a statement.
Rabbi Hier also said he plans to read select passages from the Torah and has every confidence President-elect Trump will do the right thing for America.
Franklin Graham was an outspoken supporter of traditional marriage and ending abortion, things Trump has vowed to support as well. Graham also previously spoke at the inauguration of George W. Bush in 2001.
Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan (goes without saying), Rev. Franklin Graham, Rabbi Marvin Hier, Bishop Wayne. T. Jackson, Rev. Samuel Rodriguez and Pastor Paula White are ALL false teachers….