It’s no secret that President Donald Trump and his predecessor, Barack Obama, don’t like one another very much. Although the two have had some not-so-nice things to say about one another, most recently Trump unintentionally humiliated Obama by doing one thing he refused to do during his time in the White House – and we should be grateful for it.
President Donald Trump has made it a priority to ensure that he’s representing the American people during his presidency. Proving just that, the White House has recently announced what Trump will be doing today, and it’s something Barack Obama refused to do his entire presidency – host a National Day of Prayer event.
Although previous presidents, “including Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush held gatherings at the White House honoring the day, Obama did not, choosing instead to simply issue proclamations concerning the occasion,” according to Western Journalism. President Trump has taken it upon himself to reignite the tradition in the White House, but Obama couldn’t have cared less about the annual observance.
The National Day of Prayer originated during the presidency of Harry S. Truman when he designated another day other than Sunday for the American people to gather in prayer for the nation. While President Reagan was in office, he signed an amendment to the law for the National Day of Prayer to occur the first Thursday in May every year – and it has been that way ever since.
The theme for this year’s event is “For Your Great Name’s Sake,” inspired by the biblical passages 2 Chronicles 7:14 and Daniel 9:19. Organizers of the event have announced that there are three key thoughts from the passages that are this year’s focus: “hear us… forgive us… heal us.”
“All of us can agree that our nation needs healing, and God promises to do so, but on the condition that we pray humbly, seek his face and turn from our own sin,” explained Anne Graham Lotz, the current chairperson of the National Day of Prayer. Perhaps our entire country should come together and honor the National Day of Prayer by attending an event happening near us. You can find your closest location here.
Barack Obama’s “deplorable” successor has already put God first during his presidency, which is the most important step in making America great again. Donald Trump is keeping his campaign promises to the American people, which is a welcome change from recent presidents.
Trump has admitted in the past that the presidency is a powerful position that requires guidance from God. He realizes that the difficult decisions that he’s making on a daily basis affect the lives of many people and the only person he can trust to help him make the right choices is God Himself.