Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, asked the public to pray for good health and guidance during a recent interview with CBN News’ David Brody.
The prayer requests came after Brody asked the two what they most need prayer for, with Melania Trump saying good health is key, as it allows people to “keep going and keep righting.” Then, her husband proceeded to add his own requests into the mix.
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“I would say I would like them to pray for guidance and to pray for our country,” Donald Trump said. “Because we need prayer now almost more than we’ve ever needed it before.”
Watch the Trumps offer their prayer requests below:
Brody also asked the Republican businessman about evangelical support and whether Trump wants — and needs — to see Christians show up en masse to vote on Nov. 8.
The candidate was candid, saying evangelicals could help him win the White House.
“We’re doing very well with evangelicals and if they vote, we’re going to win the election,” Trump said. “Had they voted four years ago — and they didn’t — you would have had a different result in the election instead of having Obama who has been catastrophic for evangelicals and a lot of the things that we stand for.”
As for those evangelicals who don’t support Trump, the candidate cited the Supreme Court in an effort to try and sway them, pledging to nominate pro-life and pro-Second Amendment justices. Melania Trump also said she and her husband will stand by evangelical Christians.
“We want to thank them for their support of my husband. We believe in them,” she said. “We’re standing with them and we will be strong for them.”
As Faithwire previously reported, evangelicals have consistently been more likely to select Trump over Clinton, though the proportions have changed a bit throughout the campaign. In a recent LifeWay Research poll, 45 percent of evangelicals who planned to vote opted for Trump, while 31 percent chose Clinton.
Read more about the evangelical split here.
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