On Tuesday evening, President Trump announced that he would be running for re-election in 2020. Before he announced his run, one of his spiritual advisers, Paula White, said that “demonic networks” are opposing the president in an opening prayer.
Just hours before the President announced his re-election, White asked the crowd to “grab that sweaty hand that you’ve been holding,” and join her in praying for the president.
White began her prayer by thanking God for President Trump, then asking God that his “favor causes his horn, his power, to be exalted.”
The pastor then cited scripture from Psalm 2, in which she called Trump God’s “anointed one,” and asked: “Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain, the kings of the Earth rise up and the rulers band together against the Lord and against his anointed, saying ‘Let us break their chains and throw out their shackles.’ The one enthroned in heaven laughs. The Lord scoffs at them.”
White did not quote the last few lines in which God says, “I have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain.”
“Father, you have raised President Trump up for such a time as this,” White added before asking God to “reveal the secret and the deep things to President Trump.”
White asked that “every evil veil of deception of the enemy be removed from people’s eyes,” and then called out networks that have opposed the president.
“Let every demonic network that has aligned itself against the purpose, against the calling of President Trump, let it be broken, let it be torn down in the name of Jesus,” she demanded.
“I declare that President Trump will overcome every strategy from hell and every strategy from the enemy,” the megachurch pastor said before asking God to destroy and divide their tongues.
“I secure his calling, I secure his purpose, I secure his family, and we secure victory in the name which is above every name … the name of Jesus Christ,” she said in conclusion.
President Trump kicked off his re-election campaign at the Orlando Amway Center in Florida. At one point in his speech, he denounced bias media, to which the 20,000 seat center started to chant “CNN sucks!”