House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is nothing if not consistent. She consistently prays for President Donald Trump, that is.
The 79-year-old lawmaker said during a Friday appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that she prays for the president “all the time.”
“I pray for the safety of his family — wish he would pray for the safety of other families and do something on guns — but I also pray that God will illuminate him to see right from wrong,” Pelosi said.
She made similar comments earlier this month, during an interview with Harper’s Bazaar. Pelosi told Maureen Dowd she prays for Trump “at night and in church on Sunday.”
Of course, there’s no doubt her prayers are — at least in part — politically motivated. But it is nevertheless refreshing to know some of our lawmakers, regardless of party, are praying for the president.
“The prayer is that God will open his heart to meet the needs of the American people,” the Democrat recalled. “I said to my pastor, ‘These prayers are not working.’ He replied, ‘Maybe you’re not praying hard enough.’”
Pelosi garnered similar press attention in December of last year, when she told Trump she regularly prays for him. “That’s news,” President Trump jokingly replied at the time. “Go tell the press.”
The House speaker offered up a prayer at the beginning of a meeting with Trump in the Oval Office. She also gave the commander-in-chief a brief Bible lesson on 1 Kings 3, an Old Testament passage chronicling Solomon’s prayer to God, whom he asked for wisdom as he took the reins from King David.
“I told [Trump] about Solomon, King Solomon, when he was to become king of the Jews, he prayed to God and said, ‘How can I ever follow King David, King of the Jews? I need you to give me great understanding and wisdom, Lord,’” Pelosi explained. “And after he prayed and prayed and prayed, a guy came to him and said, ‘Solomon, because you did not ask for longevity, great wealth or vengeance against your enemy, I will give you more wisdom than anyone has ever had — the wisdom of Solomon.’”
Pelosi also announced in 2016, shortly after Trump won the presidential election, that she was praying “for his success.”