In a video posted by the Trump administration Monday, Nashville-based worship leaders Kari Jobe and her husband Cody Carnes talked about their day late last week praying for the president in the White House.
“We got to listen to a lot of the faith briefing of things that are going on in the White House,” said Jobe. “The thing that moved me the most is how everyone is so for making sure we’re changing people’s lives and not leaving those that are marginalized and those that have been trafficked.”
She went on to say it’s easy to feel intimidated by the White House and the federal government. Throughout the day, Jobe said she was “in tears” as she learned more about some of the efforts underway in the Trump administration.
“We’ve gotten to worship; we’ve gotten to pray for the president,” Carnes added. “I’ve been so encouraged today because there’s so many good things happening out of this house. So many good things for the faith community.”
Bethel worship leader Sean Feucht first posted videos of the White House gathering, which took place Friday, to his Instagram account.
Others who attended the event included White House aide and pastor Paula White, Hillsong founding pastor Brian Houston, worship leader Jenn Johnson, and many others.
Houston was also in a video posted by the Trump administration. In the clip, the Hillsong leader said he had the opportunity to pray with President Trump in the Oval Office.
“I do, as an Australian, really believe that we need a strong America in the world, and when America is strong, the world is a better place,” he said. “What a great opportunity it has been to see some of the initiatives that are happening to help freedom of religion, and to just see the great spirit in the White House where people are optimistic about the future.”
“Praise God for the opportunity,” he added.