Prosperity gospel preacher Paula White, who is also a spiritual adviser to President Donald Trump, recently solicited for cash donations during a prayer session for the coronavirus.
White, who heads the White House's "Faith and Opportunity Initiative" program, is a proponent of the prosperity gospel, a teaching that espouses that God promises to reward those who are faithful with health and wealth and general success.
On Tuesday, she held a prayer and teaching time live on her Facebook page intended to offer hope during the virus outbreak and teaching on the subject of prayer.
Near the end of the session, she urged viewers to support her ministry, which she described as a "hospital for those who are soul-sick."
"Churches do so much," White said. "Not just from a humanitarian standpoint, but the greatest thing we do is bring spiritual truths that transform. What we do as ministers of the gospel is so vitally important, because every single day, we are a hospital to the sick."
"Not necessarily the physically sick, though we also help take care of that. Many churches have health centers, etc.," she explained. "But we are a hospital for those who are soul-sick, those who are spiritually sick, because we bring forth the word of God, and we bring for truth that gets deep down in your soul in the way you think and you feel about things.
"Maybe you'd like to sow a $91 seed, and that's just putting your faith with Psalm 91," White continued. "Or maybe $9. Or whatever God tells you to do. If you want to be a blessing to Paula White Ministry or City of Destiny. We would love for you to help us and stand with us. We'd love for you to stand with your church. Don't forget: Now is not the time to abandon your covenant with God. It's a time that you go deeper. Stand with your pastor."
Paula White's Coronavirus Prayeryoutu.be
White took leave from her church, New Destiny Christian Center in Orlando, Florida, to serve as a spiritual adviser to the president in May 2019. In her current role, she still operates as head of Paula White Ministries.