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President Trump stops amidst coronavirus crisis for prayer call with pastors: 'I have to find time'


'The prayers of the people on this call mean [everything] to him'

President Donald Trump prays during an Evangelicals for Trump Coalition launch event in Miami on Jan. 3. (Marco Bello/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

President Donald Trump may never be busier than he is right now, as the nation deals with the public health and economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Still, he made time to pray with Vice President Mike Pence and a group of 700 pastors Friday, according to LifeNews.

Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council arranged a prayer conference call with the group Friday. According to Perkins, Pence told President Trump he was about to get on the call, Trump decided he needed to stop what he was doing and join. Perkins wrote:

"When I told the president I was going to be speaking to all of you," Mike explained, "[he was] in the midst of an extraordinarily busy day. [But] he looked at me and said, 'I have to find time. I need to find time.'" To the president, he went on, "the prayers of the people on this call mean [everything] to him …" So despite everything facing America, the two most important leaders of this nation stopped everything to pray with the people on the ground, who are ministering to their communities.

It's a "wild world," the president started. The virus, he said, "came upon us so suddenly. And we were doing better than we've ever done before as a country in terms of the economy — and then, all of the sudden, we got hit with this. So we had to close it down," he said wistfully. "We're actually paying a big price to close it down. Never happened before." But, President Trump insisted, "I think we're going to come back stronger than ever before."

Perkins said the president asked for prayer for the strength of the United States, and also that Americans would make the "right choice" on Election Day in November.

"I want to thank you for praying for our country and for those who are sick. You do such an incredible job," Trump said on the call, according to Perkins. "You're very inspirational people. And I'm with you all the way. You know that you see what we've done for right to life and all of the things that we've been working so hard together. I've been working with many of the people on the call. Many, many of the people. We've had tremendous support. But we are going to get over this."

(H/T: The Daily Wire)

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