Christian leaders across the nation prayed for President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, who are being treated for COVID-19, during an online “Call to Prayer” event hosted by Trump’s campaign team Sunday evening.
Lara Trump, the president’s campaign adviser and who is married to his son, Eric, said the president and his wife “are going to come through this, no problem, and it will be because of the power of prayer.”
“We know it works,” she added during the online event, while acknowledging that they have seen people’s messages of support.
Jentezen Franklin, senior pastor of Free Chapel, a multi-campus church in Gainesville, Georgia, noted that it means a lot that the president of the United States has called the whole nation to pray for him.
Trump, 74, and the first lady, 50, tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday. The president is currently hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center but White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows told Fox News that he has been improving and may be discharged Monday.
Franklin said the day after the Trumps tested positive, he noticed that his 85-year-old mother’s eyes were a little puffy during breakfast. When Franklin asked her about it, she said she woke up at 3:30 am with Trump and his wife “on my mind, on my heart and on my lips.” She prayed for them for three hours.