Word & Way | Faith Leaders Offer Prayers as President Trump Tests Positive for COVID-19

As news of President Donald Trump’s positive COVID-19 test spread, prayers began flowing for his recovery and for the recovery of First Lady Melania Trump. Among the first to pray: former Vice President Joe Biden, Trumps rival in the current presidential race.

President Trump tweeted the news of his positive test shortly after midnight Friday (Oct. 2), saying that he and the first lady would quarantine in the White House. “WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER!” the president said.

Tony Suarez, vice president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and faith adviser to the Trump administration who was with Vice President Mike Pence at a Faith and Freedom Coalition event on Wednesday (Sept. 30), told Religion News Service that he woke up to the news and immediately sent an email prayer to the president. Suarez later shared the prayer on Twitter.

“I know a name greater than COVID, corona, or SARS, it’s the name of Jesus and I pray healing in that wonderful name over you and the first lady,” he wrote. “Rest and get well sir. See you back on the campaign trail soon.”

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