WASHINGTON, D.C. – There was much prayer and scripture at the inauguration of Donald Trump. None other than Franklin Graham appeared and prayed over the newly minted president.
At the beginning of his invocation, Graham made a connection between the weather and a potential Biblical sign:
Mr. President, in the Bible rain is a sign of God’s blessing. And it started to rain, Mr. President, when you came to the platform.
The crowd can be heard agreeing with the anecdotal statement by Rev. Graham.
Following this statement, Graham read from 1 Timothy 2:1-6 invoking the name of Jesus Christ:
Later, on his Facebook page, Graham posted a photo with the text of 1 Timothy 2:1-6 with a comment that read:
It’s an honor to read the Word of God at today’s Inauguration for President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, Senator Roy Blunt said in his remarks that today is a celebration of democracy. Today is also a celebration of God’s blessing and mercy on the United States of America. We need to make prayer for our leaders a priority and seek His wisdom, His direction, and His favor as individuals and as a nation.
Graham was among others who prayed at the inauguration of President Trump. For more on the scripture quotations used, read Ray Umphrey’s post breaking down from which sacred writings the prayers were taken.