Trump prayed after announcing Supreme Court nominee

On January 31, 2017, President Donald John Trump fulfilled another campaign promise when he announced his nomination of federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

Trump had said he would nominate someone like the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Indeed, Judge Gorsuch, 49, is pro-life like Scalia, and has taken the pro-life side in important cases as well as written a book excoriating assisted suicide. Like Scalia, Gorsuch is a strong originalist, believing that the Constitution should only be interpreted as the Founding Fathers intended.


Justice Gorsuch is currently a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, which includes the districts of Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, as well as the Eastern, Northern and Western districts of Oklahoma. He has served as a federal judge since August 2006 and was appointed by President George W. Bush and confirmed unanimously by the Senate. (

After announcing Judge Gorsuch as his SCOTUS nominee, this is what President Trump did:


Note the presence of Justice Scalia’s wife (Maureen) and son (Fr. Paul Scalia of the Diocese of Arlington, VA) among those who prayed. President Trump has the graciousness and thoughtfulness to invite them to the nomination announcement to show his respect for Justice Scalia.

During the brutal GOP primary campaigns last year, there were expressions of doubt about Donald Trump’s Christian faith.

I, for one, no longer doubt him.

Please continue to pray for President Trump — that he is protected from all evil and harm, and that he continues boldly, fearlessly, and effectively to lead America on the path of right.



17 responses to “Trump prayed after announcing Supreme Court nominee

  1. Amen!
    Jesus 1st…Others 2nd…I am 3rd.
    this mindset will steer our country in the right direction.

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  2. Donald Trump has children with three different women, has been a philanderer and has broken at least 3 of the 10 commandments. You have to be kidding about him being a good christian.


    • True. But Saul, arguably, was a worse sinner before his conversion and became Paul — the man most responsible for expanding Christianity to include gentiles.

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      • Dr Eowyn . . . thank you for reminding all of us that The Lord takes imperfect people and is able to change their hearts so that they may do much good. Gosh, did not The Lord say . . . “let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” That is a brutally honest adage that each of us should live by. In the case of Trump, The Lord choose a man who was mighty in business, and in getting things done, and he positioned him so that he could bring about much good for our nation. If one takes the time to look back into the history of this nation . . . it is very clear that The Lord has provided Supreme Providence on numerous occasions, so that this land would be snatched out of the hands of evil men. Looking at the marvelous things that Our President has done in such a very short time, makes me realize that he (Trump) is but another instance of Our God being involved in the lives of his righteous children. I am certainly not going to condemn Trump for any of his failings, as I have plenty of my own to focus on, and beg forgiveness for.

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    • …and I suppose YOU’RE so much better. Why not show us your proof?

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    • judge not lest………

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    • Most importantly, Jesus sacrificed Himself for the forgiveness of all humankind, not just the righteous. He came especially for sinners.

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  4. I have had my doubts about Trump’s Christianity too. However, let us acknowledge that there are many different levels of people who profess to be Christians and these people act out their Christianity at whatever level they are capable of understanding. How many of us could act at the level of love we see exhibited by the saints ? Few indeed. I am thrilled that Trump has the desire to defend Christians and Christian values. That he is any kind of genuine Christian is icing on the cake.

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  5. The thing that bothers me most about Trump’s faith is when he said that he had never felt the need to ask for forgiveness, or something to that effect. Can’t have a savior when you don’t know what you need to be saved from (your sins).

    I’d really love to be wrong, and I hope I am.

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  6. I think President Trump has been working hard to redeem himself. He doesn’t need this job, the job needs him.
    We do not know of the inside story of his personal life and I appreciate that. I think he has worked hard to protect his exwives. They still speak highly of him. He adores his children. A rare man these days.
    As for his religion, that is a personal issue and should never be questioned. Look, we had a Muslim living in our White House for 8 years and no one challenged him. While he worked hard to destroy our country.
    When President Trump brought out his well worn Bible he received from his Mother at the age of nine, I believe, it left no doubt to me. I also think his wife is a religious women. If you go to church weekly does not make you religious. God lives in your heart and your conversation with him should be private. You should never have to advertise or prove your beliefs.

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  7. Thank you, Glenn47, for your very fine statement, much the same as I would have sent, so I won’t repeat what you wrote. May D Trump reign long & well!

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  8. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this magnificent post which gives us hope and joy during these times. All of us should pray for President Trump and his Cabinet.


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