Vice President Mike Pence Joins National Day of Prayer for President Trump at Sanibel Community Church in Florida

Vice President Mike Pence at the 11 a.m. service at Sanibel Community Church Sunday. (Photo: Gail Corbley)

Days after conservative religious leaders called for a national day of prayer dedicated to President Donald Trump, a Southwest Florida church participated with Vice President Mike Pence in attendance.

Pence attended the 11 a.m. service at Sanibel Community Church Sunday on Sanibel Island.

“We already had in our service to pray for the president,” said Holly Patton-Roark, director of Children and Family Life at the church. “He got to stand up in front with Pastor Stephen LeBar and they prayed over him and Karen, the president and his wife, and the nation to have open hearts for what’s happening right now.”

Televangelist Franklin Graham and 250 other Christian leaders this week called for a “Special Day of Prayer” to “protect, strengthen, encourage, and guide” President Trump, according to The Hill and other national outlets.

Graham asked Christians to set aside time to lead their local congregations in praying for the president on Sunday.

Trump has endorsed the idea of a national day of prayer in his honor, and posted about it on social media thanking Graham directly.

“Thank you so much, Franklin!” he wrote in one tweet.

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SOURCE: Fort Myers News-Press, Brooke Baitinger