Some Christian leaders are calling for prayer and support for President-elect Donald Trump, even from people who did not vote for him (video below).
Pastor Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Dallas lectured people to pray for Trump in November in a video posted on his church's website:
America has spoken and, now we have a new president who will occupy the Oval Office in January. In his first letter to Timothy, Paul made it clear that we are to pray for all those who are in authority. And no matter how you feel about the outcome of this election, I hope you will join me in praying for my friend, President-elect Donald Trump.
As a matter of Biblical record, the Apostle Paul defied Rome's leadership and laws, and was executed for doing so; Timothy was also executed.
Jeffress also lectured Christians who did not vote for Trump:
For those who didn't choose to vote for President-elect Trump, and may carry a measure of uncertainty about the future, there is no need to fear. And no reason to be discouraged. In Daniel Chapter 2, it's clear that God alone establishes our leaders. As Christians, our hope does not reside in kings, presidents, or any authority, other than God and God alone. So, let's fulfill our mandate from Jesus to be salt in an ever darkening world.
Jeffress used an insulting tone in July when he called Christians who did not support Trump "weak" and "namby-pamby" during a radio interview, noted The Christian Post.
Evangelist Franklin Graham, who held political rallies in 50 states during the primaries and general election, appeared at Trump's final "Thank You" rally appearance in Mobile, Alabama, on Dec 17.
Graham recalled the event on Facebook on Dec. 18, and instructed people to pray for Trump:
Yesterday I had the privilege of joining with thousands of people in Alabama to pray for President-elect Donald J. Trump, Vice President-elect Mike Pence, and to thank God for His hand of blessing on this nation. I was invited to lead in prayer at the final stop of their Thank You Tour.
Donald Trump will become our president in just over a month, and he needs our prayers for wisdom as he puts together his administration. I encourage everyone -- whether you voted for President-elect Trump or not -- to come together and pray for him. God hears and works through the prayers of His people.
The Bible tells us, “Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always” (1 Chronicles 16:11).
As a matter of Biblical record, 1 Chronicles 16:11 was specifically addressed to Jewish people over 2,000 years ago, not to modern-day Christian Americans.
Graham also told the crowd in Mobile why Trump won: "I believe it was God. God showed up," notes Politicus USA.
Trump then took the stage and took shots at first lady Michelle Obama and Nobel-prize winning economist Paul Krugman.
Trump also suggested that people who didn't support him do not love the country when he told the crowd: "We are really the people that love this country."