First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles Congratulate Donald Trump

The First Presidency and Quorum of The Twelve Apostles issued the following statement on Tuesday.

We congratulate President-elect Donald Trump on his election as President of the United States.

We invite Americans everywhere, whatever their political persuasion, to join us in praying for the president-elect, for his new administration and for elected leaders across the nation and the world. Praying for those in public office is a long tradition among Latter-day Saints. The men and women who lead our nations and communities need our prayers as they govern in these difficult and turbulent times.

We also commend Secretary Hillary Clinton and all those who engaged in the election process at a national or local level. Their participation in our democratic process, by its nature, demands much of those who offer themselves for public service. May our local and national leaders reflect the best in wisdom and judgment as they fulfill the great trust afforded to them by the American people.

*Read the official statement on

*I love this quote from the First Presidency and Quorum of The Twelve Apostles. I think it’s so important we pray for our leaders, no matter our political persuasion.

*Read a poem I wrote in response to the 2016 presidential election results.

3 thoughts on “First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles Congratulate Donald Trump

  • I will never understand what the point is in praying for Trump when he is a narcissistic, bigoted, abusive misogynistic control freak that does not wish to change or ever see or admit to what he does so wrong to others?!

    • umm…. that’s kind of the whole point of praying for them. And with all due respect, none of us is God, and so none of us know whether or not Pres. Elect Trump will or will not “ever see or admit to what he does so wrong to others.” And regardless if he does, or does not, it’s immaterial. Or are you one of those “christians” (BIG difference between “christians” and Christians) who only pray for and help those whom you deem “worthy” of your effort?

  • Prayers open the path for miracles. Miracles never cease. Remember Alma praying for his son? The result was an incredible miracle. Because you have the courtesy to congratulate a winner does not mean you agree with their ethics and so on. Praying for them, in a way, is a plea to God to help those individuals see the right choice to make so your life and others will be affected in a positive way. I say pray, pray, pray away! ☺

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