On Sunday, the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, made an unexpected stop at Maclean Baptist Church in Washington D.C. Unlike so many of us, the President wasn’t going for the coffee and donuts. On the contrary, President Trump wanted the people of that church to pray for him. Pastor David Platt, caught unaware, did what any sensible Christian minister would do in that situation. Rather than questioning the President’s motives or wringing his hands over his worthiness – none of us are worthy according to the Bible – he stopped the service and prayed for the President.

Larry Alex Taunton is an author, cultural commentator, and freelance columnist contributing to USA TODAYFox NewsFirst ThingsThe AtlanticCNN, and The American Spectator.  In addition to being a frequent radio and television guest, he is also the author of The Grace Effect and The Gospel Coalition Arts and Culture Book of the Year, The Faith of Christopher Hitchens. You can subscribe to his blog at refined-badger-e0ceb8.instawp.xyz.