This is a moment you wouldn’t catch Barack Obama in.
A group of evangelical leaders were allowed into the oval office to form a prayer circle with the president and vice president. They laid their hands on President Trump’s back during the prayer.
Photos from the moment show Trump and Pence closing their eyes and bowing their heads.
Evangelical pastor Rodney Howard-Browne led a prayer circle alongside his wife Adonica in the White House and then shared the image on Facebook.
The group were invited to pray with Trump during a meeting with members of The Office of Public Liaison.
Others pictured included Jack Graham, the pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, and Michele Bachmann, the former Republican congresswoman from Minnesota.
Mr. Howard-Browne, who is from South Africa but came to America in 1987 after a ‘calling from God’, described the moment as ‘surreal’ and ‘humbling’.
He wrote: ‘Yesterday I was asked by Pastor Paula White-Cain to pray over our 45th President – what a humbling moment standing in the Oval Office – laying hands and praying for our President – Supernatural Wisdom, Guidance and Protection – who could ever even imagine – wow – we are going to see another great spiritual awakening.
Johnnie Moore, a former senior vice president at Liberty University, a large evangelical university in Virginia, was also at the meeting.
He told CNN that they used to also pray with Obama, but with Trump it is different.
‘When we are praying for President Trump, we are praying within the context of a real relationship, of true friendship,’ he said.
‘He was also in good spirits,’ Moore said. ‘He was as strong and focused as I have ever seen him. It was as if he was entirely above the fray.’