Alabama punter hopes presidential prayer moment inspires faith, unity

University of Alabama punter JK Scott said praying with President Donald Trump at the White House during the team’s visit on April 10 was a God-inspired moment.

“The Lord prompted me to pray over Trump the same way He’s prompted me to pray over other people, people nobody knows,” Scott told WBRC news.

The moment happened following a White House ceremony honoring the Crimson Tide football team for their win in the 2018 College Football Playoff national championship game.

Following the president’s congratulatory words, Trump began shaking hands, and Scott said one of those hands was his.

Scott said that moment was the “perfect opportunity,” and he asked the president if he could pray over him.

When the president agreed, Scott and his teammates placed their hands on Trump’s shoulders and prayed.

Scott said, “Afterwards, he was very thankful, he said thank you and gave me a hug.”

The video of the spontaneous prayer has gone viral, but Scott said if anything, he hopes the video inspires others to have faith in God.

“The love of God is what brings unity. I’ve experienced that firsthand,” Scott told WBRC. (TAB)