At the White House, Sister Bingham of LDS Church prays for a 'land of Good Samaritans'

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  • let's roll LEHI, UT
    May 7, 2018 12:39 p.m.

    Sister Bingham, to your thoughtful prayer I offer a hearty amen.

  • Baccus0902 Leesburg, VA
    May 4, 2018 11:52 a.m.

    @ Waikiki

    Thank you for making me smile. A good mix of hope and sarcasm :)

  • Shuzzie53 Hayward, CA
    May 3, 2018 11:46 p.m.

    I’m embarrassed for her. I’m embarrassed for us.

  • waikiki_dave Honolulu, HI
    May 3, 2018 9:35 p.m.

    It is so comforting and refreshing to know that our Commander in Chief, President Donald J. Trump, was at the breakfast prayer meeting, mixing his spiritual and high moral character and making the event really special.

  • JBs Logan, UT
    May 3, 2018 7:05 p.m.

    @DonO
    Well said. I agree with you.

    I also wonder if he includes all religions in his religious freedom initiative. Does he mean equal funding for all religions, or will preference be given to Christisnity? I wonder because he talks out of both sides of his mouth.

  • Boyd in Provo , 00
    May 3, 2018 6:14 p.m.

    " Help us to find ways to understand and value one another, to work together in cooperation and selflessness rather than seek for personal gain, to satisfy vain ambition or to gratify pride. May we examine ourselves and become better individuals..."

    I am always impressed with the wisdom and strength that comes from Sister Jean Bingham. The Church sent one of our very best to Washington D.C. to represent them through giving this powerful prayer. The world can always use the prayers of the faithful of many faiths.

  • NoNamesAccepted St. George, UT
    May 3, 2018 6:08 p.m.

    @DonO: "It would be an answer to prayer if Donald Trump would just walk his talk. At events like these he talks like a God-fearing man, then before the gates shut behind the guests he's on his Twitter account..."

    There is nothing new under the sun. Some of our best presidents appeared pious--or least faithful--in public and then engaged in adultery on a regular basis. JFK and Clinton come to mind.

    I do not refer to past presidents to excuse Trump's boorish behavior, but simply to let each of us examine ourselves carefully to see if we are honest and consistent in how we apply our standards. Or, is it easy to let partisanship cloud our judgments?

    We have a secular government, I'm often reminded. We do not elect a national priest, but a president. It would be great to have a man of great moral character and a charismatic, effective political leader. But we rejected moderate Romney for "flip flopping" in favor of someone far more strident.

    Sometimes we settle for those who are not hostile to public expressions of religion, who advance good policies, even if deeply flawed personally. Public buffoonery seems no worse than private or openly secret infidelity.

  • chuckster Saratoga Springs, UT
    May 3, 2018 5:13 p.m.

    It's interesting to look back in history at the political climate of our country. There was some of the same behavior by leadership in the very early days as well as recently, as we know. Our job as citizens with faith in God is to pray for the men and women that have been voted into office, even if we may not have voted for some of them. At times it's difficult to understand the motivation that some of our leadership has. Those that are serving because of their wish for America to improve are in office for the right reasons. We must continue to be examples, and in our prayers ask our Heavenly Father to soften the hearts of some of our leaders that are in office for selfish reasons.

  • DonO Draper, UT
    May 3, 2018 4:49 p.m.

    It would be an answer to prayer if Donald Trump would just walk his talk. At events like these he talks like a God-fearing man, then before the gates shut behind the guests he's on his Twitter account making nasty, disparaging remarks about anyone who doesn't agree with him on any and every subject.

    It says in the New Testament, Book of James, "A double minded man is unstable in all his ways."