Vice President Mike Pence spoke at a Florida megachurch on Sunday, explaining that whenever people pray for President Donald Trump, he and the administration "feel it."
During a worship service held at the Coral Springs-based Church by the Glades, which has six campuses and averages 9,300 weekly worshippers, Vice President Pence was interviewed on the main stage by Senior Pastor David Hughes.
When Pastor Hughes asked Pence if he could pray for him, the vice president replied that "the sweetest words that I or the president ever hear are across a rope line or as we're walking through a public place, someone will reach out and very earnestly say 'I'm praying for you.'"
"And I just want you to know that we all feel it," continued Pence, who then drew a parallel to the time in the Old Testament Book of Exodus, chapter 17, when Moses had to keep his arms raised up to guarantee victory against the Amalekites.
"I want you to know that, on behalf of the president and the first family, on behalf of our little family, we feel your prayers and we encourage you to continue to carry all those who serve in every political party, all the men and women who serve in uniform, in your prayers."
In comments emailed to The Christian Post, Pastor Hughes stated that it was the vice president's office that first reached out to them about worshipping there on Sunday.
"Of course, we said yes. We made it clear that we weren't a red church or a blue one; a donkey church or an elephant one," explained Hughes.
"We would allow any president or VP to speak about their relationship with Jesus and how they integrate it with their job. The VPs team was excited about the opportunity."
Hughes also told CP that he felt the "event was a success from our perspective," noting that Pence "shared his testimony, and encouraged our church to keep praying for the administration."
Last week, Church by the Glades announced that Pence was going to be their special guest for their 10:00 AM Sunday morning worship service.
On Church by the Glades' Facebook page, the megachurch emphasized that Pence's appearance was not meant to be taken as an endorsement of the Trump Administration or its policies.
"Our intent is for this NOT to be a political or partisan event, but rather an opportunity to hear how a sitting Vice President integrates his personal faith with his very public calling," read their Facebook page announcement from last week.
"Due to required security screening, to be part of this service you should arrive NO LATER than an hour before the service ... doors opening at 8:15. All other services shall follow normal schedule."