What I Said and Saw at the Dinner at the White House

I had the opportunity last night to be a guest with over 100 Evangelical leaders at the White House. The First Lady did an amazing job putting the evening together.

We were greeted by an amazing orchestra serenading us as we milled about in and out of many rooms of the White House. It was just amazing. The President, First Lady, the Vice President, and Mrs. Pence were there. So were Jared and Ivanka Kushner and many cabinet members.

The President opened the mic up and many pastors and leaders shared their hearts, and there were some incredible moments. I was asked to close in prayer.

I commended the First Lady for repeating the Lords’ Prayer at an event her husband spoke at some time ago. Though she was criticized by some, we commended her for it. I told the President and those assembled that we need a spiritual awakening in America.

I pointed out that this country was planted in spiritual soil by the great Evangelist George Whitefield. I also quoted 2 Chronicles 7:14 and reminded everyone that this revival God wants to bring does not start in the White House but in HIS HOUSE. (“If my people which are called by my name will humble themselves and pray. . .”)

I then prayed for the President to receive wisdom from God and to be surrounded by good and godly people. I also prayed for his protection as so much weight is placed on his shoulders, that he should “not worry about anything, but pray about everything” (Philippians 4). If he would do that, God promises that “His peace would guard his heart and mind.”

It was truly a privilege to be a part of this wonderful evening, as I never want to pass up the chance to pray and share God’s Word with the leaders of our country, regardless of if they are Democrats or Republicans. Remember, revival starts with you and me first.

Praying at the White House


Cathe and me arriving at the White House

57 thoughts on “What I Said and Saw at the Dinner at the White House”

  1. jeny says:

    Thanks a lot

  2. dale dickerson says:

    Wow! Greg Laurie in a suit and tie! I hardly recognized you, ha-ha. I am going to have to ask my pastor, David Jeremiah, if he was there also. What a privilege for you and all the ministers.

  3. Karla I. Souve' says:

    Dear Pastor Greg,

    Success starts with commencement and clearly this is what is taking place. Revival is already in process. This event was blessed by God and He has given grace to all who serve Him, the ability to accomplish His will to those He has chosen, and to those who answer His call.

    The love of God shines forth in unity and in one Spirit.

    Our prayers are being answered. Let the whole world hear.

    In Jesus Christ’s name. Amen.

  4. Laura says:

    Greeting Shepherd Greg, just a quick note to say that I came upon your Blog today either serendipitously or Providentially (likely the latter). As a fellow worshiper of the Lord Jesus and neighbor from the North as in Canada (also an islander) I want to thank you sincerely for the great encouragement I received reading of your experience at the White House especially learning of the forthright prayer you made while there in the presence of governmental dignitaries. From what I have read, I believe that you and your wife represented Our Lord God wonderfully well. Gratitude to you both for your faithfulness both to our Lord Jesus Christ and to the Body of Christ throughout the world. “For a time such as this,” I believe you and your wife were invited to that significant gathering. May our Lord God’s Will be done here on earth as in Heaven, in response to your prayers on that occasion and always.

  5. James says:

    Most encouraging news in a long time!

  6. Kenny Mokuolu says:

    It’s a blessing to be invited, to dine and share with one’s president. In doing so one has the opportunity to share God’s word. And you are right about your message that Godliness starts not in his white house but in his home. Thesame goes for us all. Thank you. Now there are many who are not pleased with the way the president has carried the presidency. I am sure you would be aware. I hope when the opportunity presents, you’ll also address areas of concern in an encouraging yet truthful way. In my opinion and that of millions of Americans, his manner of speaking, the issue of truth, and his not so suttle attack on morality is a big concern. We hope all our spiritual/evangelical leaders will bring a balanced approach to their relationship with our leaders. It is crucial at this time in American history and really with this President. We will and do disagree with regards to political views, that’s expected, but we should not, with regards to every day truth and morality.

  7. Thomas says:

    How much joy it gives me to know that Our president defends our Christian values that sets the golden rule that is the Bible blessings for all

  8. Amanda says:

    The president needs salvation.

  9. Margaret Gonzales says:

    I saw a picture the next morning of the dinner and I saw you and Cathe sitting in the far right. I could only see your backs but I knew it was you. I thank you for going to the White House and praying for our President. I thank you that you go no matter who is in office. We need to pray for our leadership. Praise God!

  10. Mike Rooney says:

    Great article about dinner of white house. I really enjoyed to read this post thank’s

  11. Nona Darlene Davis says:

    What an amazing blessing that our Father God through our Lord JESUS Christ by His Holy Spirit, has spoken through you, & using you Pastor Greg Laurie, & your wife to help get our state of California, & the USA back to one “Nation Under God.” Thank you!

    1. James says:


  12. Kathy Johnson says:

    I love that America has a President and First Lady who stand up for Christians and religious freedom. I pray for President Trump, his family and his advisors every day. It is true “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against the spiritual forces of evil in high places.” Thank you for being at this event and for praying with and for our leaders.

    1. Cathy Unterseher says:

      Praise God!!!!

  13. Julie says:

    I’m sorry, I meant to write White House, not Whitehouse on my previous message. Thank you.

  14. Julie says:

    Thank you Pastor Greg for sharing and for caring. You and Cathe have been blessed to be a blessing indeed! May the both of you continue to serve the Lord with joy and gladness in your hearts. How wonderful it is to know that God is in control and that the steps of the righteous are ordered by the Lord. I praise God for the opportunity you and Cathe had to be salt and light at the Whitehouse….and a blessing to our President. God is Faithful.

  15. Myriam Fuentes says:

    Pastor Greg, God is amazing having you and others evangelicals. Praying in the White House Our Nation needs Godly people and thank you to Our Heavenly Father for given us a President and his wife as a Christian Family. PRAYER for Our Redeemer Our Lord Jesus Christ to intervene in the presence of The Father for protection for Our world and USA to keep His Holy Spirit keep many new souls for bringing all to Jesus Christ feet Our Lord and Savior. Our Redeemer is near and it’s very important to have a revival in our nation. Prayers to the unbelievers for they need Jesus. Thank you President Donald Trump for The First Amendment Freedom to Christians and respect to Our Holy Bible. Love Our Lord Jesus Christ Our Nation and Glory be to Our Almathy, Omnipotent Father in Heaven for continuing allowing North America to be a Christian Nation.

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