Nun tweets a daily prayer to US President Donald Trump

10 December 2018 - 08:18 By Ntokozo Miya
US President Donald Trump receives daily prayers on Twitter from a nun.
US President Donald Trump receives daily prayers on Twitter from a nun.
Image: REUTERS/Leah Millis

Sister Susan Francois has been saying a daily prayer for US President Donald Trump since 2017.

According to The New York Times, Francois joined the Sisters of St Joseph of Peace in 2005. 

It was there that she became familiar with presidential prayers.

Other nuns would say prayers for US presidents, including George W Bush and Barack Obama, hoping that prayer would help the men show good leadership.  

Over the years, Francois stayed abreast of world news and prayed for countries or anyone she thought needed it.

But two years ago, Francois picked a president to shower with the holy message every morning - Donald Trump.

Most of the time, Francois urges the first citizen to be more compassionate.

Sometimes Sister Francois struggles to find gentle words for the president. 

Trump's anti-immigrant position does not bode well with human rights groups and concerned Americans, or Francois for that matter. 

And yet, even when immigrants, among them children, were sprayed with teargas while attempting to cross the border into the US, she continued to pray for Trump.

Inquisitr reported that Francois opted to tweet the official presidential Twitter account, @POTUS, instead of Trump’s personal account, @realDonaldTrump, because official tweets are archived.

She said: “I wanted it to be a record of history that a Catholic sister wanted to tweet a non-violent prayer at the president.”

“It is important for consistency and for history to know that ordinary people didn’t look away.”