Nun tweets a daily prayer to US President Donald Trump
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.
Dear @POTUS, 665 days later still praying you experience and understand yourself (and everyone else, even those you disagree with or deem unworthy of respect) as a beloved child of God and act accordingly. This mind/heart shift can be transformative #dailytweet— Sister Susan Francois, CSJP (@susanfrancois) December 8, 2018
Dear @POTUS, 663 days later still praying that you come to understand the present & future impact of your policy actions (or in action with #climatechange) and choose to be on the right side of history, promoting common good of all over special interests of the few.#dailytweet— Sister Susan Francois, CSJP (@susanfrancois) December 6, 2018
Dear @POTUS, 662 days later still praying you experience goodness & kindness and choose to do good & be kind in return. A kind or thoughtful word goes a long way, & a prudential choice of words is less likely to wound, spark conflict or cause markets to drop. Praying#dailytweet— Sister Susan Francois, CSJP (@susanfrancois) December 5, 2018
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.
Dear @POTUS. praying for you but unable to find kind words. I am angry at blatant disrespect & outright violence against human beings seeing refuge at border. I am outraged that partisan politics trump humanity. Good thing Jesus understands righteous anger.— Sister Susan Francois, CSJP (@susanfrancois) November 27, 2018
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.”