The sight of Alabama players praying with President Trump during the Crimson Tide’s White House visit is one of the most powerful images from the experience Tuesday.
Turns out, former Alabama punter JK Scott, who started the prayer circle, knew he’d pray for President Trump before he arrived in Washington, D.C., with his coaches and teammates.
Scott, who averaged 45.6 yards per punt with Alabama from 2014-17, revealed the moment that he knew he’d pray for President Trump came on the airplane during the trip from Tuscaloosa to the East Coast, per AL.com’s Michael Casagrande. Scott said he wasn’t seeking attention with the act. Rather, Scott told Casagrande, “It had everything to do with him being a man, just being a son.”
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But hearing a certain song on the flight was the message Scott needed to make the move later that afternoon.
“Maybe the Lord wants to say something to President Trump or do something or we should pray for him,” Scott said.
Standing in the risers on the White House south lawn, Scott said he was overwhelmed with compassion when Trump took the podium.
On Wednesday, Scott expressed how “thankful” he was for the prayer circle at the White House. It was a touching moment that caught the attention of the nation, and images from the prayer circle are likely to impact many for a while.