Former Alabama punter JK Scott revealed what led to his prayer with President Donald Trump following the Crimson Tide’s White House visit this week during an appearance on the Paul Finebaum Show on Friday.
“Obviously, going to the White House, I’m like, ‘God, I hope that you will be glorified on this trip,” Scott said. “And so I’m sitting there on the plane and as we’re flying there’s this song that came on and it said, ‘let the world sing a new song.’ I don’t know what it was about that but the Lord kind of spoke to me about it and said that there was a stirring in my heart that maybe he wanted to do something with the president.
“He wanted to pray over him or speak something over him so basically that happened and as we got to the White House, God really put me in a place of peace because I know that if I’m supposed to pray over him, if I’m supposed to speak to him or if the Lord wants to touch him in any way I’m not going to have to strive, he’s going to give me an opportunity to do that and so that’s what happened.”
Scott approached Trump following the conclusion of Tuesday’s ceremony and said the saw the president as “a son” in “the same way he saw people on the street.” That helped him approach the commander-in-chief and ask if he could pray over him, specifically sighting a passage from Romans 8, among his “spontaneous” prayer.
Scott noted that his prayer wasn’t “about a political statement,” rather reaching out to the president “as a son.” He mentioned that his teammates also joined in on the prayer, which he referred to as a “moment of unity,” before sharing a prayer on the show with Finebaum.
Scott was a four-year starter for the Tide and won two national championships, as well as three SEC titles during his collegiate career.