WASHINGTON – A prayer movement begun by one congressman and his wife is gaining national
When Tracy Bost, wife of Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL), first set up a PO box for people in her district to
“That was really a blessing to me and then I knew that God was doing something bigger than I ever
An Idea Born After Witnessing Anger and ‘Pure Ugliness’
“There was so much protest going on and so much anger and just pure ugliness,” recalled Tracy.
She wanted to do something to encourage the new commander-in-chief.
“I just kept praying, ‘God what can I do? What can I do?'” said Tracy. “The prayer card came to mind.
Prayer Card Goal Exceeds Expectations
They set a goal of 100 prayers and asked people to send them on 3×5 notecards. Six weeks later, they
“I handed them to him and said look, we don’t want any [thing], just give them to him okay?”
A couple of months later, Bost joined a few other congressmen in the Oval Office for a bill signing.
President Trump Says, ‘We Use Those’
“The president looks at me and goes ‘Bost. Bost.’ He said, ‘prayer cards!’ and I said ‘yeah, Mr. President.
The president then asked an aide to grab the bag of cards off a shelf so they could take a picture.
“He said, ‘understand, we use these,’ and I turned and when I turned I ran, honest to goodness,
Tracy was elated to learn he actually reads the cards.
“I cried and I still get emotional about it,” she said. “I’m thankful that every day he gets to put his hand
Teacher Andrea Deming’s students who wrote cards were thankful, too – even those who told her
“I encouraged them to just say positive things – if you had a specific prayer for him or a specific
Knowing President Trump Reads Prayers Eases Concerns
Cassandra Ortiz, who now helps collect the prayer cards through Frontline Family Ministries, tells
“To know that the Word of God is being spoken, it’s being taught, it’s being reflected on, it’s being
She believes there is power in believers joining together to send prayers to our leaders.
Bost: Prayers an ‘Integral Part of the Job’
“So many people, we don’t want to be the silent Christians. We don’t want to be the ones that see the
Congressman Bost says prayers and faith are an integral part of his job.
“I don’t know how anyone does this job or any other job without a faith that is strong and without the
And he thinks many Christians would be surprised to learn how much prayer happens daily in the
“There’s never a day, never a morning, never sometimes during the day of any day that we’re there
Prayers Now Coming from All Over America
The Bosts still deliver about a hundred prayer cards each month to the White House and now collect
Tracy encourages people not just to write prayers to the president, but also the vice president, the first
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