'Faith Is the Answer': President Bush Told Pat Robertson About Prayer in the White House
- The nation is pausingto remember a president
known for his gentleness and kindness.
His casket arrived at theCapital Monday at sunset.
("Hail to the Chief")
It was an emotional returnfor the president's son,
George W. Bush and therest of the Bush family.
In the capital rotunda, political leaders
on both sides of the aislegave stirring tributes
to America's longest living president.
- His example will always inspire.
And his lifetime ofservice will be enshrined
in the hearts of theAmerican people forever.
- His legacy is grace perfected.
His memory will belong to glory.
- [Heather] The formerpresident is being remembered
as a man of quiet, but strong faith.
In 1992, Bush told PatRobertson that prayer
and trust in God is vitalto carrying the burdens
of the presidency.
- Abraham Lincoln said hecouldn't handle the job
except on his knees.
Have you found recourse to God and prayer
often in your presidency?
- You have to.
The more I'm there,
the more I understood what Lincoln meant.
The more I understoodthe need to have some
lift some strength greater than yourself.
I especially found that at the time
I had to make this, now it looks easy,
but a crucial decision aboutcommitting someone else's sons
and daughters into combat.
And the decision rests onlywith the president for that.
Only the president.
And there was certainlytime and need for that one.
- [Heather] Senate ChaplainBarry Black encouraged mourners
to leave the worldbetter than they found it
in honor of Bush.
- We pray in the name ofGeorge Herbert Walker Bush's
savior and friend, Jesus Christ.
- [Heather] The presidentand the first lady
visited the Capital Mondaynight to pay tribute.
Mr. Trump is also invited to the funeral
despite past conflictwith the Bush family.
One of the final acts ofhumility and graciousness
extended by the former president
in that spirit, Congressis delaying a confrontation
over budget funding and apotential government shut down
until after the Bush services are over.
Heather Sells, CBN News.