|By Peter Montgomery|
The One Voice Prayer Movement operates as a political and public relations vehicle for President Donald Trump in the guise of a nonpartisan “cooperative prayer effort.” OVPM was launched in November 2019 by Paula White, who simultaneously serves as Trump’s unofficial spiritual adviser, an official member of the White House staff, and a campaign spokesperson.
Like White herself, OVPM blurs and straddles lines between public, private, and political interests. And, like White, OVPM deploys Christian nationalist rhetoric that undermines American principles of respectful religious pluralism and church-state separation.
White and Trump have maintained a mutually beneficial relationship for years. She has served as a liaison between Trump and conservative Christian leaders since before his election. In her book “Something Greater: Finding Triumph Over Trials,” White wrote that her relationship with Trump was a “spiritual assignment” from God.
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