Rep. Lauren Boebert joked over the weekend that she prays that President Biden’s days will “be few” and that another will “take his office.” Boebert, who represents Colorado’s Third Congressional District, made her comments at an event hosted by Charis Christian Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
“I do want you to know that I pray for our president,” said Boebert. “Psalm 109:8 says, ‘May his days be few and another take his office.’” She smiled and laughed as the audience cheered and clapped. “Hallelujah! Glory to God.”
Psalm 109 is a psalm of David, written against his enemies. Verses 9 through 13 read:
May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow. May his children be wandering beggars; may they be driven from their ruined homes. May a creditor seize all he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his labor. May no one extend kindness to him or take pity on his fatherless children. May his descendants be cut off, their names blotted out from the next generation.
Lauren Boebert at Charis Christian Center
The event Boebert spoke at was called Family Camp Meeting, and it took place from June 8-12. The theme was “all things are possible.” Other speakers included ministry leaders Ashley Terradez, Mark Hankins, and Max Cornell, as well as Charis Christian Center’s pastors Lawson and Barbara Perdue. Charis Christian Center’s about page features an endorsement of Lawson Perdue by prosperity preacher Jesse Duplantis.
Boebert’s speech was similar to another she gave at worship leader and activist Sean Feucht’s May 20 Hold the Line event in Colorado Springs. “I can’t really stand politics, but I love the Lord,” said Boebert as she began. Her statement, “Right now is the time for the church to influence the nation,” seemed to be the thesis of her talk.
Throughout her speech, the congresswoman used various Bible passages to call attendees to political action. “You could go all through the Bible, all through Scripture, and the power, the creative power that is in your words is insurmountable,” she said.
Pointing to passages such as Daniel 9 to show that there is power in our words, Boebert drew a comparison between this principle and the action the founding fathers of the United States took in writing the Declaration of Independence. “How would you act,” she asked the audience, “if you already had that thing that you were believing for?”
Boebert took some time mid-speech to encourage attendees that God can use all people, no matter their shortcomings, because his grace empowers his followers to obey him. “God doesn’t tell you to forgive people, to honor people, to respect people because he wants you to be a doormat,” said Boebert. “He knows that you can’t do that on your own and that you will have to tap into what he has for you.”
“Glory to God,” she said. “I hope that blesses somebody.” Boebert explained she hadn’t planned to make those comments, which she immediately followed with her joke about Biden. On her Twitter profile, Boebert has pinned a photo of herself with former president Donald Trump. In it, she is wearing a dress with the words, “Let’s Go Brandon,” on it, a euphemism for the phrase, “F*** Joe Biden.”