Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt attended an “Inaugural Prayer Service” not long after he was sworn into office earlier this month, and during the event, he told those in attendance his mission is to “join in with what God is doing in Oklahoma”.
Both Stitt and his wife, Sarah Stitt, spoke about their commitment to the Christian faith and how that would inform their time heading Oklahoma’s government.
“I am so excited,” [Gov. Stitt said]. “It’s not about me. This is something, I pray and I tell our team when we get together, we have an opportunity to join in with what God is doing in Oklahoma … We’re going to engage the non-profits and the churches to really heal and solve some of these social issues, county by county, that the government can’t do, no law can do, but our Heavenly Father can do.”
Stitt also told the crowd that God told him to run for governor, and he eventually surrendered to God’s will for him:
“It’s just amazing, nothing in the natural says that I’m supposed to be right here … I’m just so honored to be your governor and I just want to encourage you, when God puts anything on your hearts or on your children’s hearts, we can do anything we put our minds to.”
Then his wife explained that it is their Christian duty “to go into our state and save people and bring people to” Jesus.
First Lady Sarah Stitt then spoke and said that they arranged for this prayer service to take place following the inauguration “because we wanted Oklahoma to see that this was our hearts.”
“We are God’s kingdom here on earth,” she said. “It is our call to go out into our state and save people and bring people to him and help with all of these issues. Government alone cannot fix this.”