Kingsport church members gather to pray after presidential election

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KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL)- Not even 24 hours after Donald Trump walked on stage declaring victory as the next president of the United States, some protesters were already starting to send a different message in cities across the nation.

Nashville is just one example of a place where protesters took to the street to demonstrate their discontent with the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.

Wednesday afternoon closer to home on the campus of ETSU while everyone we spoke with may not have agreed with the results, they remained optimistic.

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“Just because this election is over, doesn’t mean our democratic process stops,” Trevor Tetzlaff said.

“He is our president, and he won fair and square, so I  think we have to respect that, and hope he can make good decisions for our country,” Bernard King said.

Just up the road in Kingsport this election lead this congregation at Calvary Baptist Church to join hands in prayer.

“I don’t think I have ever seen the nation more divided. At this point, 50 percent of our nation is unhappy, and that was going to be the case no matter who was elected,” Brannen said.

Senior Pastor Donnie Brannen said Wednesday night’s prayer meeting was open to people on both sides of the political aisle, inviting anyone who wanted to pray for our country.

Brannen said ahead of he meeting he created a slideshow with prayer suggestions, asking himself what needed prayer.

“What is burdening my heart at this time, you know, Lord you know, what do we need to pray for as a nation. Our nation is in need of healing, and the kind of healing that can only come from above,” Brannen said.

Senior Pastor Donnie Brannen said this is the first time after an election his church has prayed for the nation.

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