"I don't want you to feel like any of this was in vain," she said on a conference call with the campaign's national prayer team. "I believe in the power of prayer. This doesn't always happen on the timing of man, and God does not work in four-year segments."
"Be full of faith and so full of joy that this team was chosen to fight a long battle," she said. "Think that slavery — it took 25 years to defeat slavery. That is a lot longer than four years."
Ted Cruz, the U.S. senator from Texas, suspended his presidential campaign last Tuesday as Donald Trump was primed to notched a decisive win in Indiana's primary. After Ohio Gov. John Kasich suspended his campaign Wednesday, the billionaire businessman became the party's presumptive nominee.