Trump Declares Sunday National Day of Prayer
Following his national emergency announcement on Friday, President Trump is asking America to unite in prayer.
He used social media to affirm Sunday a National Day of Prayer.
“It is my great honor to declare Sunday, March 15th as a National Day of Prayer,” Trump tweeted. “We are a Country that, throughout our history, has looked to God for protection and strength in times like these.”
The move echoes the general approach of Americans following 9/11, when a helpless feeling left many to realize all they could do was pray.
It has become tradition since 1988 for the first Sunday of every March to become a National Day of Prayer in America.
Friday’s address gave specific plans to help America combat the coronavirus pandemic, the highlight of which involved distributing over one million testing kits by next week and up to 5 million by the end of the month.
In making his prayer declaration, Trump reminded Americans of a tactic arguably more powerful than anything else.
“No matter where you may be, I encourage you to turn towards prayer in an act of faith. Together, we will easily PREVAIL!” Trump wrote.