President Trump has declared Sunday, September 3, 2017, as a National Day of Prayer for victims of Hurricane Harvey, after meeting with leaders of the Christian community. In an official White House Statement, he said that that “God is our refuge and strength," according to CBN.
“From the beginning of our nation, Americans have joined together in prayer during times of great need to ask for God’s blessing and God’s guidance,” said President Trump in an official White House statement. “When we look across Texas and Louisiana, we see the American spirit of service embodied by countless men and women.”
President Trump wasted no time in recognizing the sacrifice that many of them have made, and called for all Americans to join in the effort to bring healing to Texas and Louisiana.
“We invite all Americans to join us as we continue to pray for those who have lost family members and friends, and for those who are suffering from this great crisis,” Trump said.
Trump spared no words in extending gratitude to the many Americans who have given to those who are suffering, saying, “We give thanks for the generosity and goodness of all those who have responded to the needs of their fellow Americans. I urge Americans of all faiths and religious traditions and backgrounds to offer prayers today for all those harmed by Hurricane Harvey.”
That list includes first responders, law enforcement officers, military personnel, and medical professionals, and all other persons leading the response and recovery efforts. So far, at least 44 people have died as a result of Hurricane Harvey, and 32,000 Americans have been forced into shelters, according to The Christian Post.
“Each of us, in our own way, may call upon our God for strength and comfort during this difficult time,” said President Trump. “I call on all Americans and houses of worship throughout the Nation to join in one voice of prayer, as we seek to uplift one another and assist those suffering from the consequences of this terrible storm.”
On Saturday President Trump and Frist Lady Melania visited Texas to help volunteer and bring encouragement to those damaged by the storm. What do you think? Join the conversation on our Facebook page.