Pray For Texas – President Trump Announces Sunday September 3rd – National Day of Prayer…

Earlier today President Trump gathered with a group of faith leaders in the Oval Office to announce a national day of prayer for Sunday September 3rd, 2017 .  Prayers for Texas and for the victims of Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent Rescue, Relief and Recovery effort.

[White House] BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION:

Hurricane Harvey first made landfall as a Category 4 storm near Rockport, Texas, on the evening of August 25, 2017. The storm has since devastated communities in both Texas and Louisiana, claiming many lives, inflicting countless injuries, destroying or damaging tens of thousands of homes, and causing billions of dollars in damage. The entire Nation grieves with Texas and Louisiana. We are deeply grateful for those performing acts of service, and we pray for healing and comfort for those in need.

Americans have always come to the aid of their fellow countrymen — friend helping friend, neighbor helping neighbor, and stranger helping stranger — and we vow to do so in response to Hurricane Harvey. From the beginning of our Nation, Americans have joined together in prayer during times of great need, to ask for God’s blessings and guidance.

This tradition dates to June 12, 1775, when the Continental Congress proclaimed a day of prayer following the Battles of Lexington and Concord, and April 30, 1789, when President George Washington, during the Nation’s first Presidential inauguration, asked Americans to pray for God’s protection and favor.

When we look across Texas and Louisiana, we see the American spirit of service embodied by countless men and women. Brave first responders have rescued those stranded in drowning cars and rising water. Families have given food and shelter to those in need. Houses of worship have organized efforts to clean up communities and repair damaged homes. Individuals of every background are striving for the same goal — to aid and comfort people facing devastating losses. As Americans, we know that no challenge is too great for us to overcome.

As response and recovery efforts continue, and as Americans provide much needed relief to the people of Texas and Louisiana, we are reminded of Scripture’s promise that “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Melania and I are grateful to everyone devoting time, effort, and resources to the ongoing response, recovery, and rebuilding efforts. We invite all Americans to join us as we continue to pray for those who have lost family members or friends, and for those who are suffering in this time of crisis.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 3, 2017, as a National Day of Prayer for the Victims of Hurricane Harvey and for our National Response and Recovery Efforts. 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, including people who have lost family members or been injured, those who have lost homes or other property, and our first responders, law enforcement officers, military personnel, and medical professionals leading the response and recovery efforts.

Each of us, in our own way, may call upon our God for strength and comfort during this difficult time. 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.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.

~ DONALD J. TRUMP

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154 Responses to Pray For Texas – President Trump Announces Sunday September 3rd – National Day of Prayer…

  1. Lion2017 says:

    God works in mysterious ways. The power of a hurricane & the power of prayer bringing this Country together? A couple of weeks ago the violence of Charlottesville followed by a Solar eclipse. Divine intervention! President Trump & his family were chosen for this time. We have been chosen to do our part. I will be honored to pray with President Trump for the people in Texas, Louisiana & this Country. I am honored to pray for our President, his family & administration everyday. Stay strong POTUS & FLOTUS!

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  2. jmclever says:

    I am floored and honored that My President would call our nation to prayer!

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  3. Landslide says:

    I am SO thankful that President Trump has called for this Day of Prayer!! I had hoped that he would do this. Whether people understand the power of prayer or not does not change the fact that it is THE essential ingredient in God’s plan for this world. Could He execute His plans without our prayers? Yes, he could. But He desires for us to partner with Him and have a meaningful relationship with Him. There are examples in the Bible where He changed His mind due to someone’s persistence in prayer. Let us all be persistent and trust Him to heal our land.

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  4. Jimmy Jack says:

    I am incredibly thankful President Trump is calling for a day of prayer for our nation. The situation in Texascis beyond words.

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  5. I’m sure countless others have said this, but I am floored by the President issuing a proclamation of a National Day of Prayer. If this has happened before in my lifetime, I was too young to remember it.

    God uses people as instruments of his will. I am firmly convinced that God is using President Donald J. Trump to save our country.

    Eternal God, heavenly Father, we beseech Thee to bless our President and his family; preserve, protect, and defend them from all who would do them harm; that Thy most Holy Spirit will continue to inspire him to confound Satan’s onslaughts at every turn; that he will turn our country away from sin and death, and into eternal Life with Thee; in the name of Thy Son our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN

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  6. David says:

    This is your Israeli friend. My prayers to all those who lost their lives, properties and loved. And a fast recovery to the injured. Also to all the people who work day and night to help their communities. God Bless.

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  7. Molly Browning says:

    Very Honorable Presidnet Trump… God Bless you and God Bless Texas and Louisiana! I , my family and friends will join in Prayer tomorrow for all In Texas ;

    SINCERELY ,
    MOLLY BROWNING FROM JC TN

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  8. Grace Anne says:

    Will be praying with all of you. So much devastation and loss… beyond words to describe. But there is a lot of goodness as well. This Christian nation is rising up and that gives me much hope for the future. With God, all things are possible.

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  9. golsono says:

    Not able to give actual physical assistance, but Prayes sent from the deep south of Africa

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  10. Mike diamond says:

    prayers and more prayers yes we need to !

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  11. Mike diamond says:

    That was real amazing grace ! Wow,in my life time I have not been so thankful and proud that we have D J trump as our president ! Its a mercy to the U S A !!! Thank our Lord Jesus Christ for such a mercy on our country! A National Day of Prayer !!! Right On !!!!!

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