President Trump announced Sun. Mar. 15 as a National Day of Prayer for the United States.
The declaration comes after announcing a national emergency in response to the U.S. coronavirus outbreak.
Here’s President Trump’s tweet below:
His full tweet reads, “It is my great honor to declare Sunday, March 15th as a National Day of Prayer. We are a country that, throughout our history, has looked to God for protection and strength in times like these….”
The president followed up with a second tweet:
The second tweet reads, “…No matter where you may be, I encourage you to turn towards prayer in an act of faith. Together, we will easily PREVAIL!”
Many expressed gratitude for the declaration, including Planned Parenthood director-turned pro-life advocate Abby Johnson.
Here’s Johnson’s tweet below:
Johnson tweeted, “Thank you, Mr. President.”
Christian lawyer Brandon Beckham also thanked the president. He included a video of President Trump’s tribute to American evangelist Billy Graham.
Here’s the tweet below:
You’ve been consistent in recognizing that, as a Nation, we need to Seek God⤵️pic.twitter.com/cTApZlek89
— ☀️Brandon Beckham, Esq. (@BrandonBeckham_) March 13, 2020
The tweet reads, “Thank you President @realDonaldTrump for emphasizing the importance of prayer and of seeking God with a #NationalDayOfPrayer. You’ve been consistent in recognizing that, as a Nation, we need to seek God.”
Beckham later added another tweet, encouraging users with quotes from scripture:
The full tweet reads, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. –Philippians 4:6-7”