Trump Issues Statement on National Day of Prayer: 'Let Us Come Together to Thank God'

Trump Issues Statement on National Day of Prayer: 'Let Us Come Together to Thank God'

Today, on the National Day of Prayer, President Trump issued a proclamation noting the importance of prayer and its sustaining power in times of “peace, prosperity, war, and depression.”

“On this National Day of Prayer, we join together to offer gratitude for our many blessings and to acknowledge our need for divine wisdom, guidance, and protection,” begins the statement issued by the President, as reported by CBN News.  “Prayer, by which we affirm our dependence on God, has long been fundamental to our pursuit of freedom, peace, unity, and prosperity.  Prayer sustains us and brings us comfort, hope, peace, and strength.  Therefore, we must cherish our spiritual foundation and uphold our legacy of faith.”

The President also noted prayer’s role in America’s founding and its central focus in the early days of the new nation:

“Prayer has been a source of guidance, strength, and wisdom since the founding of our Republic.  When the Continental Congress gathered in Philadelphia to contemplate freedom from Great Britain, the delegates prayed daily for guidance...Notably, as one of its first acts, our newly formed Congress appointed chaplains of the House of Representatives and Senate so that all proceedings would begin with prayer.”

The statement concluded, urging Americans to thank God for his blessings:

“May our Nation and our people never forget the love, grace, and goodness of our Maker, and may our praise and gratitude never cease.  On this National Day of Prayer, let us come together, all according to their faiths, to thank God for His many blessings and ask for His continued guidance and strength.”


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Publication date: May 3, 2018