President Trump declared this upcoming Sunday as a National Day of Prayer, soon after declaring a state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“We are a Country that, throughout our history, has looked to God for protection and strength in times like these….,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “No matter where you may be, I encourage you to turn towards prayer in an act of faith. Together, we will easily PREVAIL!”
….No matter where you may be, I encourage you to turn towards prayer in an act of faith. Together, we will easily PREVAIL!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2020
Trump announced that the National Day of Prayer is scheduled for May 7, as the testing for the illness continues incorporating several large companies.
Trump has lots of support from white evangelical Christians and Catholic voters. As president, he’s implemented several plans to ensure religious liberty, such as encouraging prayer in public schools.
In addition to the prayer plan in schools, the administration also proposed new rules across nine federal agencies to ensure religious organisations are not discriminated against by the federal government.
“In America we celebrate faith. We cherish religion,” president Trump said during his State of the Union address last month. “We lift our voices in prayer and we raise our sights to the glory of God.”