Trump Encourages Everyone Participate In National Day Of Prayer: ‘Together, We Will Easily Prevail’

Just moments after declaring a national emergency to combat the Coronavirus, President Trump declared this Sunday a National Day of Prayer. He then encouraged everyone across the country to join him as he turns to God for “protection and strength.”

The Washington Examiner reports the “first Sunday of every March since 1988 has been designated a National Day of Prayer in the United States, but Trump personalized this year’s day of prayer to address the outbreak of COVID-19.”

During an address at the Rose Garden on Friday afternoon, Trump also shared a number of other actions his administration was taking to address the Coronavirus pandemic. From the report:

He announced that the Food and Drug Administration plans to have 1.4 million testing kits available for the public by next week and as many as 5 million by the end of March.

During his address, Trump promised access to up to $50 billion in aid to state and localities as communities brace for the disease.

In a follow-up tweet, Trump said people often use prayer at a time of crisis and encouraged communal participation this Sunday.

“It is my great honor to declare Sunday, March 15th as a National Day of Prayer,” Trump wrote in a tweet.

“We are a country that, throughout our history, has looked to God for protection and strength in times like these,” he added. “No matter where you may be, I encourage you to turn towards prayer in an act of faith. Together, we will easily PREVAIL!”

The president also shared a series of tweets where he informed the American people what further actions they can expect from his administration: