In the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation, President Trump has declared this Sunday to be a national day of prayer. His call was joined by Texas Governor Greg Abbott who has praised the heroic efforts of Texans to respond to the storm, which has already caused at least 46 deaths.
The Christian Broadcasting Network reports, the proclamation from POTUS emphasizes faith in God and His promise in the face of such awful suffering. The day of prayer is all about clinging to God as our hope in this time of disaster. “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,’ the proclamation continues.”
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) September 1, 2017
Governor Abbott also asked those of all faiths to pray this Sunday. The day of prayer is about thanking those who have done their part and praying for those who are still suffering. Abbott asked to keep first responders and all those involved in rescue efforts such as the military in your prayers. Abbot asked that America pray for the “healing of individuals, rebuilding of communities and the restoration of the entire region struck by this disaster.”
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) August 31, 2017
Texas is a very religious state. According to Pew Research, 77 percent of Texans are Christian, 19 percent are unaffiliated or nothing in particular and 4 percent are non-Christian such as Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist. Only 2 percent of Texans identify as atheists. In total, 63 percent of Texans consider their faith a “very important” part of their life.
This Sunday join our President’s call to action and participate in a day of prayer for the people of Texas!