President Donald J. Trump Calls for A National Day of Prayer and Assembles Pastor Robert Jeffress, Vice-president Mike Pence and other Christian Leaders In the Oval Office to Pray for the Victims of Hurricane Harvey and the Healing of the Divisions in Our Country
President Trump Declares a National Day of Prayer on Sunday, September 3 at Oval Office Event while Surrounded by Leaders of the Christian Community
DALLAS — Pastor Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church Dallas joined President Donald J. Trump, Vice-President Mike Pence, and leaders of the Christian community in the Oval Office as President Trump declared a National Day of Prayer on Sunday, September 3. President Trump is summoning the nation to pray for God’s blessing and His guidance, focusing on “the victims of Hurricane Harvey and for our national response and recovery efforts.”
After the President finished reading the proclamation, he invited Pastor Jeffress to lead them in prayer. With the nation watching, Dr. Jeffress offered this prayer:
Father, Your Word says if Your people who are called by Your name will humble themselves and pray and seek Your face, You will forgive their sins and heal their land.
Father, I thank You that we have a President, President Donald Trump, who believes in the power of prayer, and Vice-President, Mike Pence, who works alongside him. And we thank You that the President had the wisdom to call our nation right now for a day of prayer this coming weekend. Father, this is what we need.
We pray for healing for our country.
We pray for physical healing for those who have suffered the devastation from Hurricane Harvey. Be with them, supply for their needs. Help us be the embodiment of Jesus Christ as we minister to them.
But we also want to pray for spiritual healing, emotional healing, for our country. This country has been bitterly divided for decades upon decades, and now You have given us a gift, President Trump, who wants to bring healing to this country and he is bringing healing to this country. And I pray that You give him and Vice-President Mike Pence the wisdom they need to truly make our country the country You want us to be.
We want America to be great again, and we know America can only be great if America is good, and we know we have a President who wants to make America good.
I pray Your blessings upon him, the First Lady, their family—give them wisdom as they seek to honor You.
And we pray this in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ Who came and died and rose again, that we might have eternal life. It’s in His name we pray, Amen.
President Trump’s declaration can be read in its entirety here.
Dr. Robert Jeffress is a best-selling author of 24 books, a nationally and internationally syndicated TV and radio host and the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Dallas, one of the largest and most influential churches in America. Pathway to Victory, Dr. Jeffress’ broadcast ministry, airs daily nationwide on more than 900 radio stations and is broadcast live to 195 countries. His newest book, A Place Called Heaven: 10 Surprising Truths About Your Eternal Home, will release September 2017. Dr. Jeffress serves on President Trump’s Faith Advisory Council.