March 15th 2020 has officially been declared a National Day of Prayer –a call to the United States of America to pray for the health of our nation, in this historic and challenging time we’re living in.
“In our times of greatest need, Americans have always turned to prayer to help guide us through trials and periods of uncertainty. As we continue to face the unique challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, millions of Americans are unable to gather in their churches, temples, synagogues, mosques, and other houses of worship. But in this time we must not cease asking God for added wisdom, comfort, and strength, and we must especially pray for those who have suffered harm or who have lost loved ones. I ask you to join me in a day of prayer for all people who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic and to pray for God’s healing hand to be placed on the people of our Nation.”–The President of the United States of America
At the end of this proclamation it says,
“NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim March 15, 2020, as a National Day of Prayer for All Americans Affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic and for our National Response Efforts. I urge Americans of all faiths and religious traditions and backgrounds to offer prayers for all those affected, including people who have suffered harm or lost loved ones.”
This is significant! This is powerful! In the midst of all of the destruction, all the fear that’s spreading, prayer is rising up, faith is rising up, and even as many are having to “isolate” themselves for a time, what an incredible time we live in were we can still have a way to be so connected through the internet, and where we can remain connected in prayer.
“As we come to our Father in prayer, we remember the words found in Psalm 91: “He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.”-The President of the United States of America
Regardless of where you stand politically, this is a time to be unified as “one nation, under God…”
These may be challenging times, and we may be faced with fear, but how incredible to be living in “such a time as this” —a time that we were created to live in. We were made for this time.
Father, thank You for giving us everything that we could possibly need to be able to live in this historic time. Lord, help us to arise and walk bravely and boldly with You! That we may be filled with expectancy, and with awe and wonder of all of the things we’ll get to see You do. ✨