President Donald Trump pronounces Sunday a “National Day of Prayer” amid coronavirus pandemic
President Donald Trump has pronounced Sunday a “National Day of Prayer” amid the global outbreak of the novel coronavirus and said he will monitor a church service online.
Donald Trump made the announcement Friday, that day he additionally pronounced a national emergency over COVID-19, which has killed a huge number of individuals around the world.
With numerous houses of worship covered around the nation, President Donald Trump broadcasted Sunday a national day of prayer for all Americans influenced by the coronavirus pandemic and for the national response efforts.
He said Americans must recall that “no problem is too big for God to handle.”
Mr. Donald Trump encouraged individuals “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.”
“It is my great honor to declare Sunday, March 15th as a National Day of Prayer,” Trump tweeted Friday. “We are a country that, throughout our history, have looked to God for protection and strength in times like these.”
“No matter where you may be, I encourage you to turn towards prayer in an act of faith. Together, we will easily PREVAIL!” Trump wrote in a follow-up tweet.
He likewise said late Saturday that he intended to check out an online church service being led by Pastor Jentezen Franklin of Free Chapel in Gainesville, Ga.
“Tomorrow I have called for a National Day of Prayer. I will be tuning in to Pastor @Jentezen at the @FreeChapel Church in Gainesville, Georgia at 11:00 AM EDT. God Bless the USA!” he said.
Various churches have revealed a surge in viewership in their live streams during the coronavirus outbreak, as per CNN Business. A representative for Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, which is situated in Seattle, told the network that it saw its live stream viewership more than double a week ago.
Churchome, megachurch celebrities, for example, Justin Bieber, has joined in, additionally supposedly recorded a 60 percent expansion in-app sign-ups after it closed its locations in Seattle. It likewise told the network that its live stream viewership has expanded by about a quarter as a great part of the general population has been prompted by authorities to remain indoors to forestall the spread of COVID-19.
With Donald Trump’s emergency revelation on Friday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will ready to use resources from the Disaster Relief Fund to offer help to states as local authorities work to battle the spread of the coronavirus.
Donald Trump likewise reported on Friday that he would defer interest on “all student loans held by federal government agencies” until further notification as various colleges the nation over close their campuses during the flare-up.
Up until this point, information from the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering shows over 156,000 cases of the virus have been affirmed around the world, incorporating 2,952 affirmed in the United States. Over 5,800 deaths from the virus have been accounted for across the globe as well as over 73,000 recoveries.
Starting at now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there is no vaccine for the disease.
The National Day of Prayer is commonly held annually on the first Thursday of May, as assigned by US Congress.