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Trump announces March 15 as National day of Prayer amid #COVID19

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14th Mar, 2020. 06:10 pm
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National day of Prayer

United States of America is in the plight of National emergency and President Trump declares March 15th as National Day of Prayer.

According to the details, the United States is taking all precautionary measures including a day of prayer to control the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

President Trump announced the national day of Prayer through a tweeter post on his personal twitter account, the said tweet was retweeted by the official account of President Trump.

The tweet reads, “It is my great honor to declare Sunday, March 15th as a National Day of Prayer. We are a country that, throughout our history, have looked to God for protection and strength in times like these….”

He also said in another tweet, “No matter where you may be, I encourage you to turn towards prayer in an act of faith. Together, we will easily PREVAIL!”

Yesterday, U.S. President Donald Trump held a press conference in which he declared a national emergency in the United States over coronavirus and called on hospitals to activate emergency plans.

While addressing Trump said “I am declaring a national emergency. Two very big words.”

He further stated the move will allow the US to “unlock” its full capabilities in combatting the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus.

Trump added that he does not want everyone getting tested for coronavirus while seeking to insist such testing would rapidly be available for those who required it.

History of National Day of Prayer

Historically, the National Day of Prayer is an annual day of observation, which is usually held on the first Thursday of May.

The day of prayer is chosen by the United States Congress when people are asked: “to turn to God in prayer and meditation”. The president is required by law (36 U.S.C. § 119) to sign a proclamation each year, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day.

The modern law formalizing its annual observance was enacted in 1952, although earlier days of fasting and prayer had been established by the Second Continental Congress from 1775 until 1783, and by President John Adams in 1798 and 1799. Thomas Jefferson established a day of prayer and thanksgiving, but this occurred while he served as governor of Virginia.

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