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CHPP The White House Calls Nation to Prayer September 01, 2017

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President Trump Calls Nation to Prayer
on Sunday, September 3, 2017

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

September 01, 2017

"Call upon Me, and I will answer you . . ." (Jer. 33:3a)

White House Press Release

White House Press Release

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims September 3, 2017, as a National Day of Prayer for the Victims of Hurricane Harvey and for our National Response and Recovery Efforts



Hurricane Harvey first made landfall as a Category 4 storm near Rockport, Texas, on the evening of August 25, 2017. The storm has since devastated communities in both Texas and Louisiana, claiming many lives, inflicting countless injuries, destroying or damaging tens of thousands of homes, and causing billions of dollars in damage. The entire Nation grieves with Texas and Louisiana. We are deeply grateful for those performing acts of service, and we pray for healing and comfort for those in need.

Americans have always come to the aid of their fellow countrymen -- friend helping friend, neighbor helping neighbor, and stranger helping stranger -- and we vow to do so in response to Hurricane Harvey. From the beginning of our Nation, Americans have joined together in prayer during times of great need, to ask for God's blessings and guidance. This tradition dates to June 12, 1775, when the Continental Congress proclaimed a day of prayer following the Battles of Lexington and Concord, and April 30, 1789, when President George Washington, during the Nation's first Presidential inauguration, asked Americans to pray for God's protection and favor.

When we look across Texas and Louisiana, we see the American spirit of service embodied by countless men and women. Brave first responders have rescued those stranded in drowning cars and rising water. Families have given food and shelter to those in need. Houses of worship have organized efforts to clean up communities and repair damaged homes. Individuals of every background are striving for the same goal -- to aid and comfort people facing devastating losses. As Americans, we know that no challenge is too great for us to overcome.

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." Melania and I are grateful to everyone devoting time, effort, and resources to the ongoing response, recovery, and rebuilding efforts. We invite all Americans to join us as we continue to pray for those who have lost family members or friends, and for those who are suffering in this time of crisis.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 3, 2017, as a National Day of Prayer for the Victims of Hurricane Harvey and for our National Response and Recovery Efforts. We give thanks for the generosity and goodness of all those who have responded to the needs of their fellow Americans. I urge Americans of all faiths and religious traditions and backgrounds to offer prayers today for all those harmed by Hurricane Harvey, including people who have lost family members or been injured, those who have lost homes or other property, and our first responders, law enforcement officers, military personnel, and medical professionals leading the response and recovery efforts. Each of us, in our own way, may call upon our God for strength and comfort during this difficult time. I call on all Americans and houses of worship throughout the Nation to join in one voice of prayer, as we seek to uplift one another and assist those suffering from the consequences of this terrible storm.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.
To view this proclamation on the White House website, please go here.

President Trump Reads His Proclamation

President Trump Reads His Proclamation

Evangelical Leaders Gather Around the President Inside the Oval Office;
Offer Prayers for this Proclamation

> > > To witness this historic event, please go here.

Also: A Day of Prayer for Texas

Governor Abbott Issues A Proclamation For Sept. 3rd Day Of Prayer In Texas After Hurricane Harvey

WHEREAS, Texans have remained strong throughout this ordeal, with neighbor helping neighbor by wading into the flood waters or sorting through wind damage to rescue fellow Texans; and

WHEREAS, the people of Texas are grateful for the outpouring of support and resources from around the country and around the world that have been sent to Texas to assist with the damage as we begin the process of healing and rebuilding; and

WHEREAS, throughout our history, Texans have been strengthened, assured and lifted up through prayer; and

WHEREAS, it is right and fitting that the people of Texas should join with their fellow residents and with others from across the country and around the world to seek God's wisdom for ourselves and our leaders and ask for His merciful intervention and healing in this time of crisis;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GREG ABBOTT, Governor of Texas, pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Constitution and Statutes of the State of Texas, do hereby proclaim Sunday, September 3, 2017, as a Day of Prayer in Texas. I urge Texans of all faiths and religious traditions and backgrounds to offer prayers on that day for the safety of our first responders, public safety officers, and military personnel, healing of individuals, rebuilding of communities and the restoration of the entire region struck by this disaster.

Office of the Governor, Texas

24/7 Commentary: Texas

The Day of Prayer for Texas:

A Commentary by the 24/7 Strategic Prayer Network

Surely this IS a time for the WORD to go forth from the mouths of God's people. As we are nearing the end of a week in which the State of Texas has suffered the worst natural disaster in American history in terms of its scope, God has opened Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's mouth to issue a proclamation declaring September 3rd Sunday, as a Day of Prayer for the State of Texas. This day will be a time when people all across the nation can join in prayer for those affected by Hurricane Harvey which hit the Texas coast last Friday as a Category 4, then lingered over the Houston area as a tropical storm, dumping as much as 50 inches of rain, and causing catastrophic flooding and loss.

Outside a heavily damaged church building in the battered Gulf Coast town of Rockport, Gov. Abbott, who was accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen Pence, and the Rev. Franklin Graham, said, "As we gather today here at this church, it's important that we remember that the greatest power that exists is the power of God and the way that God can touch and move all of our lives. It was God, acting through the lives of so many Texans, who came to the rescue of other Texans. It was the power of God that was able to pull the people out of the water and literally save them. There is no storm as tough as the people of Texas. We will rise again, and we will rebuild this great town and the affected areas across the entire state of Texas. We will pray regardless of what faith or church background you may have," Abbott said. "We will pray as one united people, for the future of the state and the future of this country, for healing and for hope, for rebuilding and for the next great generation of Texans."
Abbott has earned high praise for his oversight of the crisis response. He publicly praised first responders, along with the volunteers streaming into the area from organizations such as Franklin Graham's Samaritan's Purse, on the ground in Southeast Texas mobilizing volunteers. "You've gone through a storm, and let me tell you, the Lord Jesus Christ, He's still here," said Graham.
Vice President Pence said, "We are here today, we will be here tomorrow, and we will be here every day until this city and this state and this region rebuild bigger and better than ever before." We on the 24/7 NSPC have been in intercession for Texas since last Friday, and we will also stand together corporately this Sunday, to pray for the great state of Texas, and continue to hold her people close to our hearts! We are ONE BODY in Christ and we do not stand or alone! If one suffers, we all suffer!

How You Can Help

How You Can Help

(3 Organizations Recommended by the 24/7 Prayer Network
and Endorsed by CHPP)

An army of Christ-centered disaster relief volunteers have come from across the country and are on the ground to meet the immediate needs of victims, volunteers, and first responders. Many more are on the way to serve in both Texas and Louisiana. They need funds to purchase what they will deliver.

Let the Body of Christ rise up to give!

These are 3 organizations we trust implicitly that you may safely contribute to. Please consider doing so!

1) Liberty Relief International (Mat Staver)

Go here.

2) Samaritan's Purse (Franklin Graham)

Go here.

3) The Salvation Army

- Text STORM to 51555 or . . .

- Call 1-800-SALARMY or . . . Go here.

A Word of Thanksgiving and Praise!

In Closing . . . A Word of Thanksgiving and Praise!

Tonight, we are overwhelmed at the goodness of God. Surely, He has now turned this disaster into a great blessing for our nation, as our own President has now called us to pray.

We thank God for this amazing answer to the prayer we offered, even yesterday, that truly He would call us back to Him.
Let us seize this moment . . . let us remain on our faces in humble repentance . . . and let us continue to offer Him the Glory due His Name.
" . . . if My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land." (2 Chronicles 7:14)

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About Capitol Hill Prayer Partners

Our Mission Statement

Capitol Hill Prayer Partners (CHPP) is a ministry which is positioned on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., helping members of the Body of Christ to "pray for those in authority over us" in our federal government. Our primary purpose is to offer intercession on site for the members of Congress and their staffs each day that the Senate and the House of Representatives are in session; and our chief prayer focus is that "God's will be done in earth, as it is in heaven." [Matthew 6:10].

Because Jesus Christ has shed His blood for all, we, too, pray for ALL, in a nonpartisan manner. Also, because the scriptures indicate that "the effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much" (James 4:17), we are confident that fervent prayer, offered in the halls of the highest chambers of government in our land, can avail much for America. Capitol Hill Prayer Partners welcomes those who feel called to join us, engaging in this strategic work of intercession for our nation: "For there is no power but of God; the powers that be are ordained of God." [Romans 13:1]
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