National Day of Prayer, 2020, 27905-27906 [2020-10225]

Download as PDF 27905 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 91 Monday, May 11, 2020 Title 3— Proclamation 10027 of May 6, 2020 The President National Day of Prayer, 2020 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On this National Day of Prayer, Americans reaffirm that prayer guides and strengthens our Nation, and we express, with humility and gratitude, our ‘‘firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence.’’ As one Nation under God, we share a legacy of faith that sustains and inspires us and a heritage of religious liberty. Today, we join together and lift up our hearts, remembering the words of 1 John 5:14 that tell us when ‘‘we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.’’ From our earliest days, our dependence upon God has brought us to seek His divine counsel and unfailing wisdom. Our leaders have often encouraged their fellow citizens to seek wisdom from God and have recognized God’s power to lead our Nation ahead to brighter days. When the prospects for our independence seemed bleak, General George Washington proclaimed a national day of ‘‘fasting, humiliation and prayer, humbly to supplicate the mercy of Almighty God.’’ Following the devastating destruction of the Civil War, President Lincoln delivered his second inaugural address and invoked the power of prayer to ‘‘bind up the nation’s wounds.’’ And more than 100 years later, President Reagan noted our long reliance on prayer throughout our history, writing that ‘‘through the storms of revolution, Civil War, and the great world wars as well as during times of disillusionment and disarray, the Nation has turned to God in prayer for deliverance.’’ Today, as much as ever, our prayerful tradition continues as our Nation combats the coronavirus. During the past weeks and months, our heads have bowed at places outside of our typical houses of worship, whispering in silent solitude for God to renew our spirit and carry us through unforeseen and seemingly unbearable hardships. Even though we have been unable to gather together in fellowship with our church families, we are still connected through prayer and the calming reassurance that God will lead us through life’s many valleys. In the midst of these trying and unprecedented times, we are reminded that just as those before us turned to God in their darkest hours, so must we seek His wisdom, strength, and healing hand. We pray that He comforts those who have lost loved ones, heals those who are sick, strengthens those on the front lines, and reassures all Americans that through trust in Him, we can overcome all obstacles. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC May we never forget that prayer guides and empowers our Nation and that all things are possible with God. In times of prosperity, strife, peace, and war, Americans lean on His infinite love, grace, and understanding. Today, on this National Day of Prayer, let us come together and pray to the Almighty that through overcoming this coronavirus pandemic, we develop even greater faith in His divine providence. In 1988, the Congress, by Public Law 100–307, as amended, called on the President to issue each year a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a National Day of Prayer, ‘‘on which the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals.’’ NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 7, 2020, as a National Day of Prayer. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 May 08, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\11MYD0.SGM 11MYD0 27906 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 91 / Monday, May 11, 2020 / Presidential Documents I encourage all Americans to observe this day, reflecting on the blessings our Nation has received and the importance of prayer, with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities in their houses of worship, communities, and places of work, schools, and homes consistent with the White House’s ‘‘Guidelines for Opening up America Again.’’ IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fourth. [FR Doc. 2020–10225 Filed 5–8–20; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 May 08, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\11MYD0.SGM 11MYD0 Trump.EPS</GPH> khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC Billing code 3295–F0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 91 (Monday, May 11, 2020)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-10225]



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Vol. 85

Monday,

No. 91

May 11, 2020

Part III





The President





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Proclamation 10027--National Day of Prayer, 2020



Proclamation 10028--National Nurses Day, 2020


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 85 , No. 91 / Monday, May 11, 2020 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 10027 of May 6, 2020

                
National Day of Prayer, 2020

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                On this National Day of Prayer, Americans reaffirm that 
                prayer guides and strengthens our Nation, and we 
                express, with humility and gratitude, our ``firm 
                reliance on the protection of divine Providence.'' As 
                one Nation under God, we share a legacy of faith that 
                sustains and inspires us and a heritage of religious 
                liberty. Today, we join together and lift up our 
                hearts, remembering the words of 1 John 5:14 that tell 
                us when ``we ask anything according to His will, He 
                hears us.''

                From our earliest days, our dependence upon God has 
                brought us to seek His divine counsel and unfailing 
                wisdom. Our leaders have often encouraged their fellow 
                citizens to seek wisdom from God and have recognized 
                God's power to lead our Nation ahead to brighter days. 
                When the prospects for our independence seemed bleak, 
                General George Washington proclaimed a national day of 
                ``fasting, humiliation and prayer, humbly to supplicate 
                the mercy of Almighty God.'' Following the devastating 
                destruction of the Civil War, President Lincoln 
                delivered his second inaugural address and invoked the 
                power of prayer to ``bind up the nation's wounds.'' And 
                more than 100 years later, President Reagan noted our 
                long reliance on prayer throughout our history, writing 
                that ``through the storms of revolution, Civil War, and 
                the great world wars as well as during times of 
                disillusionment and disarray, the Nation has turned to 
                God in prayer for deliverance.''

                Today, as much as ever, our prayerful tradition 
                continues as our Nation combats the coronavirus. During 
                the past weeks and months, our heads have bowed at 
                places outside of our typical houses of worship, 
                whispering in silent solitude for God to renew our 
                spirit and carry us through unforeseen and seemingly 
                unbearable hardships. Even though we have been unable 
                to gather together in fellowship with our church 
                families, we are still connected through prayer and the 
                calming reassurance that God will lead us through 
                life's many valleys. In the midst of these trying and 
                unprecedented times, we are reminded that just as those 
                before us turned to God in their darkest hours, so must 
                we seek His wisdom, strength, and healing hand. We pray 
                that He comforts those who have lost loved ones, heals 
                those who are sick, strengthens those on the front 
                lines, and reassures all Americans that through trust 
                in Him, we can overcome all obstacles.

                May we never forget that prayer guides and empowers our 
                Nation and that all things are possible with God. In 
                times of prosperity, strife, peace, and war, Americans 
                lean on His infinite love, grace, and understanding. 
                Today, on this National Day of Prayer, let us come 
                together and pray to the Almighty that through 
                overcoming this coronavirus pandemic, we develop even 
                greater faith in His divine providence.

                In 1988, the Congress, by Public Law 100-307, as 
                amended, called on the President to issue each year a 
                proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a 
                National Day of Prayer, ``on which the people of the 
                United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation 
                at churches, in groups, and as individuals.''

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 7, 
                2020, as a National Day of Prayer.

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                I encourage all Americans to observe this day, 
                reflecting on the blessings our Nation has received and 
                the importance of prayer, with appropriate programs, 
                ceremonies, and activities in their houses of worship, 
                communities, and places of work, schools, and homes 
                consistent with the White House's ``Guidelines for 
                Opening up America Again.''

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                sixth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand 
                twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of 
                America the two hundred and forty-fourth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2020-10225
Filed 5-8-20; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F0-P