President Donald Trump on Friday signed a proclamation declaring Sunday a National Day of Prayer for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
The president, flanked by evangelical and Christian leaders, signed an official proclamation from the Oval Office inviting “all Americans to join us as we continue to pray for those who have lost family members and friends, and for those who are suffering from this great crisis.”
“It’ll be a very special day,” Trump said. “I don’t know when this was done last, but it’s been a long time ago.”
Trump also praised the ongoing relief efforts in the wake of the devastating storm. “When we look across Texas and Louisiana, we see the American spirit of service embodied by countless men and women.”
On Saturday, the president and First Lady Melania Trump will make their second trip to Texas, days after Vice President Mike Pence met with survivors and helped clear debris on Thursday, as reported by Independent Journal Review.
The White House also announced on Thursday that President Trump plans to donate $1 million of his own money to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
Watch Trump’s remarks below, via Fox News.