Day of Prayer for Texas

Sep 1, 2017

Governor Abbott of Texas signed a proclamation on Thursday “declaring this Sunday, September 3, as a day of prayer in Texas.” The proclamation comes just after Hurricane Harvey has moved out of Houston. Governor Abbott signed the document “outside a heavily damaged church” in Rockport, Texas. The governor called on Texans to pray “as one united people for the future of this state, and future of this country; for healing and for hope, for rebuilding, and for the next great generation of Texans.” “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,” said Abbott. “It was God acting through the lives of so many Texans who came to the rescue of other Texans,” he continued. After the signing of the proclamation, Vice President Pence said, "President Trump sent us here to say we are with you. The American people are with you," 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." Afterwards, Mrs. Karen Pence led the assembled crowd in prayer.