CNA Staff, Sep 26, 2020 / 10:30 am
President Donald Trump invoked faith as an enduring force for national stability and resilience during times of trial in a statement released by the White House on Saturday.
"Our great Nation was founded by men and women of deep and abiding faith-a faith that has stood the test of time," Trump said in a presidential message to mark the inaugural National Day of Prayer and Return on Sept. 26.
The message was released to coincide with "The Return, A National and Global Day of Repentance" organized by some Pentecostal Protestant groups in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. The event is timed to fall 40 days before the U.S. general election.
"On this inaugural National Day of Prayer and Return," Trump wrote in his message, "the First Lady and I join millions of Christians here in the United States and around the world in prayer, as we turn our hearts to our Lord and Savior."