Texas Values Urges All Texans To Pray This Sunday For Hurricane Victims, Responders
Texas Values supports the designation of Sunday, Sept. 3, as a National Day of Prayer for those recovering from Hurricane Harvey and assisting in that recovery.
From a church building in hurricane-stricken Rockport, Gov. Greg Abbott, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and Rev. Franklin Graham, issued a proclamation on Thursday naming Sunday as a Day of Prayer for Texas. Today, President Donald Trump urged all Americans to seek the help of God in responding to the disaster.
“Throughout our history, Texans have been strengthened and lifted through prayer, and it is fitting that Texans join together in prayer in this time of crisis,” said Gov. Abbott, in a press statement. “Throughout this disaster, we have seen the power of Texans helping Texans, and I am hopeful this proclamation will bring people together once more. We have remained strong throughout this ordeal, and this Day of Prayer will make us even stronger together.”
Jonathan Saenz, President of Texas Values, can attest to the power of prayer. Texas Values staff called friends and partners in the Gulf Coast region on Monday to offer prayer and help finding assistance. The team was able to help people connect with rescue workers and relief services. One person, an evacuee, stated: “I can’t begin to tell you how much that call means to us. We were in a state of confusion, chaos and limbo as we watched the devastation on TV … We were pretty sure our home would be flooded. I am happy to report my house did not flood. I want to express my gratitude for the prayer. It came at a time when we needed it most. I feel like God sent an angel in our time of need. …”
“We know that God always hears our prayers, especially in our hour of need,” Saenz said. “Though we never wish for a natural disaster like Hurricane Harvey, it has brought Texans together in a way few things could in terms of coordinating rescue efforts, gathering supplies, and demonstrating the importance of community. We are thankful for Gov. Abbott’s leadership on this issue and we encourage people of faith to join together this Sunday to ask God’s protection for our emergency responders, law enforcement officers, and military and the many volunteers, as well as for healing for those who have lost loved ones and homes during this disaster of historic proportions.”
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