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President Trump: Sunday is a 'National Day of Prayer' during coronavirus pandemic

"....No matter where you may be, I encourage you to turn towards prayer in an act of faith. Together, we will easily PREVAIL!" Trump tweeted.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has designated Sunday, March 15, as a "National Day of Prayer."

It comes in the wake of the president declaring a national emergency amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in an effort to free up more money and resources to help fight the virus.

Trump tweeted:

"It is my great honor to declare Sunday, March 15th as a National Day of Prayer. We are a Country that, throughout our history, has looked to God for protection and strength in times like these....

"....No matter where you may be, I encourage you to turn towards prayer in an act of faith. Together, we will easily PREVAIL!"

The House of Representatives early Saturday passed an aid package that would provide free tests, sick pay for workers and bolster food programs. It now heads to the Senate for consideration; Trump has indicated he supports the package.

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