President Trump proclaims National Day of Prayer for victims of Harvey

President Donald Trump has declared Sunday, September 3, 2017 as a National Day of Prayer.

President Trump is urging Americans to offer prayers for all those harmed by Hurricane Harvey, including people who have lost family members or been injured, and those who have lost homes.

The National Day of Prayer is also meant to serve as a thank you to those performing acts of service, including first responders, law enforcement officers, military personnel, volunteers and medical professionals leading the response and recovery efforts.

The president was joined in the Oval Office by leaders of the Salvation Army, the American Red Cross and Southern Baptist Disaster Relief when he signed the proclamation declaring Sunday a National Day Of Prayer.

President Donald Trump will be going to Texas and Louisiana on Saturday to survey the damage from the storm. He had also traveled to Texas earlier in the week to survey the damage and relief efforts.

The following was released from the Office of the Press Secretary at the White House: