Commonwealth Policy Center

Pres. Trump recently called for a “National Day of Prayer” amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic appears to be a plague of Biblical proportions and a call for prayer from our nation’s top leader is fitting. Trump isn’t the first president to call for prayer in times of crisis. George Washington, Abe Lincoln, and Franklin Roosevelt all called the nation to pray in difficult. As Pres. Trump calls on the nation to pray, we would do well to pray for him and other governmental leaders. The Apostle Paul urges us in 1 Timothy “that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions.” So, as you pray for your family and community, remember to pray for our leaders as well.