Indianapolis April 10, 2020 – President Donald Trump today, Good Friday participated in a Easter Blessing with Bishop Harry Jackson. Bishop Jackson and Vice President Mike Pence were flanked to POTUS, who was sitting at his Oval Office desk.
Trump read from a typed piece of paper, “Our people are making tremendous sacrifices to end this pandemic. Well thank you very much. On this Good Friday, Christians from all around the world remember the suffering and death upon the cross of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. At Easter Sunday we will celebrate his glorious resurrection. At this holy time our nation is engaged in a battle like never before, the invisible enemy. Our brave doctors, nurses and responders, first responder, responders of all, are fighting to save lives, our workers are racing to deliver critical medical supplies. Our best scientists are working around the clock to develop life-saving therapeutics and I think they’re doing really well in doing so.
Our people are making tremendous sacrifices to end this pandemic. Though we will not be able to gather together with one another as we normally would on Easter, we can use this sacred time to focus on prayer, reflection and growing our personal relationship with God, so important. I ask all Americans to pray that God will heal our nation, to bring comfort to those who are grieving, to give strength to the doctors, nurses and health care workers, to restore to the sick and to renew the hope in every person who is suffering. Our nation will come through like never before. I thank the many families that have prayed for me and for my family and your prayers are felt. And I am forever grateful. I’d like to thank our great Vice President and his wonderful wife, who we all know very well, Karen, for the incredible job they do and for their service, not only to the country, but for their service to God.
Almost 3,000 years ago, the Prophet Isaiah wrote these words, Darkness covers the earth but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you. For the Lord will be your everlasting light As our nation battles the invisible enemy, we reaffirm that Americans believe in the power of prayer. We give thanks for the majesty of creation and to the gift of eternal life and we place our trust in the hands of almighty God. I’d like to wish everybody a Happy Easter and 184 countries as of this morning are fighting this enemy and we pray for them all.”
Full remarks from today’s Easter Blessing can be found here
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