President Donald Trump participated in an Easter blessing at the White House’s Oval Office Friday as Americans prepare to celebrate the holiday weekend in quarantine because of the novel coronavirus.
“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 in our personal relationship with God – so important,” Trump said.
“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 health to the sick and to renew the hope in every person who is suffering,” Trump added. “Our nation will come through like never before.”
Trump thanked Vice President Mike Pence and others who “have prayed for me and for my family.” He also thanked “everybody in our country and beyond” for what they have have “had to put up with.” Most Americans will likely be celebrating Easter in quarantine because of the virus.
“As our nation battles the invisible enemy, we reaffirm that Americans believe in the power of prayer,” Trump said. “We give thanks for the majesty of creation and for the gift of eternal life. And we place our trust in the hands of almighty God. I’d like to just wish everybody a very happy Easter.”
Jackson then offered up prayers and words, praying for Trump and for an end to the virus. He ended by saying that “hope is on the way.” (RELATED: Fauci On Coronavirus In US: ‘It’s Going To Get Worse’)