Mayor Turner Calls for a Day of Prayer in Houston

Style Magazine Newswire | 4/6/2020, 1:52 p.m.

April 3, 2020

City of Houston and Faith Community

C/O Honorable Mayor Sylvester Turner

901 Bagby Street

Houston, Texas 77002

RE: City of Houston, Day of Prayer – April 9, 2020.

To Whom It May Concern,

Through our mayor, Sylvester Turner, and city council, we are working tirelessly during this COVID-19 pandemic. These are unprecedented times, and it will require each of us to collectively work together to overcome the challenges ahead. Please know that every day we are discussing and implementing many policy changes and strategic plans to keep Houstonians safe.

Along with following guidelines recommended by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention on the national level, as well as the Stay Home, Work Safe order on the local level, we need to also lean on the powerful prayer of a Higher Power. Regardless of what denomination one may be or religious views one may have, we must come together as a city and stand on faith.

In times of crisis, it is important for us to recognize prayer works. As such, the city of Houston will have a Day of Prayer on Thursday, April 9, 2020. We ask that, as a city, we collectively stop and pray, or take a moment of silence, wherever you may be, at 12:00 pm. We also ask that in your own time, people continue to pray throughout the day – to pray for our city, our families, our health, our essential workers, our circumstances, and most of all to pray that we contain and suppress the coronavirus so that we may save lives.

We ask that you please disseminate this information and participate with us in a Day of Prayer on April 9, 2020 at 12:00 pm.

Together We Will,

Edward J. Pollard