Trump tuning in to Gainesville church’s livestream during National Day of Prayer

President Donald Trump on Saturday evening announced he will be tuning in to a popular Gainesville church’s livestream of its Sunday morning prayer service.

In a tweet, the president said he will listen in as Pastor Jentezen Franklin delivers his sermon online to Free Chapel’s parishioners.

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Like many places of worship across the state, the Hall County megachurch is hosting its service via livestream in an effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus, which has killed one person in the state and infected at least 66 others.

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Incidentally, Trump declared Sunday a “National Day of Prayer” in a tweet that he posted Friday night.

“We are Country that, throughout our history, has looked to God for protection and strength in times like these,” he wrote, hours after declaring a national emergency to combat the spread of the deadly virus. “No matter where you may be, I encourage you to turn towards prayer in an act of faith. Together, we will easily PREVAIL!"

The traditional National Day of Prayer was initially scheduled for May 7.

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Free Chapel is holding services at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. They can be viewed here.

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