RIVERSIDE, CA. — Pastor, founder of Harvest America, and nationally syndicated radio host Greg Laurie issues the following statement regarding his participation in the National Prayer Service, Saturday, January 21st:
“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the Inaugural Committee for inviting me to participate in the National Prayer Service to be held at the National Cathedral. I view this honor as a sacred responsibility. This service alone demonstrates that the United States remains a country ‘under God’ and a country that prioritizes prayer.
“President Abraham Lincoln once said, ‘We have forgotten the gracious Hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own.’
“We must remember it is God who has blessed America. Though, we may at times have forgotten God, He has never forgotten us.
“We need to turn to God. The Bible says that if we humble ourselves, repent of our sins, and seek God’s face that He will hear from heaven and He will heal our land. May this be a day when we turn with our whole hearts to Him at a moment when America needs God’s protection and healing as ever before.”
Greg Laurie is an evangelist and senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship® in Riverside and Irvine, California. He will host the national Harvest America Crusade live from University of Phoenix Stadium in Phoenix, AZ on June 11th 2017.