SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 4, 2017—Rev. Dr. Samuel Rodriguez, President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC), issues the following statement regarding the National Day of Prayer:
“Now more than ever, we urgently need to heed the admonition of Scripture, “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:1-4).
Join me today in seeking the heart and mind of God in prayer and repentance, for ourselves, for our families, and for this country that we love.
We will all do so with a full heart having already witnessed an answer to our prayers in the President’s decision today to strengthen our religious liberties. I commend President Trump for fulfilling this promise.
— Rev. Dr. Samuel Rodriguez
Rev. Samuel Rodriguez is president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. He has been named by CNN and Fox News as “the leader of the Hispanic Evangelical movement” and TIME Magazine nominated him among the 100 most influential leaders in America.
NHCLC/CONEL is the world’s largest Hispanic Christian organization. It serves as a representative voice for the more than 100 million Hispanic Evangelicals assembled in over 40,000 U.S. churches and another 500,000 congregations spread throughout the Spanish-speaking diaspora.