SPRINGDALE, AR. — Dr. Ronnie Floyd releases the following statement ahead of his participation in the National Prayer Service, Saturday, Jan. 21:
“I want to thank the President-elect and Vice President-elect and the entire inaugural committee for affording me the honor of participating in the National Prayer Service during the 58th Presidential Inauguration to be held at the historic Washington National Cathedral. I’m humbled to be able to stand next to other leaders of faith to ask God’s blessing, mercy, and guidance upon our nation and our elected officials. We are living history, and America needs our prayers today more than ever.
“In the book of Jeremiah, God says, ‘Call to Me, and I will answer.’ Prayer is not a perfunctory and ceremonial exercise. Prayer is sacred and it is powerful, and it is critical at this moment in American history.
“May we as a country turn to God with all of hearts so that He may renew us and show us His way. I ask the Church in America to bow down in prayer for the future of our country and for God’s wisdom, favor, and blessing upon this incoming administration. May we remain, as we have always been, ‘one nation under God.’”
Dr. Ronnie Floyd is the Senior Pastor of Cross Church and the Immediate Past
President of the Southern Baptist Convention. He serves on the board of directors of the Family Research Council. Follow him on Twitter @ronniefloyd.