This proclamation is occasioned by the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana. No sane person can gainsay the need for prayer, not only for relief for the hurricane victims but for the grace of national repentance on account of this nation's profound spiritual and moral decay.
Tomorrow is Sept 3 and Sunday, the day of the week that the Third Commandment binds us to keep holy by attending Mass. While there - particularly during the Prayers of the Faithful - let's lift up our nation, and do so again as we pray our Rosaries.
Now the proclamation as it is found on the White House page..