Trump attends church service on National Day of Prayer

President Donald Trump is greeted by Assistant Rector D. Andrew Olivo as he arrives at St. John's Episcopal Church at Lafayette Square, across from the White House, for a national "Day of Prayer" service, for victims of the Hurricane Harvey flooding in Texas, in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 3, 2017. Photo by Mike Theiler/Reuters

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is attending a church service on a National Day of Prayer for Harvey victims.

Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrived at St. John's Church, an Episcopal church near the White House, on Sunday morning.

Trump had declared Sunday a National Day of Prayer for Harvey victims and recovery efforts in Texas and Louisiana. In his official proclamation he called on "Americans of all faiths and religious traditions and backgrounds to offer prayers today for all those harmed by Hurricane Harvey."

Trump made a second visit on Saturday to communities devastated by Harvey, traveling to Houston and Lake Charles, Louisiana.

The White House has asked Congress to approve $7.9 billion for initial relief efforts when lawmakers return to Washington on Tuesday.

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