“I know that the hearts of all Americans go out to the family of Trayvon. Nothing we can do or say will bring back their precious boy. But in honor of his memory, I, the President of the United States, call for a day of prayer. Additionally, I invite both families to a prayer meeting at the White House on that day. They can join me in kneeling before our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. Together, we will ask for His forgiveness and for His healing from the pain that seems to have gripped our nation.
“In the name of the only One who is pure and guiltless—yet sacrificed Himself on the cross for our sins—we the people of the United States, under my leadership, will join together for a day of reconciliation and forgiveness.
“May God heal, forgive, and bless the United States of America.”