Coronavirus: Jon Voight prays to God to wipe away the 'curse' and give Americans strength to tide over outbreak
'Give us light to shine on our souls so we way may be strong to fight,' the actor said
Actor Jon Voight, late on Tuesday, offered his prayers to God, asking for the deadly coronavirus to be wiped away, reports state. The actor, who is a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, also prayed that mankind be made strong in these trying times.
Coronavirus has claimed at least 117 lives in the US with a confirmed infection toll of over 7,000 spread across all the 50 states.
The Oscar-winning actor took to Twitter on Tuesday and posted a new video, where he prayed for God to "give us light to shine on our souls so we way may be strong to fight.”
"This nation is under God, with liberty. Joshua has lifted his ark and will show his kingdom that this virus will not wipe out his men. He will battle to the end and he will show Jesus the prayer,” Voight said in the clip.
“Oh mighty, oh Lord. Bring us to our feet to love you more. Oh Lord, oh our Savior, teach us more, but lift this veil over our heads and wipe away this curse that has taken us down with fear. Oh Lord, give us peace on our holy land, give us peace for our children and elders. Oh Lord, give us light to shine on our souls so we may be strong to fight. Oh Lord, we are all one with you.”
The actor, who is Angelina Jolie's father, added: “My fellow Americans, we will rid this virus. We will be strong because we are the greatest gift to mankind. We are all Gods' children. God bless this nation and the entire creation. And may God protect our president and his family. Love to you.”
The 'Coming Home' actor, in November last year, had received the National Medal of Arts at a White House ceremony where Trump called him "one of the greatest living legends in cinema." The actor was also spotted stocking supplies from a supermarket over the weekend an hundreds flocked to their nearest stores to do the same amid countrywide travel restrictions and self-isolation.