Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee plans to proclaim Oct. 10 as an "official day of prayer and fasting for our state," saying his inspiration comes from "countless" Tennesseans telling him they have offered prayers on behalf of him and his family.

In a video posted last week to his Twitter account, the Republican governor says he's "deeply" appreciative for the prayers, adding "we know that God hears them, we know that prayer accomplishes much."

Lee, who often described himself as a "man of faith" during his 2018 bid for governor, said in the video that "prayer strengthens our families and it strengthens our communities, it strengthens our relationship with our neighbors, it strengthens our relationship with God himself."

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