Gov. Bill Lee is inviting all Tennesseans to join him and his wife Maria for an official day of prayer on Thursday.

Lee issued the invite on Twitter in September.

Lee extended his appreciation for people who have told him they have prayed for him and his wife, which inspired him to issue the official day of prayer and fasting on October 10.

Following the prayers of others, Lee said, "We want you to know that we deeply appreciate those prayers cause we know that God hears them and that prayer accomplishes much. Prayer strengthens our families and strengthens our communities, strengthens our neighbors and strengthens our relationship with God Himself."