Following the devastation left by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Donald Trump declared Sunday, September 3 as a National Day of Prayer. After Melania Trump sent out a tweet in regards to prayer day, critics of the president were quick to lash out on social media.

Melania on Trump

It's been just over a week since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas in what experts say is the worst storm to hit the state in close to 500 years. Dozens have been reported dead because of the hurricane, with thousands being forced to leave their home and take shelter elsewhere due to the devastation and damage.

The city of Houston was hit the hardest, and was where Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited during their second trip to the state following the storm, after their initial stop was marred by controversial and criticism. Heading into the weekend, the former host of "The Apprentice" declared September 3 the "National Day of Prayer," which Melania highlighted on her Twitter account.

Taking to Twitter on Sunday was Melania Trump who took time promote Donald Trump's National Day of Prayer with a tweet after the couple attended church service at St.

John's. "Beautiful service today at St. John's. @potus and I wishing you many blessings on this National Day of Prayer," Melania tweeted. As expected, the first couple took heat over Prayer Day, with critics of the president making sure to give their candid thoughts on social media.

Twitter reacts

Within minutes of Melania Trump's tweet about Prayer Day, backlash quickly followed.

"The only prayers that have been answered is your teenage prayers to get the best Sugar baby set up ever," comedian Kristina Wong wrote.

"What the hell is this national day of prayer bullshit.

F that," one Twitter user rhetorically asked. "#FirstAmendment tells me there is no government sanctioned or sponsored National Day of Prayer. It's against the separation church & state," another tweet pointed out.

"You mean the crooked assh*hole didn't get struck by lightning on the way in?" another tweet mockingly asked. "Wishing you would learn about the Constitution and respect it," another social media user added. As the negative reaction continued, it was clear that the reaction over the prayer day came straight down party lines, with those on the political right embracing it, while others made sure to bash it as the rift between liberals and conservatives continued.