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WHEREAS: Public prayer is a long-standing and significant tradition of American history. Since the first gatherings of our Founding Fathers, elected officials in the United States have set aside moments of prayer to seek God’s wisdom in their decision-making;
WHEREAS: In 1952, Congress and President Truman established The National Day of Prayer as an annual observance in the United States. It now falls on the first Thursday in May of every year;
WHEREAS: This year, the National Day of Prayer will be observed in our state and across America on Thursday, May 4, with the theme “Pray Fervently in Righteousness and Avail Much,” based on the verse in James 5:16, “The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”; and
WHEREAS: Every first Thursday of May on the National Day of Prayer, we express our faith and exercise our freedom by uniting in prayer for our nation and its leaders, holding fast to the promises of our Lord and knowing that He answers the faith-filled prayers of His people.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS, acting under the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Arkansas, do hereby proclaim May 4th, 2023, as
“NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER IN ARKANSAS”
And urge the citizens of the state to recognize this event and participate fittingly in its observance.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Arkansas to be affixed this 27th day of April, in the year of our Lord 2023.