National Day of Prayer

Posted on May 4, 2017


By the Governor of Alabama

WHEREAS, our nation was founded by men who sought wisdom and guidance through prayer; and

WHEREAS, the National Day of Prayer was first proclaimed by the Continental Congress in 1775; and

WHEREAS, the Congress of the United States, in 1952, enacted legislation setting aside a Day of Prayer for the nation, and in 1988, designated the first Thursday in May as the National Day of Prayer; and

WHEREAS, prayer has played a strong role in our nation’s history and heritage, as many Americans have depended on it for healing, hope and guidance; and

WHEREAS, the observance of the National Day of Prayer has proved to be a powerful tool that has brought together and united citizens from diverse religious backgrounds in an effort to face life’s challenges with renewed hope; and

WHEREAS, the 2017 National Day of Prayer theme is “For Your Great Name’s Sake! Hear us….Forgive Us….Heal us!”:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim May 4, 2017, as

National Day of Prayer

in the State of Alabama.

Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 4th day of May 2017.

Kay Ivey