Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy has declared May 4, 2023, as the National Day of Prayer in Alaska. The proclamation highlights the significant role that faith has played in American history, and the power of prayer in bringing unity among people of different religious, spiritual, and cultural traditions.
The proclamation recognizes the privilege of individual prayer and affirms the spiritual heritage and principles upon which the nation was founded. Alaskans are encouraged to observe the day of prayer in a manner of their personal choosing, to give thanks and seek the continued safety and well-being of all citizens.
The National Day of Prayer is an annual event that was established in 1952 by a joint resolution of the US Congress. In 1988, the law was amended to permanently set the day as the first Thursday in May each year. The day is meant to be a time for people of all faiths to come together and pray for the nation, its leaders, and its people.
The proclamation also includes a special prayer for all those serving in the military who have dedicated their lives to the service and protection of the citizens of the country. It recognizes the blessings and freedoms that citizens enjoy and encourages everyone to renew their commitment to being respectful and productive members of society.
The National Day of Prayer is a time for reflection, unity, and hope. As Alaskans come together in prayer, they reaffirm their commitment to the values that have made the nation great, and they seek guidance and wisdom to build a better future for all.
News Source : alaska.gov