Governor Hutchinson Declares March 29 as a Special Day of Prayer in Arkansas

March 29, 2020

Governor Hutchinson announced on Saturday, March 28, that he has declared Sunday, March 29 a Special Day of Prayer in Arkansas. The proclamation Governor Hutchinson signed states:

TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS COME - GREETINGS:

WHEREAS: As Arkansans, we strengthen our faith through prayer, and today, we come together united as a state seeking God's reassurance and thanking Him for his guidance; and

WHEREAS: During this challenging time, families, businesses, and communities across Arkansas and the United States have been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19), and we ask God to bless all Arkansans of all faiths and to give our citizens and leaders inspiration, strength, guidance, and wisdom; and

WHEREAS: Recognizing the love and power of God, we unite with fellow citizens to pray for those who are on the frontlines combatting this public health emergency, and we gather in prayer with thankfulness for the protection we seek; and

WHEREAS: In Deuteronomy 31:8, we are reminded of God's promise, "The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave or forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged"; and

WHEREAS: We specifically thank God for his love and mercy and ask for peace and healing throughout our state, nation, and world.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, ASA HUTCHINSON, Governor of the State of Arkansas, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the laws of the state of Arkansas, do hereby proclaim March 29th, 2020, as

A SPECIAL DAY OF PRAYER IN ARKANSAS

across the state, and I urge all citizens of all faiths and backgrounds to join in prayer for the State of Arkansas and for the Nation.

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 March, in the year of our Lord 2020.

Asa Hutchinson, Governor