April 10, 2020 (Anchorage, AK) – Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy has proclaimed April 10, 2020 as “Alaska’s Day of Prayer and Hope” during a livestream event with religious and community leaders. The Governor issued the following remarks:
“Prayer is a powerful tool that has been utilized throughout history, to guide, unify, and uplift; providing inspiration and internal strength to persevere and overcome in the face of crisis and calamity.
“Alaskans, as Americans, are afforded the right of individual and organized prayer, affirming our spiritual freedom and the principles upon which our nation was founded.
“We pray for our first responders, law enforcement personnel, fire professionals, healthcare workers, teachers and educators, essential workforce employees, transportation experts, store clerks, small business owners, daycare providers, hairdressers and barbers, estheticians, physical therapists, masseuses, all those who have become unemployed, underemployed, or ill as a result of COVID-19, neighbors, friends, families, and state and local government leaders.
“Embracing hope, showing gratitude, and being thankful for the many blessings we receive daily form the foundation to surviving critical times.
“I hereby proclaim April 10 as Alaska’s Day of Prayer and Hope, and encourage all Alaskans to offer their heartfelt prayers for their fellow citizens, throughout the state and nation, who are struggling with the tribulations caused by this debilitating pandemic. We collectively pray for the continued safety and well-being of all our fellow citizens, those across America and the entire world and give thanks that we will prevail because of the sacrifice and heroism of those who are on the frontlines of our war on COVID-19.”
Governor Mike Dunleavy hosts Alaska’s Day of Prayer and Hope in a livestream event on April 10, 2020. Click here to watch the event.
The Governor’s full proclamation can be found here.
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