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National Day of Prayer – May 2, 2013

WHEREAS, throughout our history, Americans have relied on prayer for strength, inspiration, guidance and peace; and,

WHEREAS, the National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Harry Truman; and,

WHEREAS, this special event is held the first Thursday in May each year when people are asked “to turn to God in prayer and meditation”; and,

WHEREAS, 2013 marks the 62nd annual observance of the National Day of Prayer with the theme One Nation Under God with a parallel theme found in Psalm 33:12, ” Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord”; and ,

WHEREAS, in current times, countless Americans turn to prayer for comfort and wisdom , praying not only for themselves , but for their communities, their country and the world; and,

WHEREAS, the National Day of Prayer and Frankfort’s local prayer service is open to people of all faiths; and,

WHEREAS, so many selfless citizens deserve our prayers and support , including the men and women of our Armed Forces, their loving families and our courageous police officers , firefighters and other first responders – all of whom put themselves in harm’s way to protect their fellow citizens; and,

WHEREAS, those who struggle in daily life with illness, poverty, loss of employment and a host of other challenges deserve our prayers and God’s blessings as well;

NOW THEREFORE , I, Chris McBarnes, invite all citizens of Frankfort as their own faith and conscience directs them to join me in giving thanks for the many blessings we as a community, state and nation enjoy and in asking for God’s continued guidance, mercy and protection, do hereby proclaim Thursday, May 2, 2013 as National Day of Prayer

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 2nd day of May, 2013.

Chris McBarnes

Mayor, City of Frankfort