May 2, 2024: Proclamation - Day of Interfaith Prayer

PROCLAMATION:

Whereas, a nationally recognized Day of Prayer came into existence even before the founding of the United States of America, when the continental Congress declared a day of prayer in 1775; and

Whereas, Congress codified this tradition in 1952 and later, in 1988, designated the first Thursday of May each year as the National Day of Prayer; and

Whereas, millions of Americans will answer the call to prayer—on the 72nd annual National Day of Prayer this  year—by joining observances held around the country to pray for elected and appointed governmental leaders, media, schools and cities; and

Whereas, Americans are encouraged, through prayer and reflection, to renew this nation’s commitment to peace, to economic and social justice, to civil liberties, to our environment, and to human rights;

Now, Therefore I, Victor M. Gordo, Mayor of the City of Pasadena, on behalf of the City Council, do hereby proclaim May 2, 2024 in Pasadena as a Day of Interfaith Prayer.

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