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WHEREAS, leaders and citizens of our nation are afforded the privilege of prayer, with the joy of seeking divine guidance, strength and comfort from Almighty God; and

WHEREAS, a National Day of Prayer has been part of our count y's heritage since it was declared by the First Continental Congress in 1775, and the United States Congress in 19 52 approved a Joint Resolution setting aside a day each year to pray in our nation; and

WHEREAS, the Constitution of the State of Nevada guarantees that the free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship, without discrimination or preference, shall be forever allowed in the Silver State, and Nevadans from many walks of life and with diverse religious backgrounds continue to find strength, comfort, guidance and inspiration through prayer; and

WHEREAS, "For Your Great Name's Sake, Hear Us, Forgive Us, Heal Us," based on Daniel 9:19, has been selected as the theme for 2017; and

WHEREAS, recognizing the love of God, we, the citizens of Nevada, treasure the freedom to gather in prayer, exercising our reliance on God's power in the face of challenges confronted individually and as a community; and

WHEREAS, we unite to ask God for His blessing upon every individual of our state and join with Americans across the nation in support of the National Day of Prayer;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  May 4, 2017 as a

 Day of Prayer in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Scott Anderson