FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
One week from today on September 29, 2021, will mark the first annual Day of Prayer for Arkansas Students. The Arkansas Legislature passed Act 902 this past legislative session establishing an annual Day of Prayer for Arkansas Students.
This good law by Senator Ricky Hill (R – Cabot) and Representative Cameron Cooper (R – Romance) directs the Governor to annually proclaim the last Wednesday in September of each year as “A Day of Prayer for Arkansas Students,” and it calls upon the citizens of Arkansas to pray for students, teachers, administrators, and schools.
Jerry Cox, President of Family Council, said that establishing an annual day of prayer for our students, teachers, administrators, and schools is now needed more than ever. “We are grateful to Senator Hill and Representative Cooper for sponsoring this good bill and for the legislature for passing it into law,” said Cox. “We also want to thank Governor Hutchinson for issuing a Proclamation declaring September 29 as the first annual Day of Prayer for Arkansas Students.”
Many communities are unaware of this new state law that will be observed statewide, and we want to make sure we spread the word to make this day a success. The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education is required to notify public school districts of the day of prayer. “You can let your pastor know, notify your school board, superintendent, principal, or teachers and let them know about the new law,” said Cox. “If the school has any Christian clubs such as FCA, notify the faculty sponsor or member of the group and remember to pray for students in private school and those enrolled in a home school.”
Family Council is a conservative education and research organization based in Little Rock.