Gov. Sanders Proclaims April 28 “A Special Day of Prayer in Arkansas”

On Friday Governor Sarah Sanders issued a proclamation naming Sunday, April 28, as “A Special Day of Prayer in Arkansas.”

The proclamation says:

WHEREAS: Thursday, May 2, 2024, marks the National Day of Prayer in America established by Congress, on which the people of the United States are encouraged “to turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals”;

WHEREAS: It is fitting and proper to designate the Sunday preceding the National Day of Prayer as a special Day of Prayer for Arkansas and encourage Arkansans of all faiths and backgrounds to gather in their respective homes or houses of worship in prayer and meditation;

WHEREAS: As Arkansans we unite in prayer on this day, approaching the throne of Almighty God with confidence and humility, asking that the Lord meet the daily needs of our citizens and forgive our many transgressions;

WHEREAS: In Proverbs 16:9 we are reminded that, ‘A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps,’ and in James 1:5 we are admonished, ‘If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him’; and

WHEREAS: We then ask that the Lord grant wisdom, guidance, and direction to our citizens and to our local, state, and national leaders, that we may live in unity and tranquility.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS, Governor of the State of Arkansas, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the laws of the State of Arkansas, do hereby proclaim April 28, 2024, as


IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Arkansas to be affixed this 10th day of April, in the year of our Lord 2024.

You can download a copy of the proclamation here.

Family Council is urging churches and individuals across the state to pray for Arkansas on April 28. Go to to learn more — send us an email to let us know we can count on you to pray!

#TBT: Lt. Gov. Huckabee Speaks at 1994 National Day of Prayer Rally

This week we’re revisiting another photo from a few years ago.

On May 5, 1994, Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mike Huckabee (seen in the photo above) delivered a speech at the National Day of Prayer rally held in Little Rock.

Lt. Gov. Huckabee discussed personal responsibility and rooting our lives in Jesus Christ.

This truly was a historic event that Family Council was proud to be part of. Arkansans gathered on the capitol grounds to hear Lt. Gov. Huckabee and pray for our state and nation. As far as we know, there never had been a gathering quite like this one ever before in Arkansas.

Events like this help inject a little more light and truth into the often-dark political discourse in Little Rock, and they remind Christians to “pray for those in authority.”

That’s why Family Council still hosts times for prayer and worship at the Capitol each year through our Pastor’s Day at the Capitol and our prayer meetings with public officials.

In this day and age, I think it’s safe to say our state and our country need all the prayer they possibly can get. Family Council wants to help make that happen.

National Day of Prayer Coming May 1

May 1, 2014, is the 63rd annual National Day of Prayer. We encourage you to join other Americans in raising your voice in praise and thanksgiving to God. For National Day of Prayer events in Arkansas go to

In his article, “Still…Under God”, John Bornschein explains the history of the National Day of Prayer saying,

“[L]ike it or not, this great nation is still Under God – a God who is active in the affairs of men and their governing authorities (Proverbs 8:15; 21:1, Daniel 4:25). Groups like Planned Parenthood and the Freedom From Religion Foundation, among others, oppose the idea that people are accountable to an Almighty God. . . . Generation after generation, people seek to tear down the institutions that uphold what remaining moral layers prevail within a civilized society, offering nothing in return. After all, it is easier to tear down than to build up.”