Don’t Miss the Special Day of Prayer for Arkansas Happening This Sunday!

The National Day of Prayer is still a week away, but a Special Day of Prayer for Arkansas is happening this Sunday.

This is a time for Arkansans to gather in their homes and churches to pray for our state.

Earlier this month 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.

Specifically, you can join us in praying over:

  • Our Schools
  • Our Families
  • Our Children
  • Single Parent Households
  • Marriages in Our Communities
  • Adoption and Foster Care in Arkansas
  • Crime and Violence in the State
  • Race Relations in Our Communities
  • Churches
  • Governing Officials
  • The Sanctity of Human Life in Arkansas
  • Gender Issues Affecting Our Young People
  • Drug Addiction
  • Homelessness
  • Specific Issues Affecting Your Community Specifically

Go to to learn more — and send us an email to let us know we can count on you to pray!

Family Council Hosts Pastor’s Day at the Capitol 2024

Above: Gov. Sanders speaks to those gathered at Pastor’s Day at the Capitol on April 16, 2024.

On Tuesday Family Council hosted Pastor’s Day at the Capitol 2024. Church leaders and elected officials gathered in the Rotunda of the Arkansas Capitol Building for prayer and worship and to hear special messages.

This annual, nonpartisan event focuses on worshiping God, praying for our leaders, ministering to those in authority, fostering better relationships between ministers and legislators, practicing responsible citizenship, and learning how congregations can do the same.

Imagine the echo of worship—the prayers of godly men and women—the Gospel openly proclaimed in Arkansas’ most prominent place—the State Capitol Building!

That’s why we tell people Pastor’s Day at the Capitol is one of the best things we do all year.

We appreciate everyone who joined us for this special day — especially Bishop Silas Johnson, Treasurer Larry Walther, Sen. Kim Hammer, Gov. Sarah Sanders, and our many other guests. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!

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