Above: Gov. Hutchinson signs legislation in this 2015 file photo.

Governor Hutchinson has issued a proclamation setting aside Wednesday, September 28, a Day of Prayer for Arkansas Students.

Act 902 of 2021 establishes a Day of Prayer for Arkansas Students on the last Wednesday of September each year.

The governor’s prayer proclamation reads,

WHEREAS: We unite in prayer, approaching the throne of God with confidence, as we ask for wisdom and guidance for the students of Arkansas throughout this school year; and

WHEREAS: Our deep reliance on God will guide us through our academic endeavors and challenging times; and

WHEREAS: Joined in faith and prayer, we seek the Lord’s wisdom above all, and we humbly ask for God’s guidance, peace, and strength for students in Arkansas and our nation; and

WHEREAS: Students, teachers, and administrators of our State are afforded the privilege of prayer, affirming our spiritual heritage and the principles upon which our nation was founded; and

WHEREAS: Recognizing the love and power of God, we unite with fellow citizens to exercise the freedom we have to gather in prayer with thankfulness while seeking guidance, provision, protection and purpose for the benefit of every individual and our state as a whole;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, ASA HUTCHINSON, 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 September 28th, 2022, as


across the state, and I urge all citizens of all faiths and backgrounds to voluntarily join in prayer for the success and safety of our students.

We want to thank Governor Hutchinson for recognizing September 28 as the state’s second annual Day of Prayer for Arkansas Students. And we want to encourage Arkansans everywhere to pause next week to pray for our students, our teachers, and our school administrators.