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 ARDayOfPrayer.com to learn more — send us an email to let us know we can count on you to pray!