Mayor Tom Brown sign the National Day Of Prayer proclamation scheduled for May 4th, 2017.
City of McPherson
National Day of Prayer Proclamation
TO THE PEOPLE OF MCPHERSON, KANSAS, GREETINGS
Throughout our history, whether in times of great joy and thanksgiving, or in times of great challenge and uncertainty, Americans have turned to prayer. In prayer, we have expressed gratitude and humility, sought guidance and forgiveness, and received inspiration and assistance, both in good times and in bad.
On this day, let us give thanks for the many blessings God has bestowed upon our Nation. Let us rejoice for the blessing of freedom both to believe and to live our beliefs, and for the many other freedoms and opportunities that bring us together as one Nation. Let us ask for wisdom, compassion, and discernment ofjustice as we address the great challenges of our time.
WHEREAS, The National Day of Prayer is a tradition first proclaimed by the Continental Congress in 1775; and
WHEREAS, This year will mark the 66th consecutive observance of the National Day of Prayer, observed the first Thursday of May, since President Harry Truman officially established an annual, national day of prayer in 1952; and
WHEREAS, Each community of faith deserves the recognition, respect, and protection of all others; and
WHEREAS, It is fitting and proper to observe this day in McPherson, Kansas when all may acknowledge our blessings, express gratitude for them, support our troops and pray for peace;
NOW, THEREFORE, 1, THOMAS A. BROWN, MAYOR OF MCPHERSON KANSAS, do hereby proclaim May 4, 2017 as a National Day ofPrayer
In McPherson, Kansas and urge all citizens to join in this observance.