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Legislation #: 180331 Introduction Date: 5/3/2018
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS HALL, BARNES JR., MCMANUS, LUCAS, TAYLOR, WAGNER, SHIELDS, REED, CANADY, FOWLER AND LOAR
Title: Recognizing Thursday May, 3, 2018, as National Day of Prayer.

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5/2/2018 Filed by the Clerk's office
5/3/2018 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 180331

 

Recognizing Thursday May, 3, 2018, as National Day of Prayer.

 

WHEREAS, the National Day of Prayer was first signed into law by Harry S. Truman in 1952. The first Thursday in May was designated as National Day of Prayer in 1988 by Ronald Reagan and every President subsequently has signed a National Day of Prayer proclamation and there have been over 1,419 federal and state calls to prayer since 1775; and

 

WHEREAS, prayer has been a long-standing part in American culture. The first call to prayer in the United States occurred in 1775, when the founding fathers asked the colonies for God’s wisdom when forming a new nation. Abraham Lincoln also called for such a day in 1863, in which there would be, “humiliation, fasting, and prayer”; and

 

WHEREAS, according to Scripture, Christians have a spiritual duty to pray. Scripture also states that ardent prayer is the most effective and God heeds the pleas of his children. The theme for 2018 is “Pray for America – UNITY,” based upon Ephesians 4:3 which challenges us to mobilize unified public prayer for America, "Making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace."; and

 

WHEREAS, the goal of National Day of Prayer is to rally the millions of Christians across the country to pray for government, church, military, family, education, media, and business. The National Day of Prayer unites Christians of all backgrounds to encourage personal repentance and righteousness in the culture. Roughly 2 million people participate at 30,000 observances every year; and

 

WHEREAS, recognizing and celebrating May 3, 2018, as National Day of Prayer; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby observe this national tradition of National Day of Prayer; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to the 2017/2018 Greater Kansas City Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Chair Rick Hughes in token of the appreciation of the Mayor and Council for dedicated service to our City and of their best wishes for all the years to come.

 

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