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Posted on: April 28, 2022

Mayor Boyett reads Proclamation for National Day of Prayer

NDP 5-05-22

At the April City Council meeting Mayor Boyett presented Lance Blackwell a Proclamation for the National Day of Prayer. 

The National Day of Prayer event will be held at the Cleveland Civic Center on Thursday May 5, 2022 from 12pm - 1pm. The local Cleveland community is invited to attend the Public Prayer event. 

The Proclamation reads:

       WHEREAS, in 1775, the Continental Congress asked the colonies to join in prayer, seeking wisdom as they faced the responsibility and opportunity of building a new nation and three decades later, President John Adams declared “a day of solemn humiliation, fasting and prayer” asking citizens of all faiths to pray for America’s protection from danger; and, 
    WHEREAS, in 1952 President Harry Truman signed a joint resolution of the U.S. Congress establishing a floating annual nation day of prayer; and,
    WHEREAS, in 1988 President Ronald Regan set the date of the annual prayer day as the first Thursday of May; and,
    WHEREAS, throughout history Americans have turned to prayer and reflection during times of strength and weakness and in moments of joy and despair, seeking comfort, giving thanks and asking for guidance and grace and, today, continue in the tradition of our forefathers by acknowledging the power of prayer in our lives and cherishing our right to pray freely; and,
    WHEREAS, we are asked again this year to join together in prayer on Thursday, May 5, 2022, for the 71st Annual National Day of Prayer as our nation comes together and let us all pray for unity and righteousness for this great state, nation and all mankind.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Richard Boyett, Mayor of the City of Cleveland, Texas join other City by proclaiming May 5, 2022, as:
“NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER”
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the official seal of the City of Cleveland, Texas to be affixed. 

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