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A resolution to declare May 4, 2023, as a Day of Prayer in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, In keeping with the spirit of the Constitution of the State of Michigan of 1963, which states, “We, the people of the State of Michigan, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of freedom, and earnestly desiring to secure these blessings undiminished to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution;”” and

Whereas, The tradition of recognizing days of prayer and fasting has been part of American heritage since it was first observed by the Continental Congress and our nation’s founders; and

Whereas, The observance of the National Day of Prayer will be held May 4th, 2023, as recognized by both the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives; and

Whereas, Leaders of our state and our nation have turned to prayer throughout the entirety of American history; and

Whereas, Each chamber in the Michigan Legislature begins every session day with prayer; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare May 4, 2023, as a Day of Prayer in the state of Michigan. We encourage each Michigander to pray in their own manner, seeking God’s blessings on our families and elected officials for personal renewal, moral awakening, and unity in our state; and be it further

Resolved, That we urge all Michiganders to join in observing this day with activities, ceremonies, and programs.