Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
We congratulate Governor Brewer on her declaration of January 17, 2010 as a "day of prayer for Arizona's economy and state budget."
At this difficult time in our state's history, we agree that it is appropriate to "ask for God's favor, blessing, wisdom and guidance to rest upon our state government, businesses and our citizens."
The full text of the declaration reads:
Office of the Governor
*DAY OF PRAYER FOR ARIZONA'S ECONOMY AND STATE BUDGET*
WHEREAS, throughout our national history, government leaders, including Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, Governors and Congress, have called for a day of prayer to humbly ask God for His forgiveness, blessings and guidance during times of difficulty; and
WHEREAS, the unique motto of the State of Arizona, Ditat Deus - "God Enriches" - acknowledges the blessings of God; and
WHEREAS, Arizona is suffering from the severe effects of a prolonged national and state economic recession that threatens the livelihood of many of our citizens and challenges the quality of life for all citizens; and
WHEREAS, throughout this day of prayer, we ask for God's favor, blessing, wisdom and guidance to rest upon our state government, businesses and our citizens that God would guide our state government leaders to resolve the state's budget deficit, renew the vitality of our state's economy and that God would aid and empower the citizens and businesses in our state and in our nation.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Janice K. Brewer, Governor of the State of Arizona, do hereby proclaim January 17, 2010 as a
* DAY OF PRAYER FOR ARIZONA'S ECONOMY AND STATE BUDGET *
and encourage all citizens to pray for God's blessings on our State and our Nation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Arizona
Janice K. Brewer, Governor