Day of Prayer

WHEREAS, Alabama is suffering from an unprecedented disaster caused by severe thunderstorms, winds, and tornadoes, a disaster that threatens the lives of our fellow citizens, the environmental beauty of our state, and our quality of life; and

WHEREAS, throughout our history, Alabamians have turned in prayer to God to humbly ask for His blessings and to hold us steady during times of difficulty; and

WHEREAS, citizens of Alabama are urged to pray for the well-being of our fellow citizens and our State, to pray for all those who are hurt by this disaster, and to pray for those who are working to respond to this crisis:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Robert Bentley, Governor of Alabama, do hereby declare Sunday, May 1, 2011, as a

Day of Prayer

in Alabama and encourage individuals to pray on their own or with others, according to their own faith, in an expression of faith and hope.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that citizens of Alabama are also encouraged to give personal thanks to God for the blessings we have received and for God’s continued guidance during these difficult times.


Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 29th day of April 2011.



Governor Robert Bentley