Governor Hutchinson Call For Day of Prayer


Tomorrow, Sunday, March 29, 2020, has been declared a day of prayer in Arkansas.

WHEREAS: As Arkansans, we strengthen our faith through prayer, and today, we come
together united as a state seeking God’s reassurance and thanking Him for his guidance; and

WHEREAS: During this challenging time, families, businesses, and communities across
Arkansas and the United States have been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19), and we ask God to bless all Arkansans of all faiths and to give our citizens and leaders inspiration, strength, guidance, and wisdom; and

WHEREAS: Recognizing the love and power of God, we unite with fellow citizens to
pray for those who are on the frontlines combatting this public health emergency, and we gather in prayer with thankfulness for the protection we seek; and

WHEREAS: In Deuteronomy 31:8, we are reminded of God’s promise, “The Lord
Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave or forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged”; and

WHEREAS: We specifically thank God for his love and mercy and ask for peace and
healing throughout our state, nation, and world.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, ASA HUTCHINSON, Governor of the State of Arkansas, by
virtue of the authority vested in me by the laws of the state of Arkansas, do hereby proclaim March 29th, 2020, as
A SPECIAL DAY OF PRAYER IN ARKANSASacross the state, and I urge all citizens of all faiths and backgrounds to join in prayer for the State of Arkansas and for the Nation.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of
the State of Arkansas to be affixed this 27th day of March, in the year of our Lord 2020.
Rabutihan Asa Hutchinson, Governo

Today Governor Asa Hutchinson and Dr. Nathaniel Smith, Secretary of the ADH, provided an update regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response.