Day of Prayer Over Students Across Alabama

WHEREAS, Alabama students face extreme challenges, such as peer pressure to abuse drugs and alcohol, negative influences in the media, school violence and gang activities, and low self-esteem; and

WHEREAS, the students of Alabama are indeed our state’s single greatest resource, and in the coming years will assume leadership positions in this state and responsibility for the advancement of our society; and

WHEREAS, it is incumbent upon us as parents, corporate leaders and community leaders to do everything within our power to protect the students of Alabama and help them develop qualities of character essential for their future family and leadership roles; and

WHEREAS, for the past 22 years, First Priority of Alabama has been at the forefront of ministry to students; and

WHEREAS, Alabamians are encouraged to pray for God’s protection, guidance and peace, and for opportunities and blessings on the students of Alabama:

WHEREAS, that prayer be offered for our schools, teachers and administrators for God’s wisdom and knowledge as they impart to the students of our state the great lessons of life and morality, and the education that each student deserves:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Robert Bentley, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim March 28, 2014, as

Day of Prayer Over Students Across Alabama

in the state of Alabama.