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A resolution recognizing the first day of Hurricane Season, June 1, 2007, as a day of prayer
By Times Wires
Published May 3, 2007
Rita Ledlow, and Michelle Voran, of Tallahassee, pause for a moment of prayer outside of the Florida Capitol, Thursday, during the National Day of Prayer.
[Times photo: Scott Keeler]
A resolution recognizing the first day of Hurricane Season, June 1, 2007, as a day of prayer.
WHEREAS, throughout our history, our Nation has turned to prayer for strength and guidance in times of challenge and uncertainty, and
WHEREAS, past presidents, including Presidents George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and others, have called for a day of prayer at times of crisis and disaster, and
WHEREAS, our first President wrote in 1790, "May the father of all mercies scatter light and not darkness in our paths..." as we face the challenges of our times, God's purpose continues to guide us, and we continue to trust in the goodness of His plans, and
WHEREAS, we have been warned by leading hurricane forecasters of the likelihood of a very active hurricane season, and
WHEREAS, our preparations can protect against hurricanes but cannot influence the strength or frequency with which they occur, and
WHEREAS, in addition to these preparations, the residents of this state are in need of protection,
NOW, THEREFORE, Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida: That in recognition of the first day of Hurricane Season, June 1, 2007, the Senate calls upon the residents of this state to pray that God would have mercy on our state and protect us from harm.