CHAPTER 686

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, World Day of Prayer will be observed this year by more than one hundred countries during which people of many tribes and nations will lift their hearts in a mighty chorus of prayer ; and

WHEREAS, the United Church Women of Delaware will join with church women throughout the nation and in thousands of communities in all parts of the world to form this chain of prayer; and

WHEREAS, the troubled peoples of the world need Divine Guidance and inspiration as provided through prayerful communion ; and

WHEREAS, prayer is the one sure support for the incomparable and unfailing religious faith of our fathers,

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Friday, March fifth, 1954, as

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

in Delaware and call upon the people of our state to observe this day by attending their particular World Day of Prayer service, and if the responsibilities of some should make this impossible, I urge them to pause in their work for one minute of prayer at high noon to ask God to give us the wisdom and courage to meet the problems of our times.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover, this Twenty-

(Great Seal) fourth day of February in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-four, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one-hundred and seventy-eighth.

CALEB BOGGS, Governor

JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State