STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, World Day of Prayer will be observed this year in many places throughout the world where humble people, living against a background of universal tension and uncertainty, will bow their heads and lift up their hearts to Almighty God in prayer ; and
WHEREAS, the United Church Women of Delaware will join on this occasion with church women in communities throughout the nation and the world to form an articulate and inspiring chain of human prayer; and
WHEREAS, the troubled peoples in less fortunate nations than ours, and indeed, even in our own beloved country, need Divine Guidance as never before, especially as this is stimulated through prayerful communion ;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim Friday, February 25, 1955, as
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
in Delaware, and I urge our citizens to observe this day by attending on February 25, wherever possible, World Day of Prayer services, or pausing for a minute of prayer at high noon to ask God to give us, in all our humility, the wisdom and courage to meet and successfully solve the profound 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
(Great Seal) Sixteenth day of February in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-five, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one-hundred and seventy-ninth.
J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State