STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, when individuals are faced with great problems or decisions, they could more often receive faith and courage if they turned to prayer first; and
WHEREAS, prayer should be a part of our daily lives and not only utilized for special occasions; and
WHEREAS, it is proper that there be a focal point annually to encourage those who may not have learned the value of prayer, to seek its spiritual solace by participating in a designated day of prayer; and
WHEREAS, such an opportunity is provided by the United Council of Church Women, who firmly believe that through prayer world-wide peace and understanding is a possibility; now
THEREFORE, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby designate and set aside Friday, February 17, 1956, in Delaware as
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
Through this observance in which I urge all to participate, we may not only renew our own faith, but assist others through our contributions so that the work of foreign missions may prosper and grow, thus bringing further understanding to those who have not had the opportunity for spiritual uplift.
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 Second day
(Great Seal) of February in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-six, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eightieth.
J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State