STATE OF DELAWARE
WHEREAS, World Day of Prayer will be observed this year in many places throughout the world where humble peoples, 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 church women of the State of Delaware will join on this occasion with church women in communities throughout the State and Nation 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, March 8, 1957, as
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
in Delaware, and I urge our citizens to observe this day by attending on March 8, 1957, 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 First day of March in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-seven and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-first.
J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor
JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State