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1994-29 National Day of PrayerRESOLUTION NO. 94 - 29 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PARKLAND, FLORIDA DECLARING THURSDAY, MAY 5, 1994, AS A DAY OF PRAYER IN THE CITY OF PARKLAND, FLORIDA WHEREAS, the National Day of Prayer is a tradition first proclaimed by the Continental Congress in 1775; and WHEREAS, prayer is part of our nation's heritage and despite our diversity we should be able to come together in an attitude of prayer because 98 percent of Americans say they believe in God; and WHEREAS, in 1988, legislation setting aside the first Thursday of May in each year as a National Day of Prayer was passed unanimously by both Houses of Congress and signed by President Ronald Reagan; and WHEREAS, in light of the racial unrest, rioting, earthquakes, hurricanes and other disasters that have wrecked havoc on our nation, America needs prayer now more than ever before; and WHEREAS, the National Day of Prayer is an opportunity for Americans of all faiths to join in united prayer to acknowledge our dependence on God to give thanks for blessings received, to request healing for wounds endured, and to ask God to guide our leaders and bring wholeness to the United States and her citizens; and WHEREAS, Congress has declared Thursday, May 5, 1994, as the 43rd consecutive observance of the National Day of Prayer; and WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper to give thanks to God by observing this day in the City of Parkland when all may acknowledge our blessings and express gratitude for them, while recognizing the need for strengthening religious and moral values in our City, State and Nation, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PARKLAND, FLORIDA AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. That this City does hereby proclaim May 5, 1994, as "A Day of Prayer in the City of Parkland" and urges the citizens of this City to observe this day in ways appropriate to its importance and significance. PASSED AND ADOPTED THIS 4th DAY OF MAY, 1994. SUSAN ARMSTRONG, C.H.C., CITY CLERK