Mississippi Governor Declares Sunday a Statewide ‘Day of Prayer, Humility and Fasting’
Tate Reeves, Mississippi Governor announced that he is declaring coming Sunday a statewide “Day of Prayer, Humility and Fasting” to seek the favor of God as new year approaches.
“As we close out this year, I felt the need to go to God in prayer for our state,” he stated during a press conference outside the governor’s mansion. “We know that there is power in prayer. In fact, it is what God commands us to do.” Reeves noted that 2020 has been a difficult year for many due to the COVID pandemic and read from Romans 12, which urges Christians to be “joyful in hope, patient in affliction and faithful in prayer.”
He outlined that in light of these matters, he decided to sign a proclamation designating Sunday as a statewide day of prayer. “As we’ve done throughout the history of this country, we will go to the Lord and ask for His protective hand over us as we conclude 2020 and as we enter the year 2021,” he explained.