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Governor proclaims May 5th a day of prayer in Illinois




SPRINGFIELD – With the state in the midst of a crippling budget crisis and little hope of agreement on the horizon, this week Governor Bruce Rauner issued a proclamation for May 5th to be recognized in Illinois as the 65th annual National Day of Prayer.

"…Millions of men and women unite to exercise the freedom to gather in prayer with thankfulness while seeking guidance, provision, protection and purpose for the benefit of every individual and our state as a whole," the proclamation says.

Over 30 events in Illinois recognizing the National Day of Prayer are listed on the group's website, from Peoria to Plainfield to Bloomington, Springfield and Gifford.

This year's theme will be "Wake Up America!" based on Isaiah 58:1a,"Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet."



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  1. Is it okay to pray that Bruce Rauner stops opposing the elimination of the Lt. Governor’s office, which costs taxpayers $1.6million per year? And is it okay to pray that he stops threatening Republicans who support eliminating it..?

  2. Stop your whining, anyone can pray anytime, there doesn’t have to be an event… and besides no one is stopping you from hosting an event if you want to pray to Buddha.
    Christianity is by far the most popular religion in Illinois.