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Gov. Mike Dunleavy has issued a proclamation encouraging all Alaskans to observe the National Day of Prayer on May 2. Several Alaska cities have official events planned for this day.


WHEREAS, in 1952, a joint resolution by Congress declared an annual day of prayer, and in 1988, the law was amended to permanently set the day as the first Thursday in May each year; and

WHEREAS, faith has played a significant role in American history, inspiring the masses to seek unity through customs like days of prayer and reflections; and

WHEREAS, Alaska’s population is composed of many different religious, spiritual, and cultural traditions, and many Alaskans are strengthened, assured, and encouraged through prayer; and

WHEREAS, citizens of our Nation are afforded the privilege of individual prayer, which affirms our spiritual heritage and the principles upon which America was founded; and

WHEREAS, we offer prayers for our families, communities, State, and Nation, and for all citizens to be given the wisdom, guidance, and opportunities to live enriching and fulfilling lives. We also say a special prayer for all those serving in the military, as they have dedicated their lives to serve and protect us all; and

WHEREAS, we are grateful for the many blessings and freedoms in our lives and through prayer and faith, may seek to renew our commitment to being respectful and productive members of society.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Mike Dunleavy, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF ALASKA, do hereby proclaim May 2, 2024, as: National Day of Prayer in Alaska and encourage all Alaskans to respect and observe this day of prayer in a manner of their personal choosing, to give thanks, and to seek the continued safety and well-being of all citizens.

Gov. Dunleavy urges Alaskans to observe National Day of Prayer

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Patricia Baum says:

    We need prayers! Thank you Gov. Dunleavy!

  • Sally Duncan says:

    I am so pleased Governor Denleavy is doing this. So many elected officials would rather slink away from the woke left instead of standing up for who and what we are(a praying nation) and where we came from. Thank you, Governor for what you are doing!!

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    Governor dunleavy. I will be praying for you to repent and have multiple reminders of what you should have done but instead spinelessly bowed out! Your leadership has allowed whatever wall of protection we had around us to be dismantled! If you expected that people would ignore and forget what we have seen and experienced under your leadership, you are ignorant! Your department of health and human services is an outrageous joke!
    Yes Mike I’m praying for you!

    • Proud Alaskan says:


    • DaveMaxwell says:

      And how long will your Anne zinc fiasco linger? Or the consequences of your carbon clowns? Competency is irrelevant and qualified picks don’t matter like your porcarro choice @ $150 k/year!!!!!? Praying for enlightenment an illumination on what is really happening!

    • A Day In the Life says:


  • Bob says:

    Prayer is the key always! We are instructed by God to, “Pray without ceasing…” that means to say: To always be mindful of His presence in every situation and circumstance; God is ever-present.

  • John J Otness says:

    Like reeds in the wind we fawn over empty words… Judge a man by his fruit…

  • TrueIndependent says:

    الله أكبر!! الحمد لله

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Atavut kilagamitlra,
      atran kintsiknarile.
      Angaiyokauvin tikitle.
      Piskutsin nunam kaingane pile kilagamitun.
      Nekkamtnik eginegpak tsikegkut.
      Ashilngumtniktlu awariskut,
      whongkutnun ashilingilrit awaritlautsimtstun.
      Pitstarutmuntlu pifkaksaunata,
      taugam ashitlramuk aviuskut.
      Angaiyokauvik pinektlu utsogunagkutsektlu
      itlpit pikngafke nangyuilingogamuk.

  • Anon says:

    I try to pray for our president and politicians every day
    Usually Psalms 109.8

  • Shelia says:

    My prayers are daily for Gov. Dunleavy and his family. These are times that try a man’s soul, to quote a famous phrase. And so they are. We need prayer and good will towards one another, and support for our leaders when they are needing it when standing for a principle that is sorely needed. Right now that is education. Help get a brighter future for all Alaskans. Support Home schooling and alternate education schools and pray that Scott Kendall and the NEA do not win this battle in the Alaska Supreme Court.

  • Johnny says:

    I give thanks and prayer, always had and will but cannot accept the fact that a state that codifies abortion is ok to soapbox like it is, c’mon Dunleavy, do whats right.

    • DaveMaxwell says:

      He won’t and has a clear defiance as to what is right! He is passive aggressive which is just as grievous as any other sin! His and all leaders like him must repent before playing games before a Holy God! That goes for all people as well, but leaders first!!! James 3: 1-12 take heed!