Seal of the Governor and photo of Gavin Newsom courtesy of the Office of the Governor of the State of California.

Governor Newsom proclaims May 5, 2022 as Day of Prayer

On the National Day of Prayer, we stand with all Californians who make time for reflection and prayer in their lives, an invaluable source of solace, hope, and strength for so many of us. This observance is an opportunity to give thanks for our religious liberty and freedom of speech as Americans, cherished rights that protect people of all beliefs in our nation.

Today, we also remember those we have lost in the pandemic, and draw strength and resilience from the many ways that Californians have stepped up to keep faith with our values of inclusion, generosity and community during unprecedented times. We honor the heroic health care workers, emergency response personnel and essential workers from all lines of work
who have sustained us, as well as countless volunteers looking out for their vulnerable neighbors. They remind us that we are one California, all ready to protect one another, and committed to building a stronger and more united state.

With Californians from all faiths and backgrounds observing this day in a multitude of ways, we are also reminded of what makes California great – our remarkable capacity to live together and advance together across every conceivable difference, which will always see us through.

NOW THEREFORE I, GAVIN NEWSOM, Governor of the State of California, do hereby proclaim May 5, 2022, as a “Day of Prayer” in the State of California.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of California to be affixed this 4th day of May 2022.

This article was released by the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom.