RESOLUTION NO. RS2007-1920
A resolution commemorating National Day of Prayer.
WHEREAS, on May 3, 2007, National Day of Prayer observes America’s 400th Anniversary of the first settlement in Jamestown, Virginia (1606-2007); and
WHEREAS, the religious freedom guaranteed us by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and the diversity of faiths practiced in America have made our land a beacon for people who seek freedom to worship according to their conscience; and
WHEREAS, Americans of every race, background and creed come together in churches, synagogues, temples, mosques and their own homes to pray or meditate for guidance, wisdom and courage; and
WHEREAS, the citizens of Tennessee are a diverse people, with a remarkable variety of cultures and religious traditions – “many lands, many people, many faiths” – that blend into ONE TENNESSEE; and
WHEREAS, just as we rely on prayer for courage, hope and renewal in our private lives, so too do we turn to prayer at times of joy, crises and tragedy in our public life as a Nation and a State; and
WHEREAS, Congress, by Public Law 100-307, has called on our citizens to reaffirm the role of prayer in our society and to honor the religious diversity our freedom permits by recognizing annually a “National Day of Prayer”; and
WHEREAS, at this important time in our history, we are especially mindful of the heroic men and women serving in our Armed Forces, especially those serving abroad and pray for their safety, for the recovery of the wounded, and for the peace we all seek and their families; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council recognizes National Day of Prayer 2007, and encourages all Tennesseans to pray on their own and give thanks for the rich blessing of our State and our Nation.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. The Metropolitan Council hereby goes on record as commemorating National Day of Prayer.
Section 2. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Brenda Gilmore
|Referred:||Rules & Confirmations Committee|
|Introduced:||May 1, 2007|
|Adopted:||May 1, 2007|
|Approved:||May 4, 2007|