RESOLUTION NO. RS2008-232

A resolution proclaiming May 1, 2008, as National Day of Prayer.

WHEREAS, on May 1, 2008, is our National Day of Prayer; 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 their churches, synagogues, temples, mosques and homes to pray or mediate for guidance, wisdom and courage; and

WHEREAS, the citizens of Nashville are a diverse people, with a remarkable variety of cultures and religious traditions – “many lands, many people, many faiths” – that blend into ONE CITY; and

WHEREAS, just as we rely on prayer for courage, hope and renewal in our private lives, we also turn to prayer at times of joy, crises and tragedy in our public life as a Nation, State and a City; 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 time in our history, we are especially mindful of the heroic men and women serving in our Armed Forces, especially those serving abroad and we pray for their safety, for the recovery of the wounded, and for the ultimate peace; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council recognizes National Day of Prayer May 1, 2008, and encourage all residents to pray and give thanks for the rich blessing of our City, 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 proclaiming May 1, 2008, as 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: Jim Hodge, Randy Foster, Robert Duvall, Jim Gotto, Duane Dominy

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

Referred: Rules and Confirmations Committee
Introduced: April 1, 2008
Adopted: April 1, 2008
Approved: April 14, 2008
By:

 

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