Gov. Bentley declares day of prayer for AL students

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Governor Robert Bentley has proclaimed Friday, March 25 as a "Day of Prayer Over Students Across Alabama." This action follows in the footsteps of Gov. Bob Riley, who proclaimed the first statewide day of prayer for Alabama students in 2006. The Christian on-campus club First Priority will once again coordinate the prayer emphasis day at various schools across the state.

Alabamians are being asked to pray for students who face challenges including the peer pressure to abuse drugs and alcohol, school violence, gang activities and low self-esteem.

"We are very encouraged by the Governor's proclamation. While we know that many adults will want to have corporate prayer opportunities we know that this is not the real success of this emphasis. The real success of this special day will be in the home. Our hope is that people will start a new habit in their home, community or church of consistently lifting up the needs of today's students," said First Priority Greater Birmingham president Greg Davis.

Find out more about the event on this page of the First Priority website.

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