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On Friday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan issued a proclamation declaring a statewide moment of prayer and reflection at 12 noon on Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020. In the proclamation, it states, “all Marylanders are asked to reflect in unity and prayer for the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic and for those risking their lives to care and provide for others.”

During the declaration speech on Friday, Governor Hogan said “This Sunday is Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week, and Wednesday is the beginning of Passover for our Jewish community,” Hogan goes on to say,  “In the Christian faith, we use this time to remember and reflect on the sacrifice of one, for the redemption of many. Each and every one of us is now being asked to make sacrifices that may very well help save the lives of others. At noon this Sunday, I am calling on all Marylanders to join together at home, or wherever you are, in a moment of prayer or reflection for those we have lost, those who are sick, and the doctors, nurses, clinicians, health care workers, and first responders on the front lines around the clock working to bring about a new dawn in our history.”

So, if you haven’t done so already, even if you aren’t a resident of Maryland, let’s all agree in prayer asking and thanking God for his continued protection, healing and provision during this pandemic. To those who are on the front lines serving in any way, risking their lives and the lives of those they live with, we are praying for your strength and we THANK YOU for all you do!