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Governor Kay Ivey shares message of ‘faith, resilience, and compassion’ for National Day of Prayer

Throughout her political career, Governor Kay Ivey has always led through faith.

Tuesday, on the 73rd National Day of Prayer, Ivey released a message to Alabamians urging them to remain pious in their beliefs even in the face of adversity.

“Our state, our nation, and our world have seen recent hardships, but our faith remained steadfast,” Ivey said.

She said this year’s theme is “lift up the word, light up the world” from 2 Samuel 22:29-31.

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“What a perfect time it is for us to hear such a strong message that reminds us of God’s ever prevailing omnipotence.”

“It reads: For you are my lamp, O LORD, and my God lightens my darkness. For by you I can run against a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall. This God—his way is perfect; the word of the LORD proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.”

Ivey believes the passages selected “speak to the unwavering support and guidance” found in faith, even during times of great trial.

“It teaches us that with God’s help, we can overcome any obstacle and find light in the darkest of times. Let us take a moment to lift up our Alabama families, our nation’s leaders, and all those facing adversity around the globe.”

“As Alabamians let us continue to stand united in faith, resilience, and compassion together.”

Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News.

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