Bentley declares Friday 'Day of Prayer' over students
Mar 24, 2011 | 1945 views |  0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Gov. Robert Bentley has proclaimed Friday, March 25, a “Day of Prayer Over Students Across Alabama.” At the request of First Priority of Alabama, former Gov. Bob Riley proclaimed the first statewide Day of Prayer Over Students in 2006.

First Priority coordinates hundreds of local school Christian campus clubs. First Priority is encouraging Alabamians to pray for students as they are faced with challenges ranging from peer pressure to abuse drugs and alcohol, negative influences in the media, school violence and gang activities, fear and low self-esteem.

“We are very encouraged by the governor’s proclamation,” said Greg Davis, First Priority’s greater Birmingham president. “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.”

Ashville High School student Jada Curtis is president of First Priority at her school.

“I think this is incredible and awesome,” Curtis said. “Students need prayer and the fact that Gov. Bentley is doing this says a lot about him and his character,”

St. Clair County High School student Levi Dorsett heads up Saints For Christ at his high school in Odenville. Dorsett said he thinks it is good adults are looking over young people.

“We are the next generation,” Dorsett said. “It shows that adults care about us and shows they care about what we believe in.”

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