An annual day of prayer for Kentucky’s students would become part of state law under a bill passed Thursday in the House.
According to a news release, House Bill 40 is sponsored by Representative Regina Huff of Williamsburg, who says the annual prayer event has been proclaimed by Kentucky’s governor the past two years and this bill would designate the last Wednesday of September each year as “A Day of Prayer for Kentucky’s Students” by law, and require the governor to issue an annual proclamation for the event.
The bill states that Kentuckians are free to practice their faith that day by praying, meditating or reflecting on the safety and future of students. Students would be allowed to participate in the event at school before the start of the instructional day.
Huff says, “Given all that our students are facing, our students need to know that we are standing with them. We all need to embrace this and be united in an effort of support in each individual’s manner of prayer for our schools, students and administrators.”