Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has proclaimed today (March 2) a Day of Prayer for Ukraine in the state of Alabama.
“Alabama stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine as they fight to protect their country and democracy,” Ivey said in a statement announcing the day of prayer. “Alabamians are deeply rooted in their faith, and as many Christians observe Ash Wednesday, I urge our citizens to pray for peace in Ukraine.”
In the proclamation, Ivey says “Alabama strongly condemns the acts of aggression by the Russian Federation” and notes the state’s global impact as a munitions producer.
“Today, and every day until the Russian Federation withdraws its forces, our people will continue to uplift Ukraine in prayer,” the proclamation concludes.
Ivey joins other governors, including Gov. Mike DeWine of Ohio and Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas in declaring special days of prayer for Ukraine since the Russian invasion of the country began Feb. 24.
Click here to view the full proclamation.