Palau will have its first National Prayer Day on January 9th, 2020 in accordance with Proclamation 10-278 as mandated under RPPL 10-6.

Proclamation says there will be Day of Prayer gathering at the Palau National Capitol in Ngerulmud, Melekeok, on January 9, 2019 at 7:00 AM and a full day Prayer events at Ernguul Central Park from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Prior to enactment of RPPL 10-6 requiring the President to designate a national prayer day, a prayer day a practice held by current and former Presidents of the Republic of Palau every first day of the new year.

RPPL 10-6 makes it a mandate for a President to designate a Day of Prayer by law.  Presidential Proclamation states, “The Republic of Palau has long recognized the importance of seeking the guidance of Almighty God; and at the establishment of the Republic of Palau’s Constitution, the framers of this supreme law of the land recognized that the central value of the Republic was the acknowledgement of God and enshrined such in the Preamble in the constitution of the Republic of Palau.”

It further adds, “Constitution establishes that the Republic of Palau welcomes all faiths, no matter the religion, practice, belief, and affirms the freedom of conscience to express one’s beliefs in the manner of his or her choosing free of government sanction or interference

Proclamation states January 9th National Day of Prayer will provide people with the opportunity to come together in order to give thanks to the Almighty God for forgiveness, blessing’s, guidance, and protection. (Telbakes Yano)