WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Division of Behavioral and Mental Health Services was proud to spearhead the 2019 Navajo Nation Day of Prayer activities that included faith-based, traditional and Native American Church presentations and demonstrations.
First proclaimed by former Navajo Nation President Kelsey Begay and approved by the Council, the day is set-aside to recognize prayer as an important component to the Navajo way of life, regardless of religious preference.
DBMHS was given responsibility to the lead the agenda for the day of prayer, because program incorporates faith-based pastoral, traditional ceremony and Native American Church peyote services for the Navajo people.
According to a press release from Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer: OPVP issued a proclamation, declaring Nov. 14, 2019, as “Navajo Nation Day of Prayer,” in observance of the change of seasons to unite the Navajo People together through prayer.
“On Navajo Nation Day of Prayer, we join together again to give thanks for the bountiful blessings that God has bestowed upon the Navajo Nation. Most importantly, we pray for our families, communities, and Nation. We turn to prayer for refuge, gratitude, and to discover peace,” said President Nez.
The proclamation encourages “People to pray, in accordance with their own faiths and consciences, for God’s guidance and continues protections as we meet the challenges and opportunities before us” and that “we prepare, plan, and pray for entering a new season of change, opportunity, and reflection. Seek guidance, harmony, spiritual health, resiliency, growth, and strength through prayer.”
If you would like more information about prayer services provided by DBMHS, visit our website or call us and schedule an appointment. We are here for you!