Gov. Bobby Jindal has announced a statewide day of prayer in Louisiana for law enforcement on September 14 and has urged state and local officials and church groups to honor those who provide law enforcement services on that date.
In a statement from his office, Jindal said:
"On Monday, September 14, we are welcoming Louisianians to unite in prayer for our law enforcement officers across the state. Too often, we forget the sacrifice and commitment these brave men and women make on a daily basis in order to protect our families and uphold the peace in our communities. Our officers understand the real risk and responsibility that comes with this career and we are extremely grateful for their dedicated service. We’re encouraging all Louisianians to take a few minutes out of their day to pray for and thank a local law enforcement officer for their unending commitment to our communities.”
We, at Ouachita Christian School, will be participating in praying for our local law enforcement officers. We believe they have an important role in society and appreciate their hard work and dedication to keeping us safe. Just as our governor said, "we wish to acknowledge their sacrifice and the sacrifice of their families." Jindal continued to to state that Louisiana is "a state whose people turn to prayer when faced with adversity," and that "we value each human being as a life made by our Creator, in His image, and thank God that every life is sacred."
Let's continue to be a family that prays for each other.