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Governor Cox declares July 2 as a day of prayer and thanksgiving


June 29, 2023


Emma Williams

Governor’s office

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Governor Cox Issues Statement Thanking Record Water Levels, Asks Utah Residents to Join Prayers of Thanks

SALT LAKE CITY (June 29, 2023) — Governor Spencer Cox declared Sunday, July 2, 2023, a day of prayer and thanksgiving in Utah today. He is asking religious leaders and all Utahns across the state to join in offering prayers of thanksgiving after a year of record snow.

Utah has suffered from historical drought conditions and has experienced exceptionally low soil moisture and reservoir storage. Parts of the state have experienced drought conditions nearly every year since 2000, with « extreme » and « exceptional » drought conditions across the state during 2021 and 2022.

For the past two years, Governor Cox has asked Utahns to join in prayer for divine help.

« I believe prayer can be a powerful tool, » Governor Cox said. “There is real power in people of all different faiths and backgrounds coming together and begging for help from a higher authority than our own. I also believe that people who pray for water will conserve water and we must continue to conserve it. »

Utah residents have not only expressed faith and hope through prayer, but they have done their part to conserve tens of billions of gallons of water. Utah’s 2022-2023 winter received record-breaking snowfall. Nearly every body of water in the state is full, Great Salt Lake has risen five and a half feet, and Lake Powell is over 60 feet high.

To show gratitude for a water-filled year, Governor Cox is once again asking Utah residents to join in prayer, only this time to say prayers of gratitude.

The statement can be viewed Here.


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