DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa Capitol Rotunda was filled with the sounds of prayer and songs of praise on Thursday, May, 4, as The FAMiLY Leader hosted the National Day of Prayer at the Iowa Capitol.
The event was highlighted by a long list of church, business, and government representatives – from both political parties – who took turns offering prayer for Iowa families, schools, branches of government, cities, and more before the crowd of more than 200.
Included among those leading prayer were Republican Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, Democrat State Auditor Rob Sand, Republican State Sen. Jesse Green, Democrat State Rep. Mary Madison, Des Moines Chief of Police Dana Wingert, and more.
In his prayer, Sand specifically asked God that state officials would lead with unity, humility, servanthood, and that they would “call good ‘good’ and bad ‘bad’ without regard to partisanship.”
Elected officials also joined musical artist Elim Arrival in leading worship, while schoolchildren from Royal Legacy Christian Academy in Waterloo presented a song, and a delegation from South Korea led in prayer for revival in America.
This year marks the third time The FAMiLY Leader has hosted the annual event, whose theme in 2023 is based upon James 5:16: “Therefore, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”
Watch video of the prayer service below: