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WATCH: Iowa National Day of Prayer proves powerfully moving

“Powerful, today was so powerful,” said a woman who traveled from Mason City to Des Moines for the Iowa National Day of Prayer at the Iowa Capitol on May 6. “I don’t think I’ve ever felt the anointing of the Spirit so strongly.”

“There’s no question God was in that place,” echoed Bob Vander Plaats, president and CEO of The FAMiLY Leader, which hosted the event. “From the pastors and government officials praying, to the worship and the heart of the people joining in crying out for revival, today’s gathering resounded with the spirit of If 7:14 – God’s people, called by His name, humbling themselves, seeking His face, repenting of wickedness, and asking God to hear from heaven, forgive our sin, and heal our land.”

The Iowa National Day of Prayer welcomed a Capitol Rotunda filled with prayer warriors from across the state to join in prayer under the theme of Joel 2:12, in which the Lord says, “Return to Me with all your heart.”

Prayers were led not only by pastors and community leaders, but also by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg, Attorney General Tom Miller, Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, Rep. Brooke Boden, and radio personality Van Harden.

Watch video of the prayer and worship service below:

Click on time code below to jump to each speaker: 0:00​ ~ Welcome: Greg Baker – The FAMiLY Leader

Praise 6:19​ ~ Worship – Featuring The ELIM Arrival, North Liberty 13:57​ ~ Prayer of Praise – State Rep. Brooke Boden, Indianola

Repentance 19:16​ ~ Prayer for the Governor & State of Iowa – Bob & Darla Vander Plaats, The FAMiLY Leader 24:45​ ~ Governor’s Proclamation – Governor Kim Reynolds 30:12​ ~ Prayer of Repentance – Governor Kim Reynolds 31:50​ ~ Prayer of Repentance for national sins – Pastor Dave Martin, 1st Assembly of God, Marshalltown 37:00​ ~ Worship

Ask 45:20​ ~ Prayer for government – Attorney General Tom Miller 51:27​ ~ Prayer for agriculture – Sec. of Agriculture Mike Naig 57:00​ ~ Prayer for the military – Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg 59:40​ ~ Prayer for education – Dr. Nathan Oppman, Two Rivers Classical Academy 1:03:02​ ~ Prayer for families – Chuck & Chris Hurley, the FAMiLY Leader 1:06:12​ ~ Prayer for business – Ajai Prakash, The Well, North Liberty 1:11:05​ ~ Prayer for media – Van Harden, radio personality 1:14:30​ ~ Prayer for the Church – Dr. Nick Vendetti, Daily Treasure Ministries 1:22:18​ ~ Worship

Yield 1:29:45​ ~ Prayer of yielding – Brenda Schaefer, founder of Living a Lovesong, Quad Cities 1:41:40​ ~ Prayer of Thanksgiving and Blessing – Adrian Cain, Cornerstone Family Church, Des Moines


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