DES MOINES, Iowa – The first Thursday in May is recognized as the National Day of Prayer. Gov. Kim Reynolds on Thursday signed a proclamation declaring May 5, 2022, to be a day of prayer in Iowa.
The proclamation reads:
WHEREAS, in our state and across America the 71st observance of the National Day of Prayer will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2022, with the theme, “Exalt The Lord Who Has Established Us,” based on the verses in Colossians 2:6-7, “Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.”; and
WHEREAS, throughout history, people and nations have laid aside a time to come together to call on the Almighty God, the Creator of the heavens and earth. They have called on Him in times of war and peace, crisis and rest, tragedy and jubilation. They have come together to offer Him praise, thanksgiving, repentance, and petitions for their fellow people and nation; and
WHEREAS, a National Day of Prayer has been observed since it was declared by the First Continental Congress in 1775 and a Public Law established in the United States Congress and President Truman in 1952 and later amended by Congress and President Reagan in 1988, affirming that it is essential for us as a nation to pray and directs the President of the United States to set aside the first Thursday in May annually as a National Day of Prayer; and
WHEREAS, leaders and citizens of our nation are afforded the priviledge of prayer, and have long used that privilege to express their dependence on our Father, in heaven, who says that those who ask for wisdom, wisdom will be given. And where two or more are gathered in His Name, He will be there; and
NOW THEREFORE, I, Kim Reynolds, Governor of the State of Iowa, do hereby proclaim, May 5th, 2022 as a
DAY of PRAYER
throughout the State of Iowa and I commend this observance to all our citizens.
Below is a pdf of the proclamation:Reynolds-Day-of-Prayer-Proclamation-5-5-22