Over 200 Nebraskans gathered in the Nebraska State Capitol rotunda to pray for our state and nation at a historic annual prayer service organized by Nebraska Family Alliance.

Held the first Thursday of every May since 1988, National Day of Prayer is a unique opportunity for Americans to come to the Lord, seek His face, and pray for God’s forgiveness, restoration, and guidance.

Leading up to the event, Governor Pete Ricketts proclaimed May 5, 2022, a day of prayer in Nebraska and wrote, “Leaders and citizens of our nation are afforded the privilege of prayer, affirming our spiritual legacy of instituting times of thankfulness and renewed reliance on Almighty God. We ought to exercise the freedoms we have to gather and pray—to unify hearts, communities, and our country—while we hold dear to our faith and freedoms. May we take time to pray for our nation and our neighbors.”

In 2020 and 2021, Nebraskans observed National Day of Prayer virtually on a statewide prayer call and live stream, which enabled thousands of believers to join together remotely from their homes in unified prayer. This year’s observance included a hybrid of an in-person event inside the State Capitol and a simultaneous broadcast, which brought together even more Nebraskans in prayer. 

United in faith and thanksgiving, Nebraskans from various denominations and diverse backgrounds worshiped together side-by-side, and representatives from the church, business, media, military, government, school, and family led the crowd in prayer before dividing into small prayer groups.

“We know that prayers are effective and powerful,” said Nebraska Family Alliance Executive Director Karen Bowling. “Lasting change starts with prayer, and National Day of Prayer is an annual reminder of what the fervent prayers of God’s people can accomplish.”

In addition to the Nebraska Observance held at the State Capitol, faith leaders organized local prayer services at their churches, community centers, and city parks in 15 cities and towns across Nebraska. 

Senator Dave Murman of Glenvil sponsored the event at the Capitol, and the theme—based on Colossians 2:6-7—was “exalt the Lord who has established us.” 

“Exalt the Lord our God and worship at his footstool for he is holy.” Psalms 99:5

Nebraska Family Alliance
Nebraska Family Alliance exists to advance family, freedom and life by influencing policy, mobilizing prayer, and empowering people.