“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
Every year, on the first Thursday in May, we observe National Day of Prayer with a prayer service inside the Nebraska State Capitol. At noon on May 5, 2022, Nebraskans from across the state will gather in the State Capitol Rotunda over the lunch hour to lift up families, the church, businesses, education, the military, government, and the media in prayer.
This is a unique moment in history, and the prayers of God’s people are needed more than ever before. Families in Ukraine are fleeing violence brought on by an invasion, wildfires and drought are ravaging communities in our state, and Nebraska’s Primary Election is underway. Visit our voter guide to learn where state and federal candidates stand on the issues.
National Day of Prayer is an important opportunity for our state and nation to unite in prayer for forgiveness, restoration, and guidance. Since 1988, Congress has set aside the first Thursday of May as a National Day of Prayer. This year’s Nebraska observance is historic—this is the first time in two years Nebraskans will come together in person at the State Capitol to pray and seek the Lord on a statewide day of prayer.
In a proclamation declaring Thursday, May 5, 2022, a day of prayer in Nebraska, Governor Pete Ricketts 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.”
This year’s theme—exalt the Lord who has established us—is taken from Colossians 2:6-7, and the state senator sponsor is Senator Dave Murman.
Free parking is available just two blocks from the Capitol at Trinity Lutheran Church (724 S 12th St, Lincoln, NE 68508). The event will be live-streamed on our Facebook page for those unable to attend in person.
Please join Nebraska Family Alliance in person or online for this historic prayer service with Governor Ricketts, led by faith, community, and government leaders, from 12:00-1:00 PM on Thursday, May 5, 2022.