In response to Iowa Governor Kim Reynold’s official declaration of Thursday, April 9 as a statewide day of prayer, KPOG, an Adventist radio station in West Des Moines, dedicated eight hours of airtime to prayer. Listeners were invited to submit prayer requests, and church members from several area churches—including conference executive secretary Robert Wagley, ministerial director Lee Rochholz, and prayer coordinator Gail Coridan—took turns covering the airwaves in 2-hour increments.

KPOG’s Bob and Shirley Carr had called into the conference’s Monday evening prayer line earlier that week and suggested the idea when the statewide day of prayer came up in conversation.

The response to prayer on KPOG was so overwhelmingly positive, that the station dedicated another eight hours of airtime to prayer on April 16.

The conference is thankful to KPOG, the Carrs, church and staff members who participated, for their time and dedication to lifting up our world in prayer during this crisis.