In response to Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ official declaration of a statewide day of prayer for Thursday, April 9, KPOG, an Adventist radio station in West Des Moines, Iowa, 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 eight hours of airtime each subsequent Thursday for several weeks.
The conference is thankful to KPOG, the Carrs, and church and staff members for their dedication to lifting up our world in prayer during this crisis.