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DES MOINES, Iowa – On Friday afternoon, Gov. Kim Reynolds proclaimed Sunday, April 7, 2019, to be a day of prayer for the state of Iowa for the victims of recent flooding in the state and for the ongoing recovery efforts.

Reynolds in her proclamation encourages “individuals to pray on their own or with others, according to their own faith, in an expression of faith and hope.”

The proclamation reads:

WHEREAS, the state of Iowa is suffering from an unprecedented disaster caused by blizzard conditions, widespread flooding, and high winds, which has profoundly affected the livelihoods and living conditions of our fellow citizens; and

WHEREAS, throughout our history, Iowans have united in prayer to God to humbly ask for strength and steadfastness during times of difficulty; and

WHEREAS, prayer provides peace and guidance in times of crisis and conflict, and reminds us of the comforting assurance of God’s love for us all; and

WHEREAS, it seems right and fitting that the citizens of Iowa are urged to pray for the well-being of our fellow citizens and our State, to pray for all those in other states who are hurt by this disaster, to pray for those who are working to respond to this crisis, and to pray for all efforts.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kim Reynolds, Governor of the State of Iowa, do hereby proclaim Sunday, April 7, 2019 as a DAY of PRAYER in the state of Iowa and encourage individuals to pray on their own or with others, according to their own faith, in an expression of faith and hope. The citizens of the great state of Iowa are also encouraged to give personal thanks to God for the blessings they have received and to donate their time, skills, and resources to serve their neighbors within and alongside the many organizations providing disaster relief.

For more information on the flooding, where to get help, and where to volunteer, visit floods2019.iowa.gov.

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