Current Issues
Federal Court Dismisses Lawsuit Against National Motto
December 5, 2016

Read this and other attacks on faith from Weekly Prayer Update 11/28-12/5

“A lawsuit claiming that the national motto of the United States is unconstitutional – filed by the notorious atheist Michael Newdow – was dismissed by an Ohio federal court last week.” Read more here

National Prayer Points and Praise Reports

For anyone who thinks religious discrimination is non-existent in America, the attorneys at First Liberty Institute have a different story.

First Liberty announced the release of Undeniable: The Survey of Hostility to Religion in America (2016). It is available online here, free of charge.


State Prayer Points and Praise Reports

Religious Liberty Legislation

Continue praying consistently and fervently for the successful passage of legislation that effectively protects our Judeo-Christian heritage and religious liberty.

MD: Federal Court Declares Historic World War I Veterans Memorial Constitutional, American Humanist Association Appeals

On Wednesday, December 7, First Liberty attorneys will give oral arguments to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in an effort to stop the removal of the historic Bladensburg, Maryland World War I Veterans Memorial, which has stood since 1925.

MI: Nativity Scene Removed After Complaints

“A nativity scene that’s been displayed in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula as part of a longtime Christmas tradition has been taken down following years of complaints.”

NC: Update On Legislative Prayer

“The Fourth Circuit issued an order granting a rehearing en banc in Lund v. Rowan County.  In September, a three-judge panel issued a decision upholding the county’s prayer practice, but plaintiffs filed a petition for rehearing, which was granted.  The case is tentatively scheduled for oral argument during January 24-26.  As amici, the brief filed on behalf of the Members of Congress will be refiled with the court at this stage.”

OH: Group Wants Nativity Scene Removed

“The FFRF sent a letter to the city of St. Bernard recently placed a nativity scene in front of its City Hall building.”


National Prayer Opportunities

Congressional Prayer Caucus

Congressional Prayer: Each week Congress is in session, members of Congressional Prayer Caucus meet before votes to pray in Room 219 of the U.S. Capitol.

There are over 100 Members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, a bipartisan and bicameral caucus, that is spearheading a strategic movement of national, state and local leaders and citizens who are working together to promote prayer, protect religious freedom and restore, upgrade and popularize America’s founding spirit and the principles related to faith and morality that shaped this Great Republic. Please commit to praying for them regularly.

Pray For Our President And All Those In Authority 

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” 1 Tim. 2, Psalm 91

Include: Judicial Branch, Legislative Branch, Executive Branch, Military, Faith Leaders, First Responders, Etc.

David’s Tent 

Join people from across the nation for 24/7 Worship in Washington DC. They welcome worship teams from every tribe, tongue, nation, denomination, and all 50 U.S. states. Learn more here


Prayer for Religious Freedom Internationally

Mere Rumors Lead To Sad Reality For Copts

“Coptic Christians in Upper Egypt are enduring intense persecution by Muslim radicals that is resulting in attacks on Christians and destruction of their property.”


Prayer for The CPCF, Our Team, and Initiatives

Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation

American Prayer Caucus Network

In God We Trust. Put It Up!

PrayUSA: Government Leaders Calling The Nation To Prayer


Prayer for Others on the Religious Liberty Front

There are many organizations on the front lines that need our prayers.
Alliance Defending Freedom, ACLJ, Becket Fund, Liberty Counsel, Liberty Institute, Family Research Council, The Heritage Foundation, Chaplain Alliance For Religious Liberty and any others that come to mind.


Prayer for Those That Oppose Us

Freedom From Religion Foundation
ACLU
AHA
Secular Coalition for America
Military Religious Freedom Foundation


 For more information about this prayer initiative, contact Summer Ingram, National Director of Prayer and Mobilization for the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation.

www.CPCFoundation.com