Read this and other attacks on faith from Weekly Prayer Update 9/26-10/3
“A student/athlete-led movement that contrasts to the ongoing protest against the national anthem may be just what America needs to unify rather than divide.” Read more here.
We are looking for more individuals who are willing to pray daily for the Congressional Prayer Caucus, an official caucus of the U.S. Congress, the American Prayer Caucus Network, and the CPCF. Please contact Summer Ingram at Summer@CPCFoundation.com if you are willing to make this important commitment.
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.
Religious Liberty Legislation
Continue praying consistently and fervently for the successful passage of legislation that effectively protects our Judeo-Christian heritage and religious liberty.
“The COJ found him guilty of all six charges of violation of the canons of judicial ethics brought by the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC). The charges stem from a complaint by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The charges centered on a January order that Moore ordered state probate judges to defy the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal court orders declaring gay marriage legal nationwide and not issue same-sex marriage licenses…Moore’s attorney, Mat Staver who leads the legal group Liberty Counsel, said that they are appealing the COJ ruling to the Alabama Supreme Court.”
“A Christian county clerk is filing a lawsuit against government officials in Florida for firing her after she declined to perform a homosexual ‘marriage,’ which would have violated her sincerely held religious beliefs.”
“Last December the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) refused to allow a private Christian school to deliver a pregame prayer over a loudspeaker before a championship football game. On Sept. 27 Cambridge Christian School filed a federal lawsuit against the FHSAA alleging they unlawfully censored the prayer and violated the players’ religious freedoms.”
“A federal court on Oct. 5 will hear oral arguments in an important lawsuit challenging legislative prayer practices in Brevard County.”
“North Carolina, has sustained unrelenting and coordinated attacks from big business, the entertainment industry, the ACLU, and now the federal government over its common sense bathroom policies. Gov. Pat McCrory and the North Carolina legislature have had enough of this bullying and filed separate lawsuits against the Department of Justice Monday in the reasonable expectation that a federal judge will order the ideologues at the Department of Justice to back off.”
“First Liberty wants the Supreme Court to decide if a mid-level Department of Education agent’s directive requiring schools to allow transgender students to use opposite-sex bathroom carries the weight of law.”
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.
“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.
“The organization representing most Canadian institutions of higher education for a century is poised to enact regulations making it virtually impossible for Christian universities to belong, turning its collective back on the history of education in Canada, where most older universities were faith-based.UC’s board has recommended a draft bylaw and a matching policy to its membership that some are warning will force its Christian members to quit the organization or drop policies requiring staff and faculty to adhere to Christian moral teachings.”
Although the Nigerian government has recorded notable military victories over Boko Haram recently and the Islamic terrorist group has killed more Muslims than Christians to date, there’s a growing concern that Boko Haram’s strategy has shifted once again towards the destruction of Christians in Nigeria.
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.
For more information about this prayer initiative, contact Summer Ingram, National Director of Prayer and Mobilization for the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation.