Current Issues
President Donald J. Trump Proclaims Thursday, November 23, 2017, As A National Day Of Thanksgiving
November 20, 2017

Read this and other attacks on faith from Weekly Prayer Update 11/13 to 11/20

“On Thanksgiving Day, as we have for nearly four centuries, Americans give thanks to Almighty God for our abundant blessings.  We gather with the people we love to show gratitude for our freedom, for our friends and families, and for the prosperous Nation we call home.”  Read more here.

National Prayer Points  

ADF – Prayer For Supreme Court Case

“We’re less than 3 weeks away from oral arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. On December 5th, ADF Senior Counsel Kristen Waggoner will stand before the United States Supreme Court to defend our client, cake artist Jack Phillips. In this landmark case for religious freedom, the Court will decide whether artists and other creative professionals are free to operate their businesses consistently with their faith.

The Court’s ruling could have lasting repercussions for all of us.”

Hate Crimes Targeting Jews Rise For Second Year In A Row

“More than half of hate crimes motivated by bias against a particular religion in 2016 were aimed at Jewish Americans even though Jewish Americans constitute just two percent of the population, according to a new FBI report.”

War On Veterans Memorials, Christian Heritage

“Attorneys have requested a rehearing for a case involving a veterans memorial that atheists have claimed is unconstitutional because of its Christian imagery.”

‘Undeniable’ – Updated Religious Liberty Report

First Liberty created a cumulative compilation of recent documented instances of hostility toward free religious exercise. It is often cited by lawmakers, educators, opinion leaders, and the media. 


International Prayer Points

China: DOJ Helps Christian Who Fled China

“A persecuted Christian who fled China is now safe in America after the Trump administration reviewed his case.”


State Prayer Points

Religious Liberty Legislation

Continue praying consistently and fervently for the successful passage of legislation that effectively protects our Judeo-Christian heritage and religious liberty. Also, pray that bills and resolutions that undermine our First Amendment Rights will be unsuccessful.

ME: Victory For School Employee

“In November 2017, less than six months after First Liberty and Eaton Peabody filed Toni’s EEOC complaint, the school district sent Toni an updated coaching memorandum. The school district withdrew any threats of disciplinary action against Toni and acknowledged the First Amendment rights of all school employees, including Toni, ‘to express religious beliefs or use faith-based language at school.’ Further, the updated coaching memorandum said comments such as ‘God Bless You’ or ‘I am praying for you’ are permissible when made to co-workers outside of the hearing of students.”

NC: Legislative Prayer Could Be Going To The Supreme Court – Again

“Rowan County in North Carolina asks the Supreme Court to uphold its policy pertaining to praying before public meetings and to clear up conflicting rulings on legislator-led prayer in lower courts. ADF attorneys are co-counsel in this case.”

OH: School Continues Fight To Educate In Building 

“A Columbus-area Christian school is appealing a federal district court’s second decision to block the school from serving students in a building that it has owned since 2010. Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing Tree of Life Christian Schools filed the notice of appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, which last year ruled in favor of the school and sent the case back to the district court.”

TN: Law Group Defends Man Who Reads The Bible

“First Liberty Institute and the Center for Religious Expression(CRE) have sent a demand letter to the City of Sweetwater on behalf of their client, Paul Johnson. The letter asks the city to stop using a 25-year-old ordinance to prohibit Johnson from reading from a Bible on a public sidewalk without a permit.”

WV: School District Sued Over An Optional Class On The Bible

“…a challenge to the Bible curriculum offered in Mercer County Schools led by the Freedom From Religion Foundation was dismissed in federal court. Learn more about this important victory at FirstLiberty.org/MercerCounty


National Prayer Opportunities

Prayer for the Congressional Prayer Caucus, Their Families, and Staff

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 nearly 100 Members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, an official bipartisan and bicameral caucus of the U.S. Congress. Please commit to praying daily for them, their families, and staff.

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.

PrayUSA – Government Leaders Calling The Nation to Prayer

In 2015, government leaders spearheaded an effort to call America back to God and prayer. Be part of the Movement — If you are a government leader, church or organization, you can add your name to the list of leaders who are committed to this Call to Prayer for America. Churches and Organizations can contact CPCF to be added to the list. Government Leaders will be automatically added when you sign the Proclamation (document or online). Sign the Proclamation or host a PrayUSA Sunday

Join the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation Prayer Team! 

Email me to join the CPCF Prayer Team! Commit to praying for the Members and families of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, The American Prayer Caucus Network, and the CPCFoundation.


Prayer for Anti-Faith Groups

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