Weekly Prayer Update
March 18, 2019

“The First Amendment right of free speech and right to practice any faith, or no faith, are foundational American values that must extend to everyone…” – Member of the Congressional Prayer Caucus

National Prayer Points

Prayers For Families Of New Zealand Mosque Attacks

Education Department Protects Religious Freedom

Update On Bible Removed From Missing Man Memorial

Appeals Court Saves Clergy Tax-Free Housing Allowance / CPCF Filed Amicus Brief In Support Of The Allowance

The Equality Act Was Introduced Last Week But Here’s Why It’s Anything But Equal

Peace Cross Ruling Could Be a Decisive Moment for Religious Toleration

House Resolution Condemning Anti-Semitism

International Prayer Points

Prayers for Ambassador Brownback, Secretary Mike Pompeo And Their Families And Staff

‘The Chinese Government Is at War With Faith.’ U.S. Official Denounces Religious Crackdown in China

Indonesia: Google App Allows For Reporting Of ‘Blasphemy’

Taiwan President And U.S. Envoy Call For More Religious Freedom In Asia

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 First Amendment Rights. Also, pray that bills and resolutions that undermine our Rights will be unsuccessful.

The CPCF legal team has researched best practices legislation and provided talking points on various religious freedom topics to assist legislators. Download the NEW Report. View a model school invocation policy

CA: Orange County School Board Plans To Appeal Chino Valley Unified Prayer Case To Supreme Court

IL: Iowa State Student Government Opposes Freedom Of Association After Learning It Protects Christians

MI: Faith-Based Adoption Law Under Fire / Read Truth Around Faith-Based Adoptions

NJ: US Supreme Court Declines Church Repair Grant Case, But Also Expresses Concern Over ‘Discrimination Against Religion’

OH: Student Suspended After Posting Bible Verses Around School: ‘I Wanted To Spread The Word Of God’

WA: Church Forced To Choose – Fund Abortions Or Break The Law

WA: Game Not Over For Praying Coach

CPCF Legal Team: Thank you for praying with us that the Supreme Court would grant the cert petition of Coach Kennedy, who was fired for bending the knee and praying by himself on the field after a football game.  The Supreme Court on January 22 denied the petition, but Justice Alito, for himself and Justices Thomas, Gorsuch, and Kavanaugh, wrote a statement that the reason they voted to deny review was that it was not clear that that was the only reason the coach had been fired.  Justice Alito then went out of his way, however, to say that, if it were, the case would likely be suitable for review and criticized several comments of the Ninth Circuit decision that could be viewed as antagonistic to religion and prayer.

Prayer for the American Prayer Caucus Network and CPCFoundation

Congressional Prayer Caucus: Each week Congress is in session, members of Congressional Prayer Caucus meet before votes to pray in Room 219 of the U.S. Capitol. Please pray for the CPC to continue to grow and be increasingly effective for generations to come. 

The American Prayer Caucus Network: The CPCF helps build and support a nationwide network of nearly 1,000 federal and state elected leaders who are standing for faith and impacting the culture. Please join us in praying daily for them, their families, and staff.

Pray For Our President And All Those In Authority Include: Judicial Branch, Legislative Branch, Executive Branch, Military, Faith Leaders, First Responders, Etc.

The Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation: 

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. Join the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation Prayer Team! 

Prayer for Anti-Faith Groups

Freedom From Religion Foundation
American Civil Liberties Union
American Humanists Association
American Atheists
Secular Coalition for America
Military Religious Freedom Foundation
Southern Poverty Law Center