Weekly Prayer Update
Bible Returns To POW/MIA Table At Veterans Hospital
April 1, 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

A Win For Religious Freedom: Bible Returns To POW/MIA Table At Veterans Hospital After Initial Removal Due To Complaint / CPCF Legal Team Sent A Letter

Good News – Senator Tim Scott Reintroduces Anti-Semitism Awareness Act: College Campuses Need ‘Clear Definition’ of Anti-Semitism

Starbucks Is Known For Efforts Against Religious Liberty, Now Board of Directors Opposes Viewpoint Diversity

Pray For The End Of The Use Of The Lemon Test – Here’s Why

Dr. James Dobson: Federal ‘Equality’ Bill Targets Christians (There Are Similar ‘SOGI’ Bills In Process At The State Level)

No One Is For Discrimination – Here’s How SOGI Laws Are Discriminatory

International Prayer Points

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

China: New Report Details Harrowing Personal Stories Of Victims Of China’s Crackdown On Religious Freedom

India: A Warning Over More Violence In Democratic India

Morocco: Papal Visit As Chance To Secure Religious Freedom

Nigeria: ‘Sanity Not Sentiment’ Must Prevail In Religion, Nigerian Archbishop Tells UN

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

IL: A Positive Outcome! DuPage County Board Votes To Keep Prayer Before Meetings / CPCF Legal Team Sent Letter

FL: The Government Is Threatening a Christian School That Serves Children with Learning Disabilities

MD: It’s ‘a Form of Cheating’ – Christian High School Leaves Athletic Conference Over Pro-Transgender Policy

MI: Attorney General Orders Faith-Based Adoption Agencies to Violate Their Religious Beliefs

MS: Mississippi School Orders Teachers To Remove Religious Items From Classroom. Here’s Why

OH: Town Targeted By Atheist Group For Opening Meetings In Jesus’ Name

PA: Faith-Shaming Lawmaker’s Evangelical Prayer Shows Need For True Tolerance

Excerpt From Statement By CPCF Legal Team:

“Being drawn from the citizenry, some legislators will pray robustly, others will pray without passion, and still others will not pray at all. All three of these groups, however, have something in common – government cannot dictate that they pray, and government cannot dictate what they pray. The U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly held that placing restrictions on prayer (for example, the state creating a prayer that is then read over the loud speaker to students each day at school), or providing guidance on “acceptable prayers” to a rabbi charged with giving a junior high school graduation invocation, is a violation of the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause. Government is prohibited from directing the religious practices of others.”

TX: The Texas Attorney General Is Investigating San Antonio For Banning Chick-fil-A From Its Airport

TX: Nonprofit Group Urges North Texas School District To Stop Praying At Meetings

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

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 the Members of the American Prayer Caucus Network, their families, and staff.

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.  Learn more here.

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

Join the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation Prayer Team! 

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