Weekly Prayer Update
76th Annual National Bible Week
November 13, 2017

Read this and other attacks on faith from Weekly Prayer Update 11/6 to 11/13

“National Bible Week- We are celebrating our 76th  National Bible Week the week of November 12-18 to honor God’s Word. The US Catholic Council of Bishops has designated this week also for all US Catholic churches to celebrate God’s Word.” 

National Bible Association with Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO) will host a bi-partisan event to include a Special Order including readings from the Bible on Tuesday November 14th, 2017. Be sure to tune in to CPSAN. Read more here.

National Prayer Points  

Museum of the Bible Grand Opening! November 17th

Come visit the Museum of the Bible – a city block dedicated to telling the story of the Bible, its history, and its impact on America. Opening on Capitol Hill on November 17th!

Justice For Jack 

“Anticipating the Dec. 12 oral arguments from Colorado baker Jack Phillips, the Human Rights Campaign has convinced Apple, Amazon, Citi, and Marriott to sign their names to a friend-of-the-court brief that will be reviewed by the justices.”

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.”

USDA Gets Kudos For Respecting Religious Freedom 

“The Family Research Council (FRC) says the policy guidance released Monday by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service makes clear the agency will protect religious freedom and will not discriminate against anyone based on their beliefs ….”

Universal Charitable Giving Act

“Congressional Prayer Caucus co-chair, U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) introduced a bill that would incentivize charitable giving for low and middle income earning individuals and families.” Prayer Caucus co-chairman Senator Lankford will introduce a companion bill in the Senate 

Protect Conscience Rights

 “In a press conference today at the House Triangle, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Rep. Diane Black (R-TN), Senator James Lankford (R-OK) and other members of Congress called for the enactment of the Conscience Protection Act in the forthcoming end-of-year spending bill.”

‘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

Speaking Hope To Believers Who Face Persecution Everyday

“The “Orange Letter Campaign” is meant to comfort and inspire persecuted Christians and their families. The name stems from the orange jumpsuits worn by 21 Coptic Christians martyred by ISIS in 2015. Organizers of the campaign are Tom Doyle, author of Standing In the Fire: Courageous Christians Living In Frightening Times and Killing Christians: Living The Faith Where It’s Not Safe To Believe; and Teddy James of EngageMagazine.net.”

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.

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.”

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
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.