What is the difference between the Congressional Prayer Caucus and the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation?
The Congressional Prayer Caucus is an official caucus of the U.S. Congress. The Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan, non-political organization that has a similar mission; however, is completely separate from the Congressional Prayer Caucus. Rules of the House of Representatives prevent commingling of resources between the two organizations.
Can I get someone to come speak at my event?
The Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation Communications Department runs a full-service media relations shop, ready to assist reporters, editors and producers. Experts are available to you on issues ranging from protecting religious freedoms, religion in school, preserving Judeo Christian heritage, to keeping prayer in America.
Contact the Media Information Line:
Phone: 757-546-2190 ext. 700
What is Room 219?
Room219 is the is the name of the prayer initiative that was inspired by Members of Congress who are praying for our nation in the U.S. Capitol. The goal of this initiative is encourage citizens to join our government leaders by committing to pray for America, as well as bolster prayer support for the Members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus.
Where is Room 219?
Room 219 is just off the House floor in the US Capitol. It is a room where Members of Congress meet weekly when in session at 6:30pm EST to pray for our nation.
Can people actually come to Room 219 and pray with members of Congress?
The weekly prayer meeting is reserved for Members of Congress only.
What is a Legislative Caucus?
A legislative caucus is a group of legislators united to promote an agreed-upon cause. In a legislative prayer caucus, the members are united by their commitment to prayer and the preservation of the Judeo-Christian values that formed America.
Who can form a Legislative Prayer Caucus?
The formation of a legislative prayer caucus is governed by each individual state and municipality. Some require a formal process that includes a resolution; some are formed through a simple informal process. Please follow the requirements for your particular state or municipality.
A legislative prayer caucus may also be formed by a member of any legislative body at the state or local level. Forming a legislative prayer caucus facilitates clear and active communication on local, state and national issues. Much of the legislation affecting freedom of religion begins in individual states, with each state having the liberty to establish laws to protect access to the marketplace of ideas. With the establishment of a state prayer caucus, when issues affecting religious freedom arise, legislators can move quickly and effectively to protect the right of Americans to publicly pray and express faith in God.