Weekly Prayer Update
Biden HHS Moves To Make It Harder For Religious Groups To Receive Federal Grants
July 17, 2023

“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 Praise And Prayer Points

Federal Legislation: Let’s pray the filibuster stays intact as is and that the senate is a firewall against all bills and language – all efforts – to undermine our Constitutional Republic, Judeo-Christian Heritage, and First Amendment Rights.

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Biden Administration Makes It Nearly Impossible For Immigrants Performing Religious Work In The U.S. To Obtain A Green Card

Biden HHS Moves To Make It Harder For Religious Groups To Receive Federal Grants

EEOC Report: Religious Discrimination In The Workplace Reaches All-Time High

First Liberty Report: How Well Does Your State Protect Religious Liberty?

Jim Jordan Slams FBI Director For Refusing To Tell Congress ‘Who Wrote’ And ‘Who Approved’ Anti-Catholic Memo

Students-Athletes Give Their Lives To Christ At Event With Damar Hamlin, Buffalo Bills Players

Ongoing Issues To Keep In Prayer:

Biden Calls On Congress To Advance The ‘Equal Rights Amendment’

Congress Reintroduces Discriminatory, Deceptively Named ‘Equality Act’

Recently, Biden announced a Resolution on the ERA and called on Congress to take action. On March 17, 2021, the House passed H. J. Res. 17 to remove the deadline for the ratification of the ERA. A companion resolution (S. J. Res. 1) awaits further action in the Senate Judiciary Committee. There’s many concerns about the future of conscience and religious freedom, should this Constitutional Amendment advance federally or at the state level. 

Prayers For The Members Of The 118th Congress

Prayer For Nomination Process In Admin And Judicial System

This Summer, There Will Be A Remarkable Change In The Leadership Of Our Nation’s Military, With Four Of Five Service Chiefs Changing Out, In Addition To The Chairman. Prayers For Honorable Leaders Who Will Encourage Religious Freedom

International Praise And Prayer Points

India: At Least 400 Acts Of Violence Committed Against Christians In India In First Half Of 2023: Report

Indonesia: Christians In Indonesia Fight To Regain Access To Church Buildings

UN: ‘Exceptionally Radical’: UN Report Says Religious Beliefs Not Protected Human Rights

State Praise And 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. View a model school invocation policy

AR: Ten Commandments Return To Federal Court

CO: Christian Preschool Sues State, Wants To Require Employees Hold Specific Religious Beliefs While Still Enrolling In Colorado Universal Pre-k Program

CO: UPDATE: Jack Phillips Appeals Cake Case To Colorado Supreme Court

IN: Appeals Court Rules Catholic School Allowed To Hold Employees To Moral Religious Standards

OR: Aaron And Melissa Klein’s Search For Sweet Justice Continues

Prayer For The Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation, The American Prayer Caucus Network, And The National Strategic Center

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.

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. 

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.

Bipartisan Prayer For Government

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

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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

 For more information about this prayer initiative, contact Summer, V.P. of Legislative Affairs and Prayer Outreach for the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation.