Weekly Prayer Update
Complaint Over Pre-Game Prayer in Pennsylvania
December 1, 2016


Read this and other attacks on faith from Weekly Prayer Update 10/31-11/7

“A Lackawanna County football program is being forced to change one of its pre-game traditions after more than three decades.” Read more here.

National Prayer Points and Praise Reports

For anyone who thinks religious discrimination is non-existent in America, the attorneys at First Liberty Institute have a different story.

First Liberty announced the release of Undeniable: The Survey of Hostility to Religion in America (2016). It is available online here, free of charge.  

State Prayer Points and Praise Reports

Religious Liberty Legislation

Continue praying consistently and fervently for the successful passage of legislation that effectively protects our Judeo-Christian heritage and religious liberty.

GA: State of Georgia Drops Some Demands, But Still Not Enough

“At a press conference on October 26, Walsh announced his refusal to comply with the unconstitutional demand to turn over his sermons. Soon after the press conference, the state retreated on demand 18, the demand for Walsh’s sermon notes and transcripts. However, the State of Georgia has not withdrawn all their legal demands.”

NC: Update On Legislative Prayer

“The Fourth Circuit issued an order granting a rehearing en banc in Lund v. Rowan County.  In September, a three-judge panel issued a decision upholding the county’s prayer practice, but plaintiffs filed a petition for rehearing, which was granted.  The case is tentatively scheduled for oral argument during January 24-26.  As amici, the brief filed on behalf of the Members of Congress will be refiled with the court at this stage.”

NJ: First Liberty Backs Neighborhood Synagogue

“A neighborhood in Millburn, New Jersey is attempting to force an Orthodox Jewish Synagogue out because it meets in a home. But First Liberty Institute is standing with the synagogue members and their religious liberty rights.”

WA: Court Due To Rule On Case Soon

Barronelle Stutzman’s continuing struggle for religious freedom should be alarming not only to every Christian, but to every American who cherishes freedom. Barronelle is a floral artist … and a grandmother. She is being sued both professionally and personally by the Washington State attorney general and the ACLU. If she loses, they could take everything she owns —  her business, her home, and her life savings. Everything.

National Prayer Opportunities

Congressional Prayer Caucus

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 over 100 Members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, a bipartisan and bicameral caucus, that is spearheading a strategic movement of national, state and local leaders and citizens who are working together to promote prayer, protect religious freedom and restore, upgrade and popularize America’s founding spirit and the principles related to faith and morality that shaped this Great Republic. Please commit to praying for them regularly.

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.

Jefferson Gathering Hosts – COME PRAY WITH ME: A Three-night Prayer Rally for Elections at Upper Senate Park

November 6, 7 & 8 – three nights leading up to the most important presidential election since the Civil War, concerned citizen will be gathering at the Upper Senate Park across Constitution Avenue from the U.S. Capitol to pray for the election and the nation’s future.

Leading the three-night prayer vigil are hosts Pastor Dan and JoAnn Cummins of The Jefferson Gathering Worship Services and led by well-known Christian churches and organizations including the Skyline Wesleyan Church in San Diego, Triumph Church of D.C., Concerned Women for America, Family Research Council, Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation, Somebody Cares International of Houston, Texas, Faith & Action in the Nation’s Capital, and Hombres De Parabra (Men of Their Word) both of Washington, D.C.

LOCATION: UPPER SENATE PARK 200 New Jersey Ave. NW and Constitution Ave. Washington, D.C. 20001

DATES AND TIMES: Sunday, November 6, 6:00pm EST, Monday & Tuesday, November 7 & 8, 7:00pm EST. You may also stream online at www.livestream.com/skylinechurch

David’s Tent 

Join people from across the nation for 24/7 Worship in Washington DC. They welcome worship teams from every tribe, tongue, nation, denomination, and all 50 U.S. states. Learn more here

Prayer for Religious Freedom Internationally

British Columbia: Law School Wins Legal Battle

“The B.C. Court of Appeal has upheld the right of future graduates of the faith-based Trinity Western University (TWU) Law School to practise law in the province. The ruling upholds a previous decision made by a B.C. Supreme Court judge who ruled the Law Society of B.C. was wrong to deny accreditation to future alumni of the Christian university’s proposed law school.”

Prayer for The CPCF, Our Team, and Initiatives

Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation

American Prayer Caucus Network

In God We Trust. Put It Up!

PrayUSA: Government Leaders Calling The Nation To Prayer

Prayer for Others on the Religious Liberty Front

There are many organizations on the front lines that need our prayers.
Alliance Defending Freedom, ACLJ, Becket Fund, Liberty Counsel, Liberty Institute, Family Research Council, The Heritage Foundation, Chaplain Alliance For Religious Liberty and any others that come to mind.

Prayer for Those That Oppose Us

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.