Weekly Prayer Update
Outdoor Christmas Decorations Banned At Senior Living Community in NC
December 11, 2017

Read this and other attacks on faith from Weekly Prayer Update 12/4 to 12/11

“Christmas has always been a festive time of year for the residents of Lake Ridge Commons, a senior living community in Wilmington, North Carolina. But this year there will be no door decorating contests or doors covered in wrapping paper or even Christmas wreaths.”  Read more

National Prayer Points  

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

China: ‘Thugs’ Assault Elderly, Vandalize Church In China

“In another sign of the crackdown taking place against Christians in China, government officials used what is being described as “thug-like behavior” to confiscate church property.”

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.

The CPCF legal team has researched best practices legislation and provided talking points on various religious freedom topics to assist legislators. Download their Report here.

CA: FFRF Upset Over Nativity

From FFRF site: “The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is illuminating a California town about the problems arising from a live nativity scene at its recent Christmas tree-lighting ceremony.”

IN: FFRF Gets Faith-Based Banner At School Taken Down

From FFRF site: “The Freedom From Religion Foundation has had a religious banner removed from an Indiana high school. Recently, a local community member reported to FFRF that the New Palestine High School football stadium was displaying a sizable religious banner directly across from the entrance to the public school. The banner was decorated with a large image of the football team’s logo above the text “DRAGONS FOOTBALL.” A substantial portion of the banner included a prominent advertisement for a local church, with the church’s logo and website and a New Testament reference: “I CAN DO ALL THINGS…”

MI: FFRF Gets Gideons Blocked From School District

From FFRF site: “The Freedom From Religion Foundation has blocked the Gideons from a Michigan school district. A concerned parent informed FFRF that on Oct. 20, members of Gideons International were passing out New Testaments to all students of reading age outside of Fennville Elementary School in Fennville, Mich., while they waited to be picked up after school. This distribution reportedly took place on school property just 20 feet from the school door.”

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.”

WI: FFRF Demands End To Religious Program For Inmates 

From FFRF site: “The Freedom From Religion Foundation is warning the Wisconsin Department of Corrections against a ploy to convert inmates to Christian ministers. Trinity International University, a private evangelical Christian university based in Illinois, has recently started offering a bachelor’s degree at Waupun Correctional Institution in Biblical Studies. Although the school offers 35 bachelor’s programs at campuses around the country, this is the only one offered at this correctional institution.”

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