Weekly Prayer Update
Remarks By Vice President At The World Summit In Defense Of The Persecuted Church
May 22, 2017

Read this and other attacks on faith from Weekly Prayer Update 5/15-5/22

“…Under President Donald Trump, America will continue to stand for religious freedom of all people, of all faiths, across the world.  And I believe that all God’s children, no matter their country or their creed, can know with confidence that God will continue to guide this nation, to play our unique role on behalf of freedom in the world.  So have confidence.”  Read more here.

National Prayer Points
America Needs Judges That Will Protect Religious Freedom

“America needs judges throughout the country that will uphold the Constitution and defend our freedoms, especially religious freedom… Currently, there are 129 judicial vacancies in our federal courts…”

Undeniable: The Survey Of Hostility To Religion In America 

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

Religious Liberty Legislation

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

CO: Law Protects Freedom Of Students To Engage In All Forms Of Speech

“Last month, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law a bill that ‘specifically guarantees the freedom of students to engage in all forms of speech activities.’ Now, Alliance Defending Freedom has offered legal assistance to any Colorado university that wants help revising its speech policies to comply with the new law. If you’d like to read the letter ADF wrote, you can do so here.”

KY: Judge Seeks Conscience Protections

“A Western Kentucky judge who is attempting to recuse himself from all same-sex adoption cases is now facing an ethics complaint.”

MD: 4th Circuit To Find If Faith Can Disqualify Student From College

“The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals is being asked to reverse an allegedly “erroneous” decision of a district court that ruled that one’s faith can disqualify a student from being admitted into college.”

ME: School: Offering To Pray For Colleague Is Unacceptable

“A school worker in Augusta, Maine was ordered to stop using religious phrases like “I will pray for you” and “You were in my prayers” because such language is not allowed inside a public school building – even in private conversations with coworkers.”

MS:  Legal Challenges To Religious Freedom Law Continues

“A federal appeals court is going to decide whether the government can step on the religious rights of Mississippi residents on behalf of a small group of vocal Americans…Governor Bryant recently appeared as a guest on American Family Radio. He argued that there are many examples in which the government accommodated religious beliefs. In one example, he pointed out that world champion boxer Muhammad Ali refused in April 1967 to serve in the military during the Vietnam War, citing the tenets of his Muslim faith.*”
VA: Sheriff Ordered To Remove Decals“The peacemakers are not allowed to be blessed in Montgomery County, Virginia. The sheriff was ordered on May 17 to remove decals bearing a portion of a well-known Bible verse from patrol cars.”

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, their families, and staff daily. 

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.

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

Indonesia: Vigils Held For Imprisoned Politician

“The imprisonment of a Christian politician for blaspheming Islam has triggered an outpouring of anger and support around Indonesia.”

Prayer for The CPCF, Our Team, and Our 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 Other on the Religious Liberty Front

There are many organizations on the front lines that need our prayers.
Alliance Defending Freedom, ACLJ, Becket Law, Liberty Counsel, First LibertyFamily 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