Weekly Prayer Update
Senator Lankford Encourages Trump Administration to Protect Religious Freedom
April 17, 2017

Read this and other attacks on faith from Weekly Prayer Update 4/10-4/17

Co-chair of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, Senator James Lankford, sent a letter to President Trump to express appreciation for his supportive statements regarding the human right of religious freedom, and encourage his administration to take steps to protect religious freedom, both in America and around the world. Please pray for Senator Lankford, the Members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, their families and staff.  Read more here.

National Prayer Points and Praise Reports

Would You Join Us?

There is a number of court cases that, if the rulings go the wrong way, could set dangerous precedents as it relates to our First Amendment Rights. Would you and/or your church or prayer group be willing to fast a meal a day, or a day a week until May 12th in order to see victory in every one of the upcoming court cases (and other important cases not listed)? This is a critical season, and we must see breakthrough.

Also, of course, we want to continue to pray for the bills that are pro-religious freedom to be signed into law; and those that oppose our First Amendment Rights to be unsuccessful.

Freedom From Religion Foundation Send Rebuttal To Air National Guard

From Freedom From Religion Foundation website: “The Freedom From Religion Foundation responded to the decision by the Air National Guard to continue its chaplain-led prayers at a base in New Hampshire.”

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 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.

MS: Ole Miss Football Coach Under Fire For Tweeting Bible Verses

“An atheist group is arguing that a University of Mississippi football coach should be banned from posting Bible verses and other faith-inspired content on social media.”

MS: Students Free To Hand Out Bibles

“Some students at a school district in Mississippi will be offering Bibles to their fellow students following the intervention of Liberty Counsel. A misinterpreted memo was the cause for confusion, however now the record has been set straight. 

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.*”
OK: School District Changes Policy Due To FFRFA school has changed it policy after the FFRF contacted the Western Heights Public Schools, based in Oklahoma City, about the Western Heights Jet Pride Marching band had performing routines based on religious themes for several years.  From FFRF website. 

WI: FFRF Calls For Removal Of Prayer Display

From Freedom From Religion website: “A huge prayer display has been removed from a Wisconsin police station thanks to the Freedom From Religion Foundation….”

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

Pakistan: From Capitol Hill: Pushback Against Pakistan

“Two American lawmakers from opposite sides of the political aisle are calling on Pakistan to end the unjust imprisonment of a Pakistani Christian woman and to reform laws that have led to the targeting of religious minorities.”

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 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