Weekly Prayer Update
Thanks To HHS Waiver, Faith-Based Adoption Agencies Can Keep Their Doors Open
January 28, 2019

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” – President Ronald Reagan

National Prayer Points

Thanks To HHS Waiver, Faith-Based Adoption Agencies Can Keep Their Doors Open

In God We Trust: Behind The Push For Bible Literacy BillsPresident Trump Shows Support

Today’s Left Now Openly Aims To Make Christians Second-Class Citizens

HHS Protects Conscience Of Pregnancy Resource Centers

2019 Could Be A Historic Year For The Constitution’s Religion Clauses

WATCH: Senator Ben Sasse Leads Fight On The Floor Of The Senate Against Anti-Catholic Tests

International Prayer Points

Pakistan: Asia Bibi Exonerated But Still Not Free

Prayers for Ambassador Brownback And Secretary Mike Pompeo

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 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. Download the NEW Report. View a model school invocation policy

AZ: Artists’ Religious Freedom Hanging In The Balance As Arizona Takes Up Phoenix Anti-Discrimination Case

CA: Church Fighting City Over Move To New Building

CA: Conscience Protections For Parents

FL: Ban On Teacher Attending Church Service Reversed

MD: Conversion Therapy Ban On Trial

MD: Trump Administration Urges Supreme Court To Protect Cross-Shaped Memorial

The CPCF Legal Team prepared a brief, joined also by a military chaplain’s organization and a veterans’ organization, urging the Supreme Court to reverse the decision of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that Bladensburg, Maryland, must remove a World War I memorial in the shape of a cross that has stood for almost a century recognizing the county’s war dead because it was a symbol affiliated with Christianity.  The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case on February 27.  Pray now for a favorable decision that upholds the constitutionality of this and other memorial crosses. Our legal team’s brief is available here. 

MI: Faith-Based Adoption Law Under Fire / Read Truth Around Faith-Based Adoptions

NY: Government Should Stay Out Of The Therapy Business

OR: Protecting The Conscience Of Parents In Oregon

TX: A String Of Bills That Undermine Religious Freedom, And Could #BantheBible

WA: Game Not Over For Praying Coach

CPCF Legal Team: Thank you for praying with us that the Supreme Court would grant the cert petition of Coach Kennedy, who was fired for bending the knee and praying by himself on the field after a football game.  The Supreme Court on January 22 denied the petition, but Justice Alito, for himself and Justices Thomas, Gorsuch, and Kavanaugh, wrote a statement that the reason they voted to deny review was that it was not clear that that was the only reason the coach had been fired.  Justice Alito then went out of his way, however, to say that, if it were, the case would likely be suitable for review and criticized several comments of the Ninth Circuit decision that could be viewed as antagonistic to religion and prayer.

WI: CPCF Stands For Ministers’ Housing Allowance

CPCF Legal Team: The appeal of the Wisconsin district court’s decision that the IRC’s exclusion of the value of a ministers’ housing allowance from gross income violates the Establishment Clause is fully briefed (including an amicus in support of the allowance by us on behalf of several of you) and will be argued shortly.  While we expect the Seventh Circuit to reverse, if it affirms, the government almost certainly will file for cert, and the Court will most likely accept it for review.

Prayer for the American Prayer Caucus Network and CPCFoundation

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. 

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

The Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation 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
American Civil Liberties Union
American Humanists Association
American Atheists
Secular Coalition for America
Military Religious Freedom Foundation
Southern Poverty Law Center