Weekly Prayer Update
Time-Sensitive Religious Liberty Issues
December 5, 2022

“The First Amendment right of free speech and right to practice any faith, or no faith, are foundational American values that must extend to everyone…” – Member of the Congressional Prayer Caucus

National Praise And Prayer Points

Federal Legislation: Let’s pray the filibuster stays intact as is and that the senate is a firewall against all bills and language – all efforts – to undermine our Constitutional Republic, Judeo-Christian Heritage, and First Amendment Rights.

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TODAY, December 5th –  Supreme Court Hears Arguments On High Stakes Case For Christian Web Designer

HOUSE VOTE SCHEDULED For THIS WEEK On So-Called Respect For Marriage Act

The senate passed the bill with limited religious liberty protections. The House Rules Committee will meet and vote tonight. The bill will go to a full House vote tomorrow.

TOMORROW, December 6th – Senate Runoff – Continued Prayer And Fasting For The Election – 2 Chron. 7:14

Some House races remain uncalled. Also, the Georgia senate race is extremely important. The runoff is scheduled for December 6th. 

Department Of Labor Plants Flag In ESG, Crypto Investments Debate

ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance investing) is a dangerous and strategic scoring system emerging through asset management firms, like BlackRock, to smuggle ideology into the finance world in order to advance an anti-religious liberty agenda. There have been a series of actions taken by state financial officers such as Treasurers, Comptrollers, and Auditors General which question BlackRock and other asset managers and the punishment they are wielding upon those who deviate from their standards. The backlash is also coming from representatives, senators, governors and various potential presidential candidates who are concerned with this trend; however the Biden administration just issued a final rule ensuring that savers can opt into investment vehicles that have ESG-related components.

Biden Official Says Taxpayer Money Should Pay For Surgeries For Kids That Conflict With Religious Beliefs Of Millions Of Americans

Christian Doctors Defeat Biden ‘Transgender Mandate’ As Administration Declines To Appeal

Ongoing: Biden Calls On Congress To Advance The ‘Equal Rights Amendment’

Recently, Biden announced a Resolution on the ERA and called on Congress to take action. On March 17, 2021, the House passed H. J. Res. 17 to remove the deadline for the ratification of the ERA. A companion resolution (S. J. Res. 1) awaits further action in the Senate Judiciary Committee. There’s many concerns about the future of conscience and religious freedom, should this Constitutional Amendment advance federally or at the state level. 

International Praise And Prayer Points

Bipartisan Watchdog Criticizes Biden State Dept.’s Omissions In Religious Freedom Designations

India: ‘Violation Of Religious Freedom’: Kudumbashree’s Gender-Neutral Oath Draws Flak From Islamist Bodies

Mozambique: Mission Group Urges Christians To Pray For Release Of Missionary Pilot, 2 Volunteers Imprisoned In Mozambique

Pew: Nearly 1 in 4 Countries Used Force On Religious Groups Defying COVID-19 Measures

UK: Christian Advocacy Group Accuses Gov Of Diluting Free Speech Bill Designed To Stop Censorship At Universities

State Praise And 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. View a model school invocation policy

CA: California Church Doesn’t Have To Pay $217K In COVID Fines: State High Court

CO: Jack Phillips Back In Court Again Fighting Ruling Over Gender Transition Cake

GA: Atheists ‘Insist’ Georgia Police ‘Immediately Remove’ Large Cross Outside Headquarters, Claim Complainant Fears For His Or Her Safety 

KS: Kansas School Pulls Out Of Operation Christmas Child Program

NY: ‘Push Back on Evil’: Pastors Hit Back At Drag Queen Story Hour With Their Own Library Project

TN: Tennessee County Should Drop ‘Judeo-Christian Values’ From Document, Atheist Group Says

VT: Vermont To Pay Tuition Costs For Religious Private School Students As Part Of Legal Settlement

Prayer For The Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation, The American Prayer Caucus Network, And The National Strategic Center

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. 

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Bipartisan Prayer For Government

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

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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

 For more information about this prayer initiative, contact Summer, V.P. of Legislative Affairs for the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation.