Weekly Prayer Update
Trump Admin Backs Employer, Protects Religious Speech in Michigan
December 4, 2017

Read this and other attacks on faith from Weekly Prayer Update 11/28 to 12/4

“A West Michigan meat processor who got into hot water by placing a religious article condemning gay marriage in his lunchroom has been vindicated by new federal policy guidelines, according to conservative activist groups.” Read more.

National Prayer Points  

Alliance Defending Freedom – Prayer For Supreme Court Case

ADF: “On December 5th, ADF Senior Counsel Kristen Waggoner will stand before the United States Supreme Court to defend our client, cake artist Jack Phillips. In this landmark case for religious freedom, the Court will decide whether artists and other creative professionals are free to operate their businesses consistently with their faith. The Court’s ruling could have lasting repercussions for all of us.” Join a rally in support of freedom of conscience and Jack Phillips at the US Supreme Court on December 5th from 7am-12pm. The rally starts at 8:30am.

‘Undeniable’ – Updated Religious Liberty Report

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

Prayer Event For The Persecuted Church – NYC

“Christians of all denominations are encouraged and welcome to attend this FREE prayer event. Christians in the Middle East, especially in Iraq and Syria, have faced unimaginable suffering and persecution at the hands of ISIS. But even after bombs fell on their communities and most of their belongings were stolen, many courageous Christians have decided to return.” Learn more.

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.

DC: DC Transit Reject Religious Holiday Ads

“Catholics across the nation’s capital are livid after the public transit system rejected the Archdiocese of Washington’s Christmas advertisements because they were deemed ‘religious.'”

FL: Ten Commandments Suit Dismissed

“A federal district court entered a judgment in favor of Liberty Counsel’s client, Levy County, dismissing a lawsuit brought by a national atheist group claiming that the Ten Commandments monument next to the Levy County courthouse violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.”

GA: Don’t Even Approve A Prayer, Warns School District

“A public school district is Georgia is drawing national attention for its controversial policy that forbids employees from participating in prayer.”

MI: Hudsonville Investigating Another Teacher Accused Of Bible Talk

…”the Michigan Association of Civil Rights Activists (MACRA) contacted the district after parents at Baldwin Street Middle School raised concerns about sixth-grade teacher Jeffrey Henderson. He allegedly has Bible study in class prior to school and engages in faith discussions during the school hour.”

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.”

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