Read this and other attacks on faith from Weekly Prayer Update 9/9-9/16.
“A U.S. Air Force unit has cleared an officer of violating the U.S. Constitution and allowed him to retain a Bible displayed at his work station. Air Force Maj. Steve Lewis stationed at the Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado can bring back the Bible that was ordered removed from his desk after an investigation following a complaint from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF). The Bible has been on Lewis’ workstation for years. The atheist group claimed this was in violation of Air Force rules and the Establishment Clause.” Read more here.
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.
Religious Liberty Legislation
Continue praying consistently and fervently for the successful passage of legislation that effectively protects our Judeo-Christian heritage and religious liberty.
“An atheist group has intimidated another public university into removing Bibles from the school’s hotel rooms.”
“The fight to legally allow counseling for youths troubled by same-gender attractions could go to the U.S. Supreme Court again.”
“The Florida Department of Corrections stopped accommodating inmates who kept a kosher diet because it was ‘too expensive.'”
“The Red Cross admits a law enforcement official was asked to stop praying with flood victims at shelters in southern Louisiana.” Also, please continue to pray for those that have lost everything they own because of the catastrophic flooding.
“North Carolina, has sustained unrelenting and coordinated attacks from big business, the entertainment industry, the ACLU, and now the federal government over its common sense bathroom policies. Gov. Pat McCrory and the North Carolina legislature have had enough of this bullying and filed separate lawsuits against the Department of Justice Monday in the reasonable expectation that a federal judge will order the ideologues at the Department of Justice to back off.”
“A high school football coach who lost his job after defying orders to stop praying at the 50-yard line today sued a school district in Washington state, alleging it violated his constitutional rights to religion and free speech.”
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 regularly.
“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.
Many are hopeful the Pakistani mother will soon be rescued from the death penalty for alleged blasphemy.
There are many organizations on the front lines that need our prayers.
Alliance Defending Freedom, ACLJ, Becket Fund, Liberty Counsel, Liberty Institute, Family Research Council, The Heritage Foundation, Chaplain Alliance For Religious Liberty and any others that come to mind.
For more information about this prayer initiative, contact Summer Ingram, National Director of Prayer and Mobilization for the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation.