A Foundation of Prayer

September 9

As Christians, we are commanded to pray. It says in Philippians 4:6, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” While we are certainly acquainted with this verse, I still think we often underestimate the power of prayer. I know I am guilty of this.

There have been thousands of pages written over the centuries on how to pray, however, it really comes down to this: prayer is talking to God. There are obvious times that we do this, such as before meals, as part of a prayer group, asking for intercession in a particularly tough situation with a family member or friend, etc. Our family has even adopted the habit of praying when we pass a car accident, asking God to watch over the victims involved. Our family has experienced first-hand over the years that our Heavenly Father listens to us and acts on our prayers in amazing ways.

As you know, we at Family Policy Alliance of North Dakota are committed to letting you know about bills and issues affecting your values that need your prayer, and we will continue to undertake this important role as North Dakota Family Alliance. However, right now we ask for your prayers as we transition into being NDFA.

A pastor friend of mine stated recently that, “If North Dakota Family Alliance is built on a foundation of prayer, all else will follow”. He’s right. It’s still a time of much uncertainty during this startup phase and we covet your prayers as an organization. Thank you for your commitment to our organization and to protecting and advancing pro-life and pro-family values in North Dakota now and into the future!


Mark Jorritsma
President and Executive Director