Under God One Nation: Prayers for Kansas and Issues Around the Nation
1 Chron. 16:11 – Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His presence continually!
I want to ask you to be in prayer for the State of Kansas over the next few days. There is an important pro-life Constitutional amendment on the ballot there and the election concludes on August 2nd. Pro-life organizations have been working to get the vote out for months, but the abortion lobbyists are also pushing back in the late days and weeks of the battle.
The amendment in Kansas is the first time the American people will have the opportunity to vote on the issue of life since the Dobbs decision from the US Supreme Court in June which overturned Roe v. Wade. This vote will set the tone for the nation on how the issue of abortion will be handled in the states and Congress in the months to come.
We are asking for prayer that the decision in Kansas affirms life and is seen as a boon to the pro-life movement nationally. Please pray also that there is peace once the vote is counted and that there would be no acts of violence in response.
As you are aware, there are plenty of other major areas that need our prayer nationally.
Just to name a few briefly:
Extreme Abortion Legislation in Congress
In light of the Dobbs decision. the U.S. House hurriedly passed a bill that would codify a “right to abortion”—and even more—in federal law with the absence of Roe v. Wade. Pro-abortion activists and lobbyists will stop at nothing, and no measure is too far for them. The bill now sits in the U.S. Senate awaiting action .
Please pray that this legislation would not advance any further and that if the Senate does take it up that it would fail to receive the votes required to advance it.
Bill to Redefine Marriage (Again) in Congress
In their desperate attempt to appease their base, liberals in the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to redefine marriage to include not only same-sex “marriage” but also polygamy. Sadly, 47 House Republicans joined the entire Democrat majority in supporting this legislation. The bill is now in the Senate where Democrat leaders are twisting arms and working deals to get the required 60 votes to advance the legislation before they send it to the President for his signature.
Please pray that enough U.S. Senators would stand strong and prevent this disastrous bill from passing. Not only will it reap a whirlwind of morally bad outcomes for our nation, but it will also have far-reaching religious freedom implications for churches, non-profits and many other entities should it pass.
Title IX and Sex-Related Rules
As if all this were not enough, the Biden administration continues to pursue rules that redefine sex and implement dangerous policies that advance the transgender agenda in numerous federal agencies. One of the proposed rules would redefine sex for school children from kindergarten through college – virtually erasing the advancements that have been made over decades for women and girls. Other proposed Biden rules would mandate that doctors must perform transgender procedures whenever requested or be subject to discrimination charges even if they professionally object to the treatment or surgeries.
Please pray that these rules (all of which are at some stage of the approval process) would be held up or challenged in ways that prevent them from being implemented and that moral, reasoned voices would be able to speak into these matters.
In the wake of the Dobbs decision, the President also issued executive orders and proposed rules to advance the proliferation of abortion whenever possible with taxpayer funds. Part of his plan is to implement mobile abortion vans to surround those states that now ban abortion. Some proposed rules also mandate coverage of abortion in healthcare insurance and government provided benefits.
Please be in prayer that these rules would also be held up and challenged at every step of the way. Pray that those advancing them would realize what they are doing and stop pursuing a culture of death and instead work to advance life.
The Lord’s Protection
Despite these dire developments, please know that numerous attempts to enact these very things through Congress and other means (and the forces at work in the Biden administration seeking them) have largely been unsuccessful in permanently enacting any of these changes at this time. These current proposed rules and bills in Congress are the closest they have been to enacting these parts of the Biden agenda.
This is a testament to the grace and mercy of our Lord.
Please continue to pray for even more eyes to see and ears to hear all of this and that it will initiate a movement of revival!
Thank you for praying for Kansas and these other major issues we face as a nation. Please know also that the November elections are on the horizon, and we need to be in prayer for that as we get closer – asking the Lord to place Godly, responsible men and women in places of leadership across the nation.
Director, Audience Engagement
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