Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:5-7

Here is the latest update from Under God, One Nation.

Our last update was in February and we continue to be in prayer about many of the same things. A few new developments have occurred about which you need to know – see updates in the sections below.

Here are some of the most prominent issues we see continuing to develop and which we have been praying about in recent weeks:

The Hyde Amendment – The Hyde Amendment is an important legal protection that keeps federal tax dollars from paying for abortions in most cases. Since 2016, the Democratic Party has included the repeal of the Hyde Amendment in its national platform. Their goal is to implement taxpayer funding of abortion nationwide. While Joe Biden had historically been a longtime supporter of the Hyde Amendment, he flip-flopped in 2020 and now supports its repeal – essentially advocating for publicly funded abortion.

In recent months, the Hyde amendment has been attacked as a racist policy. The truth is that the Hyde amendment has restrained Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses from targeting poor and minority communities with taxpayer funds. The Hyde amendment has stood in the gap against racism over the years and for the Left to claim otherwise is a political attempt to rewrite history and help abortion businesses target minority women.

We continue to pray that such evil intentions would be thwarted and that pro-life policies would overcome these efforts.

Biden Gender Policy and the Equality Act – As expected, Joe Biden began signing executive orders hours after he was inaugurated. Some of his recent orders have dealt with gender issues. We all know how dangerous this is for our nation’s social structure and the wellbeing of its people. Family Policy Alliance held an Equality Act Exposed Rally to highlight many issues with this dangerous legislation. Tens of thousands of Americans saw this rally appear in their social media feeds.

UPDATE: As expected, on February 25th the House of Representatives passed the Equality Act. It has since been sent to the Senate for consideration. The Senate Judiciary committee recently held a hearing on the bill. Congress is currently on a break until after Easter but given the desire of the Biden Administration and Democrat leadership to push this through, we suspect it will be considered very soon in the Senate. The Biden administration also continued on this dangerous path implementing even more executive orders in March which further seek to erase gender in federal law.

The Equality Act would erase sex-based distinctions throughout our nation’s laws and open the door to persecution of any who adhere to biblical views of gender and marriage.

The pressure on many members of the Senate will be intense as this effort unfolds. Pray for the steadfast strength of many to oppose this effort.

Filibuster – Currently, Senate rules require 60 votes to end debate and move most legislation to a final vote. That 60-vote requirement (the filibuster) has been around for generations. This rule is still the centerpiece of a lot of discussion. As we noted last month, there is good reason for the current focus on it – with the Senate split 50-50 Republicans to Democrats, Kamala Harris is placed in the very powerful position of breaking any tied votes in the Senate.

The filibuster rule is key to preventing that from happening. Abortion and LGBT advocates (and other progressive forces) across the nation know this and they will continue to pressure the Senate intensely to make it easier to advance their agendas.

All previous efforts to remove the rule have failed in the past, whether the Senate was controlled by Republicans or Democrats. With the current 50-50 split, Democrats have once again considered attempting to scrap the rule in order to push through their agenda, regularly using Harris as the deciding vote.

Thankfully, not everyone in the Democrat party agrees with simply changing the rules for political gain.

UPDATE: While the intensity of this discussion has subsided in recent weeks, it is important to keep this in prayer. Two senators, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) (and a few others) have now stated that they are not interested in changing the rules of the Senate. Pray for them and their positions on this rule. While we do not know what to expect from Democrat leadership in the Senate in the coming weeks, this procedural rule has stopped them from advancing the Equality Act (and other dangerous measures) so far this year.

Biden Cabinet Nominations – Joe Biden has nominated a number of progressive, radical individuals to lead federal agencies. Each has been chosen for a reason – whether it is a rabidly pro-abortion and anti-religious freedom record or a progressive stance on gender, each one promises to bring drastic change to national policy in federal agencies.

UPDATE: Earlier this month, the Senate did confirm Xavier Becerra, a radically pro-abortion and anti – religious freedom nominee, to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. The Senate also confirmed Rachel Levine, a biological man living as a woman, to be Assistant Secretary of the same department.  The Department of Health and Human Services oversees a massive budget with policies touching millions of lives every day. In light of that, please pray for  these leaders, especially that they would know the Lord and the truth of His Word would be apparent in all aspects of their work.

Election Integrity – Some in Congress are seeking to protect the integrity of our elections and how they are conducted. We support their stance and continue to pray their ideas would gain traction and that their efforts would prove successful.

Girls’ and Women’s Sports – All across the nation, courageous state legislators are using their positions to push back against the radical, progressive attack on girls and women’s sports.

UPDATE: We now know that 30 states that have introduced legislation to save girls’ sports and send a powerful message back to the Biden Administration’s radical gender agenda. There have been 3 states that have enacted the most robust version of Save Girls’ Sports provisions so far: Idaho (in 2020) Arkansas (2021), and Mississippi (2021). We are hopeful for more to come! It is exciting to see states enact these laws! We pray for boldness in their work and for the success of their efforts.

Abortion in New Mexico – In New Mexico, a radical abortion bill  was passed and signed into law.

UPDATE: Led by a pro-abortion governor, who has been bent on eliminating the very few abortion restrictions in the state for several years, the new law removes all restrictions on abortion in New Mexico while also eliminating conscience protections for pro-life doctors and the very basic requirement of consent from a woman before having an abortion. Please keep the state of New Mexico in your prayers.

LGBT Curriculum in New Jersey – New Jersey has been no stranger to the gender identity discussion. Just a year ago, the state enacted an LGBT curriculum requirement for junior high and high school students. Many parents were unhappy with this radical requirement and have been fighting back since that time. This year, and despite assurances to the contrary, the legislature went one step further – enacting the curriculum all the way down to Kindergarten. New Jersey voters are extremely upset about this and are fighting back. Our ally on the ground, Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey, continues to lead the way. We pray for their continued advancement and engagement on this issue.

We appreciate you partnering with us in prayer. Please share this list with your church, your small group, your pastor, and your Sunday School class in the coming days. Please encourage them to join you in signing up for a prayer time so that we can continue to lift the nation and these issues in the coming weeks and months.

Prayerfully,

Robert Noland
Communications Manager

Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:5-7

Friends,

Shortly before Inauguration Day, Family Policy Alliance® launched a national prayer initiative, Under God, One Nation. You (along with over 1400 others!) signed up to join us in prayer for our nation. We are still praying, and we know you are too!

Since then, a lot has happened and there remains a multitude of things that we can pray for both nationally and in the states. Here are some of the most prominent issues we see currently and which we have been praying about in recent weeks:

The Hyde Amendment – Since 2016, the Democratic Party has included the repeal of the Hyde Amendment in its national platform. Their goal is to implement taxpayer funding of abortion nationwide. While Joe Biden had historically been a longtime supporter of the Hyde Amendment, he flip-flopped in 2020 and now supports its repeal – essentially advocating for publicly funded abortion.

In recent months, the Hyde amendment has been attacked as a racist policy. The truth is that the Hyde amendment has restrained Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses from targeting poor and minority communities with taxpayer funds. The Hyde amendment has stood in the gap against racism over the years and for the Left to claim otherwise is a political move to rewrite history in efforts to further proliferate the ability of abortion businesses to target minority women.

We continue to pray that such evil intentions would be thwarted and that pro-life policies would overcome these efforts.

Biden Gender Policy and the Equality Act – As expected, Joe Biden began signing executive orders hours after he was inaugurated. Some of those orders dealt with gender issues. We all know how dangerous this is for our nation’s social structure and especially for our military.

We need to continue to be in prayer as we have heard that Equality Act will be considered in Congress very soon (possibly next week) with the full support of Democratic leadership and President Biden. The Equality Act would erase virtually every sex-based distinction in our nation’s laws and open the door to persecution of any who adhere to biblical views of gender and marriage.

The pressure on many members of Congress will be intense as this effort unfolds. Pray for the steadfast strength of many to oppose this effort.

Filibuster – A well-known Senate debate rule has become the centerpiece of a lot of discussion in recent weeks. There is good reason – with the Senate split 50-50 Republicans to Democrats, Kamala Harris is placed in the very powerful position of breaking any tied votes in the Senate. The filibuster rule is key to preventing that from happening.

Currently, Senate rules require 60 votes to end debate and move most legislation to a final vote. That 60-vote requirement (the filibuster) has been around for generations. Despite efforts to outright repeal it, all have failed in the past whether the Senate was controlled by Republicans or Democrats. With the current 50-50 split, Democrats have considered scrapping the rule in order to push through their agenda, regularly using Harris as the deciding vote. Thankfully, not everyone in the Democrat party agrees with simply changing the rules for political gain.

Right now, two senators, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) have stated that they are not interested in changing the rules of the Senate. Pray for them and their positions on this rule.

Clearly, requiring 60 votes to advance legislation is the key to stopping a lot of bad legislation in the current environment. Abortion and LGBT advocates, as well as other progressive forces all across the nation, know this and they will continue to pressure these two senators intensely in order to make it easier to advance their agendas.

Biden Cabinet Nominations – Joe Biden has nominated a number of progressive, radical individuals to lead federal agencies. Each has been chosen for a reason – whether it is a rabidly pro-abortion and anti-religious freedom record or a progressive stance on gender, each one promises to bring drastic change in national policy in federal agencies.

We continue to pray about those confirmation hearings and that those nominated individuals would know the Lord and the truth of His Word on these issues.

Election Integrity – Some in Congress are seeking to protect the integrity of our elections and how they are conducted. We support their stance and continue to pray their ideas would gain traction and that their efforts would prove successful.

Girls’ and Women’s Sports – All across the nation, courageous state legislators are using their positions to push back against the radical, progressive attack on girls and women’s sports. We know of more than 10 states that have introduced legislation to save girls’ sports and send a powerful message back to the Biden Administration’s radical gender agenda. We pray for boldness in their work and for the success of their efforts in every instance.

Abortion in New Mexico – In New Mexico, a radical abortion bill is advancing in the legislature. Led by a pro-abortion governor, who has been bent on eliminating the very few abortion restrictions in the state for several years, the legislature seems poised to approve this bill. Conscience protections for doctors and the very basic requirement of consent from a woman before having an abortion are on the chopping block. Please keep the state of New Mexico in your prayers.

LGBT Curriculum in New Jersey – New Jersey has been no stranger to the gender identity discussion. Just a year ago, the state enacted an LGBT curriculum requirement for junior high and high school students. Many parents were unhappy and have been fighting back since that time. This year, and despite assurances to the contrary, the legislature went one step further – enacting the curriculum all the way down to Kindergarten. New Jersey voters are extremely upset about this and are fighting back. Our ally on the ground, Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey, is leading the way and we pray for their continued advancement and engagement on this issue.

We appreciate you partnering with us in prayer. Please share this list with your church, your small group, your pastor and your Sunday School class in the coming days. Please encourage them to join you in signing up for a prayer time so that we can continue to lift the nation and these issues in the coming weeks and months.

Prayerfully,


Robert Noland
Communications Manager

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:1-2

 

Today is Presidents’ Day – a national holiday which historically calls us to remember George Washington, our nation’s first president whose birthday is on the 22nd. The day has been interpreted to also include Abraham Lincoln as well, whose birthday is on the 12th. More recent iterations claim the day honors all past U.S. presidents.

Regardless of which president we are remembering today, the fact that our democratic republic has stood the test of time for nearly 250 years is astounding when you look across the globe at how many other nations have come and gone in that time.

Our system of governance was inspired and crafted by godly men (including Washington) who sought to craft a better nation, one which was not under the influence of a king. They especially hoped to create a nation where religious freedom could flourish, unencumbered by civil government.

The President is the leader of this system and as we pause today to remember Presidents Washington and Lincoln specifically, but also all Presidents in general, we feel a call to prayer.

First, a prayer of thanksgiving that we live in a nation where we are endowed with the privilege to choose our leaders and judge their fitness for leadership on many different fronts. “We the People” are the power behind the process of selecting our leaders, good or bad, and that is a freedom known in far too few places the world over.

Second, a prayer of remembrance for those who have served in the highest office of the nation, a role often described as the “Leader of the Free World” – a description that recognizes the founding of our nation as one of freedom and liberty. Whoever serves in this role has an enormous burden and gives much to their nation while sacrificing time with family. Those are sacrifices that we should honor, regardless of whether we voted for any particular president.

Third, a prayer for the current president (a prayer not unfamiliar to many of us, no matter who holds the office) – that he would be given great wisdom and that he would seek first the Lord and His kingdom and His righteousness. And may the Lord place people in his midst who would provide a lasting godly influence in all his interactions.

We ask you to join us in these and many other prayers for our nation and its leadership as we work toward a nation where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive and life is cherished.

Prayerfully,

Robert Noland
Communication Manager

 

 


Under God, One Nation

It is a pivotal time in our nation’s history for Christian values, religious freedom and the
public debate over the direction of our nation.

Please join us in regular prayer for God’s direction for our leaders regarding the issues
and spiritual matters facing our nation.

Sign up HERE – you can select to pray daily or weekly in 15 minute segments.

The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. (James 5:16)


 

 

“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer” (Romans 12:12, ESV).

Friends,

My favorite painting is “The Prayer at Valley Forge” by Arnold Friberg. It portrays General George Washington on his knees in the Pennsylvania snow, seeking God on behalf of his fledgling new nation at the lowest point in the War for Independence.

The circumstances were dire. One battlefield defeat after another had stripped the Continental Army of morale and supplies. Hungry soldiers were without food, eating bark and dirt to fill their empty stomachs. Many had worn out their shoes, leaving their feet bare and bloodied as they walked across the cold, snow-covered forest floor. Thousands had died from illness. Officers even threatened to shoot deserters as a last-ditch effort to keep the men from giving up the fight.

The general knew where he needed to turn. Like George Washington, our only hope is in the Lord (Psalm 71:5). Will you join with me in praying for our nation and our state?

Heavenly Father,

You have blessed this land beyond our understanding. We thank you for the good gifts we have received from your hand—liberty, prosperity, and stability.

You tell us that godliness makes a nation great, but sin is a disgrace to any people (Proverbs 14:34). Forgive our nation and our state – our churches, our families, our people – for the sins we have committed against you. We thank you that forgiveness is found in Jesus Christ. Help us delight in your commandments, and may your Word be a lamp for our feet and a light on our path.

Please give wisdom to our public officials serving in federal and state government. You have called them to be your servants for our sake (Romans 13:4). Equip them for this important work. Make them ministers of your justice who protect the sanctity of human life and the right of all people to worship you freely.

We praise your name, knowing that you alone are worthy of all glory and honor. In the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, amen.

Will you commit to regular prayer for our nation and our state? Sign up now to participate in our Under God, One Nation prayer initiative!

Standing with you,

Blaine Conzatti
Executive Director

 

Over the interim between the 2020 Budget Session and the 2021 General Session, Legislators have been neck-deep in the chaos of lawmaking as well as elections and pandemic protocols. It’s intense, with long hours and pressures that can challenge legislators’ principles and the stability of their families.

Adding to that pressure, Wyoming has launched the 2021 General Session of the Wyoming Legislature. It will be different this year. On January 12, the session was officially gaveled in (started) remotely for the first time in history. They conducted opening ceremonies and received the Governor’s address and then adjourned until January 27 for a 3-day session in which they will discuss the Committee bills that have been worked through this past year.

Then, if everything goes according to plan, we may be able to start our regular legislative session on March 1.

With all of these things going on, your legislators will still carry the task of setting policies that will impact real people for good or for bad. The laws they pass will protect lives or end lives, will mislead children with twisted ideology or will protect them and help them flourish – and so much more.

It’s no wonder that one of the clearest directives we have in Scripture regarding our role in government is to pray for our leaders.

“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”  (1Timothy 2:1-4)

Before the chaos starts, will you take a moment to let your legislators know you’re praying for them?

In all of this, Family Policy Alliance of Wyoming® will be involved – working with our state allies and letting you know at key times when you can make your voice heard on important legislation.

But before most of that happens, will you send a quick note to your legislators– thanking them for their service, acknowledging the burden of leadership, and letting them know that you are praying for them?

Thanks for praying for your legislators – and for Family Policy Alliance of Wyoming as we engage on pivotal legislation in 2021.


Nathan Winters
Executive Director

I regularly ask for your prayers, action, and financial support, particularly during legislative sessions. During sessions, making your voices heard to your legislators is especially powerful. Likewise, without your financial support, we couldn’t be at the Capitol testifying and working with legislators to pass good bills and stop bad ones. However, I want to talk about prayer.

It is not coincidental that when I ask you to help Family Policy Alliance of North Dakota® fight for your values, prayer is first in the list. However, in addition to your prayers for our organization, what would happen if we prayed for our legislators? If we prayed for their health, their families, and for wisdom and strength in standing for scriptural values? The legislative session can be brutal on legislators, given their workloads and time away from their families. Regardless of political party, personal beliefs, or voting record, all 141 legislators need our prayers.

In 1 Timothy 2:1-2, the Apostle Paul says, “I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.” So, I ask you to pray for our senators and representatives each of the remaining days of this legislative session. Key votes will be taken very soon that will win or defeat important bills. I also ask that you pray for Governor Burgum. He will need to make important decisions as bills make their way to his desk for signature. We ask that God may give him wisdom and strength to make the right decisions for North Dakotans and their values.

Prayer changes things, even in the political arena. Let’s never presume to limit our Father and what He can do for us, His children, if we call upon His name.

Prayerfully,

Mark Jorritsma
President and Executive Director

Dear Friends—

On Saturday, September 26, 2020, churches and faith leaders across the country will gather for a time of national repentance, intercession, and prayer, and I would like to personally invite you to join one of our local New Mexico events!

At 10:00 a.m., prayer and worship services will commence in Alto and Santa Fe, and other locations throughout the state. For a list of all events, please follow New Mexico On Our Knees on Facebook.

Details for the Alto and Santa Fe events are below. Please note, these services are not protest rallies or campaign events. Therefore, the organizers respectfully ask all attendees to refrain from bringing any political signs or distributing any campaign materials. 

New Mexico On Our Knees
Saturday, September 26, 2020
10:00 a.m.

Santa Fe Prayer & Worship Service
State Capitol Stairs – West Side
490 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Alto Prayer & Worship Service
Cogburn Performance Horse Ranch & Event Center
464 State Hwy. 220, Alto, NM 88312

I hope you can join us at one of these events as we worship our Lord and lift up our state and nation in prayer.

“Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!” -Psalm 95:6

In His Service,

Pastor Vince Torres
President & Executive Director

Friends,

Just like you, I am heartbroken for our country. In so many ways, the image of St. John’s Church burning in Washington, DC – a historic church visited by every president since James Madison – is symbolic of the raging inferno threatening to burn the very foundations of our nation and civil society.

So what can we do? We need to pray to the Father of mercies who providentially “rules over the nations” (Psalm 22:8). Here are four items of prayer:

  1. Pray that our nation turns back to God. “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God” (Psalm 9:17, NKJV).

Heavenly Father, so many of us, including many of our representatives in government, have abandoned your ways. We confess that our nation has turned its back on you, sometimes even attempting to banish you and your truth from the public square, schools, courthouses, and legislative halls. We have condoned that which your law-word prohibits, and we have condemned that which you call “good.” Please forgive us and our nation. Send revival and repentance that our people may joyfully walk with you and glorify your name.

  1. Pray for peace. “And seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captive, and pray to the Lord for it; for in its peace you will have peace” (Jeremiah 29:7, NKJV).

Heavenly Father, we pray for peace in our land. We know our peace and flourishing, and the peace and flourishing of our neighbors, is tied to the peace of our city, state, and nation. May we all find unity as individuals made equal and created in your image. May those who have been saved by your grace walk in the unity we have through Christ. And may the hearts of every American beat with love for their nation and for their countrymen.

  1. Pray for justice. “Defend the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and needy” (Psalm 82:3, NKJV).

Heavenly Father, we ask that our hearts not be hardened to injustice. You have called us to “rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” Make us advocates of your justice according to your law-word, knowing that your kingdom, which is spreading through the world, will bring the peace and justice we yearn for in our hearts. May your kingdom come, and may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

  1. Pray for our civil leaders and law enforcement. “Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence” (1 Timothy 2:1-2, NKJV).

Heavenly Father, we pray for our civil leaders and law enforcement officials as they deal with civil unrest and threats to life and property. Please give them wisdom and prudence. We know that you have delegated them certain and limited powers to promote justice and the common good. Help them to be your ministers of justice for our good (Romans 13:4).

Standing with you and your family during these trying times,

Blaine Conzatti
Advocacy Director

In the Lord’s prayer, words like “comfort” or “ease” are absent. We ask for physical sustenance, to be made right with God, to be made right with others, for the Kingdom, and for His will to be done.

Seeing the Lord’s will requires faithfulness, and it comes with no guarantees. We know the truth, but we don’t know the future. We know what is required of us, but we are not promised an outcome.

As we make decisions this election cycle – regarding who to endorse, where to invest, and what stands to make – I’m reminded of this truth often.

Many of the races we’ve chosen aren’t easy, and we’re ruffling some feathers. In one case, we’ve had a campaign staff member of a powerful incumbent declare that this member would use his power against us. Others have made similar threats. And, as I look at our roster of endorsed candidates, most, if not all, could best be classified as “underdogs” – with less money and institutional support than their opponents.

But, they’re the right candidates. They stand for the right things, and they’re gamechangers in our state. Regardless of the cost, we’ll stand with them. We won’t stick our fingers in the air to see which way the wind is blowing. We won’t live by the polls. We’ll be faithful, do what’s right, and pray that His will be done.

That’s my promise to you as I lead this organization. I can promise we’ll be strategic. I can promise that we’ll put forward the best messages and have the best game plans. But, I cannot promise we’ll win all the time or even most of the time.

Most importantly, however, I promise that our decisions will be based on His word, His truth, and a desire to do His will.

My prayer:

“Lord, I do not know how this election will go. But, I pray for discernment for myself and for all your people around the state. I pray for victory, yes. I pray for a mighty victory across the board for those who seek your glory, who love you supremely, and will do what is right and just in your eyes. I pray that the culture of our state will be transformed into one where your name is honored, where religious freedom flourishes, where families thrive, and where life is cherished. But, most importantly, I pray for us, as Christians, that we will be faithful. That we will be salt and light in how we engage this election cycle. And, I pray that Thy will be done.”

Please be lifting our candidates, our state, and this election cycle up in your prayers.

For His Glory,

Cole Muzio
President and Executive Director

Romans 8:18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

Today is the National Day of Prayer, and it promises to be unlike any other our nation has seen in recent memory. Though many events will be virtual, National Day of Prayer is shaping up to be the biggest event so far! Today, we come together with united hearts and prayers asking for our nation to be filled with the glory of the knowledge of God—this year’s theme for National Day of Prayer.

As Christians, we have everlasting hope in Christ, even when we are suffering and our nation experiences unique challenges. We have hope because God’s Word assures us all our present suffering is temporary and can’t be compared with the glory that will be revealed to us. God’s Word also charges us to continue to “press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14).

Family Policy Alliance® has leaned into God’s promises and continues to press forward in the mission to which He’s called our ministry. As we all join together in prayer today for our nation and our states, I would like to invite you to join us in praying for these four specific needs:

  1. Over the past couple months, the abortion industry has ramped up their efforts to push abortion-on-demand—even in the midst of COVID-19. They are also attempting to make “virtual abortions” (those where an abortion drug is prescribed over webcam) widely available. Family Policy Alliance has been on the front lines standing against the abortion lobby. Please join us in praying that life will prevail over death in America.
  2. We continue to hear from parents experiencing truly harmful (sometimes even pornographic) curriculum in their children’s schools. We work to equip these parents with their rights—and even to help them change the laws and regulations in their states or districts. Will you join us in praying for God’s hand of protection to be on children in America’s schools and strength for their parents to take appropriate action??
  3. Churches have willingly closed their doors—while still doing Kingdom work in many amazing ways—in order to help with efforts to stop COVID-19. Yet, in many places, churches have also been targets for religious discrimination in the midst of the hodgepodge of regulations surrounding states and cities. We have been informing and equipping churches so they can work with government bodies—and push back when government goes too far. Will you pray for America’s churches as they serve their communities with passion and grace—and as they take a stand for religious freedom when necessary?
  4. As the dust settles on COVID-19, America will head into a monumental event—Election 2020. Will you pray for God to call men and women who seek to serve Him first in their roles as lawmakers to run for office at the local, state and national levels? And will you pray that this election will make it possible for our laws to better protect life, help families thrive, and honor our God?

As you join millions of others tomorrow in prayer, know that Family Policy Alliance is joining in to pray for this nation—and for you.

For His glory,

Stephanie Curry
Policy Manager

 

P.S. For National Day of Prayer events, resources, prayer guides and more visit https://www.nationaldayofprayer.org/