National Day of Prayer was held in thousands of places around the country today. National Day of Prayer is based on our understanding that this country was founded on biblical values and that we can only have a relationship with God through prayer.

Our founding fathers were people of faith and they established our great country on these principles.  They knew that our country could only survive and flourish by the grace and provision of God.  As I’ve mentioned in the past, Patrick Henry states this quite eloquently.

“It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.” 

Freedom and liberty find their roots in our faith, and our faith is sustained and strengthened through prayer.

Family Policy Alliance of North Dakota once again participated at the National Day of Prayer event in Bismarck at the State Capitol and helped organize the event along with other community organizations.  The event began with the reading of Governor Burgum’s North Dakota Day of Prayer Proclamation.  That was followed by various community leaders, each praying for a different subject: government, church, business, military, family, education, and media.

As in past years, we had a great turnout at the Capitol for the event, with hundreds of North Dakotans in attendance. In addition to Bismarck, many other National Day of Prayer events occurred in other large and small cities across North Dakota. Today was a great celebration, lifting our gratitude, concerns, and praise to our Lord.

We thank those who showed up at the various locations around the state to pray. Let’s remember that our nation needs prayer on a continual basis, so please do not “tire and grow weary” in this important task.

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.

 I Timothy 2: 1-2

Prayerfully,

Mak Jorritsma
President and Executive Director

Read more in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

“If my people who are called my name humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is telling Georgians they cannot pray. Will you join us in exercising your First Amendment right at a time of prayer we are hosting at the Capitol on Wednesday, November 15th, at 10:30am?

In case you missed it, FFRF, a group of atheists working to stamp out faith around the country, demanded that Coach John Small, of East Coweta High School, refrain from participating in any team prayer. FFRF, an organization based in Wisconsin not Georgia, then proceeded to tell this Georgia coach and players that prayer “plagued the school district’s athletic programs.” The liberal school board then all-too-willingly complied.

I dare FFRF to tell us we can’t pray too!

We are working to determine next steps in East Coweta, and we will continue to fight for religious freedom across our state. However, we must surround our efforts in prayer. We hope you will join us in prayer for our state next Wednesday! We will meet at the Rotunda of the state Capitol at 10:30am. If you have additional questions, feel free to email Family Policy Alliance of Georgia.

What to do with all the discouraging news- If you were following elections in Georgia and around the country on Tuesday, you were likely very discouraged. Radical leftists were swept into statewide office in Virginia, where they also won a number of legislative seats. Once a conservative stronghold, that state is now thoroughly blue. Could the same thing happen in Georgia? Though we had fewer legislative seats on the ballot, liberals flipped a significant number of those seats. So, what do we do? It is essential that we lock in on winning in 2018 NOW! We must nominate true conservatives and do all we can to deliver major victories here in Georgia. We are here for such a time as this!

What to pray for- It certainly is frightening to live in a society that strips you of your First Amendment rights simply because you work in a school system or own a business. What a sharp deviation from what our Founders intended! Please lift up religious freedom here in Georgia and around the country.

In His Service,

Cole Muzio
President and Executive Director

 

CAP Prayer Graphic

New ordinance only allows the chaplains of the city police and fire departments to open the meetings with prayer.

The Council had approved a moment of silence to replace the regular prayers after a Satanist from Tucson was scheduled to give an opening prayer in February. The new ordinance only allows the chaplains of the city police and fire departments to open the meetings with prayer.

“What we passed was reinstituting invocation or prayer at the city of Phoenix,” Councilman Sal DiCiccio told the Catholic News Agency, “we made it stronger than it ever has been in its 65-year history.”

CitizenLink’s allied policy group, the Center for Arizona Policy (CAP), is thrilled with the vote.

“Prayer has been a part of the legislative process throughout our nation’s and our state’s history,” CAP President Cathi Herrod said. “Allowing this cherished tradition to continue with a commonsense, respectful policy is the right decision for the City of Phoenix and its citizens.”