Issue 532 – National Prayer Needs

Pray the Vote

An election watchdog group, The Amistad Project, said election integrity issues from the 2020 presidential election have yet to be resolved, “so we are not ready for 2024,” they said. According to the group, many of the states still face the same problems as in 2020, because “the legislatures have not taken the time to understand the problem.” 

A federal district court left a Georgia map in place for the 2022 midterm elections, rejecting claims from civil rights groups and other litigants that the maps inhibit black voters’ ability to elect the candidate of their choice. 

Pray for judges across the U.S. as they approve or reject redistricting laws that are being challenged as giving preference to one political party over another. 

Additional National Prayer Needs

Pray for our Military

Kosovo is asking the U.S. to establish a permanent military base in the country as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine accelerates. Kosovo’s defense minister said establishing the permanent base and accelerating Kosovo’s membership in NATO are “immediate needs to guarantee peace, security, and stability in the Western Balkans.” 

The Pentagon wants back channels in Moscow to work to prevent nuclear escalation. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, has a relationship with General Valery Gerasimov, the chief of the general staff of the Russian Armed Forces, and believes the relationship makes a control on nuclear actions by Vladimir Putin more likely. 

Pray for wisdom for America’s military leaders and that the U.S. will not be drawn into the war between Russia and Ukraine. 


A three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals denied a request from the U.S. Navy that would have forced service members of the SEAL team to receive the COVID-19 vaccine despite their religious objections. In their opinion, the judges wrote, “The Navy has not accommodated any religious request to abstain from any vaccination in seven years, and to date, it has denied all religiously based claims for exemption from COVID-19. But evidence suggests that the Navy has effectively stacked the deck against even those exemptions supported by Plaintiffs’ immediate commanding officers and military chaplains.”  

Give thanks for America’s service members who will not be forced to choose between exercising their faith and serving their country. 


The Taliban said that Afghans will no longer be allowed to leave the country without a good reason, and women will be barred from traveling without a chaperone, rejecting a key U.S. requirement before sanctions would be lifted and its government recognized. There are still Afghans in their home country with American green cards. 

The U.S. and Iran remain split over key nuclear issues in the attempt to restore the 2015 nuclear deal and the Russian invasion of Ukraine has apparently complicated the talks. 

Pray for Secretary of State Blinken and his staff as they stay on top of events going on in other countries while closely monitoring the Russia-Ukraine crisis. 


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warn that a synthetic opioid stronger than fentanyl has emerged in the U.S. “It’s very real, that these molecules could become widespread, absolutely,” the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse said. The new opioids, called nitazenes, are even more powerful than fentanyl in some forms, first appeared in the nation’s drug supply in 2019. 

The White House relaxed its mask mandate in time for the president’s State of the Union address. Congress’ attending physician said that the House of Representatives would lift its mask mandate ahead of the speech, adding that all members of Congress could attend, as new guidance from the CDC on masking is expected. 

Pray for the scientists and bureaucrats at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to impartially follow research evidence and science


Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Israel will not be limited by an agreement between world powers and Iran at any time. “The agreement does not obligate us, and the date in another two and a half years that allows Iran to install countless centrifuges certainly does not obligate us.”  He added, “There is no such thing as ‘sunset.’ The sun will never set on the security of Israel and the good of its citizens.” 

The University of Washington returned a $5 million gift from a donor intended for an Israel studies program, setting off a debate about academic freedom at the university and beyond. In rejecting the gift, officials cited violence against the Palestinians, as unjustifiable and referenced the pain and anger of the Palestinians.

Pray for the administration of Prime Minister Bennett as they strive to maintain security and peace in Israel. 


A rising number of families are reportedly struggling to meet expenses after the expiration of the child tax credit. Federal data shows an expanding number of households with children are now facing difficulties paying their ordinary household expenses, putting children at risk who were recently being lifted above the poverty level through the federal program. 

Manufacturing activity in the U.S. picked up more than expected in February, as COVID-19 infections subsided. Hiring at factories slowed, however, contributing to keeping supply chains delayed and prices for imports high. 

Pray for American families facing budget crunches due to inflation and the expiration of federal support. 

Pray for Justice in America

A judge has ordered the parents of a 15-year-old boy charged with killing four students at his Michigan high school to stand trial on involuntary manslaughter charges. The couple are charged with making the gun used in the shooting available to the teen, and for failing to intervene when he showed signs of mental distress at home and at school. 

Pray for parents to develop closer ties with their children and teenagers. 

Pray for Goodness in America

Last month, the U.S. Court of appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed that Medicare beneficiaries have a constitutional right to appeal if hospitals reclassify them as “observation” patients. If patients win their appeals, traditional Medicare will pay for up to 100 days of nursing home care, and those who were previously forced to pay out of pocket could receive refunds. 

Give thanks for this ruling in favor of America’s seniors over “observation” classifications of in-patient health care. 

Pray for America’s Education

Representative Mary Miller of Illinois said it is time for public schools to bring God back into the classroom, insisting that the absence of faith from American education is responsible for the infiltration of sexually explicit material into public schools. “The problem is that we kicked God out of our schools,” Congresswoman Miller asserted. “Our country was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, and it says in Jeremiah that … they refused to listen to the Word of God and they ended up having no shame.” 

Pray for teachers and administrators who wish to introduce their students to the God of the Bible and the importance of knowing Him. 

Pray for America’s Technology

Silicon Valley is facing pressure to limit children’s online experience. A bill in California, modeled on the U.K.’s Children’s Code, would reshape social media standards for users under age 18. 

Pray for legislators as well as technology and communication officials as they consider regulations to address children’s exposure and addiction to gaming or social sites.

Pray for Needs Across the States

The state police in Illinois has issued a warning to participants of a truck convoy, saying, “Those who choose to participate in events that intentionally endanger the public and violate Illinois law will be subject to legal action.” 

The Wyoming state senate approved an amendment to the state budget that would remove the funding from the University of Wyoming’s Gender and Women’s Studies department. Legislators adopted the amendment to defund the department, decrying it as a politically motivated and biased program. 

Pray for state agencies and the decisions they make to benefit the people of their area. 

Pray for America’s Faith Community

So you can look at your map. You can read your newspapers. You can listen to your news. But know of a fact that God is bringing to pass what He prophesized years ago through his servant Ezekiel. And you read in the 28th passage of Ezekiel, one through six, it’s all there. And God is getting ready to do something amazing and that will be fulfilled. –   Pat Robertson, 700 Club, February 28, 2022   

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