Issue 568 – National Prayer Needs

Additional National Prayer Needs

Pray for our Military

The U.S. defense secretary’s office has officially transferred the Space Development Agency to the U.S. Space Force. Assistant Secretary of Acquisition and Integration Frank Calvelli said his branch will be purchasing less expensive, smaller satellites going forward rather than the traditional massive and costly ones.

The Department of Veterans Affairs has received over 113,000 disability claims since August of this year after Congress passed an act providing benefits for toxic exposure. Secretary McDonough stated that they are implementing new systems and hiring staff to handle the influx of claims.

Pray for strength and protection for U.S. troops and wisdom for military leadership serving at home and abroad. 

War in Ukraine

While Russian forces have reduced their presence in Kherson, Ukrainian military officials do not anticipate that it will be abandoned. An evacuation of all civilians in Kherson is expected soon as critical infrastructure has been mined and power cut by Russian troops.

Pray for leaders and civilians in Ukraine as they face the hardships of the oncoming winter at war. 


The North Korean military states that recent missile launches simulated attacks on South Korean and U.S. targets in response to the joint military exercises that were held by the two nations. While North Korea claims to have test-fired a “special functional warhead paralyzing the operation command and system of the enemy” and the “mobilization of 500 fighters,” the claim has been disputed by the South Korean military. 

Pray wisdom for U.S. officials and their allies as they monitor North Korea’s aggressive actions. 


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a 200-page report that includes recommendations that relax restrictions on doctors prescribing opioids. Despite the risk of addiction, the CDC seeks to reduce the risk of overdose due to illegal synthetic opioids.

The JAMA Network Open has published a study that estimates 1 in 8 adult deaths between the ages of 20 and 64 are due to excessive alcohol consumption. The study stated that excessive drinking contributes to the top causes of death, such as cancer, liver and heart disease, in that age range.

Pray health officials and healthcare providers as they attempt to care for the public’s well-being. 


President Joe Biden congratulated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his victory in Israel’s election last week. The two leaders anticipate speaking again after the Israeli government has been formed.

Pray for peace in Israel, for the formation of their government, and for wisdom for U.S. officials as they cultivate the relationship. 


The Federal Reserve Board is anticipated to continue to raise interest rates after the U.S. job and wage numbers were reported to be strong for October.

The projections for holiday spending are lower than the past two years, as inflation creates budgeting challenges for shoppers.

Pray for U.S. economic officials and advisors as they assess the status of inflation and commerce. 

Pray for Goodness in America

Some combat veterans will be receiving additional assistance in adjusting to civilian life at a skilled nursing facility that has just broken ground. The Bowling Green Veterans Center in Kentucky will have 60 beds and create 120 jobs.

Pray for combat veterans as they exit active duty to avail themselves of physical and emotional supports. 

Pray for America’s Media

A commissioner on the Federal Communications Commissioner has recommended the Council on Foreign Investment ban TikTok in the U.S. The Chinese ownership of its parent company has become a national security concern as the app has been downloaded more than 200 million times in this nation.

Pray for communications and media regulators as they evaluate the involvement of hostile foreign nations in U.S. discourse. 

Pray for America’s Education

According to a new poll, Americans are largely supportive of the possibility that the Supreme Court will overturn higher education policies that consider the race of applicants as part of the evaluation of potential students.

New research from George Mason University projects that it will cost $700 billion for K-12 students to recover academically from the pandemic. Despite the heightened funding from the federal government, the study says far more support is necessary.

Pray for educators and academic officials as they endeavor to support the learning recovery of elementary students. 

Pray for America’s Technology

New assistive robots, called Labrador Retrievers, are being produced to help seniors in their daily lives. The personal robots, controlled by a smartphone, are similar to a cart with upper and lower trays.

Pray for those who are developing technology to support elder care. 

Pray for Needs Across the States

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has filed a federal lawsuit after receiving an order from President Biden’s administration to remove the shipping containers being used as a southern border barricade to stem illegal immigration.

Governor Gavin Newsom of California has rejected plans to address homelessness by local governments,’ which has paused hundreds of millions in funding. He said he will convene a meeting on the subject with mayors and local officials in the coming weeks.  

Pray for state governors and legislators as they attempt to address the specific issues in their regions. 

Pray for America’s Faith Community

Children deserve to be born. They deserve to be defended in the womb. The men and women leading the pro-abortion campaign know that for untrammeled abortion access to become the law of the land, they must first overcome the opposition of America’s faithful. And so it is essential that we defend with equal ferocity our God-given right to free practice of religion, no matter how much pro-abortion advocates may fight to suppress our convictions or expression of them in the public space. Christians are the most important and most durable ally of the unborn in America. – Timothy Head, CEO, Faith and Freedom Coalition, October 30, 2022 

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