Issue 597 – National Prayer Needs

Additional National Prayer Needs

Pray for our Military

President Joe Biden has nominated Air Force fighter pilot, General Charles “CQ” Brown, Jr., to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He is presently the Air Force chief of staff and is set to replace Army General Mark Milley, whose term ends in October. 

Pray for General Milley as he prepares for his retirement and for General Brown as he goes through the confirmation process. 


Russia’s Security Council Deputy Chairman Dimitry Medvedev told a Russian news agency that “this conflict will last for a very long time: for decades probably. This is a new reality.” He added, “Everything always ends in negotiations, and this is inevitable, but as long as these people are in power, the situation for Russia will not change in terms of negotiations,” referencing Zelensky. 

Pray for U.S. and foreign officials as they consider negotiations that will bring an enduring end to the conflict in Ukraine.


The new ambassador to the U.S. from China has called on his “fellow compatriots” and “Chinese students” across America to “serve the motherland.” He said, “Blood is thicker than water. Your support, involvement, and contribution would be most valuable,” and suggests that more Chinese Americans should visit China. 

Pray for U.S. diplomats involved in the interactions with China and the strain that exists in U.S.-China relations. 


Medical researchers in the U.S. and Canada have discovered a potent and still experimental antibiotic that they say will kill a deadly species of “superbug” infections. Using artificial intelligence technology, the drug will address infections that have been increasingly resistant to treatment with known antibiotics, which has caused the deaths of more than a million people each year. The new antibiotic is called abaucin. 

Pray for U.S. health researchers and officials as they evaluate the benefits of employing AI technology. 


The United States is being urged by a former Israeli general, Amir Avril, to assume a lead role in establishing a coalition of nations to prevent the consolidation of the Chinese-Russian bloc with Iran that would further destabilize the Middle East. “We are seeing an emergence of a Russian-Chinese-Iranian bloc in the Middle East, and they are feeling that the West is not willing to fight,” he stated at the National Religious Broadcasters Conference last week. 

Pray for U.S. public officials regarding the things America and Israel can do together to counter increasing malevolence from Iran. 


Inflation increased unexpectedly in April to an annualized rate of 4.4 percent, showing rises in personal consumption expenditures. The Bureau of Economic Analysis called it an “unwelcome sign” that price pressures are not yet slowing, even with the Federal Reserve’s rate-hiking campaign. 

Pray for wisdom for members of the Federal Reserve and administration economists as they assess the rate of inflation and its impact on Americans’ budgets. 

Pray for Goodness in America

The U.S. Marshals Services has recovered 225 endangered missing children during a 10-week national operation called “Operation We Will Find You.” Forty-two were found outside the cities where they went missing, and 10 were found outside of the country, with the youngest child being only 6 months old. Four 16-year-old girls found in Los Angeles are believed to be victims of human trafficking. 

Pray for marshals and other law enforcement involved in the recovery of missing American children. Pray, as well, for migrant children whose whereabouts are unknown.

Pray for Needs Across the States

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources said most of the state’s counties were under a high fire risk. They said several counties face a “very high” fire risk as temperatures rise and greener foliage statewide combined with dry weather and low humidity increase conditions for wildfires. 

The pending deal on the debt limit would expedite the approval of the permits necessary for a West Virginia gas pipeline. It would also curtail environmental reviews under one of the nation’s landmark environmental laws. 

Pray for state officials as they look out for the well-being, health, and economies of their residents and the environment. 

Pray for America’s Faith Community

Corporate America is not going to stop, even if some corporations do go broke. What will be required of those who resist them is a deep religious commitment, a radical new way of living in the modern, digital age. If you’re a Jew, be deeply serious about your Judaism. If you’re a Christian, make the practice of your faith the central organizing fact of your life, not just something you do on Sundays. If you’re an atheist, pray that God gives you faith.“ – John Michael Davidson, Senior Editor, The Federalist, May 26, 2023 

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