Issue 615 – National Prayer Needs

Additional National Prayer Needs

Pray for our Military

A U.S. Marine AH-12 Viper helicopter was attacked by Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy as it was flying in international airspace over the Arabian Gulf. The U.S. military called the actions “unsafe, unprofessional, and irresponsible behavior.” 

Pray for U.S. military leaders and advisors as they evaluate the continuing harassment of American military assets and international shipping vessels by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. 


While it continues to request support from the West, the government of Ukraine is encouraging international weapons manufacturers to see a business opportunity by reviving Ukraine’s domestic weapons industry. 

Pray for U.S. and international officials as they assess support for Ukraine in the ongoing conflict and for those seeking to negotiate an equitable end to the war. 


A former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations for Food and Agriculture warned that China is moving to dominate the world’s food supply, including seizing control of the African continent. He warned, “Food is power. We need to remember that. And this is very dangerous for the United States.” 

Pray for U.S. diplomats, commerce, and trade officials as they strategize how to address China’s potential use of food as a “weapon of war.” 


Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said loneliness is now a public health threat that many people struggle with “in the shadows because they feel ashamed.” Mental health expert, psychiatrist Daniel Amen,  offered the solution, “Go back to church. Get involved. Get involved with groups. We have to go back. And, really, no better place to solve it than the church.” 

Pray for American church leaders and congregants to increase their welcome and outreach to those who are lonely. 


A Gaza strip-based organization that is said to be in cooperation with and supportive of Palestinian terrorists has received a $90,000 grant from the U.S. State Department. U.S. Representative Chris Smith of New Jersey denounced this, saying, “Under absolutely no circumstances should the State Department be sending U.S. taxpayer dollars to subsidize terrorist workshops.” 

Pray for U.S. department and agency leaders as they determine who will receive grants of taxpayer funds. 


More than 41,600 bankruptcy filings were made in August, including those for businesses. It is the thirteenth consecutive month that bankruptcy filings have increased year-over-year. Experts believe families were lured into a false sense of security during the pandemic, and many have overextended their credit. 

Pray for business owners and families who have reached the point of bankruptcy. 

Pray for Goodness in America

Nearly nine months after he collapsed on the football field, professional Buffalo Bills safety, Damar Hamlin, returned to play Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. 

Thank God for the positive answer to the many prayers for Damar Hamlin. 

Pray for Needs Across the States

The Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals upheld a Tennessee law enabling the state to ban transgender treatments for minors. The court said that therapies such as puberty blockers and hormones, as well as surgery, are unproven and risk permanently harming children. 

A U.S. District Court judge temporarily blocked parts of a new law in Maryland that restricted where firearms may be carried. The judge issued a temporary injunction while the litigation continues. 

Pray for state attorney generals as they either prosecute or defend state laws and for the judges who are adjudicating those laws. 

Pray for America’s Faith Community

“Abiding with God goes beyond and is more valuable than money, technology, and entertainment. The soul of a nation is the core, the essence, and the deepest part of a country. Closeness with God is reflected and expressed in our relationships, the laws of the land, and morality. Real trust is essential in a vibrant relationship with the living God, not merely lip service. … America needs to come to her senses and realize the goodness of God. We can’t compartmentalize God into one day, hour, or place. This relationship with our Maker is 24/7, as God is the source of our strength, love, security, and hope.” – Pastor Jesse Bradley, Grace Community Church, Auburn, Washington, September 2023 

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