Issue 618 – National Prayer Needs

Additional National Prayer Needs

Pray for our Military

A three-star Marine Corps general and several officers have been dispatched by the Pentagon to advise Israel on its military operations and ground invasion of Gaza. They have been sharing lessons learned from fighting ISIS in Mosul, Iraq, and other special operations. 

Pray for America’s military advisers as they provide information to Israel. 


Russia has placed thousands of troops and hundreds of tanks and armored vehicles into a new offensive in eastern Ukraine. However, their forces appear to be suffering severe losses on a scale not seen since winter as Russia advances on one of the most heavily fortified areas of Ukraine’s frontline. 

Pray for the displaced people of Ukraine and for families on both sides of the conflict who grieve the loss of loved ones in the war. 


The Defense Department reported that by 2030 China is expected to double its nuclear arsenal with more than 1,000 operational warheads, exceeding previous expectations by nearly 100 times. 

Pray for U.S. officials as they assess the United States’ nuclear posture, both offensive and defensive, as more nations gain or increase their nuclear capabilities. 


New information from a nonpartisan healthcare think tank shows a 7 percent increase in the average cost of employer-based health insurance premiums for family coverage and a 2 percent increase for singles. Inflation and increases in wages for healthcare workers have contributed to the increases. 

Pray for U.S. financial and economic advisors as they evaluate the ongoing impact of inflation on American life. 


According to China’s special envoy to the Middle East, China and Russia have determined to work together to ease the Israel-Hamas conflict and help establish a two-state solution. He said, “The fundamental reason for the current situation of the Palestine-Israel conflict is that the Palestinian people’s lawful national rights have not been guaranteed.” He said China and Russia want to “play a positive role in resuming talks for peace… truly implementing a two-state solution and promoting a comprehensive, just, and enduring solution to the Palestinian question at an early date.” 

Pray for U.S. and other diplomats as they pursue a solution that the Palestinians have consistently rejected. 


According to September information released by the National Association of Realtors, the sale of existing homes has slowed 16.5 percent from a year ago. Many would-be home buyers have been priced out of the market by higher mortgage rates, and existing homeowners are reluctant to sell and enter the present home loan market. The current mortgage rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage is now 8 percent. 

Pray for Americans whose intentions to either sell or purchase a new home are being hindered by the continued rise in interest rates. 

Pray for Goodness in America

An American veterans organization called Special Operations Association of America has been working as volunteers in Israel helping hundreds of stranded Americans evacuate to safety. The former U.S. special ops teams are working collaboratively with other agencies, local authorities, and the State Department. 

Pray for the many American volunteer groups working in Israel and the risks they face. 

Pray for Needs Across the States

Governor-elect Jeff Landry of Louisiana said the state is on track to finish the year’s budget cycle with a surplus of $330 million, half of which must be put into a state “rainy day fund” savings account. The legislature will have to determine how the rest of the money can be used. 

Governor Chris Sununu discussed a tenfold increase in patrols along the New Hampshire border with Canada and a potentially dangerous gap in public safety that is “becoming more and more obvious every day.” He said, “In light of the terrorist attacks by Hamas aimed at innocent Israelis, the global tensions and threats are now at an all-time high,” bringing greater threats to the international northern border. 

Pray for governors and the challenges they face that are unique to their states and their people. 

Pray for America’s Faith Community

“In our relationship with God, there’s always a need for forgiveness because we’re always going to be imperfect. As hard as we try to be really good people, we’re still going to make mistakes. We’re going to fall short of God’s glory. There’s a constant need for there to be forgiveness that we either request from God or that God grants to us. And the same thing exists in our relationships with people. The bottom line is, I’m not perfect. I make mistakes. And as a result of the fact that we’re never going to be perfect, there’s always going to be a need for forgiveness.“ – Jimmy Slick, Executive Pastor, Summit Baptist Church, Acworth, Georgia, October 2023 

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