Belief and Action


The Presidential Prayer Team

Office of the President

November 1, 2023

Belief and Action

Dear Faithful Member,

  Thank you to all who have responded to my last letter seeking urgent help for this prayer ministry.

  Among the generous giving, we have received many kind words and honest reflections.

Standing with you in prayer. Admittedly, your message got to me, Jim. I have skipped the last one or two contributions based on prejudices toward our government and administration. But, as you say, it is especially in times as we are experiencing right now that unified prayers be lifted up to our sovereign God, who listens and acts, as He has shown all through His story… God bless you all, and I truly believe (as evidenced just this week with the election of the new speaker of His house), that with our prayers being lifted up to Him, God will set this nation aright again in line with her calling and His divine will.” Claudia in New Hampshire

  We hope that responses like these will inspire others as we focus on God in all that we do.

  Please continue to pray for the process of catching up financially. We were able to close a gap from 48% to 88% in just a few days! Many raised their hand to help us move forward with prayer, but we still have a way to go in the need for donations. Also, pray for your fellow prayer warriors across the nation to remain steadfast, and pray for the softening of hearts across the nation that we might experience a revival seen across the globe.

How else can I help during these important times?

  We often are asked, “What else can be done to help?” A big help is growing your prayer team and inviting others. You probably know other believers who understand the value of prayer and who are great prayer warriors, but do not feel comfortable praying for individual national leaders due to partisan concerns.

  PRAY FIRST is a great way to get them involved. Starting with a singular, important need for prayer in America each week is a simpler way to get someone started in praying for our nation. PRAY FIRST sends out a text message to their cell phones weekly with priority calls to prayer. All they have to do is text JOIN to 772911. Or they can text INFO to 772911 for more information.

   Thank you for blessing us with your gifts, prayers, and this special growth assistance.

  Jim Bolthouse

P.S. If you missed my last letter, which this is responding to, you can still check it out. Read now, “Do You Believe in America?”


The Presidential Prayer Team is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All donations are tax-deductible. We are a member of Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) and have a “Give with Confidence” rating from Charity Navigator.

Key Questions and Answers

Q: Who can join?
A. You and everyone who prays! We encourage you to invite family, friends, and church members to join. They can text INFO to 772911 for full information. (U.S. and Canadian cell phone numbers only at this time.)

Q: Does this work on any smart device or phone?
A: Pray First will work with any registered phone device that has a 10-digit number (U.S. and Canada with active SIM/eSIM). It is not compatible with third-party messaging systems that do not require a phone number. This allows us to use the largest text messaging providers for near-instant sending, to reach millions of cell phone across the country.

Q: When can I expect my first text message?
A: You will receive an immediate response confirming that you are now a Prayer First Responder. Regular text notifications will begin early October when the system goes live.

Q: What should I do when I receive a message?
A: When a prayer text message arrives on your phone, take the matter before the Lord. You will be joining a vast community of prayer warriors who received the same message and praying with you at the same time.

Q: What if I prefer to receive email?
A: If you are signed up to receive daily and/or weekly emails from the prayer team, those will continue with no interruption. This is simply a new service aimed at providing timely prayer needs to your fingertips as quickly and effectively as possible. Email can sometimes be slowed by service providers, or even blocked, and this service will ensure unfiltered delivery.

Q: How often will I get a text message?
A: You may receive 1 or 2 per week, with up to 8 messages per month. Messages will be limited to local daytime hours.

Q: Are there any fees? 
A: This is a free service for all who participate, and most cell phone providers offer free texting. We trust God’s people will see the impact value this service and support our costs – as they have over the past 22 years.

Q: What if I need to stop for any reason?
A: You can opt-out at any time by simply replying STOP to 772911. And you can rejoin again later at your convenience.

If you have any unanswered questions or thoughts, please Contact Us here.


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