Issue 619 – National Prayer Needs

Additional National Prayer Needs

Pray for our Military

More than 20 U.S. troops stationed in the Middle East have suffered traumatic brain injury after being injured in drone and rocket attacks during the first week of the Israel-Hamas war. The Pentagon has held Iran and its proxy terror groups responsible for the attacks. U.S. officials say they expect the threat to grow as the conflict in Israel continues. 

Pray for the safety of American troops wherever deployed, especially those who are targeted because of the Israel-Hamas war. 


Ukraine has been asking the U.S. for long-range guided missiles. President Zelensky said that a secret delivery of ATACMS missiles was finally seen last week, being “put to good use on the battlefield.” The missiles have a 100-mile range and could disrupt Russian positioning which would, in turn, force Moscow to move with more aerial assaults. 

Pray for negotiators to find a way to end the war in Ukraine. 


The government of France is preparing legislation to allow that nation to deport “radicalized foreigners” more readily. The move would break with the European Convention on Human Rights (not technically a part of the EU), to which France’s Interior Minister responded that his main function is protecting the French population. 

Pray for the leaders of France and other nations whose issues with radical immigrants have grown beyond their ability to handle them. 


Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the House of Representatives to support additional funding for community colleges’ nursing programs. There is a national shortage of nurses. 

Pray for legislators as they consider funding nursing programs in community colleges. 


Vice President Kamala Harris said the United States has “absolutely no intention” of sending troops to Israel or Gaza. In an interview, she highlighted the distinction between the Palestinian people and the terror group Hamas. 

Pray for the president and members of Congress to continue to affirm the United States’ commitment to stand with Israel. 


The Internal Revenue Service will reduce unannounced visits to American taxpayers after the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on government weaponization called the agency out on the practice. The subcommittee reported, “Taxpayers can now rest assured the IRS will not come knocking without providing prior notice — something that should have been the IRS’s practice all along.” 

Pray for government leaders and officials as they determine how to interact with and engage U.S. citizens and give thanks for the swift end to the invasive policy of the IRS. 

Pray for Needs Across the States

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser has proposed rolling back a police reform law as the nation’s capital city experiences escalating crime, including carjackings and burglaries. The city council previously passed the reforms that restricted police actions and reduced sentences for felons. 

The chancellor of the State University System of Florida wrote to the state universities that Governor DeSantis and the University System have condemned Hamas’ attacks on Israel. The chancellor instructed the schools to terminate student groups that express support for Hamas and terrorism. 

Pray for these leaders as they strive to protect their citizens and maintain a peaceful existence for everyone. 

Pray for America’s Faith Community

The God of Israel has protected them over the ages and it’s His testimony that’s at stake as well. … It may sound kind of empty in the moments like this, God is not going to allow Israel to be defeated. It’s just not going to happen. … This is not a moment to be silent. … Silence in the face of evil is evil. God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act. And so, it is not a time for us to be silent.  – Bishop Glen Plummer, Church of God in Christ, October 2023 

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