Issue 622 – National Prayer Needs


Additional National Prayer Needs

Pray for America’s Military

Five U.S. Army special operations soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash over the Mediterranean Sea when their MH-60 Blackhawk was conducting aerial refueling. The Department of Defense said, “There are no indications the crash was caused by enemy / hostile actions.” 

Pray for America’s military forces in the Middle East, and for the families of the lost elite soldiers. 

PRAY FOR AN END TO THE WAR IN UKRAINE

Congress will face a challenge when they return to Washington next month in determining the levels of monetary and military aid that will continue to go to Ukraine. Divisions have grown, particularly over where the money will come from, with many opposed to continual rounds of supplemental off-budget funding. 

Pray for Congressional and administration leaders as they debate over funds and supplies for Ukraine. 

Pray for AMERICA’S FOREIGN RELATIONS

Iran has been focusing on military and business alliances in South and Latin American countries like Chile, Bolivia, Honduras, Brazil, Columbia, and Venezuela. Their influence has resulted in recent anti-Israel actions by those countries, including the closing of embassies, and an increasing hostility toward Jews and toward America. 

Pray for U.S. diplomats as they seek to counter the expanding influences of Iran, China, and Russia in South and Latin America. 

Pray for AMERICA’S HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

First Lady Jill Biden will lead a new White House initiative that focuses on women’s health issues. She said, “Every woman I know has a story about leaving her doctor’s office with more questions than answers. Not because our doctors are withholding information, but because there’s just not enough research yet on how to best manage and treat even common women’s health conditions. In 2023, that is unacceptable.” 

Pray for the first lady and others involved in the new White House initiative to focus on addressing disease treatment and prevention that particularly impact women, and not solely on abortion. 

Pray for AMERICA’S RELATIONSHIP WITH ISRAEL

President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have disagreed about the future of a post-war Gaza Strip. President Biden wants a “revitalized Palestinian Authority” and a two-state solution. Prime Minister Netanyahu said that any government that rules Gaza must not be one that “supports terrorism, pays terrorists and their families, and educates their children to murder Jews and eliminate the State of Israel.” 

Pray for the U.S. president and Israeli prime minister as they consider the options for Israel to address terrorism, and for God’s will to be accomplished in Israel and her leadership. 

Pray for AMERICA’S ECONOMY

A new report says nearly 6 in 10 women in America are living paycheck to paycheck, compared to 41 percent of men. The report showed that, generally speaking, women make less than men and tend to be employed in lower-paying occupations, but still bear the bulk of household and childcare responsibilities.

Pray for all who are experiencing increased financial stress under the current economic conditions in America.  

Pray for Goodness in America

A group of American cowboys are in Israel doing farm work for Israelis who have had to leave their crops to fight in the IDF. Said one, “It’s so critical right now to be giving a helping hand to these farmers… their farms are really in jeopardy of being lost if they can’t get their crops, get the people what they need to keep things moving.” 

Give thanks for individuals who will leave their own ranching businesses to provide support to the farmers in Israel. 

Pray for Needs Across the States

A recent report revealed that a county in Delaware has not been auditing mail-in ballots as required by law. Mail-in ballots make up 20 to 30 percent of the vote. Likewise, the public has not been invited to observe any of the auditing. 

A Wyoming state senator told the state’s Natural Resources Committee that federal administrators are keeping money for dealing with that state’s abandoned mines tied up in a “cage of red tape.”  

Pray for state election officials as they begin preparations for primaries or caucuses next year. 

Pray for America’s Faith Community

“The Bible reveals to us something so precious, so special. It’s invaluable. You can’t put a value on it, and that is the revelation of the character of God. Unless you know the character of God, you will not understand some of the events and the things that are happening [in this life]. We know that God is a God of justice, but we also know Him as a God of mercy. And those two are like two sides of the coin: you cannot split a coin in the middle and it be legal tender. Just knowing that — knowing the character of God — it gives us great hope and it gives us motivation for living, motivation for serving, gives us motivation for investing, and discipling others, and passing that information to the next generation. That is the burden of my heart at this stage in my life.” – Dr. Michael Yousef, Pastor, Church of the Apostles, Atlanta, Georgia, November 2023 

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