Privilege of Engagement


The Presidential Prayer Team

Office of the President

December 14, 2023

Privilege of Engagement

Dear Prayer Warrior,

  Last week we shared that nearly 15 million Christians are not registered to vote, and of those who are registered, only 1 out of 3 voted in the prior election. In response, we asked you “What holds back some Christians from voting?” It will take several weeks to study all your thoughts and comments, but we can glean that there was an overwhelming perspective that included a distrust of political candidates and of the election process.

  Your responses are extremely helpful as we plan the immense work ahead of us for Pray the Vote 2024, which begins in less than a month. Following the 2016 presidential election, the praying community across the nation was attributed as having the single greatest influence on the outcome. This means it is more critical than ever that we take seriously the responsibility and privilege of prayer that we have in our great nation, and that we encourage others to engage as well.

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16

  Our goal is not about voting for one candidate or party, but that each praying American will bring their decisions to God before casting their vote. As we move into Pray the Vote 2024, you can trust that we will focus on the issues and topics that greatly affect the moral and biblical teachings applicable to our living in this nation and serving God. Our country will not succeed without God, and it needs the hope that only prayer can provide. God is in full control, and we must trust His plan and heed His word.

  It seems as if each election is deemed the “most critical of our lifetime.” A more sensible view would be to say that each election is critical because of the religious freedoms and the morality of the nation that are always at stake. Therefore, I unapologetically ask – will you join us!? We need your prayers and your support to move forward.

   We are heading into the busiest time of the year for financial giving. We greatly rely upon the gifts that are made in the last 15 days of the year to determine how fast and how wide our reach will be in the new year. A small group of supporters has provided funding to be used as a 100% match of your gift today. They want to encourage everyone, those who can give great or small, to participate and be able to show their support. You can help us and take advantage of this limited time double match challenge with your best gift of any size today.

   Faithfully yours through Christ,

  Jim Bolthouse

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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.

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