Wednesday, September 18, 2019
President Donald Trump continues his visit to California, today. He will start the day by taking part in several campaign events including a committee breakfast in Los Angeles and a round table luncheon in San Diego. The president will meet with local officials and public figures to discuss the administration’s agenda for the upcoming year.
In the afternoon, the president will travel to Otay Mesa, California, where he will visit a section of the border wall that is part of the Otay Mesa Port of Entry. Along with a construction briefing, he is planning to meet with local law enforcement, border and immigration agents, and federal officials as part of his tour.
The president will return to the White House this evening.
- For wisdom for the president as he continues to make decisions regarding immigration policy.
- For strength for the many immigration and border patrol agents working to secure the U.S. border.
- For safety for the president as he travels.
The President's Schedule
"Prayer is so powerful, let's all pray in unity and agreement for Gods will for our President and World." - Dan J.
“Believers are feeling significant pressure,” said David Kinnaman, president of the Barna Research Group. “There is a shared sense that the cultural tide is turning against religious conviction, and people of faith are starting to feel the effects of this growing antagonism in tangible ways.”
Vice President Mike Pence recently drew attention to the persecution of Christians around the world, telling a summit in Washington, D.C., that “no people of faith today face greater hostility or hatred than the followers of Christ.”
A 2015 Pew Research Center report on global religious restrictions found that Christians have been harassed in more countries than any other religious group.
Barna’s research found that the broadest segment of practicing Christians - a group that includes Catholics, evangelicals, and mainline churchgoers - say they feel misunderstood (54 percent), persecuted (52 percent), “marginalized” (44 percent), “sidelined” (40 percent), “silenced” (38 percent), “afraid to speak up” (31 percent), and “afraid to look stupid” (23 percent), to describe living their faith in today’s world. However, almost all evangelicals (98 percent) believe their faith is a force for good and more than nine in 10 (93 percent) believe their faith is essential.
During Jesus’ time on Earth, His followers were reproached and ridiculed by the Scribes and Pharisees for professing Him as Lord. In today’s culture not much has changed. But those who ridicule or harass are in desperate need of God’s love. So as a follower of Christ, remember that He commands you to be a Light in this dark world, no matter the cost. As a result, people will put their trust in Him. Pray that believers on Capitol Hill will also boldly share the love and truth of the gospel with others.