Presidential Prayer Team

Prayer Focus: January 2021

This month will be highly active in Washington, D.C. and across state capitals. It is a critical time for leaders in America. Pray with us:

Heavenly Father,

You are the Source of our confidence in all things. You have set a plan in place for this nation and You alone know its future. We watch in awe as You work through people and events.

As we witness the many things that are happening, we ask for Your mercy upon our nation. Be the Guide for Your people and keep hearts open to Your leading as decisions are made that will impact our lives and country.

Imprint Your will upon us as we pray for our leaders, over the pandemic, about jobs, about divisions within our government, and more. Holy Spirit, intercede for us when we don’t have any more words and we open ourselves to Your will. Thank you for hearing us and never forsaking us as we ask in Jesus’ Holy Name, Amen.

It is important that America’s prayer warriors remain vigilant in prayer, trusting that God is in control.


  • Pray for the president and his administration.
  • Pray for all elected officials in Congress.
  • Pray for God’s continued protection and blessing upon the United States of America.
  • Pray for your neighbors and fellow Americans.

  • Pray for peace and understanding with our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.

  • First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
    1 Timothy 2:1-4

    Happy New Year!

    Our 2020 matching challenge has been met! God is good. Thank you for your prayers and your support!

    As we begin 2021 we praise God for His graces and faithfulness. This new year also marks our twentieth anniversary! We know that God has big things planned for this ministry and our country in the new year and you are a part of making this happen.

    May God’s love shine bright in America and His blessings overflow. Thank you from all of us here at The Presidential Prayer Team.

    • Sunday, June 13

      Continuing his visit to the United Kingdom, President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden are meeting with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II today. The one-on-one meeting will be at Windsor Castle, which is the queen’s home outside London and comes at the conclusion of the G7 Summit.

      The president hopes that the summit will have a positive impact on the relationship between U.S. allies, NATO partners, and the European Union. During the summit, world leaders focused on addressing the continued global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, international trade, global security, and infrastructure projects in developing nations. One of the primary concerns for the president, as well as other G7 leaders, is competition from China. Some of the key talking points were China’s influence over the global economy, military aggression in the South China Sea and the border of China and India, and the human rights violations through the use of forced labor in the Xinjiang province.

      President Biden hopes to revive some of the urgency in addressing these global issues when he meets with Queen Elizabeth, including renewing the Atlantic Charter, which was signed during World War II by then-President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

      As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

      • For God to be at work through the meeting between the president and the queen today.
      • For the president to seek God’s wisdom as he works with world leaders to address global issues.
      • For God’s hand to be on the president as he represents the United States while abroad.


    • President`s Today Schedule – June 13, 2021

      • 4:45 AM ET: The President attends G7 Summit Session 5
      • 6:25 AM ET: The President attends G7 Summit Session 6
      • 8:35 AM ET: The President and The First Lady depart St. Ives, Cornwall, United Kingdom en route Cornwall Airport Newquay
      • 9:40 AM ET: The President holds a press conference
      • 10:25 AM ET: The President and The First Lady depart Cornwall, United Kingdom en route London, United Kingdom
      • 11:25 AM ET: The President and The First Lady arrive in London, United Kingdom
      • 11:35 AM ET: The President and The First Lady depart London, United Kingdom en route Windsor, United Kingdom
      • 12:15 PM ET: The President and The First Lady participate in an Inspection of the Guard of Honor with Her Majesty The Queen
      • 12:30 PM ET: The President and The First Lady meet with Her Majesty The Queen
      • 1:10 PM ET: The President and The First Lady depart Windsor, United Kingdom en route London, United Kingdom
      • 1:50 PM ET: The President departs London, United Kingdom en route Brussels, Belgium
      • 3:05 PM ET: The President arrives in Brussels, Belgium
      • 3:15 PM ET: The President participates in an arrival ceremony


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    Pray the Vote 2020

    The Presidential Prayer Team remains firmly committed to prayer and the biblical values upon which this great nation was founded as we seek truth and discernment throughout the official process of electing a president and leaders of the United States of America.

    Due to member request, we will be keeping our Inner Prayer Room open at this time.

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    Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at The Presidential Prayer Team. Thank you for your faithfulness, support, and praying alongside us and the many others within this great nation. United we accomplish much as we raise our hearts and voices to almighty God. Please pray with us:

    A Prayer of Thanksgiving

    Heavenly Father,

    We thank you for Your steadfastness and the grace that You bestow upon our lives. We give thanks for the freedoms we have in this nation to publicly acknowledge Your sovereignty. We are forever grateful for Your blessings upon us and our country.

    We pray for Your protection over the United States of America; we pray for wisdom and discernment for our country’s leaders and officials; we pray for strength and safety for our armed forces and first responders; and we pray for mercy and kindness over our families and loved ones.

    Bless each one of us today, so that we may show Your love and grace with others and be beacons of light within this world. May we have the opportunities to bless those who are in need with Your everlasting loving care. And may our hearts overflow with gratitude, forgiveness, and kindness.

    In Your most Holy Name, Amen.

    A Look at Thanksgiving in History

    New York
    October 3, 1789

    Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be—That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks—for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation—for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war—for the great degree of tranquillity, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed—for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted—for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

    (Excerpt from George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation)

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    • George Kenneth Butterfield Jr., Representative for North Carolina

      George Kenneth Butterfield Jr., Representative for North Carolina

      • Born – April 1947 in Wilson, North Carolina
      • Education – B.A. and J.D., North Carolina Central University
      • Military Service – U.S. Army
      • Profession – Lawyer
      • Political Experience – Associate Justice of North Carolina Supreme Court
      • In office since – 2004
      • Family – Divorced from Jean Farmer, 3 adult daughters
      • Religious Affiliation – First Missionary Baptist Church

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    Vantage Point Devotional
    • Inseparable Admonitions

        Be not wise in your own eyes, fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. – Proverbs 3:7

      Solomon was straightforward in his instruction to his son: “Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him” (Proverbs 26:12). Though a man may have success in this world, the one who is a know-it-all may be a stubbornly unteachable person, especially in the ways of the Lord. A thimble-full of knowledge is all that he could ever have compared to the Creator God, about whose world humans learn new things every day.

      Proverbs 3:5 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” Today’s verse reinforces it with three admonitions: 1) don’t think too highly of yourself, 2) fear the Lord, and 3) turn away from evil. The first includes an ethical dimension – seek the good of others rather than gratifying yourself. The conceited person may be so blinded in his judgment that his evaluation of good and evil is the exact opposite of God’s truth and perspective, causing those around him to suffer.

      The answer is to fear, or reverence, the Lord – stand in awe of His greatness, His attributes, and His love for you. David expressed this thought when he said, “When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers… what is man that you are mindful of him?” (Psalm 8:3-4). Inseparable from your worship of the Lord is your intentional turning away from evil – the last admonition of today’s verse. Together they present the sum of goodness and godliness. Pray that the people of this nation, including those in government, would return to these principles.

      Today’s Verse: Proverbs 3:7

      Be not wise in your own eyes;
          fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.

      All Scripture quotations and audio are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

      Recommended for further reading: Proverbs 2:1-7

      My son, if you receive my words
          and treasure up my commandments with you,
      making your ear attentive to wisdom
          and inclining your heart to understanding;
      yes, if you call out for insight
          and raise your voice for understanding,
      if you seek it like silver
          and search for it as for hidden treasures,
      then you will understand the fear of the Lord
          and find the knowledge of God.
      For the Lord gives wisdom;
          from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;
      he stores up sound wisdom for the upright;
          he is a shield to those who walk in integrity,

      All Scripture quotations and audio are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


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