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Jim Bolthouse


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Insight Edition - Weekly Prayer Focus

  • Issue 613 – Verse of the Week

    September 21st – September 27th, 2023


    Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.    John 14:13-14

    Power in the Name of Jesus

    The worship song says, “There is power in the Name of Jesus.” His Name brings salvation (Matthew 1:21), His Name works miracles (Mark 9:39). His Name brings healing and casts out demons (Mark 16:17-18). His Name brings answers to prayer (John 14:13). His Name is the source of life (John 20:31). There is no limit to the power of the Name of Jesus. Let His Name be on your lips and in your heart. Call upon Him in every need. Do not allow anyone to corrupt His Name in your presence, but lovingly correct them, for one day at the Name of Jesus every knee is going to bow (Philippians 2:10). Seek to please Him daily with whatever you do, in word or deed, do it in the Name that is above every other name, the Name of Jesus (Colossians 3:17). 

  • Issue 613 – Federal Branches

    Praying for Our Leaders in Government

    Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

    The State Department says it is redirecting $55 million in military aid from Egypt to Taiwan, citing concerns about human rights abuses. Secretary of State Antony Blinken determined that Egypt had not fulfilled human rights adjusted conditions, and the change was in the “U.S. national security interest,” a spokesperson said. 

    Pray for wisdom for officials in the State and Defense Departments, as well as others, in distributing American taxpayer dollars to foreign countries. 

    Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

    A bipartisan group in the House led by Representative Michael Waltz of Florida is looking to pass the Afghan Adjustment Act. The bill would provide a path to permanent status in the U.S. for Afghan allies evacuated from their home country. 

    Pray for federal legislators as they consider the legislation that would “reward” Afghanis who worked with the U.S. military against the Taliban and who were evacuated from their country when the U.S. withdrew. 


    The House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party issued a subpoena to the City of Redlands, California, regarding an unlicensed China-linked biolab. The committee has requested documents, photographs, and videos related to the illegal lab in which at least 20 potentially infectious agents were discovered in medical waste. 

    Pray for members of committees as they investigate entities located in this nation that are connected to China. 

    Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

    The Southern Ohio U.S. District Court heard oral arguments from the Chamber of Commerce and the federal government in a lawsuit that challenges the Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Program. Judge Michael Newman praised the “high level of arguments” and acknowledged “time constraints” in ruling on a request for a preliminary injunction within the next two weeks. 

    Pray for wisdom for Judge Newman as he considers the ramifications of his rulings. 

Featured Leaders For Prayer

  • Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture

    Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture

    USDA Secretary Vilsack says hundreds of American communities will be receiving grants to plant trees in an effort to reduce extreme heat while benefitting health.


  • Martin Heinrich, U.S. Senator from New Mexico

    Martin Heinrich, U.S. Senator from New Mexico

    Senator Martin Heinrich said he does not expect any legislation governing artificial intelligence to come from the Senate this year.


  • Judge Consuelo Callahan, Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals

    Judge Consuelo Callahan, Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals

    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Fellowship of Christian Athletes should be approved as a student club under the First Amendment of the Constitution.


  • General Charles Q. Brown, Jr., Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

    General Charles Q. Brown, Jr., Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

    Now Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Charles Q. Brown said the Chinese People’s Liberation Army is endeavoring to recruit U.S. and NATO-trained military talent.


As we lift up the federal government of United States of America, each day we will highlight one elected or appointed federal official serving in office. Pray with us for each of them as they tackle their unique responsibilities and fulfill their oaths of office.


  • Carol Miller, Representative for West Virginia
    • Carol Miller, Representative for West Virginia

      Carol Miller, Representative for West Virginia

      • Born – October 1950 in Columbus, Ohio
      • Education – B.A., Columbia College, South Carolina
      • Military Service – None
      • Profession – Politician
      • Political Experience – West Virginia House of  Delegates
      • In office since – 2013
      • Family – Married to Matthew, 2 children
      • Religious Affiliation – Baptist

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  • Issue 613 – Faith and Prayer History

    “Men are tending to materialism. Houses, lands, and worldly goods attract their attention, and, as a mirage, lure them on to death. Christianity, on the other hand, leads only the natural body to death, and for the spirit, it points out a house not built with hands, eternal in the heavens.”

    – James Garfield

See more of America’s History of Faith and Prayer quotes.

  • Issue 613 – National Prayer Needs

    Additional National Prayer Needs

    Pray for our Military

    The U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence has expressed concerns over the rapid expansion of the Chinese navy and that country’s fast production rate. China’s shipbuilding exceeds that of the U.S. by 200 times, giving a strategic advantage to China. 

    Pray for U.S. military officials as they strategize ways to increase the U.S. Navy’s readiness in the modernization and expansion of its fleet of less than 300 ships. 


    The Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, said the recent meeting in Russia between President Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will probably not make much of a difference. He voiced skepticism that any boost North Korea might be able to supply to Russia’s military “would be decisive.” 

    Pray for America’s military intelligence officials on the war in Ukraine to gather accurate and complete information. 


    Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in Russia last week to discuss military matters. The North Korean leader offered his nation’s “full and unconditional support” for what he called Russia’s “sacred fight” in Ukraine against imperialism and the West. President Putin has also accepted an invitation from Kim to visit North Korea.  

    Pray for discernment for U.S. and allied officials as the relationships, particularly militarily, develop among Russia, China, and North Korea. 


    A new report from the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons says mask mandates are not only ineffective against respiratory viruses, such as COVID, but are actually harmful, in addition to infringing on the informed consent rights of patients. In a statement they published on Patients’ Freedoms, they said, “Patients have the right to be informed about the risks and benefits of any medical intervention, and have the right to refuse medical treatment. The use of masks or other face coverings, as a public health measure or otherwise, are a type of medical intervention to which the above-informed consent rights apply.” 

    Pray for authorities in federal, state, and local governments as mask mandates have again been initiated in some states, hospitals, and public schools. 


    Senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida are investigating allegations that PayPal has been processing funds for a group with ties to Palestinian terror, calling on PayPal to immediately sever ties. Senator Rubio said, “No individual or U.S. company should be funding Palestinian terrorist organizations that seek to harm innocent Israelis. I will call on the Department of the Treasury to scrutinize this arrangement.” 

    Pray members of the House and Senate as they seek to uphold American laws regarding businesses that fund terrorism. 


    New data from the Census Bureau shows the poverty rate in America rose 3.6 percentage points in 2022, the first increase since 2010. In addition, child poverty more than doubled, ending at 12.4 percent in 2022, and rates increased for people 65 and older. 

    Pray for Americans who are struggling to make it from one paycheck to the next.

    Pray for Goodness in America

    Many watched as 19-year-old Coco Gauff won her first tennis Grand Slam title at the U.S. Open and then knelt in prayer courtside. She said, “I realize, you know, God puts you through tribulations and trials and this makes this moment more sweeter than I could imagine. … I don’t pray for results. I just ask that I get the strength to give it my all and whatever happens, happens. I’m so blessed in this life. So I’m so thankful for this moment. “ 

    Give thanks as more and more athletes have the courage to publicly give God the glory. 

    Pray for Needs Across the States

    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said it will no longer change birth-assigned gender on birth certificates, citing a new law that prevents the state from legally recognizing those transgendered identities. 

    Governor Kevin Stitt of Oklahoma has called for a special session of the legislature to meet in early October on a plan that would eliminate the state income tax and pass new laws focusing on tax fairness. 

    Pray for state officials at every level to have wisdom in providing the best programs for their citizens. 

    Pray for America’s Faith Community

    “The only true social crisis is a worldview crisis. The result is a paucity of Jesus’ disciples. We treat the symptoms rather than the cause of the crisis. … To consistently think like Jesus, you need a biblical worldview — the intellectual, emotional, and spiritual filter that enables you to consistently and confidently make the decisions that He would make.” – George Barna, Family Research Council, September 2023 


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