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Thank you for partnering with us in prayer.

Jim Bolthouse

President

1 Timothy 2:1-2

Insight Edition - Weekly Prayer Focus

  • Issue 635 – Verse of the Week

    February 22nd – February 28th, 2024


    VERSE OF THE WEEK

    Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you.     1 Peter 5:6

    Trust God’s Timing

    The nation of Israel went through roughly 4 centuries between the time of the prophet Malachi, who wrote the final book of the Old Testament, and the coming of Jesus the Messiah. That was a long wait! By the time Christ came, God’s people were hoping for One who would physically deliver them from the oppression of the brutal Romans. But Jesus offered a different sort of deliverance – one that frees the soul from sin and the fear of punishment for it. The United States has not even existed for two and a half centuries, but there are troubles aplenty in the land. As you pray and plead for God’s mercy upon the nation, remember to trust in His perfect timing and His purpose, and know that His deliverance is never late.


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  • Issue 635 – Federal Branches

    Praying for Our Leaders in Government

    Executive Branch: Pray for the President and his Administration

    Vice President Kamala Harris reiterated the United States’ commitment to support Ukraine when she met with President Volodymyr Zelensky at the Munich Security Conference in Germany. She stated, “It is in the strategic interest of the United States to continue our support. International rules and norms are on the line, including the fundamental principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity.” 

    For the president, vice president, and administration officials as they continue to seek congressional support for aid to Ukraine.

    Legislative Branch: Pray for Senators and Representatives in Congress

    The House of Representatives is forming a bipartisan task force that will seek ways to address concerns that surround artificial intelligence. House Speaker Mike Johnson and Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries announced that the task force would produce a comprehensive report so that legislation may be crafted to provide “guardrails that may be appropriate to safeguard the nation against current and emerging threats.”

    Pray for members of the House AI Task Force as they evaluate the risks and threats of generative AI technology.


    PRAY FOR CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES

    The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation crafted the Kids Online Safety Act to safeguard children and hold tech companies accountable for the safety of online spaces that are available to minors. Ranking member Senator Ted Cruz of Texas said, “As the parent of teenagers, I hope my congressional colleagues will come together to pass this legislation to help address the crises of depression and suicide that children across the country are facing in part because of social media.“

    Pray for members of the congressional committees as they hold hearings and craft legislation.

    Judicial Branch: Pray for Supreme Court Justices and Federal Judges

    The Supreme Court declined to consider if potential jurors may be excluded due to their religious views. The Missouri attorney general had appealed to the high court after three potential jurors were excluded from a case after they acknowledged holding conservative Christian values.

    Pray for the Supreme Court justices as they consider which requests for appeal they will take up.

Featured Leaders For Prayer

  • Deb Haaland, Secretary of the Interior

    Deb Haaland, Secretary of the Interior

    The Interior Department seeks to update a federal regulation to support the economic develop of Tribes through the gaming industry.

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  • Laphonza Butler, U.S. Senator from California

    Laphonza Butler, U.S. Senator from California

    Senator Butler co-sponsored federal legislation that seeks to prevent unauthorized armed paramilitary activity.

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  • Judge Trina Thompson, Northern California U.S. District Court

    Judge Trina Thompson, Northern California U.S. District Court

    District Court Judge Trina Thompson dismissed a free speech lawsuit brought by Yelp against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

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  • General Mike Minihan, Commander, USAF Air Mobility Command

    General Mike Minihan, Commander, USAF Air Mobility Command

    General Minihan outlined goals for the battle network connectivity of the Air Mobility Command as he nears the completion of his service.

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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.

TODAY’S NATIONAL LEADER FOR PRAYER

  • Lael Brainard, Director, National Economic Council
    • Lael Brainard, Director, National Economic Council

      Lael Brainard, Director, National Economic Council


      • Born – January 1962 in Hamburg, West Germany
      • Education – B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University
      • Military Service – None
      • Profession – Economist
      • Political Experience – Federal Reserve Vice Chair, Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs
      • In office since – 2023
      • Family – Married to Kurt Campbell, 3 children
      • Religious Affiliation – Undisclosed

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AMERICA’S HISTORY OF FAITH AND PRAYER

  • Issue 635 – Faith and Prayer History

    Almighty God: We make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy holy protection; that thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government, and entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow-citizens of the United States at large. And finally that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion without a humble imitation of whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation. Grant our supplication, we beseech Thee, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

    – President George Washington, Circular Letter to the States, June 8, 1783  

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

  • Issue 635 – National Prayer Needs

    Additional National Prayer Needs

    Pray for America’s Military

    The U.S. Navy recently commissioned its newest Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ship, the USS John L. Canley, in Coronado, California. ESBs are highly flexible platforms that provide critical access infrastructure that are used across various military operations to support deployment, equipment, supplies, and warfighting capability.

    Pray for discernment for U.S. military officials as they assess the need for equipment and commission new vessels and ships.

    Pray for AMERICA’S FOREIGN RELATIONS

    The U.S. vetoed a resolution of the United Nations Security Council for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza. U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Linda Thomas-Greenfield said, “Demanding an immediate, unconditional cease-fire without an agreement requiring Hamas to release the hostages will not bring about a durable peace.”

    Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for the U.S. president and American diplomats as discussions take place to negotiate a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas that results in the release of the remaining hostages.

    Pray for AMERICA’S HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

    The CDC has resumed its campaign against smoking, running ads nationwide that feature the health dangers the habit entails. “Many of this year’s new ads include messaging about the harms of menthol cigarettes, which can contribute to tobacco-related health disparities,” the CDC stated. “Menthol in cigarettes can make it easier to start smoking and harder to quit.”

    For U.S. health officials as they broadcast messages to reduce the likelihood of smoking and prevent diseases associated with it.

    Pray for AMERICA’S ECONOMY

    The Federal Reserve is reconsidering its optimistic anticipation of reducing interest rates in March due to the recent rise in consumer and producer prices. The U.S. central bank is now projecting a rate cut could occur in May or June.

    Pray for wisdom for Chairman Powell and Federal Reserve members as they evaluate inflation and the cost of living in their meetings.

    Pray for Needs Across the States

    The Mississippi State Legislature is considering two bills that would increase the pay for state law enforcement agencies. The state’s Commissioner of Public Safety noted that they are seeing “fewer and fewer people choosing the career of law enforcement.“ He added that, to get the best and the brightest, they need compensation that “brings them into the profession.“

    Governor Jeff Landry of Louisiana called a special session of the state’s legislature to address new policies on crime. The bills seek to strengthen the Louisiana justice system by creating public databases for all court hearings, increasing immunity for law officers, and raising minimum sentencing for certain violent crimes.

    Pray for state legislators as they consider ways to support law enforcement and reduce crime. 

    Pray for America’s Faith Community

    “This is the nature of idols, they’re a cheap imitation, they are not the real thing. … We distract ourselves while infinite happiness, joy, and beauty are on offer. … Our idolatry may be more subtle than a golden calf but that doesn’t mean it is any less present or any less powerful. How often do we find ourselves content to fool around with gods of our own making, gods that can never satisfy the desires or the longings of our hearts, when infinite joy is offered to us? … The result of idolatry is corruption and decay. … This is what happens when we give our hearts and our minds to these cheap imitations.“ – Reverend Dan Hutchinson, First Presbyterian Church of Tulsa, February 2024




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