Prayer Team

Prayer Targets: PRAY, VOTE, STAND: TONIGHT; Finney; Existential Threats; The Return
September 2, 2020 -

In his inspirational 366-day devotional, Lost Episodes in American History, Dr. Kenyn Cureton gives short accounts of great American leaders (mostly governmental) and how their faith in Jesus Christ impacted their contribution to our nation. Each story stirs believers today and helps us be salt and light for Christ in exercising our rights and responsibilities as Christian and American citizens. A former pastor, denominational leader, and VP for Church Ministries, Dr. Cureton, is currently FRC's VP for Christian Resources (read his bio). From his "Lost Episodes"

Prayer Targets: The Sexualization of Our Public Schools; Crisis for American Parents; More
August 12, 2020 -

Dear Praying Friends, Cathy Ruse is Senior Fellow and Director of Human Dignity at Family Research Council. These excerpts are from her recent publicationSex Education in Public Schools: Sexualization of Children and LGBT Indoctrination: Most of us remember what sex education was like when we were in school. Things are very different today. The "facts of life" have not changed, but "inclusivity" and "sex positivity" and other popular buzz-word concepts have changed sex education.

Prayer Targets: The Solution; Racial Reconciliation; Black Lives Matter; Supreme Court, Iran-Israel
July 8, 2020 -

Dr. Corinthia Ridgely Boone, a native Washingtonian, has served as chairman of the Capital City National Day of Prayer since 1985. A distinguished educator (Bowie State U., B.D., M.A., and Union U., Ph.D.), career teacher, principal, and instructional specialist in Prince George's County outside Washington, D.C., she served as Minister of Education at Evangel Temple, one of D.C.'s largest churches.

Prayer Targets: Arise & Stand; Supreme Court; Monuments; Elections
July 1, 2020 -

On Monday evening, Tony Perkins hosted an FRC webcast entitled "Arise & Stand." With the present threats to our nation of the pandemic, rioting and destruction, the strategic criminal demolition of America's historic monuments by extremist ideologues and thugs in an effort to erase America's unique history, and shocking new rulings that show Americans are still in danger from an activist U.S. Supreme Court, FRC's Arise & Stand event was thoroughly informative, inspirational, and prayer-filled - both a compelling learning experience and virtual prayer meeting. Here are excerpts:

Prayer Targets: Call2Fall this Sunday; Gorsuch's Lawless Ruling Not Last Word; The 2020 Elections
June 24, 2020 -

Why the Call2Fall this coming Sunday, June 28, 2020? When Tony Perkins was first tasked by the Lord to initiate the Call2Fall in 2009, the church and America were already amid clearly measurable, long-term spiritual and moral decline. Many hoped that things would "get back to normal." But, overall, the decline has persisted in our churches, society, public institutions, and policy.

Prayer Targets: William Federer; The Death of George Floyd; Political Engagement
June 3, 2020 -

William J. Federer is a well-known speaker, best-selling author, president of Amerisearch, Inc., and publisher of America's Christian Heritage. Bill's American Minute is aired nationwide daily via radio and internet. His Faith in History is aired on the TCT Network and DirecTV. These excerpts are from "France's Godless Revolution," American Minute, July 13, 2017.

Prayer Targets: Ravi Zacharias; Pastor Lunsford; The Born Alive Petition
May 20, 2020 -

THE more praying there is the mightier the forces against evil everywhere. Prayer, in one phase of its operation, is a disinfectant and a preventive. It purifies the air; it destroys the contagion of evil. It is no voice crying unheard and unheeded in the silence. It is a voice which goes into God's ear.

Prayer Targets: NDP; COVID-19 and the Economy; Are Churches an Essential Service?
May 13, 2020 -

The works of E.M. Bounds (1835-1913) are essential reading for pastors and prayer warriors. He wrote for many audiences but was especially burdened for his fellow pastors. He believed their secret prayers and praying example were key to discipling praying churches. Here is an excerpt from his The Necessity of Prayer

Prayer Targets: Doug Small; Solemn Assembly; National Prayer
April 29, 2020 -

Doug Small (see bio) is a Bible teacher, prayer leader, ordained Bishop, International Director of Prayer Ministries with the Church of God, and President of Project Pray. These edited excerpts are from his April 2020 white paper "Establishing City Elders - Gathering at the City Gates"

Prayer Targets: Innocent Bloodshed, Extraordinary Prayer; Solemn Assemblies; More
April 22, 2020 -

We are facing life and death issues in America. Our problems go far beyond the pandemic. We serve to promote prayer rooted in scripture (2 Chronicles 7:14, 1 Timothy 2:2-8; Luke 18:1-8 among them) and the teachings and testimonies of men and women of extraordinary prayer and faith - from Genesis to Revelation. God has put us here, in this time and in this country, to be part of His solution.

Prayer Targets: Dr. Corinthia Boone; Church Helps; Plagues & Priests; The Return, a Solemn Assembly
March 18, 2020 -

Dr. Corinthia Ridgely Boone, a native Washingtonian, has chaired the Capital City National Day of Prayer since 1985. A distinguished educator (Bowie State University, B.D., M.A., and Union University Ph.D.), Corinthia spent 25 years as a teacher, principal, and instructional specialist in the nearby Prince George's County Public Schools before serving as Minister of Education at her church, Evangel Temple, which is among D.C.'s largest.

Prayer Targets: Repentance; Women's History Month; True Women Heroes of Today
March 11, 2020 - Pierre Bynum

Richard Owen Roberts (bio) studied at Gordon, Whitworth, and Fuller Seminary. He pastored in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and California before founding International Awakening Ministries. His 9,000-book collection on historic revivals and awakenings is the heart of the Billy Graham Library at Wheaton College.

Prayer Targets: America Returning, Repenting, Reconciling, Healing, More
March 4, 2020 -

Rev. Richard Owen Roberts's (bio) biblical and historical study, preaching, and writing brought to the modern church a historic understanding of the Solemn Assembly and the role that repentance and returning to God has not just for individuals, but for nations. What he has uncovered in Scripture has birthed a cry for national repentance in our day.

Prayer Targets: Margaret Sanger; Voting our Values; Being Salt and Light
February 12, 2020 -

Dedicated to Christian ministry, Worth Loving is Office Coordinator for FRC Action, involved in grassroots engagement, candidate research, and development efforts. Earlier, he was a part of FRC's development department, overseeing FRC's direct mail program. He came to FRC as a summer intern for FRC Action in 2014 and FRC's Marriage and Religion Research Institute in 2015. He was a development assistant at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, and a Heritage Foundation intern. A North Carolina native and graduate of Pensacola Christian College, Worth is an alumnus of the John Jay in Philadelphia. He wrote this recent blog post on the racist roots of Planned Parenthood

Prayer Targets: The Prayer Warrior's Position & Weapons; Life & Death; Roe v. Wade; March; More!
January 15, 2020 - Pierre Bynum

The late Derek Prince (1915-2003) (bio) was born in India to a British military family. He became a Greek, Latin, Hebrew, and Aramaic scholar at Eton College, Cambridge University (England), and Hebrew University (Israel). After encountering Jesus Christ, Prince devoted his life to the study and teaching of God's word. His 1973 book Shaping History through Prayer and Fasting helped guide the present-day prayer movement. This excerpt is from his final book, Secrets of a Prayer Warrior

Prayer Targets: Jefferson; Bible Reading Plan; Stand Courageous; Abortion Cases; Iran
January 8, 2020 -

Dr. Kenyn Cureton (bio) is FRC Vice President for Christian Resources with a mission to equip Christians to become "spiritually active, governance engaged conservatives" (i.e., SAGECONS). As VP for Church Ministries, Kenyn helped Tony grow FRC's Watchmen on the Wall network from 1,800 to over 40,000 pastors and churches.

Prayer Targets: A Christian Christmas; War on Christmas; Netflix; The Scouts
December 18, 2019 -

Dr. Kenyn Cureton (bio) is FRC Vice President for Christian Resources with a mission to equip Christians to become "spiritually active, governance engaged conservatives" (i.e., SAGECONS). VP for Church Ministries for 13 years, Kenyn grew Watchmen on the Wall, FRC's nationwide church outreach, from 1,800 to over 40,000 pastors and churches. Before FRC, Kenyn was Vice President for Convention Relations for the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC).

Prayer Targets: Manly Men; Stand Courageous; Chick-fil-A; More
December 4, 2019 -

Miranda Devine is a conservative syndicated columnist and writer for newspapers in the U.S., Great Britain, and Australia. These excerpts are from her recent article in the New York Post. Itillustrates instinctive, more traditional manhood. In our politically correct culture that mocks manliness, FRC has launched "Stand Courageous," a new nationwide ministry to help revive biblical manhood.\r\r

Prayer Targets: Thanksgiving 2019
November 26, 2019 -

William Bradford (1590-1657) was a founder and longtime governor of the Plymouth Colony settlement. Born in England, he migrated with the Separatist congregation to the Netherlands as a teenager.

Prayer Targets: Noah Webster; Declining Education & Christianity; Sex Ed; Socialist Voters; Kanye
November 6, 2019 -

Known as the "Father of the Dictionary" and "Father of American Scholarship and Education," Noah Webster (bio) (1758-1843) was a lawyer, lexicographer, textbook author, political writer, newspaper editor, and outspoken Christian. His "blue-backed spellers" taught five generations of American children how to read and spell. In 1828 he published the first American Dictionary of the English Language (1828) and in 1833, the Webster Translation of the Bible.

Prayer Targets: A Seeking God Lifestyle; Syria; Values Voter Summit; Daleiden & Merritt
October 9, 2019 -

Since 2002, the New York-based Christian Union has urged Christian students and young professionals to unite in seeking God. In 2014, they launched the semi-annual "40 Days of Prayer and Fasting." Christian Union Day and Night's leaders promote non-stop prayer and special "moves" to advance spiritual transformation in America. These excerpts are from their "Seven Principles of a Seeking-God Lifestyle"

Special Prayer Targets: Marriage Ruling
June 26, 2015 -

Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued a sweeping decision, mandating that all 50 states and U.S. Territories redefine marriage to allow homosexual men to "marry" men and lesbian women to "marry" women.

Prayer Targets: Solemn Assembly; Call2Fall; Dr. Floyd; Answering the Transgender Movement & More
June 17, 2015 -

Many influential leaders credit Rev. Richard Owen Roberts for introducing them to the biblical truth about Solemn Assembly. Many have labored to revive the biblical practice, among them Dr. Henry Blackaby, Claude King, Avery Willis, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, Terry Tekyl, P. Douglas Small and others. The upcoming Call2Fall is a local church gesture, pointing toward all of God's people; eventually the nation responding to God's call to repentance from individual and national sin. Roberts writes:

Prayer Targets: Britain's Call2Fall; Time for America; Israel; SCOTUS: Marriage, Obamacare, More
June 10, 2015 -

It is Time for Call2Fall - God warned the Jewish people through Moses, "Beware that you do not forget the LORD your God by not keeping His commandments... lest-when all that you have is multiplied... you forget the LORD your God... If you by any means forget the LORD your God, and follow other gods, and serve them and worship them, I testify against you this day that you shall surely perish... because you would not be obedient to the voice of the LORD your God (Dt. 8:10-20).

Witherspoon; NDP; If the Ruling is Bad; Pastors Briefing; Call2Fall & PrayUSA!
May 13, 2015 -

Dr. John Witherspoon (1723-1794), Scottish pastor and theologian, was persuaded by American patriots to leave Scotland in 1768 and to accept the Presidency of Princeton College. There he trained over 140 Presbyterian ministers, and a greater number of Founding Era political leaders. Among his students were 9 of 55 framers of the U.S. Constitution, a president (James Madison), a vice-president, 21 U.S. Senators, 29 U.S. Congressmen, 56 state legislators, and 33 judges, three of whom ascended to the U.S. Supreme Court. In the War for Independence his students held commands throughout the American forces. On May 17, 1775, the Continental Congress called the 13 colonies to unite, repent, pray and fast for America. That very day Witherspoon preached:

Prayer Targets: Supreme Court, Fined for Faith, Effort to Silence
April 29, 2015 -

Samuel Adams (1722-1803), whom many historians consider the "Father of the American Revolution," helped organize the Massachusetts Committee of Correspondence, which led to committees in other colonies and ultimately a Continental Congress.

Prayer Targets: Judgment or Mercy; Stand for Marriage Sunday
April 16, 2015 -

The prophetic Scripture in Joel is used in a popular Christian song as if talking about the Church marching forward in victory. But it is actually speaking of God's judgments and the thoroughness with which they will be measured out. The picture is of darkness and gloom.

Prayer Targets: Star Parker; Indiana Fallout; Leaders Leaving Religious Liberty; Good News!, More...
April 9, 2015 -

Star Parker, long-time friend of FRC, is founder and president of CURE, a Washington, DC think tank that advocates free market policy solutions to poverty. When Star met Jesus (testimony), she was delivered from drug abuse, crime, promiscuity, multiple abortions, and welfare dependency. A powerful spokesperson for the biblical worldview, her expertise extends far beyond poverty issues. She writes:

Urgent: 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting For Marriage, and the U.S. Supreme Court
April 3, 2015 -

FRC President Tony Perkins is asking believers everywhere to pray and fast from April 7th till April 28th that God will intervene to guide our Supreme Court to protect, not destroy, natural marriage as the legal standard for our nation. He urges that we "pray up to the day of battle and go into that day with strength; praising God for the victory!"

Prayer Targets: Bill Clinton; RFRA Then & Now; Indiana RFRA; Prayer & Fasting; Iran; Arkansas
April 2, 2015 -

against Governor Mike Pence and the Religious Freedom Reformation Act (RFRA) he signed on Thursday. Patterned after the 20-year -old federal RFRA, Indiana's law says nothing of "homosexuality" or "discrimination" but was enacted to protect the religious liberties of all citizens. Since 1993, attacks against those liberties have increased exponentially by local, state and federal authorities. Yet sexual activists made this new law all about them, falsely claiming that RFRA's are "a license for Christians to discriminate against the LGBT community." They want to hijack the law to highlight homosexual rights.

Prayer Targets: Communism; Israel; ObamaNet; Bonhoeffer Moment; RFRA's; Prayer Days; Ceaseless Prayer
March 18, 2015 -

President Reagan, a focused anti-communist, said, of W. Cleon Skousen's 1958 book, The Naked Communist, "No one is better qualified to discuss the threat to this nation from communism. You will be alarmed, you will be informed and you'll be glad you heard him." I've previously quoted former FBI Agent Skousen's riveting book and his list of 45 strategic communist goals to bring down America.

Prayer Targets: Eighth Commandment; Obama Budget; Obamacare Repeal; The Kleins; War Room, Reconciliation
February 4, 2015 -

Dr. Kenyn Cureton is Vice-President for Church Ministries at FRC and leads a growing team to help pastors across America to stand for righteousness in the public square, and to provide the moral leadership in our communities and states for which they, alone, have the God-given gifts and calling. This is from Dr. Cureton's popular essay on the Ten Commandments (see Bio; download PDF).

Prayer Targets: Blackwell; Pastors & Abortion; Judge Moore; SOTU Promises; Chief Cochran; Netanyahu
January 29, 2015 -

FRC Senior Fellow, Ken Blackwell began his political career as one of Cincinnati's youngest mayors. He went on to hold many other distinctions including Ohio's Treasurer, Secretary of State, Undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and was the first African American in Ohio to receive his party's nomination for Governor. Educated at Xavier University, MIT and Harvard, he holds ten honorary doctorates (see Bio). Here are excerpts from his op-ed, released last week, on the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade:

Prayer Targets: Dr. King; The Reconciled Church; First Pro-life Vote; March for Life; Much More
January 21, 2015 -

This week we remember both Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy as well as the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. There are many parallels between the civil rights and pro-life movements. Despite the safeguards of liberty and justice built into our Republic, injustices exist. Both movements demonstrate the power of the people to right wrongs in our system, with faith, prayer, votes, and by peacefully resisting those who misuse the power of government to do evil. Neither movement has fully succeeded, but both have seen tremendous gains. God gives every human being value and dignity. May our prayers prevail in the causes of righteousness and justice!

Prayer Targets: Christmas
December 22, 2014 -

German-born composer, George Frederic Handel (1695-1759), spent most of his career in Great Britain. A devoted believer, Handel's oratorio, Messiah, is one of the world's best known and most performed classical compositions. In 1741, at a low point in his life, Handel composed Messiah in 24 days. A wealthy Christian friend, Charles Jennens, added Scripture, helping make Messiah a glorious presentation of the gospel of Jesus Christ. With the prayer that you and yours will have very blessed Christmas, I offer the version of Messiah my wife and I enjoyed on Sunday at the Kennedy Center, home of the National Symphony Orchestra (gift tickets from our youngest daughter and her husband). I added the scripture references. Please reflect, pray, praise and view one of the many Messiah performances on the Internet

Prayer Targets: Barronelle Stutzman, Pro-Life Convictions, Lame Ducks
December 12, 2014 -

Over the past decade, millions of Americans have responded to God's call to repentance, prayer and intercession for our nation. More and more believers are focusing thoughtful prayer over Washington, DC, and our state capitals, pleading with God to restore to us righteous leaders and to stop those who are hostile toward God and Biblical Christianity. Many are watching and praying, too, for leaders who will stand with the Jewish people the nation of Israel.

Prayer Targets: Thanksgiving; Atlanta Mayor; Hobby Lobby; Feds: Schools Bend for Transgenders; More
December 3, 2014 -

Senior Fellow Bob Morrison is FRC's resident historian. With a B.A. and M.A. from U. VA in government and foreign affairs, additional studies at Hofstra and U. WA, Bob taught high school and college history and political science. In 1984, he joined the U.S. Department of Education and served with Gary Bauer under William Bennett. Later he became the first full-time rep in D.C. for the Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod). Since 1991, Bob has held key posts at FRC, including Vice President for Policy. Thanksgiving Day is over, but God calls for ceaseless prayer with thanksgiving! Read Bob's message and consider: in 3 weeks, men, women and children around the world will give "thanks unto God for His unspeakable gift." May we do so always!

Prayer Targets: Rulers; Immigration; Saeed Abedini; Obamacare; Marriage; Liberty, Jerusalem Massacre
November 19, 2014 -

Second only to Jonathan Edwards, Charles Chauncy (1705-1787) was perhaps the most influential New England clergyman of his day. A Harvard graduate, he pastored the First Church in Boston for sixty years. On May 27, 1747, Chauncy preached a sermon before Governor William Shirley and the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Titled "Civil Magistrates Must be Just, Ruling in the Fear of God," an exposition of 2 Samuel 23:3, Chauncy's reflections are incisively pertinent to us:

Prayer Targets: Higher Law; Taking a Stand; Undead Mandate; Tyranny in CA, WA, New Intifada, More
November 14, 2014 -

"[T]he rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God... Let the word go forth... Americans [are] unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed... Let every nation know... that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."

Prayer Targets: Election Sweep; I Stand Sunday; MI, CA Pastors & Homosexual, Abortion Agendas
November 7, 2014 -

FRC President Tony Perkins is a Marine veteran, former police officer, international anti-terrorism instructor, television newsman and two term (8 year) member of the Louisiana House of Representatives. Tony studied at Liberty University (BS) and Louisiana State University (MPA). An ordained minister, he founded Intercessors of Louisiana and the Louisiana Family Forum. A dedicated family man, Tony sees 2 Chr. 7:14 as the key to revival in America!

Prayer Targets: Calling Pastors and Intercessors to Houston!
October 23, 2014 -

Israel Evans (1747-1807) was a Princeton educated Presbyterian minister (1775). A Chaplain in Continental Army, Gen. Washington praised his Thanksgiving message to the troops at Valley Forge (1977). He fought Great Britain's American Indian allies, took part in the Yorktown victory (1781) and preached to French and American troops. He later pastored in Concord, New Hampshire. Evans saw the hand of Providence throughout the war and believed America had a high calling from God. From his sermon before the General Court of New Hampshire

Prayer Targets: Political Sermons; VVS; Rising Church; HHS Mandate Again; ENDA; Baghdad Christians
October 1, 2014 -

Dr. Ellis Sandoz is Director of the Eric Voegelin Institute for American Renaissance Studies at Louisiana State University, his alma mater (B.A, 1951; M.A, 1953). The first sermon from Sandoz's collection of political sermons from the founding era, entitled, "Government the Pillar of The Earth," was delivered on August 13, 1730 before the Royal Governor of Massachusetts, Jonathan Belcher, by Boston Pastor Benjamin Colman.

Please Join us and Pray for Star Spangled Sunday!
August 11, 2014 -

I am writing to invite you to join believers and churches across America for Star Spangled Sunday on the 200th Anniversary of Francis Scott Key's poem that became our National Anthem.

Please Pray for these Three Important Upcoming Events!
June 28, 2014 -

May God move in great power as His people seek His face in the days ahead and may Washington, DC and America be forever changed for God and for good, as a result of these important initiatives! (Joel 1:14; 2:12-18; 2 Chr 7:14; 1 Tim 3:16; 2 Tim 4:1-5; Rev 1:10-3:22)

Please HELP us Grow the Call2Fall Movement! Just Days Left!
June 13, 2014 -

Our nation is in deep trouble. Our problems, at their root, are all spiritual. Only a God-sent awakening can change this. We who understand the need for repentance and prayer must do all we can to help others learn urgently to pray. Time is of the essence!\r\r

Prayer Targets: Call2Fall, Meriam Ibrahim
June 5, 2014 -

Just weeks from now, churches across America will observe the Call2Fall. Sunday, June 29th, we will humble ourselves and acknowledge our national dependence upon God before we celebrate Independence Day just five days later.

Prayer Targets: Graham; Meriam Ibrahim; LGBT Pride Month; Military Religious Liberty; Call2Fall
May 29, 2014 -

Over three million people have come to Christ through Billy Graham's long ministry. Over 2.2 billion have heard his radio and TV broadcasts. Of his nearly three dozen books, many were bestsellers, now classics. Entrepreneurs have created a library of free "apps" that allow modern believers to access his quotations, crusade videos, radio programs, and magazine articles on their phones and tablets.

Prayer Targets: Franklin Graham; HHS Mandate; Marriage Update; Abortion/Life Update, More
May 15, 2014 -

Franklin Graham, son of Evangelist Billy and Ruth Bell Graham, has been president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) since 2001. Since his first evangelistic crusade in 1989, Franklin has preached to more than 7 million people around the world. In his early 20's, Franklin joined the ministry of Samaritan's Purse (SP), an evangelical international relief agency.

Prayer Targets: Washington, Man of Prayer; High Court Prayer Ruling; Israel Update; Boko Haram; More
May 7, 2014 -

William J. Johnson, in his 1919 book, George Washington, The Christian, documents the faith of the "Father of our Country." Like a lawyer, he catalogues testimony after testimony of Washington's unquestionable Christian character, consistent profession of faith and ardent Christian walk from his youth until his death. Johnson answers those who question accounts of Washington's faith (e.g., his prayer at Valley Forge, regularity of church attendance, observance of communion, etc.) with accounts from multiple witnesses.

Prayer Targets: National Day of Prayer
April 30, 2014 -

I am still in Israel, in a study program at Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial and International Study Center in Jerusalem. Today our focus is on the National Day of Prayer with an update on Israel. Regular Prayer Team Targets will return next week when I return to the U.S.

Prayer Targets: Israel, National Day of Prayer
April 24, 2014 -

I am writing you from Jerusalem, Israel, where I am participating in a unique leadership program jointly sponsored by Yad Vashem, The Museum of the Bible, and the International Christian Embassy, Israel.

Prayer Targets: Prayer Breakfast; College Vigil; Abortion Funding; US & Israel; IRS Targeting; SPLC
February 5, 2014 -

With a few exceptions, America's colleges and universities have become leftwing indoctrination centers. Popular youth culture and classroom instruction combine to steep our young people in atheism, false religion, religious relativism, socialist economics, infatuation with sex, hostility toward traditional Christian and American values, anti-Israeli and pro-Palestinian sentiments, radical environmentalism, global warming, and other radical liberal views that plant doubt and cynicism into their hearts.

Prayer Targets: Freedom of Conscience, Marijuana; Common Core, Targeting Conservatives & More
January 29, 2014 -

Thomas Jefferson, as a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, drafted a resolution calling for Virginians to observe a "Day of fasting, humiliation and prayer" on June 1, 1774, to seek God's intervention because of Great Britain's "invasion of the city of Boston" and to give Americans "one Heart and one Mind firmly to oppose, by all just and proper Means, every Injury to American Rights."

Prayer Targets: More Hoover; Obama Slimdown; Values Voter Summit
October 10, 2013 -

Last week I shared excerpts from former President Herbert Hoover's 80th birthday speech. He was deeply disturbed by leftward turn of the Roosevelt administration and its long-term impact on America. His remarks are relevant today, given the current struggle between the House, Senate and President over spending, debt, Obamacare, etc.

Prayer Targets: Dr. Carson; Obamacare; SPLC; Military; Same-Sex Benefits; Vigils, Common Core
September 25, 2013 -

Dr. Ben Carson's books (e.g., Gifted Hands and Think Big) demonstrate what even the sorely disadvantaged can accomplish with vision, study and hard work. His latest, America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great explains free enterprise vs. socialism simply. Carson also gives his ideas for solving our nation's health care dilemma.

Announcements for your Pastor
September 20, 2013 -

The note below, from FRC Vice President for Church Ministries, Kenyn Cureton, was sent to pastors across America who are part of FRC's Watchmen on the Wall network.\r\r

Prayer Targets: Spiritual Warfare, Obama Nominees, Texas Abortion Fight, HHS Mandate, Pornography
July 17, 2013 -

Derek Prince (1915-2003), born in Bangalore, India into a British military family, studied at Eton College, Cambridge University, England, and Hebrew University, Israel. A classical language scholar (Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Aramaic) Prince experienced a powerful encounter with Jesus Christ and devoted the rest of his life to studying and teaching Scripture as the Word of God.

Prayer Targets: 'Consecrate the People,' Prop 8, DOMA and the American Church
July 3, 2013 -

Claude King serves as Discipleship Specialist at LifeWay Christian Resources. His relationship with Dr. Henry Blackaby led to their co-authoring, "Experiencing God," "Fresh Encounter" and more. Author or coauthor of 21 books, King is a leader in the movement to revive Biblical Solemn Assembly.

Prayer Targets: Call2Fall
June 6, 2013 -

As I have done for the past four years, I will use this week's issue of the Prayer Targets to explain Call2Fall: How it came about and why it answers, in part, America's most urgent and important need.

Boy Scouts: Urgent Request for Prayer and Action!
May 17, 2013 -

Please read this letter, and pray; then, pass it on to your pastor and ask him to communicate with your church this Sunday. Take special note of the action lines at the end of the letter. Time is of the essence!\r

Prayer Targets: Gosnell, Military, Boy Scouts, Pastors, Call2Fall, Obamacare
May 15, 2013 -

Rev. P. Douglas Small is president of Alive Ministries, a ministry he founded 25 years ago. A widely traveled conference speaker and author of numerous books, Doug helps pastors grow their churches to become "houses of prayer" (Mt 21:13) and such churches to conduct city-wide prayer initiatives.

On the National Day of Prayer, a Special Prayer Request!
May 2, 2013 -

I hope you have been able to participate in the 62nd annual National Day of Prayer (NDP) today. FRC has been delighted to partner with NDP Task Force in calling God's people to "Pray for America," this year's NDP theme.