Prayer Team

Partnering in Prayer for America
May 3, 2021 -

This Thursday, May 6, marks the 70th annual National Day of Prayer. Created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman, the National Day of Prayer observance encourages Christians to unite publicly and pray for our nation.

Prayer Targets: Scripture & Human Sexuality; 3 Deceptive Bills; Stand Courageous; PVS
March 18, 2021 -

David Closson, FRC's Director of Christian Ethics and Biblical Worldview, researches and writes on issues related to religious liberty, human sexuality, and the development of policy from a biblical worldview. A graduate of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div., Th.M.) and the University of Central Florida (B.A., political science, cum laude), he is completing a Ph.D. in Christian Ethics at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. This is a summary of David's Biblical Principles for Human Sexuality: Survey of Culture Scripture and Church History, edited for space:

Prayer Targets: Hastening Revival; Nadler & God; For the People Act; PVS
March 4, 2021 -

Dr. Daniel Juster (Wheaton College, B.A., McCormick Theological Seminary, M. Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Philosophy of Religion, New Covenant International Seminary, Th.D.) is an ordained Presbyterian minister and has been involved in the Messianic Jewish movement since 1972. The founding president, then general secretary of the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations for nine years, and senior leader of Beth Messiah Congregation (Rockville, Md.) for 22 years, he is now part of the apostolic team that governs Tikkun International Ministries. Director of Tikkun America, Dr. Juster provides oversight to 23 congregations and ministries in the U.S. Author of many books, he and his wife Patty live in Israel outside Jerusalem and travel four months every year. They minister under the name, Restoration from Zion. These excerpts are from his article "Revival: Is There Anything We Can Do?":

Prayer Targets: What Communism IS; Critical Issues; PrayVoteStand Tonight!
February 10, 2021 -

William J. (Bill) Federer, an accomplished speaker and best-selling author, is President of Amerisearch, Inc., and publisher of America's Christian Heritage. Bill's American Minute is aired daily nationwide. His Faith in History program is aired on the TCT Network and DirectTV.

Prayer Targets: Stand and Pray Under God During Challenging Times
January 20, 2021 -

Strength for the Days and Years Ahead -- You may have noticed that FRC is intentionally putting the source of our policy thought and ideas out front and public. Unapologetically, our biblical values and worldview are at the core of our ministry. We make every effort to be sure our beliefs, viewpoint, ideas, reasoning, philosophy, opinion, and judgment regarding American public policy flow from and square with the Truth of God's word as enlightened by the Holy Spirit.

Prayer Targets: Day of Prayer - Sunday, January 17
January 14, 2021 -

Over the last 18 years, Tony Perkins has organized a network of thousands Christian pastors and churches across America who see Jesus's call to be salt and light in their communities to include influencing the public debate and public policy from a biblical worldview. Following the tragic breach of the U.S. Capitol building last Wednesday, January 6, Tony sent a note to pastors across the nation. Here is an excerpt from that message.

Prayer Targets: In Memoriam - Rev. Dick Simmons
January 6, 2021 -

The Scripture above, Isaiah 64:1-2, was a hallmark in the prayer life of Presbyterian minister, Rev. Richard J. (Dick) Simmons, in his prayers for God's people, for our own nation, and the nations as onslaughts of evil have multiplied in recent decades.

Prayer Targets: Confidence Crisis; Persevering Saints; Churches Standing & Winning
December 16, 2020 -

William J. (Bill) Federer, an accomplished speaker and best-selling author, is President of Amerisearch, Inc., and publisher of America's Christian Heritage. Bill's American Minute is aired daily nationwide. His Faith in History program is aired on the TCT Network and DirectTV. These excerpts are from Washington Crossing the Delaware

Prayer Targets: Thanksgiving 2020
November 24, 2020 -

Thanksgiving is unique in America. And while many countries have observed harvest feasts and holidays, only a few nations, most notably Canada, celebrate Thanksgiving as a day to truly give thanks to the God of the Bible, and most of those derived their celebration from America.

Prayer Targets: John Adams; Honest Elections; Pro-Life Policy; Prayer Calls
November 19, 2020 -

John Adams (1735-1826) (see bio) was inaugurated the second President of the United States on March 4, 1797. A diplomat in Europe during the American Revolution, he helped negotiate the peace treaty to end the war. In 1788, he was elected Vice President for two terms under President Washington. Adams said, "A decent respect for Christianity [is] among the best recommendations for the public service."

Prayer Targets: The Mayflower Compact; Bishop Harry Jackson; The Election Tabulation
November 11, 2020 -

Dr. Kenyn Cureton, FRC's Vice President for Christian Resources, wrote Lost Episodes in American History, which is 366 daily documented vignettes that reveal the powerful influence of Christian faith in American public life. Today is the 400th anniversary of the signing of the Mayflower Compact, a milestone in the advance of Christianity and what some consider "The Birth Certificate" of America

Prayer Targets: Election; Sins of Violence; Prayers for Repentance
November 4, 2020 -

Despite the fact that there were continuing acts of violence in some cities, the wholesale outbreak of violence across our nation, about which we were warned, did not happen last night. Nevertheless, thousands of businesses in large and small cities have boarded up their windows until the coast becomes clear. Churches and prayer groups across America have been interceding for this outcome as they have prayed for the election.

Prayer Targets: Election; UN Abortion Declaration; Planned Parenthood
October 28, 2020 -

Election Day is just six days away. Most believe it will be the most important election in our lifetimes - for all Americans, whether they know it or not. May each of us "pray without ceasing" between now and Tuesday that God, who sees all things, will act on our behalf to expose the unseen efforts to illicitly sway the vote.

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: 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