This week we celebrate what He is doing in bringing renewal to our nation and across the world! On Monday, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of baker Jack Phillips, who refused to violate his deeply held religious belief, in what was a momentous victory for religious liberty here in our country! We are grateful that the courts ruled to protect religious freedom! God is answering our prayers!
On Tuesday of this week, our CFNR team attended an event at the Capitol to spread awareness of Christian persecution in Nigeria. We were reminded that our example of religious liberty is not always shared in other nations of the world. Speakers included congressmen as well as Nigerian natives who urged all of us to pray that the government of Nigeria will acknowledge these atrocities and act decisively to end this violence.
With this in mind, I’m captivated by the words of Paul in his letter to the Galatians. He says, “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery … You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love” (5:1,13 NIV).
Let us thank God for our freedom and
intercede for those who are
still fighting injustice.
Father God, we come to You humbly, knowing that You are sovereign over all things. We praise You for the work You have done, the work You are doing, and the work You will do in the future.
Today we pray for all of those involved in this week’s Supreme Court decision. We thank you that the leaders You have in place have held to the teachings of Your Word. We pray that this decision will set a precedent moving forward that will point the people of our country closer to You.
Jesus, strengthen our brothers and sisters in Nigeria undergoing persecution. Holy Spirit, be with those who have lost loved ones. May their eyes and hearts be turned to You.
Father, we ask that You grip the hearts of the Nigerian leadership and cause them to take swift and decisive action to protect Your people.
God, we pray that You would continue to preserve and extend our religious freedom in this nation. Let our legislators and judges acknowledge You when making laws and declare righteous judgment, so Your Name would be lifted in this nation.
In Your Holy Name we pray, Amen!
Thank you for lifting your voice up to the Lord in prayer and thanksgiving. We know that God is always in control, always powerful, and always able to overcome! Together, we declare the words of Joshua when he said, “Not one of all the good promises the Lord your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed!” (23:14)
Together, we are watching — eyes wide open — as God fulfills His promises to us. We pray and God acts. Together, we’re making a difference!