PRAY FIRST NETWORK UPDATES

Last American Military Plane Leaves Kabul

Mission is complete, General McKenzie announced Monday. In a Pentagon briefing Monday afternoon, General Frank McKenzie stated, “I’m here to announce the completion of our mission …
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Supreme Court Ends Eviction Moratorium

Reinforces judgment rendered in June. On Thursday, the Supreme Court issued a ruling blocking the moratorium on evictions the president’s administration had attempted to extend as …
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FRONT LINE HEALTH UPDATES

Pfizer Seeks FDA Approval for Shots for Children 5 to 11

28 million children could soon be eligible for vaccination.  On Thursday, Pfizer formally requested approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin administering COVID-19 vaccines to children aged 5 to 11 years old. If approved it would be the first such vaccine available for children. About 28 million children in the United States would be eligible for the vaccine if it is approved by the FDA.  According to research conducted by Pfizer last month, children would only need to take one-third of an adult dose of their vaccine. Acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock said that a meeting was scheduled for the end of this month to “conduct a comprehensive evaluation of clinical trial data submitted in support of the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine used in a younger pediatric population.” For officials of the FDA …
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J&J Seeks FDA Approval for Booster Shots

Claims second shot increases protection 13 percentage points. On Tuesday, Johnson & Johnson requested the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve additional use of its COVID-19 vaccine for booster shots. The authorization would be for adults who are 18 years or older who previously received the company’s one-shot vaccine. The FDA recently approved the use of Pfizer’s vaccine for booster shots for those at-risk of the virus. Recent data from J&J has shown that its vaccine is effective against COVID-19 for at least five months after vaccination, and with an 81% effectiveness against being hospitalized if contracting the disease. Company data also showed that receiving a booster shot either two or six months after the first dose increased protection to 94%. For officials of the FDA as they study the efficacy of treatments. For Secretary Becerra to seek God’s …
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School Board Association Asks for Federal Investigation

CRT curriculum and mask mandates draw protesters to board meetings nationwide. Last week, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) requested federal assistance and an investigation as parents have protested policy decisions before school boards across the country. The mostly volunteer-run school board meetings have experienced confrontations with parents who disagree with the implementation of certain programs or policies, such as mask mandates and the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT). The NSBA stated in their request to President Biden that they support freedom of speech and want to hear from their communities. They then asked for “the expertise and resources of the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Secret Service, and its National Threat Assessment Center regarding the level of risk to public schoolchildren, educators, board members, and facilities/campuses” …
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New Pill “Gamechanger” Against COVID

Cuts hospitalizations and deaths in half.  Pharmaceutical company Merck says new data on Molnupiravir shows a reduced risk of hospitalization or death by up to 50 percent in clinical trials.  The company CEO said, “You can take it home and it will significantly reduce the risk that you either ultimately are hospitalized or more importantly that you would ever face the unfortunate outcome of death.”  The breakthrough anti-viral treatment would be given as a series of pills within five days of testing positive for COVID. It is believed to also be effective against the Delta, Gamma, and Wu variants.  Through 29 days of trials, no deaths were reported in patients who received the drug compared to 8 deaths in patients who got the placebo.  Merck will ask the FDA for emergency use authorization.  Meanwhile, the numbers show hospital admissions for COVID are down by …
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Education Secretary Minimizes Parents’ Decisions

Not the “primary stakeholders” in children’s education.  In testimony before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said that parents of school-aged children should not act as the “primary stakeholders” in education decisions.  Asked by Senator Mike Braun of Tennessee about parental decisions in education and whether parents should indeed be “primary stakeholders,” Secretary Cardona said that parents are “important stakeholders” but that educators have a role to play in programming decisions. He would not concede that parents should be the main decision makers in education.  In the Virginia race for governor, candidate Terry McAuliffe has been criticized for similar comments. McAuliffe said that parents should not dictate what curriculum is being taught to their children in schools. His opponent in the close contest, Glenn Youngkin said, “I believe parents should be in charge of their kids’ education.”  Secretary Cardona …
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Consumer Confidence Hits Seven Month Low

Commerce Department issues report on inflation-adjusted spending. The Department of Commerce released a report that reflects U.S. consumer confidence dropping for the third straight month in a row, reaching its lowest point in seven months. Concerns over higher prices and the Delta variant of COVID-19 have affected American optimism, according to the Conference Board. Views of present and short-term business conditions outlook also faded as consumers are less optimistic about their future income and job prospects. A study by the University of Michigan showed consumer sentiment edging up in early September but remained close to a near-decade low. Their report said high prices drove the declines from buying conditions for durable goods such as appliances and automobiles. For officials in the Commerce Department as they assess the state of the economy. For the Federal Reserve and federal economists as strategies …
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Education Secretary Supports Vaccine Mandates

He asks states to “make sure it happens.” Miguel Cardona, Secretary of Education, voiced his support for mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for eligible schoolchildren saying the FDA’s full approval of inoculations for certain adolescents should clear the way for state officials to implement plans to begin vaccinations. “Not only do I support it, but I’m encouraging states to come up with a plan to make sure it happens,” he said, during a multi-state tour of schools and childcare facilities. “I would like governors who hold those decisions to make those decisions now that [vaccines] are FDA approved.” The education secretary added, “Governors should work with their school officials and with their health officials to roll-out requirements, especially in areas that are high-spread and where students might be at risk for going back to remote learning or hybrid learning as a …
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CDC Expands Covid Booster Shot Eligibility List

Includes the elderly, the immunocompromised, and healthcare workers. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced their endorsement of booster shots for not only Americans over the age of 65, but also for health care workers aged 18 to 64 years that regularly work around those who are infected. The CDC advisers panel had only recommended booster shots for the elderly, but Directory Rochelle Walensky expanded the list to include health care workers. “As CDC Director, it is my job to recognize where our actions can have the greatest impact,” Director Walensky said in a statement late Thursday night. “At CDC, we are tasked with analyzing complex, often imperfect data to make concrete recommendations that optimize health. In a pandemic, even with uncertainty, we must take actions that we anticipate will do the greatest good.” For Director …
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LATEST PRAY FIRST UPDATES

Consumer Confidence Hits Seven Month Low

Commerce Department issues report on inflation-adjusted spending. The Department of Commerce released a report that reflects U.S. consumer confidence dropping for the third straight month …
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BE ENCOURAGED AS YOU PRAY

Hupomone

How strong is your hupomone today? Faith can be born from trials and difficult times.
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Un-Troubled

How should you feel in the face of uncertainty? John 14:1 – Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. Have you ever shared how you were feeling with someone and all they said to you was “Stop feeling that way?” Isn’t that just beyond irritating? How are you supposed to simply stop feeling a certain way, especially without help to know how? In John 14, Jesus had just said some things that deeply troubled his disciples. One of them was a traitor, all of them were going to deny Him, and He was going to be leaving them that night. Is it any wonder that they would feel troubled at this news? And yet, Jesus goes on to tell them not to feel troubled in John 14:1! Thankfully, he didn’t stop there, though. …
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Arise!

Psalm 74:22 – Arise, O God, defend your cause; remember how the foolish scoff at you all the day! Have you found yourself getting angry or frustrated at all that is going on in the country right now? Are there days you just miss “normalcy” and how things used to be so much you think you could scream? Did you know that it’s ok to tell God about those feelings of anger? Although the Israelites never faced a global pandemic in the Bible, they still faced their fair share of hardships. Perhaps one of the most devastating was the destruction of their place of worship by another nation. Psalm 74 was written as a prayer of great sorrow over this. In this psalm, the psalmist spends the majority of telling God what happened. He describes the destruction they saw, …
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Praying During Crisis

health and prayer updates

DAILY FEATURE: 2-minute national update and prayer.
Heard coast to coast on the Pray First Radio Network in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Sherrod Brown, Senator from Ohio

    Sherrod Brown, Senator from Ohio


    • Born – November 1952 in Mansfield, Ohio
    • Education – B.A., Yale University; M.A. and M.P.A., Ohio State University
    • Military Service – None
    • Profession – Politician
    • Political Experience – Ohio House of Representatives, Secretary of State of Ohio, U.S. House of Representatives
    • In office since – 2017
    • Family – Divorced from Larke, 2 children; Married to Connie, 2 stepchildren
    • Religious Affiliation – Lutheran
  • Be a Witness

    I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me. – John 17:23

    Children and dogs seem to have the best sense about people… their instincts tell them the person they meet is either kind or able to do harm. The outward appearance does not matter; the unseen “vibes” can send alerts for them to be wary.

    In contrast, the outward appearance and actions of Christians should indicate to the world around them that there is a difference in their life “not based on the externals of the flesh but the internals and eternals of the Spirit in the inner person” (commentator Warren Wiersbe). God’s gift to believers is a unity of spirit that shows forth in their countenance, as well as in their words and deeds. In a world of tribulation, where diversity is emphasized, God’s peace and love should be evident in every believer, no matter their outward appearance.

    The witness of this company of forgiven sinners who love each other as the Father loves His Son will lead others to know Jesus as Savior and Lord. The lost in the world cannot see God but they see Christians, and what they witness will impact what they believe about Him. The harmony among believers is based on: trusting in the same Savior and the expectation of joy in heaven; belonging to the same loving Father and seeking to do His will, witnessing to a lost world that Jesus alone saves from sin and its consequences; believing the same truth of God’s Word, and the hope and encouragement it gives to love one another. This nation needs you. Stand firm in His love and be a witness for the Lord.

    Today’s Verse: John 17:23

    I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.

    All Scripture quotations and audio are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

    Recommended for further reading: John 17:3, 20-26

    3 And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

    20 “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, 23 I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me. 24 Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world. 25 O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me. 26 I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”

    All Scripture quotations and audio are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

  • Bryan Steil, Representative for Wisconsin

    Bryan Steil, Representative for Wisconsin


    • Born – March 1981 in Janesville, Wisconsin
    • Education – B.S., Georgetown University; J.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Military Service – None
    • Profession – Politician
    • Political Experience – University of Wisconsin Board of Regents
    • In office since – 2019
    • Family – Undisclosed
    • Religious Affiliation – Catholic
  • Happiness or Hope?

    As the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body. – 1 Corinthians 12:12

    What if the price for bringing hope to the world is a bit of your own happiness? How much would you be willing to offer? Specifically think about the person or a group of people currently getting on your last nerve. Deeply rooted in modern culture is the notion that you must get rid of irritation and irritating people to live your best life and create happiness.

    Certainly, abuse is not acceptable. However, no person is perfect, and everyone will eventually annoy you, even faithful brothers and sisters in Christ. If you set out to avoid and disregard all the people that do not please you, the only result is loneliness or, worse yet, possibly missing the entire reason you are on Earth! Be cautious not to assign value to God’s family based on how they please you. Consider that you may not understand God’s role for everyone you know.

    Holy and righteous, Jesus not only shared the Father’s love for sin-stained people, He also poured Himself out providing salvation for the benefit of all. Christ will accept all that accept Him. And He expects you to accept the imperfect and broken, too.

    Follower of Christ, your main goal is not happiness, it is to glorify God and function within His body of believers carrying His message of hope to anyone who will listen. Pray for churches across America to find unity in spirit and purpose, focusing their love first toward each other and then for a world in need.

    Today’s Verse: 1 Corinthians 12:12

    For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.

    All Scripture quotations and audio are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

    Recommended for further reading: Galatians 6:6-10

    Let the one who is taught the word share all good things with the one who teaches. Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. 10 So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.

    All Scripture quotations and audio are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

  • President Biden to Travel to Connecticut
    Will visit UConn’s Human Rights Center.

    The White House announced this week that President Biden would be traveling to Hartford, Connecticut, on Friday to promote aspects of his agenda including childcare and education. He will be delivering remarks at the University of Connecticut’s newly created Human Rights Center. The president will take part in a dedication of the center to Thomas and Christopher Dodd, who both served as Senators from Connecticut. 

    According to the interim president Andrew Agwunobi, “UConn is honoring over a half-century of public service of Connecticut’s father and son U.S. senators, Thomas J. Dodd and Christopher J. Dodd, as well as the commitment of the Dodd family to supporting the growth and development of UConn’s widely recognized human rights academic, research, and engagement programs.”

    • For safety for the president as he travels. 
    • That the president would seek God’s guidance as he sets policy that impacts American families and students.
    • For President Biden to work with Congress in the best interests of the nation.

    Sources: The Hill, NBC



pray the vote 2020

Pray The Vote

Praying for the nation as we count-down to election day 2020

  • Sherrod Brown, Senator from Ohio

    Sherrod Brown, Senator from Ohio


    • Born – November 1952 in Mansfield, Ohio
    • Education – B.A., Yale University; M.A. and M.P.A., Ohio State University
    • Military Service – None
    • Profession – Politician
    • Political Experience – Ohio House of Representatives, Secretary of State of Ohio, U.S. House of Representatives
    • In office since – 2017
    • Family – Divorced from Larke, 2 children; Married to Connie, 2 stepchildren
    • Religious Affiliation – Lutheran
  • Be a Witness

    I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me. – John 17:23

    Children and dogs seem to have the best sense about people… their instincts tell them the person they meet is either kind or able to do harm. The outward appearance does not matter; the unseen “vibes” can send alerts for them to be wary.

    In contrast, the outward appearance and actions of Christians should indicate to the world around them that there is a difference in their life “not based on the externals of the flesh but the internals and eternals of the Spirit in the inner person” (commentator Warren Wiersbe). God’s gift to believers is a unity of spirit that shows forth in their countenance, as well as in their words and deeds. In a world of tribulation, where diversity is emphasized, God’s peace and love should be evident in every believer, no matter their outward appearance.

    The witness of this company of forgiven sinners who love each other as the Father loves His Son will lead others to know Jesus as Savior and Lord. The lost in the world cannot see God but they see Christians, and what they witness will impact what they believe about Him. The harmony among believers is based on: trusting in the same Savior and the expectation of joy in heaven; belonging to the same loving Father and seeking to do His will, witnessing to a lost world that Jesus alone saves from sin and its consequences; believing the same truth of God’s Word, and the hope and encouragement it gives to love one another. This nation needs you. Stand firm in His love and be a witness for the Lord.

    Today’s Verse: John 17:23

    I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.

    All Scripture quotations and audio are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

    Recommended for further reading: John 17:3, 20-26

    3 And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

    20 “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, 23 I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me. 24 Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world. 25 O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me. 26 I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”

    All Scripture quotations and audio are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

  • Bryan Steil, Representative for Wisconsin

    Bryan Steil, Representative for Wisconsin


    • Born – March 1981 in Janesville, Wisconsin
    • Education – B.S., Georgetown University; J.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Military Service – None
    • Profession – Politician
    • Political Experience – University of Wisconsin Board of Regents
    • In office since – 2019
    • Family – Undisclosed
    • Religious Affiliation – Catholic
  • Happiness or Hope?

    As the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body. – 1 Corinthians 12:12

    What if the price for bringing hope to the world is a bit of your own happiness? How much would you be willing to offer? Specifically think about the person or a group of people currently getting on your last nerve. Deeply rooted in modern culture is the notion that you must get rid of irritation and irritating people to live your best life and create happiness.

    Certainly, abuse is not acceptable. However, no person is perfect, and everyone will eventually annoy you, even faithful brothers and sisters in Christ. If you set out to avoid and disregard all the people that do not please you, the only result is loneliness or, worse yet, possibly missing the entire reason you are on Earth! Be cautious not to assign value to God’s family based on how they please you. Consider that you may not understand God’s role for everyone you know.

    Holy and righteous, Jesus not only shared the Father’s love for sin-stained people, He also poured Himself out providing salvation for the benefit of all. Christ will accept all that accept Him. And He expects you to accept the imperfect and broken, too.

    Follower of Christ, your main goal is not happiness, it is to glorify God and function within His body of believers carrying His message of hope to anyone who will listen. Pray for churches across America to find unity in spirit and purpose, focusing their love first toward each other and then for a world in need.

    Today’s Verse: 1 Corinthians 12:12

    For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.

    All Scripture quotations and audio are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

    Recommended for further reading: Galatians 6:6-10

    Let the one who is taught the word share all good things with the one who teaches. Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. 10 So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.

    All Scripture quotations and audio are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


WEEKLY RADIO FEATURE

Two minutes of prayerful consideration of the questions that arise in our daily lives.
  • Sherrod Brown, Senator from Ohio

    Sherrod Brown, Senator from Ohio


    • Born – November 1952 in Mansfield, Ohio
    • Education – B.A., Yale University; M.A. and M.P.A., Ohio State University
    • Military Service – None
    • Profession – Politician
    • Political Experience – Ohio House of Representatives, Secretary of State of Ohio, U.S. House of Representatives
    • In office since – 2017
    • Family – Divorced from Larke, 2 children; Married to Connie, 2 stepchildren
    • Religious Affiliation – Lutheran
  • Be a Witness

    I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me. – John 17:23

    Children and dogs seem to have the best sense about people… their instincts tell them the person they meet is either kind or able to do harm. The outward appearance does not matter; the unseen “vibes” can send alerts for them to be wary.

    In contrast, the outward appearance and actions of Christians should indicate to the world around them that there is a difference in their life “not based on the externals of the flesh but the internals and eternals of the Spirit in the inner person” (commentator Warren Wiersbe). God’s gift to believers is a unity of spirit that shows forth in their countenance, as well as in their words and deeds. In a world of tribulation, where diversity is emphasized, God’s peace and love should be evident in every believer, no matter their outward appearance.

    The witness of this company of forgiven sinners who love each other as the Father loves His Son will lead others to know Jesus as Savior and Lord. The lost in the world cannot see God but they see Christians, and what they witness will impact what they believe about Him. The harmony among believers is based on: trusting in the same Savior and the expectation of joy in heaven; belonging to the same loving Father and seeking to do His will, witnessing to a lost world that Jesus alone saves from sin and its consequences; believing the same truth of God’s Word, and the hope and encouragement it gives to love one another. This nation needs you. Stand firm in His love and be a witness for the Lord.

    Today’s Verse: John 17:23

    I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.

    All Scripture quotations and audio are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

    Recommended for further reading: John 17:3, 20-26

    3 And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

    20 “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, 23 I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me. 24 Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world. 25 O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me. 26 I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”

    All Scripture quotations and audio are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

  • Bryan Steil, Representative for Wisconsin

    Bryan Steil, Representative for Wisconsin


    • Born – March 1981 in Janesville, Wisconsin
    • Education – B.S., Georgetown University; J.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Military Service – None
    • Profession – Politician
    • Political Experience – University of Wisconsin Board of Regents
    • In office since – 2019
    • Family – Undisclosed
    • Religious Affiliation – Catholic
  • Happiness or Hope?

    As the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body. – 1 Corinthians 12:12

    What if the price for bringing hope to the world is a bit of your own happiness? How much would you be willing to offer? Specifically think about the person or a group of people currently getting on your last nerve. Deeply rooted in modern culture is the notion that you must get rid of irritation and irritating people to live your best life and create happiness.

    Certainly, abuse is not acceptable. However, no person is perfect, and everyone will eventually annoy you, even faithful brothers and sisters in Christ. If you set out to avoid and disregard all the people that do not please you, the only result is loneliness or, worse yet, possibly missing the entire reason you are on Earth! Be cautious not to assign value to God’s family based on how they please you. Consider that you may not understand God’s role for everyone you know.

    Holy and righteous, Jesus not only shared the Father’s love for sin-stained people, He also poured Himself out providing salvation for the benefit of all. Christ will accept all that accept Him. And He expects you to accept the imperfect and broken, too.

    Follower of Christ, your main goal is not happiness, it is to glorify God and function within His body of believers carrying His message of hope to anyone who will listen. Pray for churches across America to find unity in spirit and purpose, focusing their love first toward each other and then for a world in need.

    Today’s Verse: 1 Corinthians 12:12

    For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.

    All Scripture quotations and audio are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

    Recommended for further reading: Galatians 6:6-10

    Let the one who is taught the word share all good things with the one who teaches. Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. 10 So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.

    All Scripture quotations and audio are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

  • President Biden to Travel to Connecticut
    Will visit UConn’s Human Rights Center.

    The White House announced this week that President Biden would be traveling to Hartford, Connecticut, on Friday to promote aspects of his agenda including childcare and education. He will be delivering remarks at the University of Connecticut’s newly created Human Rights Center. The president will take part in a dedication of the center to Thomas and Christopher Dodd, who both served as Senators from Connecticut. 

    According to the interim president Andrew Agwunobi, “UConn is honoring over a half-century of public service of Connecticut’s father and son U.S. senators, Thomas J. Dodd and Christopher J. Dodd, as well as the commitment of the Dodd family to supporting the growth and development of UConn’s widely recognized human rights academic, research, and engagement programs.”

    • For safety for the president as he travels. 
    • That the president would seek God’s guidance as he sets policy that impacts American families and students.
    • For President Biden to work with Congress in the best interests of the nation.

    Sources: The Hill, NBC


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A ministry of The Presidential Prayer Team

The Pray First Network is a portfolio of tools, platforms, and resources designed to create an active prayer lifestyle. The Presidential Prayer Team believes it is vitally important to pray first before making major decisions about our lives and our country, with the goal of helping people understand the will of God through prayer.

“Our organization exists to promote prayer for the president and leaders of this country. We recognize that people turn to the Lord in prayer for comfort and answers during times of crisis. We have created the Pray First Network to encourage and assist people in making prayer their ‘first resort’ and to keep prayer consistently at the front of their minds and hearts as they navigate life’s challenges.

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Jim Bolthouse

President of The Presidential Prayer Team

NEWS ABOUT PRAY FIRST

The Presidential Prayer Team has launched several radio feature under the Pray First Radio Network. “Health and Prayer”, “Pray The Vote Radio, and “Pray First Radio” are free daily 2-minute features that provide listeners with information and encouragement to pray specific prayers over national events and circumstances. These audio features coincide with various issue facing America. Each program has been released to radio stations all across the nation, with more than 300 stations already bringing this segment to their listeners.

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