Call to Pray by Sam Adams “Father of American Revolution”

Despite the lies that revisionists try and push, America was founded upon Judeo-Christian principles, and right now we need to pray for God to raise up those principles; for I fear for the generation of my grandchildren and beyond. – Mike  

American Minute with Bill Federer

Call to Pray by Sam Adams – “Father of American Revolution” 

“Bow the knee in prayer to the Almighty, whose assistance they hoped to obtain”


…Samuel Adams called for the first Continental Congress.
When it first met, September 6, 1774, he proposed that it be opened with prayer, despite the delegates being of different Christian denominations which did not always get along:
“It did not become men, professing to be Christian men, who had come together for solemn deliberation in the hour of their extremity, to say there was so wide a difference in their religious belief that they could not, as one man, bow the knee in prayer to the Almighty, whose advice and assistance they hoped to obtain.”











I’ve gone back and forth, and back and forth about publishing this post. Because, let’s be honest, a lady’s not supposed to talk about politics, religion or money.

But then, when have I ever followed the rules when it comes to that.

But my final push to publish this post came when I was having a quiet hour this afternoon, preparing to write tonight’s post…which was, admittedly, not this.

But I looked up today’s gospel reading (MT 19:16-22), and in very clear, very bold, very plain-as-day letters, I was given — nay, commanded — the “green light” to put this post out into the blogosphere.

You see, Jesus was asked what one must do to gain eternal life. To which He replied “Keep my commandments.”

And when asked “which ones?” the very first commandment out of Jesus’ mouth is, “You shall not kill.”

And in that moment, I knew I had to publish this post….





“Establishment Clause must be interpreted by reference to historical practices & understandings”

I have repeatedly and will continue to say that America is NOT a “Christian Nation.” If we were we would be a Theocracy, ruled by God, instaed the Founding Fathers decided on a new experiment in rule, so we are a Republic. However for those who would invoke the non-existent separation of church and state clause, we were founded upon, guided by and designed to follow Judaeo-Christian laws and principles. 

American Minute with Bill Federer

First Prayer in Congress, September 1774, “Establishment Clause must be interpreted by reference to historical practices & understandings”-Supreme Court, Galloway

“It was enough to melt a heart of stone,” remarked John Adams after the First Prayer in Congress.



The First Session of the First Continental Congress opened in September of 1774 with a prayer in Carpenter’s Hall, Philadelphia.






Pray for the Persecuted Church

Remember those in prison, as though you were in prison with them, and the mistreated, as though you yourselves were suffering bodily Hebrews 13:3 (CSB)

Acordaos de los presos, como si estuvierais presos juntamente con ellos; y de los maltratados, como que también vosotros mismos estáis en el cuerpo RVR 1960

The Voice of the Martyrs

Susan’s Costly Choice

Susan Ithungu

When Susan Ithungu placed her trust in Christ at age 13, her father was so furious that he beat her and locked her in a room for six months. If her brother hadn’t secretly given her food and water, she would have died. Eventually, neighbors became concerned and told police, who rescued her from the home.

Susan was unable to walk or talk. “Her hair had turned yellow, she had long fingernails and sunken eyes, and she looked very slim, less than 45 pounds,” said a local pastor who visited her in the hospital after her rescue.

Susan required extensive medical care and repeated surgeries. VOM provided help with hospital expenses as well as living expenses for her and her caretaker. After recuperating, Susan began to attend school at one of the few institutions equipped for her special needs, and VOM helped make necessary adaptations to her room.

The six months Susan spent locked away left her with long-term medical needs. And VOM has continued to stand with Susan and help provide the care she needs. According to her doctor, Susan will have her last surgery when she turns 21.

Now 20 years old, Susan places her hope firmly in Christ and is grateful for the help she has received from the global body of Christ:

“My life has been a challenge to me since I accepted Christ in my life. It has given me so many lessons about Christianity. With all I have gone through, nothing can take me away from Christ. Through pain and moments in hospital, I have seen the love of God through the caring people like you who have prayed for me, supported me financially and offered time to be with me.”
For Stories on the Persecuted Church Please Go to: icommitTOPRAY 
International Day of Prayer for persecuted Christians
This year’s International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians (IDOP), Sunday, Nov. 1, is fast approaching. Be among the first to watch The Voice of the Martyrs’ new IDOP video, Janette: Central African Republic.
Free IDOP Resources

John Bunyan on Prayer

Teach Us to Pray

The Alliance is pleased to offer these free, God-glorifying resources as an encouragement for you to use and share with your family and friends. 

John Bunyan on Prayer

Amy Mantravadi

Reading John Bunyan’s A Discourse Touching Prayer is a real pleasure, and not only because it is the first such work I have ever read that includes the phrase, “Therefore give me leave a little to reason with thee, thou poor, blind, ignorant sot.” This treatise, also known as I Will Pray with the Spirit, was composed while Bunyan was imprisoned in 1663. It is an exposition of the Apostle Paul’s statement that “I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also”. (1 Corinthians 14:15 KJV) It contains some of Bunyan’s clearest teachings on prayer…

Read more on reformation21 aMeet the Puritans.

For subsequent posts in this series, see: 
John Bunyan on Prayer (2)
John Bunyan on Prayer (3)

Hurricane Laura

An all to familiar scene in the wake of Hurricane Laura can be seen in this early morning video of St Charles, LA. 

PLEASE PRAY for all those effected by the storm, those in the storms path (She is not done) and all those responding to the storm damage (First responders and Volunteers alike) 


Pray for the Persecuted Church

Remember those in prison, as though you were in prison with them, and the mistreated, as though you yourselves were suffering bodily Hebrews 13:3 (CSB)

Acordaos de los presos, como si estuvierais presos juntamente con ellos; y de los maltratados, como que también vosotros mismos estáis en el cuerpo RVR 1960



BreakPoint Daily

Break the Silence, Stop the Slaughter in Nigeria


The Voice of the Martyrs

A Prayer for Our Indian Brothers and Sisters 

When we don’t know what to pray, the Spirit intercedes for us (Romans 8:26–27). But we also have God’s Word to help guide us in prayer. Using Scripture as a guide, join us in prayer for our Christian brothers and sisters in India, who are increasingly targeted by Hindu nationalists.

Join us in asking God

  • to provide shelter, food, education, opportunities to fellowship, places to worship and a daily wage (Philippians 4:19)
  • heal the divisions between friends, neighbors and brothers that still fester from the 2008 riots in Kandhamal (James 3:16–17)
  • provide for widows and orphans, and help them know Jesus’ comforting presence; meet them in their loneliness through His Spirit (2 Corinthians 1:3–4)
  • strengthen the faith of those who have given up or wandered away; provide Bibles, good teaching and sound leaders for those who are searching (Hebrews 13:9)
  • restore family relationships weakened by distance and time (Romans 15:13)
  • create a longing in the hearts of many in the region to know the transformative power of God’s Son, Jesus Christ (Romans 8:19)
  • rekindle the desire for worship and prayer in the lives of Christians there (Psalm 107)
  • remind our brothers and sisters of their value in His eyes, despite what society tells them (Hebrews 12:2)
  • turn what the enemy intends for evil into good for God’s glory (Genesis 50:20)
For Stories on the Persecuted Church Please Go to: icommitTOPRAY 


Barnabas Fund

Christian Newsline

News updates on the persecuted Church

The following stories and more can regularly be found updated

Jihadi militants take 100s hostage in north-east Nigeria raid on Christian community

Pastor and wife flee Iran after final appeal against 15-year combined prison sentence fails

Erdogan orders second historic Turkish Christian church building to be turned into a mosque

Nigerian Christians say “our lives matter” in protest against Fulani militant killings outside London High Commission



Pro Life News (Various Sources)

Stand 4 Life

College Professor Threatens to Dismiss From Pro-Life Students From Her Class

It’s a Battle for the Soul of America — But Joe Biden Is on the Wrong Side | National Review

Congressmen Call On the IRS to End Tax Deductions for Abortion | National Review

Nebraska Governor Signs Bill Banning Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Babies Limb From Limb

Teen mom chose open adoption: ‘I wanted to make sure she knew her birth mom wanted her and loved her’

The Supreme Court’s Abortion-Affirming Decisions Aren’t ‘Settled’

Glamour Magazine Says Most People Support Abortion, But Polls Show Americans are Pro-Life

Biden Praises Nuns after Promising to Compel the Little Sisters to Cover Abortion-Inducing Drugs | National Review

Alienating Voters’: Pro-Life Democrats Urge Biden, DNC To Tone Down Abortion Stances

Belgian Neonatologists Support Eugenic Late-Term Abortion and Infanticide | National Review

Chris Cuomo Makes Fun of Christians: You Stupidly Think We Want to “Kill All the Babies”

Kamala Harris Raided David Daleiden’s Home for Exposing Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Baby Parts

Louisville City Council Takes First Step to Ban Praying Right Outside Abortion Centers

‘Most Pro-Abortion Presidential Ticket In American History’: Pro-Life Groups Condemn Biden VP Kamala Harris

The Federal Government Must Stop the Deadly Abortion Pill | National Review

Kamala Harris’s Abortion Absolutism | National Review

Pro-Abortion Billboards Claim Killing Babies in Abortions “is A Blessing”

Pro-Life News Report

Top Stories
 Democrat Party’s Convention Theme is “We the People,” But It Kills Millions People in Abortions
 Woman Who Survived Abortion Endorses Trump: “He’s Accomplished So Much” for Unborn Babies
 Nebraska Governor Signs Bill Banning Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Babies Limb From Limb
 Catholic Priest, Nun Will Pray at Democrat Convention Despite Party Supporting Abortion

More Pro-Life News
 Pro-Abortion Groups Excited Joe Biden Would Force Americans to Fund Abortions
 Janice Dean Slams Andrew Cuomo: “Elder Care Homes Were Turned Into Death Camps”
 The Liberal Media is Desperate to Anoint Pro-Abortion Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
 Joe Biden Appears to Support Socialized Medicine, “Free” Government-Run Health Care

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As pro-life Americans, we will never vote for a pro-abortion presidential candidate. And we pledge not to vote for pro-abortion Joe Biden. Sign your name to this pledge today!

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September 23
12:00 PM
Join us for our
Kickoff Rally
2903 North State Street
Jackson, MS



Please, join us as we kickoff 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. Pray, that the women will know the child growing inside them is a creation the Lord has made and that child has a purpose.

13 For you formed my inmost being. You knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I will give thanks to you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful. My soul knows that very well. 15 My frame wasn’t hidden from you, when I was made in secret, woven together in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my body. In your book they were all written, the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there were none of them.”
Psalm 139:13-16 

Please join us in prayer and fasting as we go to the abortion facility to be a public witness for God!

This kickoff will be different than any we have had in the past. Everyone will need to wear a mask and everyone is asked to spread-out along both sides of North State Street being sure to keep a 6-ft social distance. If you are bringing your family they will not need to spread out between individuals. Only spread out from people outside your group or family. We will have a pastor to lead the opening and closing prayer for the hour. We will not have a speaker, but are asking that you take the time to pray, sing, and be the light of God for all the world to see.

Join Us in Prayer for Our Nation

My 13 year old grandson stopped short the other day in the middle of asking me something. When I said continue “what do you want” he said nothing “I was going to ask a stupid question” of course I replied “there are no stupid questions”. 

Well I may have finally heard one (or seen it in a reply comment) to an online post, it read something to the effect ‘can we have to much prayer’? Misdirected, wrong intended, misapplied sure but to much of righteous prayer no way.

BreakPoint Daily

Today’s BreakPoint: Join Us in Prayer for Our Nation



Christians should be among those most deeply concerned about the divided state of our nation. Left vs. right, masks vs. no masks, reopen vs. stay-at-home, virtual school vs. in-person, race, politics, police, abortion, religious liberty, not to mention the remainder of what’s certain to be a brutal presidential campaign.

The issues range from essential to non-essential. On the essential matters, we mourn and vow to fight deception. On the non-essential matters, we mourn and hope to overcome division. God’s people can neither stay on the sidelines nor run away from the struggle. Instead, knowing there is no hope outside of Christ, we ask God to mercifully and powerfully mobilize His people to advance the true and good. 

If Christians are to speak with clarity, courage, and confidence and be voices of truth and love in a world of noise and echo chambers, we will need to be prepared. But even perfectly crafted arguments cannot replace, as Chuck Colson said, “the church being the church.” Speaking cannot replace being. To be the people God calls us to be, we must rely on prayer.

Each Wednesday morning between August 12 and November 4, which is the morning after the 2020 election, the Colson Center will host a national prayer time, via webinar…




‘52 Tuesdays’ Prayer Initiative for America As the name implies began last Nov as a commitment to pray every Tuesday until election day 


Are We Praying?  short list of prayer resources

The Presidential Prayer Team pretty obvious

Why you should pray for America | Union Daily Times Good article on why and what to pray for



Pray for the Persecuted Church

The Voice of the Martyrs

The following stories can regularly be found updated at : on the VOM website:

Twelve Arrested in Coordinated Raids

More than 600 Christians Now Imprisoned in Eritrea

Officials Target Xingguang Church in Fujian

The Lord Jesus Has Chosen You

Displaced Families Temporarily Hosted by Local Christians

Barnabas Fund

Christian Newsline

News updates on the persecuted Church

The following stories can regularly be found updated at :

Out of the mountain of despair: Christian lives matter in northern Nigeria 

At least 121 Christians dead in spate of savage Fulani militant attacks in Nigeria

Nigerian Christians ask for prayers after 38 killed in five attacks in a week

Six hostage children among 32 killed after gunmen storm cathedral in South Sudan

At least 18 murdered as they slept in Boko Haram stealth raid on Christian community in Cameroon

Indian Hindu extremists murder Christian mother protecting daughter from sexual assault