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Citizens and Voters State: WV

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DAY 30 | State: WV

DAILY TOPIC: Citizens and Voters

  • Prayer for Israel

  • Prayer for National Government Officials

  • State Focus: West Virginia

PRAYER FOR CITIZENS AND VOTERS

Teach us, Lord, to value our role as citizens. Awaken in the electorate a desire to know the true principles upon which this country was built, and draw us to Your vision for the restoration of our beloved country. We ask for leaders and a citizenry who truly understand our accountability before You as the ultimate and sovereign Authority. We seek Your desires for our nation. We ask You to grant our citizens the wisdom to discern truth from deception. Rid our system of corruption, we pray. O Lord, give me the wisdom and the courage to confidently and winsomely take a stand for Your Truth with my fellow citizens. Use my voice, Lord, I pray.

  • Upright citizens are good for a city and make it prosper, but the talk of the wicked tears it apart (Proverbs 11:11). 

HERE IS A PARTIAL LIST OF THOSE WHO ARE PRESERVING OUR CULTURE AS SALT & LIGHT IN THE AREA OF CITIZENS AND VOTERS:

  • Pew Research

  • Concerned Women for America

  • The Salt and Light Council

  • National Organization for Marriage

  • Reclaiming America for Christ

  • Advocates for Faith and Freedom – Robert Tyler

  • Pacific Justice Institute – Brad Dacus

  • Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund – Chuck LiMandri

  • Christian Legal Society

  • Liberty Counsel – Mat Staver

  • National Center for Law and Policy – Dean Broyles

  • Alliance Defending Freedom – Alan Sears

  • American Center for Law and Justice ACLJ – Jay Sekulow

  • Homeschool Defense Fund

PRAYER FOR ISRAEL

Lord, we pray for the peace and prosperity of Jerusalem, the Biblical capital of Israel, and ask for an end to the violence and suffering. We pray for justice, and Your sovereign righteousness over Israel. We pray for mercy and Your Kingdom to rule over the land. Please protect the soldiers and civilians from bloodshed. Give wisdom to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Knesset (The legislature of Israel). May Israel remain strong, not dividing the land You gave as an inheritance to Your chosen people. May the United States continue to fully support Israel, the nation that gave us salvation through Jesus Christ.

  • Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, may they prosper that love thee (Psalm 122:6).

PRAYER FOR NATIONAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

  • Lord God, we ask for Your blessing and wisdom on the lives of these leaders in our nation.

EXECUTIVE

  • President Donald Trump

  • Vice-President Mike Pence

THE PRESIDENT’S CABINET

  • Secretary of Transportation: Elaine Chao

  • Secretary of Energy: Rick Perry

  • Secretary of Education: Betsy DeVos

  • Secretary of Veterans Affairs: Robert Wilkie

  • Secretary of Homeland Security: Kirstjen Nielsen

ATTORNEY GENERAL

  • William Barr

SUPREME COURT

  • Chief Justice John Roberts

JUSTICES

  • Clarence Thomas

  • Brett Kavanaugh

  • Samuel Alito

  • Neil Gorsuch

  • Elena Kagan

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  • Stephen Breyer

  • Sonia Sotomayor

Lord, we pray for three conservative, constitutional Christians on the Supreme Court that would assure a majority; to see the following decisions overturned…

1947: EVERSON V. BOARD OF EDUCATION
"Wall of Separation" Between church and state
(RULING: Ruled as Constitutional allocating taxpayer funds (to bus children) to religious schools because it did not breach the "wall of separation”: between church and state. Decision held that the establishment clause of the First Amendment applied to state, local and federal government. Bottom Line: Distributing public funds to parents to cover the cost of busing their children to religious schools did not breach the wall. And, finally, it was this ruling that established the vernacular ‘wall of separation’ which set the precedent for the next two Supreme Court decisions removing prayer and bible reading from our schools.)

Where did the term Wall of Separation come from?
Establishment Clause Definition

1962: ENGEL V. VITALE
Removed prayer from public education
(RULING: Unconstitutional for state officials to compose an official school prayer and encourage its recitation in public schools. PLAINTIFF: Steven Engel, New York parent / DEFENDANT: William Vitale, the school board president)

1963: ABINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT V. SCHEMPP
Removed the Bible from public education
(RULING: Declared school-sponsored Bible reading in public schools in the United States to be unconstitutional. PLAINTIFF: Edward Lewis Schempp and family / DEFENDANT: Abington School District)

1973: ROE V WADE:
Allowed Unrestricted Access to Abortion
(RULING: Unduly restrictive state regulation of abortion is unconstitutional. PLAINTIFF: Norma McCorvey, aka Jane Roe / DEFENDANT: Henry Wade, district attorney of Dallas County, TX, where Roe resided)

2003: LAWRENCE V. TEXAS:
Struck down the sodomy law, thus legalizing same-sex sexual activity in every U.S. state and territory
(RULING: The “Homosexual Conduct” law [prohibiting sodomy] was unconstitutional and violated the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause that protects a substantive right to personal liberty in intimate decisions)

2015: OBERGEFELL V. HODGES:
Legalized same-sex marriage nationwide
(RULING: The Constitution guarantees a nationwide right to same-sex marriage. State bans on same-sex marriage and on recognizing same-sex marriages duly performed in other jurisdictions are unconstitutional under the due process and equal protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. PLAINTIFF: Jim Obergefell, a same-sex widower / DEFENDANT: Richard Hodges, Ohio’s health director)

TODAY’S STATE FOCUS

  • We direct our prayers to the state of West Virginia and its leaders.

WE DECLARE THE 1872 PREAMBLE OF THE CONSTITUTION OF WEST VIRGINIA:

  • “Since through Divine Providence we enjoy the blessings of civil, political and religious liberty, we, the people of West Virginia reaffirm our faith in and constant reliance upon God …”(35th State admitted to the Union on June 20, 1863)

WEST VIRGINIA GOVERNOR

  • Jim Justice [R]

WEST VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL

  • Patrick Morrisey [R]

WEST VIRGINIA SENATORS

  • Shelley Capito [R]

  • Joe Machin [D]

WEST VIRGINIA REPRESENTATIVES

REPUBLICANS

  • David McKinley

  • Alex Mooney

  • Carol Miller

We ask that You turn their hearts towards You, Lord. We ask that You soften their hearts, Lord, to recognize and receive truth. Lord, we ask that You grant them the understanding and knowledge that come from the fear of You. We ask that You grant them wisdom and discernment, Lord, and that You make them bold to do what is right in Your sight. Lord, we ask that You direct their hearts to do Your will. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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