DAY 24 | State: RI
DAILY TOPIC: Education and Youth
Prayer for Israel
Prayer for National Government Officials
State Focus: Rhode Island
PRAYER FOR EDUCATION AND YOUTH
We lift up our youth, asking for Your Divine intervention and protection over their lives. Guide their teachers and their parents, O God, to train them up in Your ways. Give them wisdom and courage in this godless culture. We ask You to protect our children from the influence of evil. We pray for the rising generations, asking You to guard their hearts and minds, and give them a desire for true wisdom. Help our young to recognize the negative influence of our culture, and give the believers among them strength to stand strong in their faith as Your witnesses. Protect our children from lies, deception and manipulation. We pray for sexual purity to be the new standard for our youth. We ask You to replace deadly desires with a true desire for righteousness and purity. We pray for America’s schools, that they recognize the importance of not only teaching young people academic basics, but to affirm the necessity of true character development based upon Your Word. We ask for a removal of restrictions against Your Word in our schools. We pray for Your Word to regain prominence as the Gold Standard for education, character and conduct. Please raise up teachers who will honor Your Word as they teach our children. Expose any enemy working to influence our children, and give us the strength and wisdom to act with authority and effectiveness to protect our young.
Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6).
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.
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
Chief Justice John Roberts
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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.)
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 Rhode Island and its leaders.
WE DECLARE THE 1842 PREAMBLE OF THE CONSTITUTION OF RHODE ISLAND:
“We the People of the State of Rhode Island grateful to Almighty God for the civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing…”(13th State admitted to the Union on May 29th, 1790)
RHODE ISLAND GOVERNOR
Gina Raimondo [D]
RHODE ISLAND ATTORNEY GENERAL
Peter Neronha [D]
RHODE ISLAND SENATORS
Jack Reed [D]
Sheldon Whitehouse [D]
RHODE ISLAND REPRESENTATIVES
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.