DAY 29 | State: WA
DAILY TOPIC: Immigration
Prayer for Israel
Prayer for National Government Officials
State Focus: Washington
PRAYER OVER IMMIGRATION
Allow us to hear and respond to Your desires for those who would be Americans. As a country who believes You created all men equal, we pray for Your guidance and wisdom in how we treat those who would want to be American. Guide our leaders to an honorable and wise policy for immigration. As a nation built by immigrants, we pray for Your protection and direction for the newest immigrants to our country. We pray that our immigrants will be a part of restoring America to You, instead of part of the effort to transform America away from our founders’ intent and vision.
Do not deprive the foreigner or the fatherless of justice (Deuteronomy 24:17).
HERE IS A PARTIAL LIST OF THOSE WHO ARE PRESERVING OUR CULTURE AS SALT & LIGHT IN THE AREAS OF IMMIGRATION:
Government officials seeking Biblical solutions to illegal immigration
All the federal organizations and state officials dedicated to protecting national borders
All sheriffs and border security who secure our borders
Christian organizations, Houses of Prayer/Prayer Centers, praying churches, and other intercessors dedicated to seeking God’s heart on immigration issues
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 LEADERS
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 Agriculture: Sonny Perdue
Secretary of Commerce: Wilbur Ross
Secretary of Labor: Alexander Acosta
Secretary of Health and Human Services: Alex Azar
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: Ben Carson
Chief Justice John Roberts
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Lord, we pray for three more conservative, constitutional Christians on the Supreme Court that would assure a majority; to see the following decisions overturned…
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 Washington and its leaders.
WE DECLARE THE 1889 PREAMBLE OF THE CONSTITUTION OF WASHINGTON:
“We the People of the State of Washington, grateful to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution.” (42nd State admitted to the Union on November 11, 1889)
Jay Inslee [D]
WASHINGTON ATTORNEY GENERAL
Bob Ferguson [D]
Patty Murray [D]
Maria Cantwell [D]
Jaime Herrera Beutler
Cathy McMorris Rodgers
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.