Thursday, April 1, 2010

Presidential Prayer Team Update

WEEKLY PRAYER UPDATE - from The Presidential Prayer Team
April 1, 2010
Dear Prayer Member,
This time of year we remember and celebrate the single most important event in history. We believe according to the Scriptures, that Jesus Christ was raised from the dead, three days after his death on the cross. His death, burial and resurrection, Jesus paid the penalty for sin, thus purchasing for all who believe in him, eternal life in Christ Jesus.
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him, endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2
God's salvation plan through Jesus Christ was completed at the cross. Our hope of eternal life began upon our Lord's victory over death. We celebrate Easter once a year -- but should live our lives remembering these events every day.

Please use this weekly prayer update and other prayer resources found on our website to encourage and inform you to keep praying for our country, its leaders and our military. Please notice our new feature below called Current Events Prayer Focus.
Your Presidential Prayer Team

Executive Prayer Focus

George J. Mitchell
George Mitchell, Special Envoy
George John Mitchell, Jr., the American special envoy to the Middle East for the Obama Administration, was born in August of 1933. He is of ethnic Irish descent, but was adopted by a Lebanese family since he was orphaned. As a result, he is recognized as a prominent Arab-American. ...more

Legislative Prayer Focus

Bobby L. Rush
Representative Bobby L. Rush, Illinois
Bobby L. Rush was born in November of 1946 in Albany, Georgia. After his high school graduation, he joined the Army and served from 1963-1968. Thereafter, he pursued his higher education, receiving his B.A. from Roosevelt University, his M.A. from the University of Illinois, and another M.A. from McCormick Seminary. ...more

Judicial Prayer Focus

Justice Sonia Sotomayor
Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor
Sonia Maria Sotomayor was born in June 1954 in the Bronx, New York City, of Puerto Rican parentage. Her father died when she was nine, and she was subsequently raised by her mother. Economically disadvantaged as a child, she grew up in tenements and housing projects in predominantly Catholic Puerto Rican neighborhoods. At age ten she declared to her mother that she would become a lawyer, perhaps even a judge. ..more

Armed Forces Prayer Focus

Michael B. Donley
Michael B. Donley, Secretary of the Air Force
Michael Bruce Donley was born in October 1952 in Novato, California. He earned his B.A, and M.A. in international relations from the University of Southern California. He also attended the Program for Senior Executives in National Security at Harvard University. ...more

Current Events Prayer Focus

President Obama
announced new leases for offshore drilling with an appeal to both environmental supporters and critics saying increased domestic oil production is part of an overall approach to national energy strategies.

In a move by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and the FBI, nine members of a Christian militia group were arrested and charged with planning an April attack against U.S. government agencies.

Pray against violence by environmental or militia groups over government policies.

Both Senate and House Appropriations Committees are not meeting the White House's goal of creating a searchable earmark database, according to transparency advocates.

Sen. Chuck Grassley
(Iowa) and Rep. Bobby Rush (Illinois) have formed a bipartisan alliance to introduce legislation that would ensure that tax-exempt hospitals treat patients without insurance.

Pray for our Congressional leaders who are on spring recess, particularly as they meet with constituencies.
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. who said his rights were violated when his lawyer failed to tell him he could be deported for pleading guilty to drug distribution, calling it "bad lawyering..".

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal for the 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals where a Marine father was ordered to pay the legal fees of protestors at his son's funeral.

Pray for the Court to show wisdom in rendering equitable decisions

Please also join us in praying for a special need for The Presidential Prayer Team.   Dave Otto, Chairman of our Board of Directors, has recently announced a campaign called "Answer the Call"   To read his letter to all our members - [Click Here]


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