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CWA of Missouri 2019 Session Wrap-Up

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Missouri’s 100th General Assembly, First Regular Session, ended on Friday, May 17.

It was a very busy legislative session, and Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Missouri was active at the State Capitol representing your voice every week during the session. I want to thank CWA of Missouri’s legislative team, Alissa Johnson and Vicki Leuther, for accompanying me every week of the session advocating for public policy that will benefit the family and instill Biblical values in our culture.

As Christians, we have the Truth – the Bible – to tell us what is right and wrong. The Bible sets the standard – it is our guide. CWA of Missouri is active at the Capitol to interject God’s Biblical truths into public policy.

Pro-Life Victory!
The biggest news of the session was the passage of HB126, the Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act sponsored by Rep. Nick Schroer (R-O’Fallon). HB 126 passed the Senate on May 16, the House on May 17, and was signed into law by Gov. Mike Parson (Republican) on May 24! HB126 prohibits abortions after eight weeks and contains a prohibition of discriminatory abortions. It also requires both parents to be notified when a minor is seeking an abortion, expands the tax credits for crisis pregnancy centers, puts in state statute the “Late-Term Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” and establishes Missouri as a sanctuary of life – banning abortions except for medical emergency when Roe v Wade is overturned.

We are proud to be the eighth state this year to pass stringent abortion bans.  Thanks be to God!

Here are other bills CWA of Missouri either actively worked on or watched during this session.

HB138, Simon’s Law,” sponsored by Rep. Bill Kidd (R-Independence), requires one parent’s or guardian’s permission before a Do Not Resuscitate order is issued for a minor. HB138 was Truly Agreed and Finally Passed on May 13, having passed both the House and the Senate. CWA of Missouri supported the bill.

SCR3, sponsored by Sen. Ed Emery (R-Lamar), declares pornography a public health crisis. SCR3 passed the Senate in March. After a three-week delay of being assigned to a committee by the Speaker, SCR3 was assigned to the House Judiciary Committee. It passed the Judiciary Committee and then the Rules Committee and was placed on the House calendar but was not brought up for debate and vote before the end of the session. CWA of Missouri supported the bill.

HCR20, sponsored by Rep. Ken Wilson (R-Smithville), declares pornography a public health crisis. HCR20 passed two House committees but wasn’t put on the House Calendar for debate and vote. CWA of Missouri supported the bill.

SB382, sponsored by Sen. Ed Emery (R-Lamar), establishes the Safer Internet for Children Act. SB382 was heard and passed in Senate Committee. This is the first year for the bill. It will be filed next session again, and hopefully, make it through both the Senate and the House and to the Governor’s desk! CWA of Missouri supported the bill.

HB188, sponsored by Rep. Holly Rehder (R-Sikeston), would create a statewide Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. HB188 passed the House and was voted “do pass out” of Senate Committee. A threatened filibuster by the Conservative Caucus in the Senate kept it on the Senate Calendar without coming to a vote in the Senate. CWA of Missouri opposed the bill.

HB350, sponsored by Rep. Tom Hannegan (R-St. Charles), adds Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity to the Missouri Non-Discrimination Act. HB350 was heard in the House Committee on May 8.  Thankfully it was too late in the session for the bill to move forward. CWA of Missouri opposed the bill.

HB728, sponsored by Rep. Hardy Billington (R-Poplar Bluff), requires the name of the real party in interest to be named in civil actions involving the First Amendment. “Real party in interest” means no more anonymous lawsuits when it comes to religious liberty. HB728 passed the House and was heard in the Senate committee but was never brought up for a vote by the chairman. CWA of Missouri supported the bill.

HB577, sponsored by Rep. Dean Dohrman (R-Sedalia), requires public schools to display the national motto prominently in each school building. HB577 was heard in House committee on April 30, but the chairman never brought it up for a vote. Hopefully, it will be in the next session!  CWA of Missouri supported the bill.

SCR15, sponsored by Sen. Eric Burlison (R-Springfield), creates procedures for the appointment of commissioners to a convention called under Article V of the U.S. Constitution. SCR15 was heard and passed out of Senate committee and placed on the Senate Calendar but was never brought up for a debate and vote in the full Senate. CWA of Missouri is opposed to the calling of an Article V convention for proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution. We were watching this and speaking with members of the Missouri General Assembly (MOGA) regarding the concerns in calling for such a convention. The MOGA did pass its call (SCR4) in 2017, but it has a five-year sunset clause, so we are working the issue hoping to kill any renewal of the call as the sunset provision approaches (2022.)

HB1006, sponsored by Rep. Holly Rehder (R-Sikeston), the bill prohibits public bodies from entering into certain contracts with companies/corporations who are active in the Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) movement against Israel.  HB1006 passed the House on May 13 and then was referred to the Senate, but the session ended before any action was taken in the Senate. CWA of Missouri supported the bill.

HB592, sponsored by Rep. Curtis Trent (R-Springfield), creates new provisions related to student data privacy. HB592 passed the first House committee but got stuck in the Rules Committee and never went anywhere. CWA of Missouri supported the bill.

HB267, sponsored by Rep. Ben Baker (R-Joplin), allows school districts to offer elective social studies courses on the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament. HB267 passed the House and made it through the Senate committee but was not placed on the Senate calendar. CWA of Missouri supported the bill.

For a complete list of all the bills for the 2019 session, go to house.mo.gov and select the Legislation tab. You can search by subject or sponsor name. Click here for the bill list for the House and here for the Senate bill list.

Moving forward: We will now concentrate on holding meetings across Missouri educating Missourians on our core issues. If you would like us to come to speak at a meeting or host a meeting in your area, do not hesitate to contact me at 314-608-0168.

Thank you!
Bev Ehlen
State Director
CWA of Missouri

Trying Times in the Maine Legislature – Still Time to Make a Difference!

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L.D. 1313, the Doctor-Prescribed Suicide bill, was scheduled to be voted on in the Maine House Tuesday and again Thursday of this week but no vote was taken. The bill was tabled and will be voted on sometime next week – Tuesday, May 28, at the earliest.

You still have time to contact your representatives to ask them to oppose LD 1313! Please do so immediately. Contact them again even if you have previously done so and let them know that you once again wanted to encourage them to oppose LD 1313.  It’s that important!

We have endured many defeats this session, including taxpayer-funded abortion, the requirement that private insurance companies include abortion in their health coverage plans, other than doctors allowed to perform abortions, loss of parental rights, loss of religious freedom, and the ban on conversion therapy.

My prayer is that you will remain engaged and take a stand against the suicide bill. God is on the throne. He has given us the privilege to advocate for His truth; the results are entirely up to Him.  

Take Action:
Contact your state representative and urge him/her to oppose L.D. 1313. Find your representative alphabetically by the town in which you live or call the Maine House at 287-1400 and leave a message for your representative. Be sure to let them know you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Maine.
Please send this message to family and friends and ask them to take action and pray.

Keep updated on LD 1313 here.

Please pray with me: Dear Father, thank you to all those who have fought alongside us in this legislative session.  We aren’t discouraged because You are on Your throne and we trust You to act on our behalf for what’s best.  We ask that You grant us victory for the eighth time as we once again oppose the physician-assisted suicide bill.  May the Maine legislators protect life for those who are sick and need of care and protection.  In Jesus’ Name.  Amen

Maranatha!

Penny Morrell
State Director
CWA of Maine

Abortion Bills are Poised for a Comeback!

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The Parental Notice of Abortion Repeal and the Late-Term Abortion No Restricts bills that CWA of Illinois has actively opposed have been sequestered in an Executive sub-committee since the massive April 20 pro-life rally and lobby day.  And now with the passage of pro-life bills in Alabama, Georgia, Ohio, and Missouri, as well as the influx of conservative judges to the bench, Planned Parenthood, pro-abortion legislators and proponents are working overtime to see that extreme abortion laws are fully established in Illinois and other states equally vulnerable.

It appears the Democrat supermajority is planning to amend the stalled bills and move them to a new shell bill named the Reproductive Health Act.  If passed, the Reproductive Health Care Act , proposed in the House by Rep. Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago), and in the Senate by Sen. Melinda Bush, (D-Grayslake), would repeal Illinois’ abortion law and replace it with what proponents and detractors agree would be the most liberal reproductive health care legislation in the country.

Highpoints of the bill, as cited in the ACLU Illinois account of the February 12, 2019, Planned Parenthood press conference, include:

  • Repeal Illinois Abortion Law of 1975 including criminal penalties on doctors who commit abortion
  • Repeal the Partial Birth Abortion ban, thereby allowing babies to be killed up to the time of birth
  • Remove any and all regulations on clinics that commit abortion
  • Repeal the Parental Notification Act of 1995
  • Allow DCFS to use public funds to pay for abortions–which would be in addition to Medicaid

Please take action:

  1. Contact your state representative and state senator and urge him/her to oppose the Reproductive Health Care Act. Click here to find your senator and state representative’s contact information. Be sure to tell them you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Illinois.
  2. Forward this alert to your family, friends, as well as churches in your area.

Please join me in prayer that the Church will wake up to the assault on the lifeof the unborn in Illinois and speak out against the Reproductive Health Act. Pray also for the hearts of the Illinois legislators that they will courageously vote against the bill.

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”- Edmund Burke

Debbie Leininger
State Director
CWA of Illinois

Urgent Action Needed! Abortion Bill is Moving!

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L.D. 820 passed the state House on Tuesday, May 7, by a vote of 79 to 63 and is expected to be voted on in the state Senate on Tuesday, May 14. L.D. 820 will force insurance companies to include abortion coverage in their health plans and require the Maine Department of Health and Human Services to pay for abortions for those enrolled in MaineCare. This bill is an affront to any thoughtful person and taxpayer, and it must be stopped.

Take Action!

  1. Take a stand for life by coming to the Capitol next Tuesday, May 14. For those who were at the Capitol last week and picked up a baby-blue t-shirt, please wear it again to show your support for life and opposition to L.D. 820. If you are coming for the first time next week and have a baby-blue color shirt, please wear it. We will meet in the hall of the Senate.
  2. Call and/or e-mail your state senator and ask him or her to oppose L.D. 820. Find your senator alphabetically by the town in which you live. You can also call the Senate at 287-1540 and leave a message for your lawmaker asking him or her to oppose L.D. 820. Be sure to let them know you are a constituent and a member of Concerned Women for America of Maine. This bill is destined to pass if your senator does not hear from you. 
  3. Forward this e-alert to friends and family.

Please pray: Dear Father, we ask You to perform a mighty miracle and stop this abortion bill. We claim Luke 1:37 where you say, “For with God nothing will be impossible.” Thank You for using our hands and feet to stand in the gap for righteousness.  In Jesus’ Name.  Amen

These are very challenging days in Maine. I appreciate these words of encouragement from Dr. David Jeremiah, “God gives the grace we need whenever we’re pressured because of our faith – whether we’re living for Him or dying for Him. Christians are God’s ambassadors in a hostile world. Take courage, be faithful, and stand for Jesus!”

Maranatha!

Penny Morrell
State Director
CWA of Maine

Phoenix Prayer/Action Chapter Kick-Off Meeting – Tuesday, May 14

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Phoenix Prayer/Action Chapter Kick-Off Meeting – Wednesday, May 15

 

Do you, or someone you know, live in or near Phoenix? Either way, please read on.

 

No doubt you are as concerned as I am about the many moral issues threatening our community, state, and nation today. Most people want to work to create a better nation for our children and grandchildren but are unsure of the steps to take.

 

Join us and discover how together through prayer and action we can make a difference.

 

Hello, I am Paula Monahan, the new Prayer/Action Chapter Leader of Phoenix. I am excited to announce our kick-off meeting to be held this Tuesday, May 14.

 

We will meet once a month to educate ourselves on one of CWA’s seven core issues, and then pray and take action on the issue(s). Please make plans now to attend our first meeting. Join us and enjoy fellowship with like-minded individuals. If you are unable to attend our first meeting, be sure to contact me and ask to be put on my email list for future meetings.

 

Wednesday, May 15

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

 

Starbucks

2450 W Bell Road

Phoenix, AZ 85023

Free drink to on time attendees. 

 

Plan to attend and be sure to bring a friend!

 

Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

 

Paula Monahan

Phoenix Prayer/Action Chapter Leader

Concerned Women for America

arizonachaptercwa@gmail.com

623-251-5902

 

 

Rally to Support the Born Alive Veto Override

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Join us in Raleigh on Tuesday, May 7, for a prolife rally and prayer vigil for the veto override of SB359, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Read about the efforts to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto here.

The event is sponsored by Concerned Women for America of North Carolina, North Carolina’s Values Coalition, North Carolina Right to Life, Inc., and National Right to Life.
Speakers include bill sponsors, abortion survivors, and more! 

When: Tuesday, May 7, at 7:00 p.m.

Location: North Carolina General Assembly
16 W. Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27603

View the event flyer here.

RSVP here.

Protect Babies Born Alive in NC: Help Us Override the Veto!

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Last month, our state legislators passed SB359, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, only to have it vetoed by Gov. Roy Cooper (Democrat) on April 18. In response to the veto, pro-life leaders from around the state, including myself, spoke at a press conference in Raleigh this week urging legislators to set aside politics and have compassion on babies surviving a horrific abortion – allowing these babies to be cared for instead of being set aside to die on a tray.

Thankfully, on Wednesday, April 30, the State Senate voted in favor of a veto override by a vote of 30 – 20, right along party lines, except for one courageous Democrat, Sen. Don Davis (D-Greene) who voted to support the override. The State House will vote to override the veto next, but at this time there is no date for the vote scheduled. Like the Senate, the House needs to reach a 3/5ths majority vote to override the Governor’s veto.

Please PRAY!
Pray for the hearts and minds of those who have been opposing the protection of innocent little babies. 

Take Action! Please make a few quick calls!

  • Call Sen. Don Davis (D-Greene) at 919-715-8363 and thank him for his courageous conviction to vote against his Party in favor of the override.
  • Call your state representative and respectfully urge him/her to vote in favor of life by voting “Yes” to override Gov. Cooper’s veto of SB359. Click here to find out who your representative is and how to contact him/her.

On the national front: CWA of North Carolina joined other pro-life organizations in signing onto a promise letter urging the candidates running for Congress in North Carolina’s third and ninth districts, to pledge public support to sign the discharge petition for the federal Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 962) upon being elected to Congress.

Thank you for being a voice in North Carolina for those who have no voice.

For Truth and Righteousness,

Jill Coward
State Director
CWA of North Carolina
director@northcarolina.cwfa.org
nc.cwfa.org

Sheriff Candidate Forum a Great Success

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The Concerned Women for America of Virginia (CWA) Forest Prayer/Action Chapter sponsored a Sheriff Candidate Forum last month. Since CWA is non-partisan, this informational and educational forum was held so that our members will be well educated when they go to the polls.

A special thank you goes out to our host church, Forest Alliance Church, located on Jefferson Road in Forest. The fellowship hall was packed out with CWA members, guests, and four of the five candidates running for sheriff.

The candidates desiring to be our next Bedford County Sheriff who were present were: Tim Hayden (I), Mike Miller (R), Kent Robey (R), and David Wells (R). James Kirkland (I) was unavailable to attend.   Each candidate vying for the position comes with years of police experience.   They all gave an overview of what they see their role is as sheriff of Bedford County and a list of desired action points. The candidates all agreed that school safety is a concern and additional School Resource Officers are needed, however, they said they would show restraint on adding to the tax burden of the residents of Bedford County.

On the questions of marijuana decriminalization and gambling/casinos, all were in agreement that marijuana is a gateway drug and all forms of gambling, including the lottery, is detrimental to families. They all oppose the decriminalization of marijuana and all forms of gambling.

Concerning the question on “hate crimes,” all the candidates expressed that a crime is a crime and if a law is on the books, enforce it. They all echoed that if you have been a victim of any crime, hate or otherwise, report it.

The majority spoke very firmly that they supported the Second Amendment and expressed that it is not the gun that kills but the person pulling the trigger.

 Kent Robey, Tim Hayden, Mike Miller, and David Wells

You are Invited – Encourager Award Breakfast – May 8

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Don’t miss out. Join us for the Concerned Women for America of Louisiana Encourager Awards Breakfast!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Capitol Park Event Center
702 River Road
Baton Rouge, LA

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Shea Garrison, VP International Affairs, Concerned Women for America, Washington, D.C.

This is an event you don’t want to miss!  Be informed by Dr. Garrison as she gives us insight into the international affairs that CWA is working on as well as how we in Louisiana can have an impact.  Join us in honoring several individuals who have been outstanding encouragers to several of our stellar state legislators – legislators who have been a leader in promoting CWA’s core issues.  Meet several state legislators, their families, and staff.

“Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.” (Romans 13:7)

Limited seating is available for a donation $15.00 per person.  Breakfast included.

Your Prayers are Necessary!

  • Please pray for the work being done through CWA of Louisiana!
  • Pray for the success and fruitfulness of this event!

Take Action!

  • Please RSVP by Monday, May 6.  Contact Nancy Tower at nancy.tower1@outlookcom or at 337-842-7849. Payment will be collected at the door.
  • Prayerfully consider if it is your portion and your season to join with us as members of CWA of Louisiana!
  • Contact me for further information.

For His glory!
Sancha Noel Smith
State Director
CWA of Louisiana
director@louisiana.cwfa.org
337-308-8696

April 30 Prayer/Action Alert: Do not lose heart!

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“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” Galatians 6:9

 

National Day of Prayer
The National Day of Prayer (NDP) is this Thursday, May 2. Please consider participating in an NDP event near you.

Prayer/Action Chapters
Prayer is the most effective way to influence the culture for God’s Truth.  Please consider starting a CWA Prayer/Action Chapter in your area.  James reminds us that prayer without action is dead (James 2:20), so activate your faith and pray with others who share our Biblical worldview! Contact me today via e-mail or phone (425-869-1923)to learn how you can start a chapter in your local community.

Legislative Update
The 2019 Washington State Legislature has officially ended! We had some great victories this session. Because of your voice and the hard work of the pro-family coalition, which CWA of Washington is a part, we successfully stopped SB 5395; the state mandated, state-defined public school radical sex education curriculum. The universal home visitation bill, HB 1771, which would have allowed the government to invade the privacy of our homes and families, was also stopped dead in its tracks. And HB 1016, the rape kit bill, is headed to the governor for his signature.  Thank you for your prayers and actions!

Sadly, the Social-Emotional Learning bill, SB 5082,passed both houses and awaits the governor’s signature. Stay informed and alert to this issue in your local public schools.

At the national level in Washington, D.C., CWA continues to stand against the so-called “Equality Act.” Click here to educate yourself on the Equality Act and then contact our U.S. senators and congressmen and urge them to vote against this dangerous bill that will eradicate the gains women have fought so hard for over the past 40 years.

Do not lose heart!  Keep fighting the good fight to protect our families, our culture, and our God-given freedoms!

In His Service,

Maureen Richardson
State Director
CWA of Washington
wa.cwfa.org
director@washington.cwfa.org
P.O. Box 143
Woodinville, WA 98072
425-869-1923

 

To support our work, please consider donating online. If you choose to mail a check to our post office box, write “CWA” on the main line and “CWA of WA” on the memo line. 

Thank you!

‘Born alive’ abortion bill override vote planned Tuesday

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WRAL.com reports on yesterday’s press conference in support of an override of Gov. Cooper ‘sveto of SB 359. View State Director Jill Coward’s statement as well as others.

URGENT Action Needed: Today/April 30: Before 5:00 p.m. this afternoon please contact both of your North Carolina House and Senate members and ask them to override the governor’s veto of SB 359, Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act.  Click here to find out who your legislators are and how to contact them.

Please PRAY that both our House and Senate take a stand for life today.

Take a Stand for Life – Lobby Day May 2

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Dear Friend,
Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Maine is joining other pro-life organizations and churches for a Stand for Life lobby day on Thursday, May 2 at 8:30 a.m. at the State Capitol in Augusta. We invite you to join us for breakfast, training, informational materials and a chance to speak to your lawmakers regarding your stand on abortion bills LD 820 and LD 1261*.

Click here for the details and directions for the lobby day.

May 2 is also the National Day of Prayer (NDP). There will be a NDP at 2:00 p.m. in the Hall of Flags at which I will be speaking. Click here for the NDP event details.

Two great events. Two great reasons to come to Augusta on May 2.

I look forward to seeing you!

Maranatha!

Penny Morrell
State Director
CWA of Maine
director@maine.cwfa.org
me.cwfa.org
(207) 465-6015

Partner with CWA of Maine through your financial support. We are continually grateful for those who give to the work of CWA of Maine. When you give to the state, all funds are used for state projects. To contribute your tax-deductible gift to CWA of Maine, please send a check written out to “Concerned Women for America” with “CWA of Maine” on the memo line, and send to CWA of Maine, 864 Manchester Rd., Belgrade, ME  04917. Or, donate to contribute online.

 

Your involvement, financial gifts, and prayers could not be more appreciated.
Thank you!

*L.D. 820 mandates taxpayer-funded abortion for MaineCare patients of low income, and also mandates insurance companies include abortion coverage in their healthcare plans. Abortion is not health care; it’s murder.

LD 1261 would allow a physician assistant or an advanced practice registered nurse licensed in Maine to perform an abortions.

CWA of Illinois Supports the National Day of Prayer – Thursday, May 2, 2019

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The 68th annual National Day of Prayer (NDP) is Thursday, May 2, 2019 – a day set aside by Congress in 1988 for citizens to take time out from their daily schedules to pray for their communities, their nation, and their leaders. This year’s National Day of Prayer theme is “Love One Another” and is taken from John 13:34. “Love one another. Just as I have loved you.”

Dr. Ronnie Floyd, NDP Task Force President and Senior Pastor of Cross Church,wrote a special prayer for the nation.  Why not join with millions across America to pray this prayer on May 2? By His grace, God will answer when we call. (Daniel 9:19)

“ALMIGHTY GOD, our Heavenly Father, we look to You alone for the future of America. By Your providence, You have placed each of us here at this time in history to be in this nation. Thank You for this blessing. Thank You for America. But above all, we thank You for the gift of Your Son, Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God. It is in His name, we come to You as we intercede in prayer for America.

FORGIVE US, OH LORD, for the sins we have committed against You in America. We are failing You by dishonoring one another through our harsh and bitter words about each other. We are failing You through broken relationships. We are failing You by devaluing human life from conception until death. We are failing You with the division in our nation.

LORD, WE TURN FROM these sinful actions and refuse to live this way. Please forgive us now and help us to choose love over hate, unity over division, and life over death. We choose to live by Jesus’ words: Love One Another. Therefore, upon the authority of Your Word in John 13:34, “Love one another. Just as I have loved you,” we pray for a future America that will choose to love willfully, sacrificially, and unconditionally just like Jesus loves us.

WE PRAY FOR THE CHURCH in America to love one another. Empower each church to be full of love for one another. Ignite a revival of love for one another. Since we are to be known by our love, help us to love one another.

WE PRAY FOR EVERY FAMILY, EVERY WORKPLACE, EVERY COMMUNITY, AND EVERY CITY IN AMERICA to choose love. We believe there is power in love. We believe love is the better way. We believe love is God’s Way. Oh Lord, change families, workplaces, communities, and cities through the power of love. Raise up a Love One Another movement across America.

WE PRAY FOR ALL ETHNICITIES AND PEOPLE IN AMERICA to love one another. Lord, tear down every wall of division and change any attitude that divides us today. Bind up our nation’s wounds and may the transforming love of God lead us to the day when justice will roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.

WE PRAY FOR YOUR LOVE to surround America. We pray for Your love to surround and protect us in every public setting and private place. Protect us from harm.

WE BELIEVE ALL OF THESE THINGS, OH LORD, represent our deep need for the next great move of God across America. We ask You alone for the next Great Spiritual Awakening in America. Please wake up Your church and revive Your people today. We ask You to begin a mighty spiritual awakening in every town, every city, and every county in America.

WE NEED AND DESIRE THIS SO MUCH, THAT BEGINNING RIGHT NOW, we are choosing love and forgiveness, love and restitution, love and healing, love and unity, and a future that will be transformed by the power of unconditional love. When we belong to You, we belong to love. We choose to Love One Another!

In JESUS’ Name, the only Savior and Hope in this world, we pray. Amen.”

National Day of Prayer events have been slated throughout the nation.  Check with your church, local media, or log onto nationaldayofprayer.com to find a NDP service near you.

 

Debbie Leininger
State Director
CWA of Illinois
director@illinois.cwfa.org
il.cwfa.org

CWA of Hawaii To Host National Day of Prayer Event

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Do you, or someone you know, live on the Big Island? Please join Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Hawaii in Hilo on May 2, for our National Day of Prayer event.

This year’s theme is Love One Another. National Day of Prayer President, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, said this about this year’s theme, “The vast majority of America understands America is broken. And they understand that God is the only one who can fix it. We have an opportunity to create a theme that will engage all Americans. The theme must be biblical, relevant, clear, simple, and understandable. ‘Love One Another’ accomplishes those five things. From the church house to the state house and all the way to the White House, we need to learn to love one another.”

It is time to call down the powers of heaven upon both Hawaii and the nation.

We will be praying for our state, our nation, and our president, Donald J. Trump, along with his cabinet members and White House staff. We will be praying for Gov. David Y. Ige, Lt. Gov. Josh Green, Hawaii Attorney General Clare E. Connors, our state representatives and senators, and our County Mayor Harry Kim.

Event Details:
Date: Thursday, May 2, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Wailoa River State Park, Hilo, Hawaii
Refreshments will be provided.
Download flyer here.

Please join us!

Barbara Ferraro
State Director

Background on the National Day of Prayer
The National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. In 1988, the law was unanimously amended by both the House and Senate to designate the first Thursday of May as a day of national prayer. President Ronald Reagan signed it into law on Thursday, May 5, 1988.

Every president since 1952 has signed a National Day of Prayer proclamation.

He Has Risen!

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Yes, we live in perilous times, that’s true.  However, look up!  Our redemption draweth nigh. Until Jesus comes to take us home, we are called by Him to take a stand for Him in the public square.

A special thank you to each of you who are standing with us against the tide of bad legislation in Maine this session.

As we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, may you and yours find peace, love, and joy in knowing Him as your personal Savior.

Happy Easter!

Maranatha!

Penny Morrell
State Director
CWA of Maine

The U.S. Constitution is Not the Problem

By | North Carolina | No Comments

HB 390, an application for Convention of States, is a very dangerous bill making its way through the North Carolina legislature. HB390 would put our U.S. Constitution in jeopardy by opening it up for amendments (changes) such as the repeal of the Second Amendment and/or abolishing the Electoral College.

Convention of States also called a Constitutional Convention, Article 5 Convention, Con Con, etc. is considered by some as the way to solve any government issue. They believe amending or rewriting our Constitution is the way to fix our government.

Please read Concerned Women for America’s (CWA) brochure The U.S. Constitution is Not the Problem! to understand this topic.

Talking points:

  • It is too risky to open our Constitution.  Too much national division, radical interest groups.
  • Limit power of the Federal government, fiscal restraint — all the goals the Con Con is trying to achieve are already listed in our Constitution.  It just needs to be obeyed.
  • Too much uncertainty as to how a Con Con would be conducted.
  • Delegates to a Con Con could set their own rules with a new ratification mode.
  • Who selects the delegates?  Would California get more than North Carolina?  Unknown.
  • Ideas already suggested for Con-Con consideration: abolish Electoral College, Repeal of Second Amendment, weakening of First Amendment, Equal Rights Amendment, a new constitution.

Bill Status: This week, the North Carolina House passed HB 390 out of committee. It is now in the Rules Committee.

Please take action!

  1. Contact Rules Committee Chair, David Lewis, and ask him to hold H390 in committee. E-mail: David.Lewis@ncleg.net Phone: (919) 715-3015
  2. Contact the members of the House Rules Committee and ask them to oppose HB 390. Consider using some of the talking points above. Be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of North Carolina. When e-mailing, provide your name and address. Put a brief message in the subject line.
  3. Forward this email on to friends and encourage them to both pray and take action on this important topic.

Please pray that this bill will be stopped, as our God-given freedoms and liberties are at stake.

“These are the things you are to do: Speak the truth to each other and render true and sound judgment in your courts.” (Zechariah 8:16)