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Branson Prayer/Action Chapter Meeting February 21

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Taney County Prayer/Action Chapter
Book Discussion: The Importance of a Written Constitution

 

You are invited to Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Missouri‘s Taney County Prayer/Action Chapter meeting on Tuesday, February 21, in Branson.. They will spend time in prayer for our state and country and continue their book study of The 5,000 Year Leap(A Miracle that Changed the World).

 

This month the chapter discussion will be on Principle 18: The Importance of a Written Constitution

 

Principle 18 – The unalienable rights of the people are most likely to be preserved if the principles of government are set forth in a written Constitution.

 

The structure of the American system is set forth in the Constitution of the United States and the only weaknesses which have appeared are those which were allowed to creep in despite the Constitution.

 

Details:

Date: Tuesday, February 21

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Covenant Life Church, 120 N. 3rd St., Branson, MO

Contact: For additional information, contact Haven Howard at 417-263-0425, or via email at  [email protected]

 

*In The 5,000 Year Leap, we are learning 28 fundamental beliefs of the Founding Fathers that, if understood and perpetuated, will bring peace, prosperity, and freedom. These beliefs have made possible more progress in 200 years than was made previously in over 5,000 years. Thus, the title The 5,000 Year Leap.

Looking Forward to a Great Year!

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 As we jump into 2023, we must be aware of God’s timing and ways, even when we do not understand. We continue to rejoice over last year’s Supreme Court decisions, like the ending of Roe v Wade and the Coach Kennedy decision. God answers prayer!

 

I am encouraged to have our new Legislative Liaison, Linda English, on our team. Linda and I have begun meeting with key legislators to discuss CWA of Colorado’s legislative priorities for the 2023 legislative session. A top priority is advocating for a state-level life.gov portal that would provide comprehensive information about public and private resources available to mothers with unexpected pregnancies. We covet your prayers as we seek to move the needle on life in Colorado.

 

We are growing our footprint of influence in Colorado, and I invite you to join us in our work. Partner with CWA to promote Biblical values and Constitutional principles in Colorado by starting a Prayer/Action Chapter in your area. For more information about starting a Chapter, please contact me at 303-903-5283 or [email protected]. I look forward to talking with you!

 

CWA grew out of the faithful prayers of women and men like you. 1 Timothy 2:1-2 reminds us:

 

“The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living…this is the way our Savior wants us to live.” (MSG)

 

Thank you for praying for our state and nation.

 

Karen Pennington

State Director, Colorado

Kentucky Legislature is in Session – What You Can Do

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“The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” James 5:16

 

With a new year comes a brand new 2023 Kentucky legislative session! The legislative session opened on January 3 and will conclude on March 30.

Now more than ever, our state legislators need our prayers for knowledge, wisdom, and understanding. We, as believers, are commanded to pray for those in authority. I truly believe that prayer moves the hand of God, and He wants to hear the cries of His people.

Pray for your state legislators.
As our leaders tackle the challenges of 2023, you can encourage them by praying daily for health, energy, endurance, supernatural refreshment, joy, and discernment.

Use this link to find out who represents you in the state legislature.

Start a Prayer/Action Chapter
You can partner with CWA to promote Biblical values and Constitutional principles in Kentucky by starting a Prayer/Action Chapter in your area. Call today for more information at 859-699-1225.

I look forward to seeing how God moves in the 2023 Kentucky legislative session as CWA of Kentucky seeks to influence public policy through prayer, education, and advocacy.

 

Serving Kentucky Through Prayer and Action,

Jennifer Pendleton

State Director

New Prayer/Action Chapter Coming to Montoursville

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I am very excited to announce the kick-off meeting for CWA of Pennsylvania’s newest Prayer/Action Chapter in Montoursville to be held on Tuesday, February 28.

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.
 

That’s why Robin Clark and Stephanie Bigelow became involved as Prayer/Action Chapter Co-Leaders and why we invite you to join them at the kick-off meeting. The Montoursville Prayer/Action Chapter will meet once a month to educate one another on one of CWA’s seven core issues and then pray and take action on the issue(s). Join Robin, Stephanie, and me and enjoy fellowship with like-minded individuals. If you are unable to attend the first meeting, be sure to contact Robin and Stephanie and ask to be put on their email list for future meetings.

 

Here are the details:
What: Kickoff Meet & Greet. There will be a brief CWA presentation, prayer, and fellowship. 
When:  Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Montoursville, PA.

RSPV: Contact Robin Clark or Stephanie Bigelow at [email protected] or
570-435-1440 to RSVP and for the meeting location. RSVP by Monday, February 27

Please plan to attend and be sure to bring a friend!
 

If you do not live in the Montoursville area but would like information on how to start a chapter in your area, please reach out to me today. I will be happy to assist you.  
 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Dilonna M. Coran
State Director

A Prayer for 2023

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Sovereign Lord,
There will be a new year
Only if You allow it
In Your mercy and goodness towards all.

Glory to Your Name;
For Your ways are perfect.
Your wisdom beyond comparison,
You are the Truth for which we thirst.

 

Quench our thirst with Your presence among us.
Do not leave us to our own understandings.
This new year, be ever present in our thoughts,
And direct our every deed.

 

We pray against the spirit of this age;
We pray against the schemes of the Enemy
Who seeks to lead us astray with the old,
“Has God really said?”

 

The answer is, “Yes!”
Yes, You have spoken, and we obey.
We obey for our own good and
To Your glory, Lord.

 

So, we surrender our lives,
Our ambitions, desires and passions,
To You in this new year.
All our plans commence with, “If God wills, we will…”

 

For we know we can do nothing apart from You.
Indeed, we do not want to do anything
Apart from You, even if we could.
You are what we treasure most.

 

Forgive us when we behave as if You were not.
We do it, often, we confess,
To our shame …
We are but foolish men,
Still Your servants, nevertheless.

 

This new year is to You (for You),
As all the years of our lives should be.
We recommit ourselves to Your service,
Forsaking all others,
To trust You — to Love You and You alone.

 

In Jesus’ name we pray these things,
Amen.

Join us! Pre-session prayer walk in Harrisburg

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Join Concerned Women for America of Pennsylvania as we walk the halls of the State Capitol and pray for the upcoming legislative session that begins January 3, 2023.

 

Now more than ever, our state legislators need our prayers. We, as believers, are commanded to pray for those in authority. I truly believe that prayer moves the hand of God and He wants to hear the cries of His people. What a great opportunity to pray for those whose decisions impact our daily lives.

 

I hope you can join me on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. Please RSVP by Monday, January 2, at [email protected] so I know to expect you.

 

Much happens when we pray,

 

Dilonna M. Coran

State Director

 

 

Encourage-A-Legislator Prayer Project – North Dakota

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Encourage-A-Legislator Program

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” – I Timothy 2:1-2

The Call to Prayer

I Timothy 2:1-2 instructs us to pray for our leaders. Concerned Women for America’s (CWA) Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) program offers our members and friends the vehicle to do this in an easy and meaningful way. It ensures consistent prayer for each legislator, and it encourages and builds bridges with conservative legislators as well as those who do not normally agree with us.

 

Whether a legislator is a believer, non-believer, conservative, liberal, Democrat, Republican, independent, or other, they need our prayers. This next legislative session, CWA plans to deliver those prayers.

The Goal

The goal of the EAL program is to encourage each member of the State House and Senate by praying for them on a regular basis and sending them a postcard throughout the legislative session.

 

The EAL program is never used to lobby and, therefore, is never confrontational. It is simply a great way to lift up those in authority and encourage them in their responsibilities.

The Commitment

We provide the name and address of the assigned legislator(s) and the postcards, and you commit to praying for your assigned legislator(s) daily, if possible, while the legislature is in session, and then mail an EAL postcard bi-weekly until the conclusion of the four-month session.

The North Dakota Legislature

The North Dakota Legislature is in session from January 3 until April 28 and consists of 94 House members and 47 Senate members.

Answer the Call

Sign up today to be an encourager—it couldn’t be easier! Sign up by contacting CWA of North Dakota’s Encourage-A-Legislator Coordinator Linda Werven at 701-521-1001 or by email at [email protected] and provide her with your name and physical mailing address. Be sure to specify how many legislators you would like to encourage. She will then enlist you as an encourager and send you a packet of postcards and instructions in January.

Spread the Word!

Please encourage your friends and family to sign up.

 

Consider making this a family project by involving your children.

 

Print and distribute information about this great opportunity to pray and encourage your state legislators. Click here for a printable push card. Print them double-sided on cardstock or order them through the contact information above.  

Encourage-A-Legislator Prayer Project – Louisiana

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Encourage-A-Legislator Program

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” – I Timothy 2:1-2

The Call to Prayer

I Timothy 2:1-2 instructs us to pray for our leaders. Concerned Women for America’s (CWA) Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) program offers our members and friends the vehicle to do this in an easy and meaningful way. It ensures consistent prayer for each legislator, and it encourages and builds bridges with conservative legislators as well as those who do not normally agree with us.

 

Whether a legislator is a believer, non-believer, conservative, liberal, Democrat, Republican, independent, or other, they need our prayers. This next legislative session, CWA plans to deliver those prayers.

The Goal

The goal of the EAL program is to encourage each member of the State House and Senate by praying for them on a regular basis and sending them a postcard throughout the legislative session.

 

The EAL program is never used to lobby and, therefore, is never confrontational. It is simply a great way to lift up those in authority and encourage them in their responsibilities.

The Commitment

We provide the name and address of the assigned legislator(s) and the postcards, and you commit to praying for your assigned legislator(s) daily, if possible, while the legislature is in session and then mail an EAL postcard bi-monthly until the conclusion of the two-month session.

The Louisiana Legislature

The Louisiana legislature is in session from April 10 till approximately June 8 and consists of 105 House members and 39 Senate members.

Answer the Call

Sign up today to be an encourager—it couldn’t be easier! Sign up today to be an encourager—it couldn’t be easier! Sign up by contacting CWA of Louisiana’s Encourage-A-Legislator Coordinator D. Hoehl at 337-340-7101 or by email at [email protected] and provide her with your name and physical mailing address. Be sure to specify how many legislators you would like to encourage. She will then enlist you as an encourager and send you a packet of postcards and instructions in late March.

Spread the Word!

Please encourage your friends and family to sign up.

 

Consider making this a family project by involving your children.

 

Print and distribute information about this great opportunity to pray and encourage your state legislators. Click here for a printable push card. Print them double-sided on cardstock or order them through the contact information above.  

Encourage-A-Legislator Prayer Project – New Mexico

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Encourage-A-Legislator Program

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” – I Timothy 2:1-2

The Call to Prayer

I Timothy 2:1-2 instructs us to pray for our leaders. Concerned Women for America’s (CWA) Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) program offers our members and friends the vehicle to do this in an easy and meaningful way. It ensures consistent prayer for each legislator, and it encourages and builds bridges with conservative legislators as well as those who do not normally agree with us.

 

Whether a legislator is a believer, non-believer, conservative, liberal, Democrat, Republican, independent, or other, they need our prayers. This next legislative session, CWA plans to deliver those prayers.

The Goal

The goal of the EAL program is to encourage each member of the State House and Senate by praying for them on a regular basis and sending them a postcard throughout the legislative session.

 

The EAL program is never used to lobby and, therefore, is never confrontational. It is simply a great way to lift up those in authority and encourage them in their responsibilities.

The Commitment

We provide the name and address of the assigned legislator(s) and the postcards, and you commit to praying for your assigned legislator(s) daily, if possible, while the legislature is in session, and then mail an EAL postcard monthly until the conclusion of the three-month session.

The New Mexico Legislature

The New Mexico legislature is in session from January 17 till approximately March 18 and consists of 70 House members and 42 Senate members.

Answer the Call

Sign up today to be an encourager—it couldn’t be easier!

Sign up by contacting CWA of New Mexico at 575-770-7838 or by email at [email protected] and provide them with your name, physical address, and mailing address. Be sure to specify how many legislators you would like to encourage. They will then enlist you as an encourager and send you a packet of postcards and instructions in early January.

Spread the Word!

Please encourage your friends and family to sign up.

 

Consider making this a family project by involving your children.

 

Print and distribute information about this great opportunity to pray and encourage your state legislators. Click here for a printable push card. Print them double-sided on cardstock or order them through the contact information above.  

Encourage-A-Legislator Prayer Project – Kentucky

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Encourage-A-Legislator Program

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” – I Timothy 2:1-2

The Call to Prayer

I Timothy 2:1-2 instructs us to pray for our leaders. Concerned Women for America’s (CWA) Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) program offers our members and friends the vehicle to do this in an easy and meaningful way. It ensures consistent prayer for each legislator, and it encourages and builds bridges with conservative legislators as well as those who do not normally agree with us.

 

Whether a legislator is a believer, non-believer, conservative, liberal, Democrat, Republican, independent, or other, they need our prayers. This next legislative session, CWA plans to deliver those prayers.

The Goal

The goal of the EAL program is to encourage each member of the State House and Senate by praying for them on a regular basis and sending them a postcard throughout the legislative session.

 

The EAL program is never used to lobby and, therefore, is never confrontational. It is simply a great way to lift up those in authority and encourage them in their responsibilities.

The Commitment

We provide the name and address of the assigned legislator(s) and the postcards, and you commit to praying for your assigned legislator(s) daily, if possible, while the legislature is in session, and then mail an EAL postcard monthly until the conclusion of the three-month session.

The Kentucky Legislature

The Kentucky legislature is in session from January 3 till approximately March 30 and consists of 100 House members and 38 Senate members.

Answer the Call

Sign up today to be an encourager—it couldn’t be easier!

Sign up by contacting CWA of Kentucky by email at [email protected] and provide your name and physical mailing address. Be sure to specify how many legislators you would like to encourage. They will then enlist you as an encourager and send you a packet of postcards and instructions in early January.

Spread the Word!

Please encourage your friends and family to sign up.

 

Consider making this a family project by involving your children.

 

Print and distribute information about this great opportunity to pray and encourage your state legislators. Click here for a printable push card. Print them double-sided on cardstock or order them through the contact information above.  

Election Day Prayer Vigil on Behalf of California

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“The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord,
Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes.” Proverbs 21:1

 

The waiting is nearly over, and Election Day is this Tuesday, November 8. We can use our voices to elect men and women who represent our values.

 
I invite you and your family to join other faith leaders and me from across the state to worship and pray on the steps of the Capitol in Sacramento on Election Day!

 
Event Details:
Event: California Election Day Prayer Vigil
Date: Tuesday, November 8
Time: 9:00 –10:00 a.m.
Location: California State Capitol, West Steps
1315 10th St, Sacramento, CA 95814

 

Other important ways to engage on Election Day: 

  1. Study the candidates and vote for the ones which reflect your values.
  2. Drive an elderly friend or neighbor to the polls to vote.
  3. Take care of your young friends’ children so they can vote.
  4. Volunteer to make phone calls for the candidate(s) who share your values.
  5. Pray on your knees before the God Who places all people in positions of authority.
  6. Beseech God for our state, nation, and leaders.

 

Lord, we pray that Californians will listen to their conscience on Election Day and vote for righteous men and women. May they be empowered with courage and perseverance in representing the truth.
 

Thank you for your efforts to get out the vote! See you at the Capitol!

 

Marlo Tucker
State Director

Encourage-A-Legislator Prayer Project – Pennsylvania

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Encourage-A-Legislator Program

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” – I Timothy 2:1-2

The Call to Prayer

I Timothy 2:1-2 instructs us to pray for our leaders. Concerned Women for America’s (CWA) Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) program offers our members and friends the vehicle to do this in an easy and meaningful way. It ensures consistent prayer for each legislator, and it encourages and builds bridges with conservative legislators as well as those who do not normally agree with us.

 

Whether a legislator is a believer, non-believer, conservative, liberal, Democrat, Republican, independent, or other, they need our prayers. This next legislative session, CWA plans to deliver those prayers.

The Goal

The goal of the EAL program is to encourage each member of the State House and Senate by praying for them on a regular basis and sending them a postcard throughout the legislative session.

 

The EAL program is never used to lobby and, therefore, is never confrontational. It is simply a great way to lift up those in authority and encourage them in their responsibilities.

The Commitment

We provide the name and address of the assigned legislator(s) and the postcards, and you commit to praying for your assigned legislator(s) daily, if possible, while the legislature is in session, and then mail an EAL postcard monthly until the conclusion of the twelve month session.

The Pennsylvania Legislature

The Pennsylvania legislature is in session from January through December and consists of 203 House members and 50 Senate members.

Answer the Call

Sign up today to be an encourager—it couldn’t be easier!

Sign up by contacting CWA of Pennsylvania at (570) 567-4171 or by email at [email protected] and provide them with your name and physical mailing address. Be sure to specify how many legislators you would like to encourage. They will then enlist you as an encourager and send you a packet of postcards and instructions in early January.

Spread the Word!

Please encourage your friends and family to sign up.

 

Consider making this a family project by involving your children.

 

Print and distribute information about this great opportunity to pray and encourage your state legislators. Click here for a printable push card. Print them double-sided on cardstock or order them through the contact information above.  

Will You Pray and Fast?

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Dear Prayer Partner,

 

You have probably heard it said many times during this election season that this election represents a critical turning point in our history. I believe the results of this election will determine whether or not this Republic will survive as we know it. But I also rest in the knowledge that God places people in positions of authority, and as a sovereign God, He moves them as He chooses. “Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God.” (Romans 13:1). “The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: He turneth it whithersoever He will.” (Proverbs 21:1)

 

I can so relate to the story of Esther in the Old Testament.  When she was faced with the dire situation facing her country, she said,  “Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast likewise. (Esther 4:16) 

 

Like Esther, I am asking you to consider setting aside, between now and November 8, a day of fasting and prayer for our nation and the situation in which we find ourselves. Would you fast as you can, whether it be a 24-hour fast or a shorter fast? I believe that fasting is a way of humbling ourselves before God. As we fast and pray, we acknowledge that He is sovereign over all things, and even though He does all things according to His will, He requires that His people seek His face and His plan. 

 

“ … Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, great and awesome, and fight for your brethren, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your houses.” (Nehemiah 4:14)

 

Your prayer partner,
Penny Nance
CEO and President

Encourage-A-Legislator Prayer Project – Texas

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Encourage-A-Legislator Program

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” – I Timothy 2:1-2

The Call to Prayer

I Timothy 2:1-2 instructs us to pray for our leaders. Concerned Women for America’s (CWA) Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) program offers our members and friends the vehicle to do this in an easy and meaningful way. It ensures consistent prayer for each legislator, and it encourages and builds bridges with conservative legislators as well as those who do not normally agree with us.

 

Whether a legislator is a believer, non-believer, conservative, liberal, Democrat, Republican, independent, or other, they need our prayers. This next legislative session, CWA plans to deliver those prayers.

The Goal

The goal of the EAL program is to encourage each member of the State House and Senate by praying for them on a regular basis and sending them a postcard throughout the legislative session.

 

The EAL program is never used to lobby and, therefore, is never confrontational. It is simply a great way to lift up those in authority and encourage them in their responsibilities.

The Commitment

We provide the name and address of the assigned legislator(s) and the postcards, and you commit to praying for your assigned legislator(s) daily, if possible, while the legislature is in session, and then mail an EAL postcard weekly until the conclusion of the twenty-week session.

The Texas Legislature

The 2023 Texas Legislature is in session from January 10 till approximately May 29 and consists of 150 House members and 31 Senate members.

Answer the Call

Sign up today to be an encourager—it couldn’t be easier!

Sign up by contacting CWA of Texas at 972-658-4204 or by email at [email protected] and provide them with your name and physical mailing address. Be sure to specify how many legislators you would like to encourage. They will then enlist you as an encourager and send you a packet of postcards and instructions in early January.

Spread the Word!

Please encourage your friends and family to sign up.

 

Consider making this a family project by involving your children.

 

Print and distribute information about this great opportunity to pray and encourage your state legislators. Click here for a printable push card. Print them double-sided on cardstock or order them through the contact information above.  

Encourage-A-Legislator Prayer Project – South Dakota

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Encourage-A-Legislator Program

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” – I Timothy 2:1-2

The Call to Prayer

I Timothy 2:1-2 instructs us to pray for our leaders. Concerned Women for America’s (CWA) Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) program offers our members and friends the vehicle to do this in an easy and meaningful way. It ensures consistent prayer for each legislator, and it encourages and builds bridges with conservative legislators as well as those who do not normally agree with us.

 

Whether a legislator is a believer, non-believer, conservative, liberal, Democrat, Republican, independent, or other, they need our prayers. This next legislative session, CWA plans to deliver those prayers.

The Goal

The goal of the EAL program is to encourage each member of the State House and Senate by praying for them on a regular basis and sending them a postcard throughout the legislative session

 

The EAL program is never used to lobby and, therefore, is never confrontational. It is simply a great way to lift up those in authority and encourage them in their responsibilities.

The Commitment

We provide the name and address of the assigned legislator(s) and the postcards, and you commit to praying for your assigned legislator(s) daily, if possible, while the legislature is in session, and then mail an EAL postcard weekly until the conclusion of the eight-week session.

The South Dakota Legislature

The 2023 South Dakota Legislature is in session from January 10 till approximately March 9 and consists of 70 House members and 35 Senate members

Answer the Call

Sign up today to be an encourager—it couldn’t be easier! Sign up by contacting CWA of South Dakota at 606-380-6914 or by email at [email protected] and provide them with your name and physical mailing address. They will then enlist you as an encourager and send you a packet of postcards and instructions in early January.

Spread the Word!

Please encourage your friends and family to sign up.

 

Consider making this a family project by involving your children.

 

Print and distribute information about this great opportunity to pray and encourage your state legislators. Click here for a printable push card. Print them double-sided on cardstock or order them through the contact information above.  

Encourage-A-Legislator Prayer Project – Colorado

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Encourage-A-Legislator Program

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” – I Timothy 2:1-2

The Call to Prayer

I Timothy 2:1-2 instructs us to pray for our leaders. Concerned Women for America’s (CWA) Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) program offers our members and friends the vehicle to do this in an easy and meaningful way. It ensures consistent prayer for each legislator, and it encourages and builds bridges with conservative legislators as well as those who do not normally agree with us.

 

Whether a legislator is a believer, non-believer, conservative, liberal, Democrat, Republican, independent, or other, they need our prayers. This next legislative session, CWA plans to deliver those prayers.

The Goal

The goal of the EAL program is to encourage each member of the State House and Senate by praying for them on a regular basis and sending them a postcard throughout the legislative session

 

The EAL program is never used to lobby and, therefore, is never confrontational. It is simply a great way to lift up those in authority and encourage them in their responsibilities.

The Commitment

We provide the name and address of the assigned legislator(s) and the postcards, and you commit to praying for your assigned legislator(s) daily, if possible, while the legislature is in session, and then mail an EAL postcard monthly until the conclusion of the five month session.

The Colorado Legislature

The 2023 Colorado Legislature is in session from January 9 till approximately May 8 and consists of 65 House members and 35 Senate members.

Answer the Call

Sign up today to be an encourager—it couldn’t be easier!  Sign up by contacting CWA of Colorado at 303-903-5283 or by email at [email protected] and provide them with your name and physical mailing address. Be sure to specify how many legislators you would like to encourage. They will then enlist you as an encourager and send you a packet of postcards and instructions in early January.

Spread the Word!

Please encourage your friends and family to sign up.

 

Consider making this a family project by involving your children.

 

Print and distribute information about this great opportunity to pray and encourage your state legislators. Click here for a printable push card. Print them double-sided on cardstock or order them through the contact information above.  

A Prayerful Perspective from Fort Myers

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My heart has been heavy and hurting, as I am sure yours has been, too, for those who suffered from Hurricane Ian. A week before the hurricane hit, I attended the Fort Myers Prayer/Action Chapter meeting and met the lovely ladies who are Spirit-filled, powerful, praying women, who love what God loves, hate what God hates, fight for the vulnerable, and stand for righteousness.

 
Fort Myers took a direct hit from the hurricane, which devastated the community. I was eager to hear from them when they got cell service and respond to my texts about how they were doing and how we could help. The following responses give you a feel for what some endured and how to pray.
 

Nancy Mastous, Fort Myers Prayer/Action Chapter secretary: We feel the prayers – we fared fair, but that was the scariest day of my life. My daughter and her family, who live two doors away, stood for almost three hours in sewage and spent three hours in the attic with their girls and two dogs with floaties from their pool. As the water receded, they walked, tied together, in raw sewage to my house. We tore up the carpet and have a mess, but thanks be to God, we are livable. It’s heartbreaking but being safe is amazing. Our God has protected most bodies, and most things can be replaced.
 

Karen Dorfman, Fort Myers Prayer/Action Chapter Leader: The hurricane has left me feeling many emotions. Tears flow over the sadness that so many around me have lost everything. Their entire life is out on the street to be thrown into the garbage. Worse, some have lost loved ones. Yet there is a sweetness in the midst of it. The endless stories of people helping dig mud from homes, pull up carpets, and tear out drywall. Washing sewage from a friend’s clothes. Giving strangers meals and churches piled high with supplies. We are on mission. This is what missionaries do. I thank the Lord that He has given me the gift of Hurricane Ian. The Lord has provided, strengthened, and shown His steadfast love throughout this tragic act. Tragedy changes hearts. It is easy to be complacent and take simple things like water and electricity and to be able to read your Bible for granted. When our electricity came on after five days and the water after nine days, both times, I instantly fell to my knees in tears and thanked the Lord. My heart will never be the same after this, and that is exactly what God wanted all along. My Heart.
 

I am proud of these ladies and their faithfulness and trust in God. They decided they would still hold their monthly meeting in October and not let anything stop them from interceding in prayer for our nation. May we pray for them. May we follow their example.
 

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble…The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Psalm 46:1,7

 

Serving together,

Sincerely,
Ruth Smith
State Director

CWA to Host Morning Coffee Talk in Pinellas Park, Florida

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Do you or someone you know live in the Tampa, Pinellas Park area? If so, I invite you to join me for coffee and conversation on Saturday, October 22!

 

Gloria Savalli of Pinellas Park will be hosting a Morning Coffee Talk, and I will be speaking about the hard issues that impact our nation, state, and communities and proactive ways to engage from a Biblical perspective.

 

God has been stirring believers to pray and get informed about the issues affecting life, faith, and family. Learn how to use your voice to influence policy.

 

Here are the details:

Date: Saturday, October 22

Time: 10:30 -11:30 a.m.

 

RSVP me at [email protected] with your name and how many will be attending. Directions to the Coffee Talk after RSVPing.

 

Mark your calendar, make plans to attend, and be sure to invite some friends!

 

If you do not live in the Pinellas Park area, would like to host a Coffee Talk in your area, and/or would like more information about CWA of Florida, contact me! I’m happy to let you know of the many opportunities for involvement in our great state.

 

I look forward to hearing from you!

 

Sincerely,
Ruth Smith
State Director