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A POWERFUL REMINDER TO REPLACE FEAR WITH COURAGE

Lord, we pray you will help us be strong and courageous as we navigate these uncertain times. Please give us a discerning heart, so we can know how and when to take a stand.

FEAR–This simple four-letter word has the power to cripple our walk with Jesus if we don’t learn to master it. Creeping behind us with outstretched claws, it waits for the perfect opportunity to shred every ounce of hope. Truth be told, fear has driven me to my knees more than I care to mention. That’s not necessarily a bad thing because it’s better that we surrender it to Jesus, so it doesn’t take over our hearts and minds. But in order to dwell with Christ, we cannot let it be our daily companion. It’s like two opposing forces walking side by side–one is faith, while the other is fear. They will compete for our time, energy and allegiance.

 

The concept of fear is nothing new. Our perception of it begins early in life and continues as we grow older. A loud noise–the face of a stranger–a car accident–the covid virus–these are all things that can produce fear. The question is…what do we do with it? The answer will make or break us, determining every step we take–do we move forward in faith, or backward in fear?

“Fear not” is one of the most common commands in the Bible. According to biblical scholars, there are at least 365 times where scripture reminds us to “fear God,” “be not afraid,” “do not worry,” or “receive God’s peace.”  No matter how it’s stated, the underlying meaning is that we are to fear only one thing–God himself. This doesn’t mean we cower in the corner, worrying that God will punish us, or send great calamity to our door. Instead, the message is that the only thing we fear is not doing what God asks of us! We have such reverence and faith in him that we will “fight the good fight, finish the race and keep the faith,” as 2 Timothy 4:7 declares. In our eyes, this may seem frightening. But with Christ as our ally, we can boldly declare a battle-cry against fear. We must raise a shout and give fear a punch to the gut.

Courage stands in opposition to fear. This word is used in at least 41 verses of the Old Testament. Perhaps one of the most well-known examples comes from Joshua 1:9 which says, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified: do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

As I watch the news, I’ve noticed several stories which have been powerful reminders that we need to replace fear with strength and courage. One particular account that captured my attention comes out of Holland, Michigan and involved restaurant owner Marlena Pavlos-Hackney. According to an article in the Detroit News, the owner of Marlena’s Bistro and Pizzeria was arrested March 19, 2021, after she ignored orders to close her restaurant during a state-wide ban on indoor dining. She also did not force her customers to follow social distancing or mask protocols.

Pavlos-Hackney appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight, as well as Glenn Beck’s Blaze Radio Network–both of which aired days before her arrest. On the shows, she describes how she escaped communist Poland in 1983. In 1988 she came to the United States, becoming a citizen in 1992. Opening a business in the land of the free was truly her American dream. Pavlos-Hackney stated, “We the people, small-business owners, like I told you, have to fight. I will fight for freedom for the American people. And I encourage everyone, business owners, other people–stand up and fight for your freedom before it’s going to be taken away.” 

Some people might say this woman deserved to go to jail. After all, she defied the state’s orders. But others see it as a clear violation of her constitutional rights. Pavlos-Hackney even put a notice on her front doors which read: “Welcome. We are a Constitutionally Compliant Business. We are not infringing on anyone’s inalienable rights. By law, we do not follow any of the governor’s, mayor’s, health department’s, or other government agency orders or suggestions pertaining to social distancing or mask wearing. Your health is your responsibility.”

Pavlos-Hackney says the rules being imposed during the pandemic are a reminder of what happened to her in communist Poland. She also feels like small business owners are being treated differently than larger businesses. “They discriminate against small business owners…You go to big places and they don’t have to follow the rules we do. They do whatever they want and they don’t go after them. They only go after us.”

I have noticed this phenomenon as well. Big businesses such as Walmart, Target and Home Depot stay open, while small shops, bars, salons and restaurants must close their doors. For months, small restaurants across the United States were unable to serve customers, yet thousands of people were free to shop the big-name stores.

Whether you agree with Pavlos-Hackney’s decision to defy the state’s orders or not, you have to admit that what she did took courage. Merriam-Webster defines courage as: mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, FEAR or difficulty. This restaurant owner certainly faced difficulty and what she did required moral strength. But there is more to this word than we realize. The words courage and heart are closely related because in Latin, cor means heart. This has carried over to other languages such as French and Italian, whose words for courage are corage and coraggio. In early renderings, it meant “to speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart.” This begs the question–who does our heart truly belong to?

Jeremiah 17:9 reminds us, “the heart is deceitful above all things, who can know it?” It is only the blood of Jesus Christ that can transform us into the strong and courageous people God made us to be. Courage without Christ doesn’t really exist because without his spirit, we are dwelling in man-made security and hope.

When Joshua was about to enter the Promised Land, God told him three times to be strong and courageous (Joshua 1:1-16) But God also said, “Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left…keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”

To follow God’s Word takes courage. Notice the verses say Joshua had to obey ALL THE LAWS. He had to do everything that was written in it. I would have failed on day one because I cannot keep the entire law and do everything it says! But when I do keep God’s commandments, it often requires courage. I have to step outside society’s box of conformity and walk a narrow path set before me by biblical scripture. It’s much easier to go along with what popular opinion commands than to stay true to God’s Word.

The words strong and courageous take on completely different meanings in today’s world. Promoting and celebrating lifestyles that are contrary to biblical truth is seen as brave. The media, politics and the rich and powerful become the voice of strength and courage. The proclamation of self-love trumps God’s perfect love. But as we see in the story of Joshua, this is not courage at all. God’s Word outlines what bravery looks like.

Fear will discourage you. It will seize your courage and crush your heart. If we want to be strong and courageous, we must abide under the shelter of the Most High (as Psalm 91 describes) and follow God’s will for our lives. I cannot promise it will be easy and there may be a cost involved, but “be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord,” (Psalm 31:24).

Marlena Pavlos-Hackney stood up for what she believed in. She felt her constitutional rights were being violated so she refused to give in to what she saw as tyranny. She was eventually released from jail after paying a $15,000 fine and agreeing to close her restaurant. She certainly paid a price, but to her it was well worth it.

As Christians, what price are we willing to pay? As more and more of our freedoms erode, what will we do to fight against the woke mob that tries to silence us? Like Joshua, are we willing to be strong and courageous by standing on the Word of God, no matter what it costs us?

Fear will try to stop you. It will shake its fist in your face. But when you look to the cross and the Word of God you will know what to do. “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous hand,” Isaiah 41:10.

What does courage look like? In what areas of your life is God asking you to kick fear to the curb? Leave a comment.

Pray with author Angela Rodriguez today at 12:15 pm ET. Call (712)775-7430 or IFApray.org/live.

Angela Rodriguez is an author, blogger and homeschooling Mom who studies the historical and biblical connections between Israel and the United States. You can visit her blogs at 67owls.com and 100trumpets.com. (Photo Credit: Canva.)

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35 Replies to “A POWERFUL REMINDER TO REPLACE FEAR WITH COURAGE”

  1. In all times and circumstances, including the ones that we are living in presently, we need to trust in Almighty God. Faith is the opposite of fear. Psalm 91 says that we are covered by his wings. It also says that
    Hw will give His angels charge over us, that He will protect those who trust in His name. That is us, fellow Christians! No matter what circumstances we may find ourselves living through, we need to trust in Him. Everything on this earth is temporary, and subject to change. God’s great love never changes. His promises are Yes and Amen. If we just trust in His promises, we will overcome the world as our Savior did. Thank You, Jesus!

    Amen! 13
  2. At a time recently when I was struggling with a decision, God clearly told me, “Do nothing out of fear.” It was an epiphany and life changing! Make no decisions on the basis of fear alone!

    Amen! 17
  3. That’s what the opposition wants, for us to fear standing up for what is right. I have given up watching the news because it upsets me daily at what’s happening with the Democrats in power. Look at the states that have opened up or have stayed open, in Mesa most of our schools have stayed open the entire time.

    Do not let FEAR destroy your will to live for the Lord. Stand up and respond back, IFA is a great find to actually e-mail your congressman and to speak out in truth. Blessed be the name of the Lord

    Amen! 19
  4. Yes, going deeper with the Lord in His Word and Spirit! Seeking Him in the midst of chaos and spiritual battles and trusting His power to bring His Kingdom reign and worldwide spiritual awakening!

    Amen! 27
  5. Thank you Angela for writing this article. It holds to Gods truth, which we all need.
    I do “fight” fear in honesty, & I “hate” it within me! I run to Jesus, my Tower of strenth, with my fears and am honest with Him. What am I afraid of? The direction the Government has taken since the elections. My brother was a missionary in Colombia, was kidnapped in January 1994 and assassinated June 1995. I will, to have the courage he had, the courage the apostles had following the Day of Pentecost. They left their fears behind, and moved forward in God’s grace with incredible courage, even to their deaths. This is the kind of faith I yearn for!
    A “perfect love that will cast out all fear”, except the fear of my Holy Father.
    When I pray this way, I am also praying for God’s intercessors. This is the time to “stand” not cower in fear of the enemy. “We are more than conquerors” in Christ our Lord.
    I believe for me, for us, that God desires to give His mega grace on the intercessors.
    I/we must “stand” in unity, and watch our country turned upside down, by God Almighty, working through His Bride. We depend on our Jesus to answer this prayer, knowing it is His will to “walk in faith” in His Name, not fear. May we behold our Savior, fixing our eyes on Him. Trusting in His supernatural grace to ascend on us in the days ahead. Great is His faithfulness!
    Thank you again Angela for addressing our fears with this Word from God.
    Appreciate you!!

    Amen! 35
    1. Wow Nancy! What an amazing brother you have! I have such high respect for missionaries. I agree that we need the faith and courage of the Apostles, especially at this time in our history. I just keep looking up knowing Jesus’ return must be near. Until he returns I will do my best to walk forward and finish the work he’s started in me. I know you will do everything he needs you to do as well. Praying for great blessing and courage in your life!!! Thank you for your encouragement. I just noticed the word encouragement has courage in it. How awesome!

      Amen! 14
      1. Thank you responding. One correction Angela. It is the brother I had. You are right too call him amazing. He was.He left a wife, 4 children & brokenhearted family and friends. The good news is I will see him again, never again to be separated. What a day will be!!!

        Amen! 13
  6. Praise God, for Angela Rodriguez, article!! She is “spot on!” Fear, is the one thing that is destroying this country, and we have seen an overwhelming amount of fear since Covid!! I have NEVER seen anything like it in my lifetime! If we, as Christians, can’t get past fear, we are going to lose our country! We cannot let the “woke” crowd, the “politically correct” and the “fear mongers” control us! That is exactly what fear does, it controls you! That is NOT who we are called to be! “Fear not, for I am with you!!” That’s OUR GOD, telling us that!! The MAKER of heaven and earth telling us! He will never leave us or forsake us, EVER! Let us stand, and pray and get involved. Let us pray, for the leaders in this country, as well as ourselves, to have the courage, the strength, to push fear out of our lives! We have to stop being “the silent majority.” We have to, for our children and our grandchildren’s sake! It is not easy, nothing that is worth fighting for is easy! But…..it will be worth it!
    I strongly believe, we were born, for such a time as this! God is with us. He will supply all of our need, according to HIS RICHES in glory! He is faithful, always.

    Amen! 53
    1. Pauline, I agree with you on the huge presence of fear since the covid pandemic. I pray Christians would find refuge under Jesus’ wings and remember he is in control. As you say, we were born for such a time as this and that means we have to step up and be courageous. I am sure the Lord will use you to help others overcome fear and to do the things he has already laid on your heart. Thank you for your inspiring words. May we have faith over fear!

      Amen! 13
  7. Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
    Thank you for sharing the many encouraging scriptures to help all of us in our fight against the spirit of fear which seems so prevalent throughout our society today. As ambassadors for Christ, we have every spiritual weapon to fight this battle and will not be overcome if we persevere. What saddens me most is how readily many churches have complied with the government’s usurping of authority which has caused fear to control many in the body of Christ. This is in direct contradiction to God’s authority and command that we forsake not the assembling together of believers. The fact that so many church leaders are bowing to the state instead of to the Lord makes my heart cry because they are more worried about their status and financial well-being instead of the status of their flock. We all need to stand up against this growing evil in our nation and fervently pray against the powers of darkness increasingly creeping across our nation and around the world–no matter what the cost. Blessings to you all for standing strong in the Lord!!

    Amen! 43
    1. Kathi you are correct!! We need to pray for our “shepherds” I left a church that I attended and served in for 5 years early on in the plandemic last year. Other parishioners( including church staff) were blacking out their FB pages in support of BLM and I felt the Holy Spirit calling me away. I do not even reside in a state where it was manditory that churches were closed and I felt like my pastors were standing on the wrong side instead of encouraging the body to not forsake the assembling of ourselves together. I found a body of believers that are the remnant, but I continue to pray that God would remove the veil from my brothers and sisters eyes and that we would ALL be a church on fire and I afraid to stand for our right to worship inside and outside the building because that’s what is going to draw the lost to repentance.

      Amen! 25
  8. Heavenly Father, I pray that You will help us to replace fear with courage. Help us to be strong as we navigate these challenging and uncertain times. Give us a discerning spirit so we can know how and when to stand courageous. In Jesus name, Amen.

    Amen! 49
  9. Thank you for this article. I have served God for a very long time but I have to admit since January I have lived in fear and wondered why things did not go our way. The Book of Joshua reminds us of what courage looks like as well as Marlena. Our enemy takes great pleasure in seeing us cower in the corner. Today I have come out ready to fight. Thank you again.

    Amen! 36
  10. Just this morning and even now, my morning prayer time has been reflective on the challenge to be “filled to the measure of all the fullness of God”{Eph:3:19}. Reflecting on 1John4:7-18, I realize that God is love and perfect love casts out all fear. I pray that God’s people will be so filled with the fullness of God’s love that we will stand for righteousness and have a voice for His standard even in the midst of persecution. The world needs to see the face of Jesus in the Church and as we fill ourselves with His fullness the world will know we are His by our love for one another. If God is love, and we are full of the fullness of God, we know there is no fear in love. May His Holy Spirit draw us to Himself through prayer and the reading of His Word, for in His presence there is fullness of joy and He will give us a spirit of courage to face whatever is ahead.

    Amen! 36
    1. Toni, I wish I had put that verse in my article. It is the remedy to our fear! Thank you so much for sharing. I will be sure to write that down and refer back to it during the week and beyond. You are right-the world needs to see the face of Jesus in the church and to see us walk in faith instead of fear. May God bless you !

      Amen! 9
  11. Dear Heavenly Father, Angela’s message was a powerful one, and one very important to us as we navigate the stormy waters that characterize our times. Lord May her message be as inspiring and revealing for many others as it was for me. Fear is indeed the tool of our enemies, and when we succumb to it, it paralyzes us into inaction, exactly as it was meant to. Indeed our enemies are masters of terror, and we must armor ourselves with Christ’s blood that we may stand against it. Lord bless all those individuals wherever they may be, who are standing up against the darkness and terror of our enemies. Just as a single trickle of a leak might shatter a mighty dam in a surprisingly short time, so too shall their courage in the face of evil dissipate the darkness that surrounds us by inspiring us all to stand and act. Lord let the tide now turn. In Jesus precious name I pray O Lord, Amen.

    Amen! 39
    1. Danny, what a beautiful prayer. I agree with you wholeheartedly. Fear is paralyzing this nation. Instead we need to terrorize the enemy so he has no power. I love the analogy you use of a single trickle of a leak can shatter a dam, but courage in the face of evil dissipates all the darkness. Thank you for reading and for sharing great insights on what we should do with our fear. May God bless you!

      Amen! 9
  12. 2 Corinthians 5 13 -15 If we are out of our mind [just unstable fanatics as some critics say], it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for your benefit. 14 For the love of Christ controls and compels us, because we have concluded this, that One died for all, therefore all died; 15and He died for all, so that all those who live would no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and was raised for their sake.
    This is the Amplified Bible translation of this verse. I love the part about being a fanatic and when we are for God we are in the right mind, but if we are only in for ourselves is does not benefit him but yourself. We all need to love and support each other. Fear is rampant in are country and Faith is being diluted and oppressed. Make a stand and do not be afraid.

    Amen! 26
    1. Lori, I love the use of the word fanatic also. That is what we have to be these days because so many other voices are trying to drown us out. I will keep this verse in mind as I try to be strong and courageous each day. Thank you for sharing!

      Amen! 11
      1. Thank you Angela, the Lord has been working in my life so much this past year. Not everything in this past year has been bad. It has given me the chance to thank God for the many blessings and for revealing the work that must be done. God Bless you.

        Amen! 9
  13. Father God thank you for the gift of the Holy Spirit that you have given each of Your children. He IS the Spirit of Truth who will speak only what You tell him, to lead, guide and direct us into ALL truth. Help us to be sensitive to his direction and then walk in a Spirit of Boldness in the direction he leads.Your Word tells us that You have not given the spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind ( self discipline) as some versions read. May we be bold and self disciplined as we seek to glorify You and follow You, bring us the Spirit of Boldness to stand against the cultural “norms” which are anything but righteous. Help us to be like the Marlena’s of our day and the Paul’s and Steven’s of the early church who looked fear in the eye and boldly proclaimed the freedom that was purchased on the cross. Father we know that our unalienable rights come from you, our creator. As we see the erosion of these freedoms to follow You and Your ways, help us to be like Daniel and his friends who REFUSED to bow and worship any man, or his ways. Help us know that we are not alone, there are many who stand with us, and most importantly it’s You, Father, and if You are for us, who can stand against us????? Thank you for allowing each of us to have a part in your story (history) help us to make You proud Father, we desire to hear You say “well done, good and faithful servant”. We praise You and thank You and ask these things in the matchless name of our LIVING HOPE, Jesus🙌🙌🙌🙌🙏

    Amen! 43
    1. Dawn, thank you for your bold prayers! You are right -like Daniel, Paul and Steven we cannot bow down and worship these false idolatrous norms. We have not been given a spirit of fear! Your words are very encouraging and remind us all to join the fight as members of the Body of Christ. May God bless you!

      Amen! 17
  14. That was an amazing story of Marlena Pavlos-Hackney, that stood up against what she perceived as the tyrannical tactics of our government against her and her business. I agree with her, even though I have not been put in the position she was put in. It does take courage to stand up against the wrongs that are happening in our nation that are against us as Americans. If we stand up for God He will stand up for us. As the article asked, “What price are we willing to pay, as Christians”? We are being pushed back with all of the evil and wickedness that is taking place. God wants us to stand, as the Scripture says in Ephesians 6:13 “And after you have done all to stand. Stand firm then” (NIV). This is what we must do, stand against what is coming against us. This is a fight against the evil one, it is no longer political. Thank you Father for standing with us as we take a stand for righteousness in our nation, In Jesus name, Amen.

    Amen! 36
    1. What a great scripture to go with this article- “Stand firm!” I agree it is a spiritual battle and we need spiritual weapons. Thank you for your encouragement and insight. I pray we can all be like Marlena in that we stand on the truth and act on it as well. May the Lord bless you and continue giving you courage. Thanks for reading.

      Amen! 12
  15. Maria needs to appeal this all the way to the Supreme Court if need be. This is government overreach. I pray she finds lawyers that have both the integrity and intestinal fortitude to fight this! There should not be different rules for big businesses and small businesses; this is a violation of the equal protection clause and should be treated as such!

    Heavenly Father, please restore our Constitutional rights. In particular, I ask for the rights of citizens in blue states to have their rights restored. Remove unjust governors through legal means, such as recall.

    Amen! 43
  16. Thank you for this reminder today! Have been feeling weary & discouraged in my workplace (public school) and have been reminded of how much we need to pray for the lives and minds of our kids in school.

    The reminder from Isaiah has been running through my mind and is a great encouragement!

    Keep running the good race, everyone. Praying for renewed strength, courage, and boldness to share God’s Truth.

    Amen! 48
    1. Kristin, I was an elementary school teacher for 14 years so I know how you feel. It is a tough job with never-ending responsibilities. Your students are blessed to have you as their intercessor! May the Lord give you strength and courage each day as you teach and guide those young minds. Thank you for reading!

      Amen! 15
  17. God is calling me to leave safety and comfort behind and follow Him to a different church and perhaps a different work environment. I’m 68 and change doesn’t come easy and fear was walking with me, but praise God! He has affirmed me in my obedience. \o/
    Do you sense God calling you to a deeper place with Him? Going deeper into His Word?

    Amen! 56
    1. Judith,
      I’ve heard many of the prophetic speak of the (grey hairs) meaning ones like me (70)…..God has given us a second chance to take
      up the Word of God and pray. All the things I didn’t see or understand when younger we can now come and repent, then take our
      place lifting All and holding one another up, encouraging and speaking the Truth. Then like this wonderful Ifa site helps us come
      together and PRAY. What an Honor and a Blessing. Isaiah 26:3
      “ You will keep them in Perfect Peace whose mind is stayed
      On thee; because he Trust in Thee .🕊”

      Amen! 14
    2. Oh, Judith, DO take courage for this move to a different church! But, stay very close to our Good Shepherd as you do (same for a new job).

      For years I would cry my way home from my former church, “Lord, why am I still going there?” It was SO frustrating: the whole Word was not being preached – or even trusted, the whole Gospel was not being lived out, and the masked spirit of fear over this past year, and surrounding legalism, just dominated and quenched…
      My prayers, one:one conversations with my Pastor, armored-up use of the Sword of the Spirit with my Pastor or other members, etc etc etc seemed to go NOWHERE.

      Yet, my earthly father had left me there, following his rebirth at 94 1/2 yrs (!), at the leading of the Pastor at that time – 25 yrs ago, and I feared that getting out from under that authority could put me in an even worse pasture… One sister in the Lord said “Stay there, till they kick you out.”

      Well, through a number of well-timed steps only our Good Shepherd could have directed, including insights He showed me from “family members” in other area churches about their particular fellowships (most of which He did not want me a part of – only one was clearly open for me), circumstances from my daily life, and ungodly directives from my former Pastor, God made it very clear that I was to leave NOW, and where I was to go!

      Our God is SO kind! My new church (only 10 weeks since first attendance) is bold and courageous in the Lord, full of the Holy Spirit! His Word is preached with power! Our ladies Bible study is a haven of one-accord fellowship, accountability, and application. God is giving the increase!
      I’m being discipled in the Lord for the first time ever, really (aside from His personal discipleship through His Word, of course, and various parachurch ministries), and I believe we will soon be moving beyond that to intentionally discipling through a wider reach for others, to make disciples, who make disciples, who make disciples, who make disciples, until…

      For, unless we each obey our Lord Jesus in this Great Commission, how can we possibly have the revival we all long for!

      Give thanks to the LORD, for His steadfast love endures forever!

      (PS I’m 82, so you can do it, Judith! – as you follow our Good Shepherd, of course…)
      Rejoice in the Lord always!

      Amen! 8
  18. May God bless Marlena for standing up to tyranny. May her business thrive. May she receive a 7 fold return on the money taken from her. May other small business owners begin to stand up for their rights and reject the unfair restrictions that have been put in place that favor big business to the harm of small businesses.

    Amen! 76
    1. Thank you Father for rising up many Joshuas to lead us in national prayer against the true enemy–satan, himself. Please continue to remind us “for our struggle is not against flesh & blood, but against the rulers, against the powers,against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12. Please continue to equip us to fight this battle & bless mightily those who stand strong as an example of Your strength in us.

      Amen! 77

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If you would like to correct, update, add, or delete personal information, simply let us know by calling us at (800) USA-PRAY, emailing us at ifa@ifapray.org or writing us at Intercessors for America P.O. Box 915 Purcellville, VA 20134 and we will respond promptly to your request.

Changes
Intercessors for America reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time and requests that you review this policy for updates.

Content Disclaimer
Please understand that all postings, messages, text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, or other materials ( “Content”) posted on, transmitted through, or linked from this website, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. More specifically, each person is entirely responsible for each individual item (“Item”) of Content that they post, email or otherwise make available via the Service. Please understand that IFA does not control, and is not responsible for Content made available through the Service, and that by using the Service, you may be exposed to Content, as much as we try to prevent it, that is offensive, indecent, inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise objectionable. For the health of the IFA community you must agree that you will evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, and that under no circumstances will IFA be liable in any way.  Be wise and understand that IFA does not pre-screen or approve Content generated by our community of website users, but IFA does have the right (but not the obligation) in its sole discretion to refuse, delete or move any Content that is available via the Service, for violating the letter or spirit of the terms of understanding or for any other reason. If you ever find objectionable material please contact us at 800-USA-Pray or use our contact form to notify us.

Questions or Suggestions
Please direct all questions or comments regarding this privacy policy to Intercessors for America at  Intercessors for America P.O. Box 915  Purcellville, VA 20134

This web site may provide links to external web sites maintained by individuals or organizations external to Intercessors for America. Once you access information that links you to another web site, you are subject to the privacy policy of the web site containing the information you have linked to.

Online Personal Safety
We hope and pray that all intercessors involved in Intercessors for America are trustworthy, well-meaning, and have a heart for prayer for our nation.

However, please take the same common sense precautions online as you would offline. People online are not necessarily who they say they are or seem to be. Never give out passwords, credit card information, or other private data. Be very wary of disclosing private information to a stranger you meet via prayer messaging. Even apparently innocent information, like the name of your employer, can be used against you by scammers.

When meeting with someone for the first time to gather to pray or establish a prayer group in your local area, please remember to:

Taking these precautions will help make your online experience safer. Any risk in using Intercessors for America’s online web tools to connect with others is assumed by you. Intercessors for America disclaims any liability or responsibility for acts, omissions, or conduct by you or any other party using its online web tools.

For more information about online personal safety, check out these resources:

Statement of Use
All of the content, images, logos and photos appearing on this website are copyrighted and are the property of Intercessors for America. Other images, brands or logos are copyright of their respective owners. Information and images found on the site cannot be reproduced either in print or electronically without express written permission from Intercessors for America.

The IFA or GAP Web Site may contain links to third party web sites such as those posted by members of the Get America Praying website.  These third party web sites are not controlled by IFA. The links to these web sites are provided for convenience. IFA is not responsible and assumes no liability for the contents of any of these web sites, and unless expressly stated does not endorse these web sites or their contents, products, or services. IFA is not responsible for the content of any sponsor’s Web page linked to the IFA web site, and the opinions and views expressed on the sponsor’s Web pages do not necessarily reflect those of IFA. The contents of the sponsor Web pages are not reviewed in any way before they are linked to the IFA web page. Intercessors for America reserves the exclusive right to remove any links, posts or members that it deems necessary for any reason. The intended usage of the website is for the facilitation of prayer groups.  Requests for donations other than for the owner of the site, posting of blogs and misuse of site is expressly forbidden.  Inactivity of any group or site for more than 90 days will constitute an automatic removal of the member or group from the site.

 

Intercessors for America Comments Policy

IFA is a prayerful community of believers interceding for the nation. We want to foster a community of commenters that reflects our values: Prayerful, Truthful, Generous, Hopeful, and Relational.

Comments are welcomed and encouraged on this site, but there are some instances where comments should be reported.

• Comments deemed to be spam or solely promotional in nature will be deleted. Including a link to relevant content is permitted, but comments should be relevant to the post topic.
• Comments including profanity or vulgarity will be deleted.
• Comments that condone, encourage, or incite violence of any kind, for any reason, will not be tolerated.
• Comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive should be reported and will be removed. Note this may include abusive, threatening, pornographic, offensive, misleading, or libelous language.
• Comments that attack an individual directly should be reported.
• Comments that harass other posters should be reported. Please be respectful toward other contributors.

IFA reserves the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to the blog without notice. This comment policy is subject to change at any time. If you have any questions about the commenting policy, please let us know at ifa@ifapray.org.

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