I Prayed have prayed
Lord, protect our religious freedoms in this nation that we still have. Do not let this instruction be a divisive tool for the body of Christ, but rather unite us even more. Please heal our land.

A Ventura County state judge issued a temporary restraining order to Pastor Rob McCoy of Godspeak Calvary Chapel Church prohibiting the church from meeting under Governor Newsom’s unconstitutional COVID-19 no singing and no worship orders. Liberty Counsel does not represent the church but is working with the pastor and his legal counsel.

The state court order also names Does 1 – 1000, meaning the injunction includes every person who attends the church or who will attend the church. Anyone who dares visit the church to worship could be held in contempt of court.

However, Gov. Newsom’s orders allow the church to feed, shelter, and provide social services, but the same people in the same building cannot worship. In order words, non-religious services are acceptable but religious services are banned.  . . .

This case is the first in the country where church members and all future attendees are now considered defendants subject to contempt of court for entering a church to WORSHIP.

An evidentiary hearing is now set for the end of the month.

Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver said, “The same governor who encourages mass protests, bans all worship. The same governor who says the church can meet for secular services, bans the church from having religious worship. If people cannot see this obvious unconstitutional violation, they are blind. This unconstitutional hostility against religious worship must end. Enough is enough!”

(Excerpt from Life News. Photo from Piqsels.)

Are you appalled at this action by the California governor? What will you do about it?

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Sharon Buck
August 17, 2020

I am praying for the Pastor and believers at this church, that they will stand on their constitutional right of freedom of worship! I pray they will stand firm, be gracious, sing praises to the Lord, pray for those who are trying to steal their rights, and show the country what true believers in Jesus Christ look like!
Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might!!!!

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Beverly Jones
August 17, 2020

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hdD10xUXVyk

The radical socialists in this country have been patiently working a “100- year plan” to destroy America. Inch-by-inch they have all but taken our nation from us. And the American Church has slept through it, oblivious to the danger. We dont know if its too late now to save our homeland. But regardless, let the Church obey God, not men: we will worship and if needs be, we will fill the jails until there is no more room. If Baal be god,
then serve him. BUT if the LORD be GOD, THEN SERVE HIM.

Martha Kersey
August 15, 2020

Thanks be this pastor and church are standing up , better all hit or needs, sing praise to our God and God to church and support our pastors/ priests in prayer and encouragement to stand again this evil !

Gale Sherrill
August 15, 2020

Nothing can stop those who seek in their souls the love they have for the Lord. & to worship Him together, it is Biblical. There are more people at Walmart & other public places on Sunday mornings, it is simply another day of the week. We can worship Him everyday and lift up those who are lost. No matter what day of the week, pray before you go into stores, that you will radiate the love of Jesus, those who are around you will know,
they can be a child of God. The Lord will lead you.

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    Martha Kersey
    August 15, 2020

    Yes, but perhaps stay home from ” business as usual ” shopping on the Lords day and build our little churches, our families and honor God. Also, the Lord did not say, ” just another day of the week” He said, Remember to keep holy the Lords Day ! You are right that we need to keep holy, glorify God everyday. ! Bless you, Martha

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Chuck
August 14, 2020

Such a brutal act here. So wrong.

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Vickie
August 14, 2020

Lord, I pray for Your churches in California and other states who are having this problem. These Governors and Mayors haven’t any right to forbid worship and church services. My prayer is also when election time comes, the citizens will remove these left-wing Governors and elect Governors who loves God and honors the President and is fair to the community. This is totally unconstitutional and very hostile toward religious worship.

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Carolyn Knight
August 13, 2020

Author needs to do spell check. Sentence should read-“In other words…” NOT “In order words..”

    Ronda Orchard
    August 15, 2020

    patience and grace be afforded to you that we would not stumble over auto correct or the necessity of pecking out a response from a tiny phone keyboard. God bless you.

Sarah Powers
August 13, 2020

LORD JESUS,
I pray in the power of Your name that any government leader that refuses to let Your people worship would be removed in Nov 2020 and replaced with those whose hearts are loyal to you. I pray that the land allotted to the righteous – Your America – would not be given to the wicked. I bind in Your name spirits of death associated with abortion, witchcraft, rebellion against the things of God, Jezebel, Baal, and any and all weapons formed against your Church. I ask that You move on the hearts of Americans to see every child at every stage of life is conceived in Your image. Remove all laws that refute this. Speak to the hearts of parents that currently have their children in public schools to check into the curriculum – and if it doesn’t please You, LORD to make a way for them to be home-schooled w/funding. Help this Church to stand in the power of Your Strength – give them victory for standing up for You. Be their defender and their joy. Send them as salt and light into the land to win hearts – to take every opportunity. For those who may be detained or even arrested, send Your Presence into the jail. Win people there. Convict every Christian in America of their personal sin, including me, so we can repent and close the foothold, strongholds of the enemy. Remove all fear from their hearts. Return to us the rights of our Constitution for the glory of Your name. We love you – help us obey your every word. In Your Name, Amen

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Luanne
August 13, 2020

Lord, you are worthy of all praise and all glory! Hallelujah! Glory to your name! We join ourselves together on this prayer site and we worship YOU! Hallelujah! Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive all honor and glory! You are worthy of all praise! Lord, the enemy wants to mask and paralyze our worship. Oh Lord, as in the days of Moses, Pharaoh would not let your people go to worship you; and we are living in a time where our rulers and the spiritual rulers of darkness will not let us go to worship you. Lord, we ask for you to bind these spirits, the antichrist and anarchy spirits, spirits of fear and laziness that are trying to paralyze your people in America. We pray for the church of Jesus Christ to rise up and walk. We pray our walk, O Lord, would be strong and steady for you. May the enemy not paralyze us with fear of tyrannical rule or fear of COVID-19. May your people who are called by your name humble ourselves and pray and turn from our wicked ways. May we run into your arms and into your presence. Defeat this decree made by the Governor of California and other authorities in our land. Strengthen your people. Bring those who are able to return to church, to be the church outside of the ‘church’ building, and to declare your glory. “Let MY people go!” declares the LORD Almighty! “Let my people go so they can worship me!” Bring glory to your name, Lord! We pray this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

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Norine Levy-Hughes
August 13, 2020

In The Name of JESUS CHRIST I bind satan, all strongman-ruler spirits, all antichrist, Jezebel-Ahab, unclean, belial, leviathan, astral projection, principalities, all connected spirits operating against GOD’S PLANS-AGENDA for the Churches-we the body of CHRIST, I command all these enemies of The Cross to be UPROOTED by GOD’S BURNING ANGER and Fierce Fury now. I loose GOD’S WORD Amos1; “GOD WILL send down 🔥 FIRE on the walls of Satan and All his FORTRESSES WILL be DESTROYED NOW.They will not go Unpunished any longer. I loose The BLOOD of JESUS over All The people who are attending Mac Arthur’s Church and all other Genuine Loyal Churches and Ministries and all Genuine body of Christ people of GOD and all people who are seeking GOD for help and deliverance. I pray that GOD’S GLORIOUS PRESENCE- HIS GLORY WILL MANIFEST AND PROTECT AND SHIELD ALL WHO ARE WORSHIPPING HIM AND ALL WHO ARE SEEKING HIM AND ALL WHO NEEDS TO BE HEALED FROM ANY PLAGUES, SICKNESS DISEASE AND INFIRMITIES, PAIN, MENTAL ILLNESS, STRONGHOLDS, DEATH, ATHEISM, OCCULT WORSHIPPING, AND ALL UNGODLINESS. NO WEAPON THAT IS FORMED AGAINST THEM, US SHALL PROSPER. I DECREE IN JESUS NAME!!

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Richard Klein
August 13, 2020

I agree!

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Roxana Rogers
August 13, 2020

Roxana

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Roseann Davis
August 13, 2020

When it is carried to the higher courts, don’t forget to ask for all legal fees to be paid by the State of California.

And in praise and thanksgiving to the GREAT I AM, we ask You to fight that battle for them and bring them out as victorious. We are trusting You as You are worthy of our trust. Amen

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Mel Teoh
August 13, 2020

Holy and Just Father,

Thank You for this article. Thank You that YOU ARE ALL KNOWING GOD who never be surprised with what is happening on earth.

Father God, thank you for the opportunity to pray for CALIFORNIA and its Senators, Representative, Governor and his administration. We pray that all these people in government to draw close to You God. To know You. Because Proverbs 9:10 said: “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”
The duties of the Democratic Party are to support minority, women’s right, environment, progressive reforms. However, they have forgotten how to play fair. They have put their agenda before PEOPLE. They do whatever it takes to advance their agenda including supporting BLM, ANTIFA etc of Marxism teaching.

Since President Trump won the election, the Democratic Party have not been supportive to build America and its people . Their insubordination divide this country. Therefore Father, if You will, please allow Hawaii to be red state with conservatives value whose allegiance is to God, put American (People) first then do the Constitution. Father God, please rewrite the Democratic Party agenda / duty to include putting American people FIRST. Though I applauded their unity among the party. I pray that the Republican Party will be as united as them.

Matthew 7:7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”

In Jesus’ Name, I pray that CALIFORNIA will be a RED STATE. So that Republican Party can do their job to protect the right of the people as it is intended when it was created in 1854.
Father God please raise up Christian men and women to be like Daniel who dare to stand for what is right to REPLACE Senators, Representative, Governor and his administrations. These Christian men and women will have no corruption in them because they are trustworthy, not corrupt, nor negligent. They will not bow before any the idol in the form of money, power, fear and influence. They will stand firm and speak the truth in love. They are the righteous whose allegiance only to KING JESUS.

Just as Jesus spoke to the nonproducing fig tree and it dried up from the roots, we speak to the resources of those who work evil in our government and command their money, communication, and alliances to dry up from the roots. In Jesus’ name, please clean up corruptions in every level of the government.

Thank You Father for leading the election of 2016. We ask you again Father that You put Your hands in this 2020 election so that elections to be fair, honest and without corruption.
Father, please mobilize the Body of Christ from every corner of CALIFORNIA to vote in person this Nov. 2020, to vote for President Trump so that he will be given a landslide winning and bless P Trump with all republicans conservatives administrations who will put You first and always pray for Your guidance to run this country to go back to the beginning when the founder of America made a covenant with You.
I pray that the Body of Christ will exercise their right to be SALT and LIGHT of the world and be involve, more engage in government not only electing but working in the government to ignite America under God.

May the grace of the LORD Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all from today onward.

Hear our cry, O Lord, and attend unto our prayers as we pray for turnaround in America, ONE state at a time. In Jesus’ name we thank You. Amen.

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    Martha Kersey
    August 15, 2020

    Thank you Mel, I copied to pray daily and share. God Bless you.

Cathy
August 13, 2020

In China it started with Covid-19 as excuse for cracking down, then they could not even have small Bible studies, ( sound familiar?), then they could not even have family Bible study. Lord I pray you would rise against this effort to employee communism in our society under the pretense of the pandemic. The agenda is clear. They tear down Christian foundations and have already attacked churches physically. They try to tear down family values and morals. It’s progressive and Lord we ask you to tear down these strongholds of rebellion and witchcraft. Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. We know your eye is on the sparrow and you are still watching over us all and say Fear not, be of good courage. Lord help us fight the good fight and stand in faith, never giving up but believing in God alone. Look up, stand and believe.

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Shirley E Parsons
August 13, 2020

CHRISTIANS, Stand Strong! STand for the God in whom you believe and worship HIM!

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Pat
August 13, 2020

We have a right to Freedom of Religion. They are changing our Constitution. If we allow this to happen then we will lose more of our rights. There have been other diseases that have hit this country over the years but churches have always been open. Does this restrict other religions also in the California to meet in there
Buildings? We must join in prayer to stop this. Father we need your help concerning what is happening closing churches in California.

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    Roseann Davis
    August 13, 2020

    Not only Your help but also complete victory as we stand and trust You. Amen

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Steve Olson
August 13, 2020

The “Church”, meaning Christ’s Church is under direct attack. The 1st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads in part – “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, OR PROHIBITING THE FREE EXERCISE THEREOF;….” The is happening throughout our nation. I believe churches (collectively) must do at least three things. First, they must band together and sue governors and mayors for violating the constitutional right of freedom to worship. Two, are steps to capitalize on exposing the perversions of institutions the God has ordained – government, education, redefinition of marriage, etc. Three, prepare to go underground. These attacks are only the beginning. Christ never intended for the church to be a comfortable observer in the communities in which it resides. Christ said He would build his church and “the gates of hell would not prevail against it.” The church is called to go on the offense. If we don’t advance on our own, Christ will give us a nudge as He did in the first century – it was called persecution.

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Tyas H
August 13, 2020

If they allowed for social activities, church members can do : social events
A. Celebrating birthday / anniversaries members of the church
B. Talent contest ( singing – music play , dance , karaoke , food bazaar
But all with Worship- Praises Churches songs
Prophetic dance
Psalmist ( not prayers )
Fill the church with Word of GOD with new songs poems poetry ,praises & worship n dance

So in every week end / Sunday the church still gathering all congregations in unity
House of The Lord still full with praises worship

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Maureen
August 13, 2020

Father God, I pray your supernatural blessing, strength, wisdom, discernment and faith upon your church. Lord show us how to be Davids and fight the Goliaths of our day. Let us join our hearts and stand against the Goliaths of religious tyranny, medical tyranny, tyranny against the unborn, tyranny against the family,and tyranny against freedoms granted to us by our God given constitution. Lord we pray that you will bind Gov Newsome and his liberal judges, foil their plans and protect your church and faithful servants. We praise your mighty plan to reveal their wicked ways. We pray Lord that you would remove the scales from all eyes so that the evil can be fully seen for what it is.
Lord remind us that your ways are not our ways and that You will turn all this evil for good for those that live the Lord.
In Jesus precious name. Amen

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    Roseann
    August 13, 2020

    I just had to say AMEN again!! We have done and are doing the best we can but now we just stand and look for the salvation of God. Amen

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Dorothy Ter Horst
August 13, 2020

Lord, please confuse the strategy of the demonic realm trying to close churches. Make one lie prove another wrong until they kill each other and fall to the ground In Jesus name, Amen.

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Cheryl Johnston
August 13, 2020

Father, in Jesus mighty name, move upon Gov Newsom. Open his heart to receive you and follow Your agenda, and not his own! Encourage Pastor McCoy and all who attend his church. Strengthen and guide them. Thank You for them being willing to stand and not fear man.

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Jean G.
August 13, 2020

Have worship music on as people come to be served with food or whatever! Have your volunteers sing and worship as they serve the people! Some who come will remember the songs and sing too! But God will be glorified! The glory of the Lord will change the atmosphere and people will want that peace in their own lives!

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Frankie Hutchens
August 13, 2020

God Help Governor Newsom. He’s one lost soul living in fear of You and Your power, Lord. I pray Your warring angels convict Governor Newsom to the point of salvation. He is an unhappy and miserable human being; show him the life he can have in You if he accepts You as Shia Lord and Savior.

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Jackie Prentiss
August 13, 2020

Eph.3:20,21
20. Now to Him who is (able) to do (far more) abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to (the power) that works (within us,) 21. (to Him) be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen

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Michele Weiss
August 13, 2020

Do we obey God or live under tyrrany and the fear of man?
Pray for Gov. Newsome to repent and accept Christ.
Meet at Wal-Mart and
Worship there.

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Jackie Prentiss
August 13, 2020

When we allowed them to close the church for this plandemic that was overreach. We have a 1st amendment right to go to church. The gates of hell newsome & his cronies will not prevail against the church. Wake-up Christian’s this is what happens when we sleep & cave to the enemy’s edict. Wake up Christian’s. This is what the liberals that you voted for does. VOTE YOUR FAITH!

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    Jackie Prentiss
    August 13, 2020

    Governor newsome, supreme court, liberal left, deep state hear this:
    Ps.27:1-4
    1.The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

    2. When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

    3. Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

    4. One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; (that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.)

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