March 26, 2020 | IFA Staff
As IFA intercessors gathered to pray on Wednesday via phone and webcast, they were immediately called to pray about the stimulus package in Congress. All but passed, the bill had been cobbled together in the night by the Senate, with the final draft version readied for a noon vote today. Dave Kubal and Ralph Drollinger (founder of Capitol Ministries, and the guest on the IFA call) led a time of prayer asking for wisdom, guidance, and insight for leaders as they worked to pass this funding package, all while the IFA prayer call was happening.
Shortly after the call was over, we received word that a group of four Senators found a “massive drafting error” in the current bill that gives employees an incentive not to work.
From FOX NEWS: “You want to destroy what’s left of the economy? Pass it the way it’s written,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said in a press conference. “If you want to help people, pay them their wages, but don’t pay them more not to work.” The concern from Sens. Graham, Tim Scott, R-S.C., Ben Sasse, R-Neb., and Rick Scott, R-Fla., is that the current version could pay workers more in unemployment benefits than they’re currently making, by sticking a $600 per week payment on top of ordinary benefits that are calculated as a percentage of income. This could disrupt the labor market further, the lawmakers warn.”
God has paused this bill, so it is even more important to pray. Click the video below to pray in agreement with the timely and effective prayers.
Ralph shared that he is in Congress, the Senate, and the Executive Branch every week and he sees the result of the prayers of Intercessors for America. Will you pray for Ralph Drollinger and Capitol Ministries? Please leave a comment.
When asked how we can pray for the leaders involved in your ministry, Ralph shared these prayer requests:
- that this crisis would give our leaders who don’t know Christ an insatiable desire to know Jesus and God’s Word
- that God would elevate those leaders who have biblical wisdom in their spheres
- strong reliance on biblical truth
- nothing would pass through stimulus that contradicts biblical truth and wisdom
- that legislators would see imago dei (the image of God) in every person–that value comes from God and knowing God’s Word is the only way to have real wisdom for life
Download the prayer guide, written by IFA President David Kubal, on the coronavirus “Holy Shaking, Holy Pause, Holy Reset.” Dave summarizes essential prayer points to intercede about what’s going on spiritually behind the coronavirus crisis.
Capitol Ministries serves the leaders of national and state governments. One way is weekly Bible studies. Right now they are studying “Is God Judging America Today?” Ralph explains about God’s judgment briefly on the prayer call, but you can take a deep dive into the topic with him through the actual study. Click HERE to sign up and receive this 9-day daily email Bible study in your inbox. You will be studying what the leaders are studying. We have included daily prayer points for them as well.