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Father, thank You for giving creativity to Your people. I pray that You would continue to pour out ideas that will inspire Your people to get involved. Give us wisdom and courage to step out in faith and to put hands and feet to our prayers.

The heart of Intercessors for America is for prayer. It is something we can all do. Prayer is universal. We can all pray, but the next step is to take action, and for many, that can be intimidating. And yet this is where our hands and feet become involved in our prayers.

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Here is an encouraging story about a woman who has been a faithful intercessor on behalf of children.

Nancy Cammarota, a former crisis-pregnancy counselor and special-education teacher, was led by Holy Spirit to take action in a creative way. At 71 years young, she is still interceding for the children and about the war being waged against them.

Nancy resides in New Jersey, but she was on a prayer call from Texas. She shares how the leader of that group was discussing the need for legislation to remove inappropriate LGBTQ books from the libraries. Unfortunately, those who were trying were finding no success. This was a discouraging report, Nancy recalls. And later that day, she received yet another bad report, this one regarding her family, and she became angry at the devil. “Enough is enough — I’ve had it!” she remembers saying.

At that moment, she suddenly got an idea for removing these offensive books from the libraries in her neighborhood. “If the books aren’t on the shelves,” she thought to herself, “they cannot harm children anymore.”

Nancy went into action. She applied for a library card in her county of Somerset. This instantly gave her access to 11 library branches. Nancy went to the children’s and teen’s sections and checked out every LGBTQ book she could find. Then, she found out something that really excited her: Not only could she check the books out, she could reserve them as well — checking them out again and again, for up to 10 times in a row, as long as no one else was requesting the books in the meantime. With the normal term per book being three weeks, if she could reserve a book for up to ten times, at three weeks each time, this came to a total of 30 weeks. And that amounted to nearly an entire school year in which a sexually inappropriate book would remain out of circulation and out of the hands of any minor.

How awesome is that?

Nancy’s hope is that many more intercessors will get involved in the same way. “Anyone can do this,” she said. “It’s so simple, it’s practical, it’s legal — and it’s protecting the children.”

When I asked Nancy what verse she prays often concerning the children, she cited one from Isaiah: “No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their vindication is from Me,” declares the LORD. (Isaiah 54:17 BSB).

What a wonderful testimony of how we can all become more involved. None of us can do everything, but we can all do something. I pray that this story will impart courage to every reader.

Intercessors, if you’d like to follow in Nancy’s footsteps, you can head to your local library and reserve as many LGBTQ books as possible. If you don’t know what to look for, click here for a link that contains lists of LGBTQ books intended for children.

Plus, consider this comment from Wendy:

“I am a retired children’s librarian. I worked hard for 30+ years to provide edifying books for the families in my community.
One piece of advice about this strategy: if the reserve list for a book gets too high, most libraries will buy another copy so there’s one on the shelf. Too many people placing holds on particular titles will send a signal to the librarians that this is a high demand item that needs added copies.
When you check out a book, you’re giving it a popularity vote, statistically.

Keep each book until its due date and renew it, if possible, so you’re giving it the minimum possible statistics for checkouts to unique individuals.”

And please consider asking your local library to buy Christian books like The Action Bible. Usually there is a way to request that libraries purchase books–find out good Christian books for children and teens and request them.

Did Nancy’s story inspire you? Share in the comments below.

Author Gloria Robles is a passionate intercessor with a prophetic voice for today. For more from Gloria, go to Spotify or Anchor to listen to her podcast Something To Share. Photo Credit: Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash.

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Dave L
August 18, 2022

I agreed with the library professionals comment that if well meaning Christian’s checkout undesirable books we’d unintentionally make it appear those books are in higher demand.

Lane
August 3, 2022

Great idea! Thank you

Jessica S. Tooma
August 2, 2022

Wait a minute…if the books aren’t on the shelves, where are they? Are they in her home?
Since when is it spiritually strategic to bring into the home, or one’s property, satanic books and other objects that glorify him?
One of my bible teachers mentioned that he had to remove objects from his home (occult books and martial arts equipment) that were getting in the way of his prayers.

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Cynthia Weatherwax
August 1, 2022

Thank you for sharing! Action for protecting our children! Praise God!

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Fran
August 1, 2022

What wonderful, simple ideas! Thank you so much for sharing!

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Carrie Lawson
August 1, 2022

Your action inspired me! Will share!

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Martha Huggins
August 1, 2022

While checking them out removes them from circulation, taxpayer dollars are still being spent on these horrific books. Continued pressure on school board members is crucial! Do not grow weary in well-doing!

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Zoe Ella
August 1, 2022

Thanks to Wendy for the comment. It’s important to understand the system, too. Diabolical – check out and keep the books, and then the library will buy more of them. Any ideas from anyone on how to deal with this???

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Beverly Hatch
August 1, 2022

GOD BLESS HER! I am so shocked and disappointed with what is happening to children today and am SO BLESSED that I am 73 and was raised by strong Presbyterian Parents.

Thank you for sharing and I will continue to pray!

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Jane
August 1, 2022

I’m wondering if she eventually had to return the books to the library?

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nancy
August 1, 2022

This story made my day. Yes I did indeed laugh!!!!! There is more than one way to deal with the devil and this idea is at the top!!!!!!! What an awesome revelation!!!!!!!

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Denise Arnold
August 1, 2022

An idea sent from heaven. Bless you and thank you fro sharing.

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Sondra Guthrie
August 1, 2022

I, too, have been concerned fir our children! In addition, I have prayed for the parents who would allow their children to want to change their children’s gender!

As a special education teacher, now retired, I have prayed that Christian parents would present this issue before their respective school districts! Several districts have removed this inappropriate literature from their libraries!

As I pray for children, the two scriptures I refer to is:
Psalm 34:7 “I will instruct and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with my eye.”o

Then, Psalm 91:11 “For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.”

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David
August 1, 2022

That is awesome, way to go Nancy.

We should not be afraid and then also act in faith according to the Word of God and by the power of His Holy Spirit to do something.

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Wendy
August 1, 2022

I am a retired children’s librarian. I worked hard for 30+ years to provide edifying books for the families in my community.
One piece of advice about this strategy: if the reserve list for a book gets too high, most libraries will buy another copy so there’s one on the shelf. Too many people placing holds on particular titles will send a signal to the librarians that this is a high demand item that needs added copies.
When you check out a book, you’re giving it a popularity vote, statistically. Keep each book until its due date and renew it, if possible, so you’re giving it the minimum possible statistics for checkouts to unique individuals.

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Valerie Gibbs
August 1, 2022

Valerie Gibbs
August 1, 2022
Moms In Prayer ( formerly Moms in Touch); There IS a group that prays weekly for kids in schools JOIN it in your school asap– create one easily if there isn’t one already. MIP have it all prepared for you– a life/ lives saver!

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Sara
August 1, 2022

Wow! Am on the way to get a library card, and taking my sisters with me.

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Denise Jorge
August 1, 2022

To find out the names of the books you can search through the safari or Google …
Popular childrens LGBTQ+ books.
They will be listed and also show you the book covers with authors names…
let’s also pray for the authors as well. 🙏

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Jean Blasingame
August 1, 2022

Excellent idea! Thank YOU Holy Spirit for the creative inspiration You give Your people!

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Susan
August 1, 2022

Surely there are librarians who are concerned about this type of indoctrination targeting children – having a conversation with them may help to identify which books are available in their library.

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Christine Leviton
August 1, 2022

That is so brilliant!!
I am going to do that!!

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Ruth
August 1, 2022

How do I find out which books in my local library are LBGQT?

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Lynn
August 1, 2022

Give us a list of book titles that are inappropriate. I would be willing to di this if I had titles.

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Mandy
August 1, 2022

Catholic Vote was sponsoring a similar effort during June to empty “pride” month displays at libraries. It can be done year round.

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Denise Jorge
August 1, 2022

This story inspired me deep within my soul. My children and I usually go to stores and libraries to hide the LGBTQ+ books and any apparel from having any visual attraction to children and the world . Seeing those books hurts and makes me so upset. However I believe God is allowing all of this to happen so we wake up and take our Authority. In prayer and action.
We will now take out the books from the library!!!! Brilliant Idea! God bless you Nancy.

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Brian
August 1, 2022

Praise God!

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Pola Muzyka
August 1, 2022

Let your children know that there’s a war against them and that they need to pray for the Lord to stop this war and protect them from it every day they wake up. Tell other parents to pray for their children without exception every day to be protected by Jesus from this war. Every word of a child’s prayer is heard. Tell your Christian friends and neighbors to pray protection over the children in your area daily. Organize a prayer group of parents and children in your churches to pray daily for the children in your state to be protected from ungodly agendas against the children and their families.

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    Granny Jo
    August 1, 2022

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all children could pray to be protected, but 60% of our nations children have never ever been taught to pray. THAT’S the EVIL!

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    Valerie Gibbs
    August 1, 2022

    Moms In Prayer ( formerly Moms in Touch); There IS a group that prays weekly for kids in schools JOIN it in your school asap– create one easily if there isn’t one already. MIP have it all prepared for you– a life/ lives saver!

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    Valerie Gibbs
    August 1, 2022

    Valerie Gibbs
    August 1, 2022
    Moms In Prayer ( formerly Moms in Touch); There IS a group that prays weekly for kids in schools JOIN it in your school asap– create one easily if there isn’t one already. MIP have it all prepared for you– a life/ lives saver!

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Derek
August 1, 2022

Creative. I like it.

But still, my hands down favorite is grabbing a Demroid approved book and reading it aloud.

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Jennifer
August 1, 2022

Awesome example of how to be sly as a serpent and innocent as a dove. Thank you, Lord, for wisdom, strategy and creativity in defeating the enemy!

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Barbara A Byrne
August 1, 2022

After watching the World Prayer Network last night and hearing the stories happening in Loudon County Virginia I wondered how my daughter-in-law and I could find out about books in our school district. Is there a list of books that we could refer to in our search?
Praying for God’s protection on all our sweet children. Thank you, Nancy for inspiring us to do more.

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    Granny Jo
    August 1, 2022

    I would like to know the same thing. (WHICH BOOKS ARE EVIL! ) Titles to offensive and grooming books are often very misleading (on purpose). Help us know which books to look for to protest against or use this ladies idea.

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    Valerie Gibbs
    August 1, 2022

    I noticed the libraries in Fairfax County, and area usually highlight these books, put them on purpose in a special display (especially on June). Alas, you can always just ask the librarians to show you which ones… NB kids take out a lot of books in summer, libraries have all sorts of summer reading programs, so this side of heaven we have a 24/7, 365/year constant battle. But remember the war is already won and God almighty gets the victory–declare Isaiah 49:25, and pray as one to the Almighty One, our Good Shepherd for the lives of these little ones. He WILL bring relief and then some when He is revealed from heaven in blazing fire w His powerful angels ( 2 Thess 1:5-7). Stay faithful in Him (2Cor. 10:3-5). ALSO in those little free books boxes set out in front of homes or school, pull out and destroy lousy ones, stick in good Bible Story books for kids to take:).

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    Nathan Shaw-Fuller
    August 1, 2022

    While all libraries are bound to be different, I would recommend going to https://openlibrary.org/collections/LGBTQ for a list of books aimed at children. That’s a good place to start.

Patricia
August 1, 2022

Praise God for Nancy’s actions to do. I ask Holy Spirit to give us all ideas to do more putting action to our prayer.

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    Shannon
    August 1, 2022

    Wow that’s amazing! Way to go Nancy! A simple yet effective thing to do.

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Georgette
August 1, 2022

Thank you Nancy for doing your part and protecting our children from this evil! My son who is 19 today is going through this ordeal of gender confusion. Believing our God is bigger, better, stronger and will get my son back to being what God designed him to be! Praise God!

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Lisa Dailey
August 1, 2022

I am praying for God to show his might glory in the United States 🇺🇸 as it’s never been seen shown to the American people 🙏 🙌. To the American people, He is God. Please Lord show us your mighty glory. In Jesus Name 🙏 🙌 ❤️.

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Danny murphy
August 1, 2022

Awesome

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Karen
August 1, 2022

Thank you for this inspired action article. I will share it with others.

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Lucille Ruth
August 1, 2022

I rejoice in the Spirit working through Mancy. May many other testimonies arise because of her actions.🙏

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Lloyd
August 1, 2022

That thought never crossed my mind! That is a perfect way to get these books out of the hands of children. Thank you for sharing.

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Michael Allen
August 1, 2022

Is there a list of the most common books?

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Sandra Lupo
August 1, 2022

This is shear genius! I live in Mercer County and will do the same! God bless you Nancy for this divine inspiration 🙏

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