April 4, 2020 | From IFA Staff and Allan Parker
We received this email from a good friend of ours, Allan Parker of the Justice Foundation. You may have heard Allan on one of our prayer calls, or read about his efforts to overturn Roe v Wade in our alert articles. The White House is involving the faith community at every level–and continues to do so during this crisis. In fact, Intercessors for America will be included on a call with the White House on Friday. We are grateful for their recognition of the importance of pastors, ministry leaders and Christians in matters of our nation. We are sharing this email from Allan as an encouragement to you, and to ask you to join in praying for the prayer request Vice President Pence shared on the call. Read on…
From Allan Parker:
“I just got off the phone with Vice President Mike Pence speaking to me and a group of conservative leaders. By God’s grace, I was invited to be on the phone call. I would like to relate some of his thoughts to you.
First, he does encourage everyone to follow the guidelines from the White House on how to slow the spread of coronavirus. This disease is apparently three times more contagious than the flu and can be quite deadly to some people. It is important to stop the spread of this at this time. I encourage you to listen to the daily briefings which are very informative.
I was most impressed when the first question to him was, “How can we pray for you and your family?” He was grateful for the question and grateful for the prayers but he said, “Please pray for those who have suffered loss and for those on the frontlines like grocery store workers, healthcare professionals, police and firemen who are working in this environment and then coming home to their families every day.” Pray for those who have fear that the peace of the Lord would be with them.
He also wanted us to share the story of millions of Christians who are helping their neighbors and that all Americans are in this together. He suggested we try to find the vulnerable and get them help. If we know people who can’t get out, offer to shop for groceries for them and other acts of kindness and love at this time.
After Vice President Pence left the call, his staff indicated in answer to questions that they are working to attempt to protect America’s religious liberties and to stop the promotion of abortion. His assistants did say that we all need to remember that temporary cessation of our liberties in many ways including the right to work, the right to travel, the right to worship and other important liberties are being curtailed for a short, emergency reason. We must not let this become the new normal. He indicated that perhaps the disease could be incomplete containment by June but that this month of self-quarantine would help greatly.
I am glad that we have a Vice President who is a man of God and who is very much on top of the situation. He does an amazing job during these daily briefings and is in charge of the corona task force for this government-wide response.”
Will you join us in these prayer requests from the Vice President?
- Pray for our front-line citizens named above
- Pray for those who need assistance and are vulnerable
- Pray for our religious freedom
- Pray for the Vice President, his family, and his staff
Share how you are praying for these 4 requests in the comments below…