I Prayed have prayed
Lord, help us to hold fast to prayer and live like Daniel in these times we are facing. Let us dig deeper in Your Word and worship proudly.

California officials, including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, are threatening to shut off utilities to churches and households that have worship.

This week, our case against Gov. Newsom’s outrageous orders will be heard in court. Liberty Counsel is defending Harvest Rock Church and Harvest International Ministry, which has 162 affiliated churches in California.

But last Friday, California officials came up with a new tactic to deal with Christians who want to worship rather than sacrifice their freedom on Gov. Newsom’s COVID altar…

Ventura County, CA, voted 3-2 along party lines to file suit against Calvary Chapel Godspeak, its pastor and 1,000 “John Does” (aka church members or future attendees) who want to worship. The lawsuit demands a Temporary Restraining Order against Calvary Chapel Pastor Rob McCoy and all who attend, or who will attend, services. . . .

Every person who attempts to worship would be a defendant and could be held in contempt for having any worship in the future… until Gov. Newsom gives his permission! Violators could go to jail and pay fines. . . .

Yet, California politicians continue to recognize and applaud the Marxist revolutionaries that clog California streets shoulder-to-shoulder and   terrorize cities and neighborhoods — all with no “safety” requirements, cease and desist orders or fines.

Regarding our case defending Harvest, in his response to our court filing, Gov. Newsom argued that churches are not “essential.” Regarding feeding, counseling and housing people in the same building where worship services occur, Newsom argues that only the worship services should be prohibited while the other non-religious services are allowed.

Concerning home Bible studies, Newsom argues that he has authority to prohibit home fellowship groups. As to protests, Newsom admits he encourages them and supports their violation of his orders, but he would like them to wear masks and practice social distancing.

Nothing new under the sun…

This is not the first time anti-God officials have tried to silence God’s people and ban the practice of His religion. Biblical King Darius’ henchmen instituted a ban on worship and prayer as well, many thousands of years ago.

But faithful Daniel chose to obey God, rather than the King’s edicts, and God rewarded him for it – binding the lions’ mouths and letting Daniel live in peace and prosperity the rest of his days.

As you know, Liberty Counsel has filed five federal lawsuits against the governors of Maine, Virginia, Kentucky, Illinois and California. In each of these states, governors and local officials have closed churches, squashed religious freedom and criminalized worship, practices and beliefs.

Liberty Counsel is working to bring one of these cases to the Supreme Court so that we can set the precedent once and for all – that no governor will be able to ignore the fact that religious freedom is FREE in the United States of America!

But we can’t do this without you. As you know, we never charge for our legal services. Instead, we rely on God’s provision through YOU, the faithful Liberty Counsel donor. WITHOUT YOU, NONE OF OUR WORK IS POSSIBLE.

YOU are a hero to these pastors and Christians under attack by anti-God governors. So today, I am asking you to give a bit more. A generous supporter has established a challenge grant that will effectively DOUBLE your gift to Liberty Counsel’s legal fund. This blessing could not come at a better time, but because this is a challenge grant, the additional funds will only be available for a limited time.

(Excerpt from Liberty Council. Photo from Flickr.)

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Alexander
August 15, 2020

God help for America!

Sarah Powers
August 13, 2020

LORD JESUS,
Have mercy on America LORD. We ask that the leaders who will not repent that You remove them in the next election and replace them with Your people. Let us stand for all those being persecuted for Your Name across the United States in prayer – that they would be strengthened and not back down, that You will protect them as You did in Daniel’s day when worship to You was violated. Let them look to You resolving in their hearts to stay true to You no matter the cost. But I pray You defend them. In Your Name, Amen

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Lana Carter
August 13, 2020

We have to take a stand. SO blessed to see on youtube the gathering on the beach with worship and prayer. Here comes the new JESUS MOVEMENT! ITS TIME FOR THE ENTS TO COME OUT IN EVERY STATE AND CRISS CROSS THE TOWNS AND CITIES TOUCHING THE SICK THE HOMELESS THE SEARCHING PEOPLE ON THE HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS.

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Dixie
August 13, 2020

“For God says, “I will break the strength of the wicked, but I will increase the power of the godly.””
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭75:10‬ ‭NLT‬‬
https://www.bible.com/116/psa.75.10.nlt

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Yvonne
August 13, 2020

Lord, have mercy. How long? We are seeing good called evil&evil called good!Thank you, Father, that in this valley walk you lead us in the paths of righteousness.

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Carol
August 13, 2020

Lord, meet these joyless governors and mayors meet them in their dreams! If God is for us who can be against us, allow them to hear worship when walking, sitting , eating, talking if you spoke through a donkeys mouth you can speak
through these DONKEYS!
We wait upon you!

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Michael
August 13, 2020

Dear Lord Jesus, how have these wicked rulers become so entrenched in our government? Father, we agree together, in Jesus’ Name, that the political leaders of this nation, who have entered into a pact with the spirit of antichrist, would be uprooted from their places of power an influence. Furthermore, we pray that those who have aided and abetted them would also become uprooted and dislodged, that their true nature would be revealed and that the people of the United States would understand, for the first time, how diabolical this totalitarian oppression really is. Lord, may the time come, where those who refer to Trump as a Fascist, would not be able to speak in public because of their shame. May their lies and accusations be silenced. May their own wicked work become so attached to them, that no one would believe them. IN Jesus’ Name.

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Lisa Stout
August 13, 2020

Sen. Kamala Harris now a VP candidate goes on national TV and talks bad about how President Trump has shut this country down because of the Covid-19 virus. She needs to look in the mirror of her own state of California. People are not allow to worship in church but she states it is ok for everyone to go back to work. It is ok to protest as long as you wear a mask but church goers can’t attend church wearing a mask. I see some double standards.

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S. Flan
August 13, 2020

Christians have dealt with tyrannical governments before who have tried to stop them from meeting. Who would have thought that America would have an underground church.

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Anita
August 13, 2020

Thank You Lord for exposing the lies and for revealing the truths. We pray for the salvation of our government leaders. People need You, Lord Jesus. Open their eyes, hearts, minds, souls, and spirits to You. May each one understand the Gospel, see their need for You, and respond by inviting You into their hearts and lives, repenting of their sin, and truly be born again. Thank You for using others to witness to them. Thank You for Your loving presence wherever they go ~~~ they will continue to encounter You, and others who love You. In Jesus Name, amen and amen.

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Jackie Prentiss
August 13, 2020

Gov.newsome, supreme court, deep state, liberal leftist know this:
Ps.27:1-4
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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Barbara Nelson
August 13, 2020

Sounds like these church members need to join the petition to recall their governor. They should also be working petitions to recall democratic state representatives and senators. Pray first, then start recall petitions.

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Vena Noel-Jackson
August 12, 2020

Jesus said this in Revelation 2:10 “Do not fear any of those things you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation 10 days. Be faithful until death and I will give you a crown of life.” We are indeed living in the last days. All in the book of Acts, praise and worship was going on and Jesus’ Name was lifted up and thousands were Saved and the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved. Be encouraged…Jesus is coming!!!!!

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Mel Teoh
August 12, 2020

Holy Father,
Thank You for this article.
In Jesus’ name, we pray that You ignite and mobilize all the Body of Christ in CA to go out and vote in person YOUR biblical value and for them to know that President Trump is YOUR chosen one to do YOUR will for America.

We ask YOU in Jesus’ name that P Trump will win landslides. CA will be red states. The Body of Christ in CA will be united and they will fight and won according to the Law and Order that the Constitution dictated.
CA body of Christ will lead a life that is pleasing in Your eyes. Forgive our sins Father, as we forgive others. Help us to live life according to Your will.

In Jesus’ name, we thank You Father-God. Amen.

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Darlene Estlow
August 12, 2020

Father, I pray for success in the courts for the church in this suit. I pray for courage and strength for each congregant and provision for ADF. Turn Neusom’s and the mayor’s hearts to you. Give them repentance for their attitude toward you and your people.

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Carol
August 12, 2020

“Therefore, put on the complete armor of God, so that you will be able to [successfully] resist and stand your ground in the evil day [of danger], and having done everything [that the crisis demands], to stand firm [in your place, fully prepared, immovable, victorious]” (Ephesians 6:13 AMP)

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Cristina
August 12, 2020

Heavenly Father, unify us in Your Spirit as one Body that we may fight in the Spirit and at the Courts against GovNewsom and Mayor Garcetti’s evil orders, for Greater is He that lives in us than he that lives in the world 1 John 4:4, Glorify Your Name in all the earth! in Jesus Name!

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Rochelle
August 12, 2020

Father God,
Have mercy on Your people. We need courage to stand against evil. Do not allow us to be apathetic or complacent.

We ask that You move on the hearts and minds of government officials to honor the oaths they took to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America.

If they fail to do so, we ask that You sovereignly remove them from office.

Father God,
Please pour out Your blessings on First Liberty. Give them divine strategies and abundant resources (wisdom, knowledge, understanding, discernment, revelation, insight, finances, strength, time, energy) to legally protect our freedom of religion, freedom to peacefully assemble, freedom of speech and freedom to worship.
Grant First Liberty favor with each judge and each court in which they argue cases.
We thank You and praise You for Your might and power.

Shine Jesus shine
fill this land with the
Father’s glory.
blaze Spirit blaze
set our hearts on fire.
flow river flow,
flood America with Your grace and mercy.
send forth Your word,
LORD,
and let there be light.
Let it all be done in the name of Jesus.
Amen.

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    Cristina
    August 12, 2020

    I totally agree with Rochelle Mathew 18:19 in JesusPowerful Name!

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Toni Kushner
August 12, 2020

Keep our eyes on Jesus , come let us bow down and worship, for For He is our God. Praying for our family in Christ.

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Diane
August 12, 2020

All Christians should be on this in prayer abd intercession. The left hates each other yet is connected abd organized. Christians love each other and not connected..where are we???
Garrett and Newsome need to be impeached for violation against their oath of office to protect the CONSTITUTIONAl freedoms of wd the people. PUSH BACK NOW!!!

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    Jackie Prentiss
    August 12, 2020

    Amen push back. The lbgtq came out of closet and Christian’s ran in closet with face masks on. God is greatest than mere evil men. Newsance & his henchmen need to be removed. Lord deal with them as only You can.

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