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A Call to Prayer

You have likely heard that there are bills being passed through our legislative process that are of incredible concern to us as Christians. Dr. John Jackson, President of William Jessup, describes it this way: "There are 3 Assembly Bills (1779, 2119, 2943) now in process that are very onerous regarding sexual orientation and gender identity. These bills, more than those that have preceded them, attempt to silence speech, publication, and religious activity. There are no religious exemptions in any of them."

Let us not be found sleeping! Let us be alert! Let us be vigilant! The greatest weapon we have on the planet is our relationship with the Living God! It is time to pray and use the authority He has given us!

Please visit to see sample letters. Bethel Church has also addressed these bills on their site Finally, click here to read what Rev. Dr. Samuel Rodriguez has to say regarding AB-2943.

For more information and great connecting resources regarding these bills, check out this page from the California Family Council

Specific Prayer Requests:

Please pray for the ability to work with legislators, to demonstrate care and concern for all California residents, and help any person who wants to change their sexual orientation

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National Day of Prayer

God in His Awesomeness has provided this year’s theme of Unity. He is so timely and His plans are so complete! We encourage everyone to set apart May 3 as a day of intentional prayer for unity in the Body of Christ and harmony among the Brethren. May we all meditate on Ephesians 4:3 and Psalm 133.1, and take time to stop and pray these passages through with at least one other person. This is where unity begins: with Jesus.

Prayer Resource Center

By Adena Hodges

Write a Psalm

I love reading the Psalms because they express real, raw emotion. Sometimes it’s a high point of praise. Other times sharing with God frustration. While we want to avoid grumbling and complaining, we can be real with God in what we think and feel. The key is to always turn it back to praise, releasing our emotions to him.

Take a few minutes and write your own psalm. How do you feel in this moment? What challenges are you facing? Are you battling fear, discouragement or pain? What joys are you experiencing? Are you overflowing with love? Be real with God. Share your thoughts and feelings.

If you are struggling with something, release it to Him and end your psalm with praise. Too often we feel the “right” thing to do as Christians is to suppress negative emotion, maybe even try to hide it from others and God. But usually that only strengthens it. Instead, when we are honest with ourselves and God and then simply give it to Him, He often does a “divine exchange” taking away our pain and filling us with His joy.

Share your heart with Him today!

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