August 2022 Prayer Needs

In John 15:4-5 (ESV), Jesus reminds His followers, “As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” With this understanding, we invite our friends and supporters to pray that “much fruit” will grow in our great state. Several prayer requests for the month of August follow.

  • America’s pro-life movement has been emboldened in recent months, but in New York, Democratic elected officials are doing everything they can to expand abortion access. Pray that these efforts will ultimately fail and that New Yorkers hearts will turn toward protecting life.
  • Last month, Governor Kathy Hochul and the Democratic supermajorities in Albany gave first passage to an amendment that would enshrine not only abortion rights, but also special rights for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender in our state constitution. Before New Yorkers will have an opportunity to vote for or against this amendment, it will require second passage during the next legislative session. Pray that the bill never sees second passage.
  • In Congress, there is a heavy push to enshrine “marriage” between persons of the same sex into our federal law. The measure has already passed the U.S. House of Representatives. It now heads to the U.S. Senate. Pray that this measure fails and that Americans will see the benefits of marriage as God designed.
  • Our state continues to suffer from a scourge of violence, particularly in urban areas. While some legislators see a gun problem, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms sees a sin problem. Pray that depraved hearts will yield to truth of the Gospel and be eternally changed.
  • Presumably to restrain gun violence, Gov. Hochul signed into law a measure that makes it a felony for most church congregants to carry firearms in houses of worship. The new law takes effect September 1, 2022. Pray that no gunman will see churches as soft targets, but as safe places to go to experience divine healing for the hatred and hurt within their hearts.
  • New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms is grateful for several new laws that hope to improve services for human trafficking victims and survivors.
  • The Congressional and State Senate primaries are Tuesday, August 23, 2022. Please pray that the Christian community will turn out in droves to choose candidates that will best reflect godly character in office.
  • While our organization finished 2021 financially strong, the first six months of 2022 have been more difficult. We’re tracking almost 15% behind our mid-year goal. It’s going to be a huge election year giving social conservatives their best chance of picking up seats since at least 2010. We cannot afford to miss this unique moment in electoral politics, because of something as small as a lack of funding. Please pray that much-needed funding will be realized in time to make a difference in this year’s election cycle.