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The Faith & Liberty Monday Report

Jan 9, 2023

If you are tuned into the news, you know that last week, public prayer was prominent in the life of our nation — in sports and in politics.  

On an NFL field, Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin stood up after a hit, then immediately collapsed. While he received CPR on the field, players from both teams huddled around him for privacy, and many knelt in prayer for his recovery. A Christian anchor on ESPN also prayed powerfully for Damar and his family during a live television broadcast.  

Then in the U.S. House, the battle was on for the speakership. Many members stood their ground, and negotiations continued for days. Eventually, with concessions, the 15th vote led to Republican Sen. Kevin McCarthy’s election as Speaker of the House. Photos were taken as members met to pray over the situation. We observed as members gathered in the halls of Congress and on the floor for prayer to break the stalemate and ask that God’s will be done. Prayers for the House proceeded from the congressional offices.  

Faith & Liberty team members were hearing what was happening in real time from congressional offices, and we were able to offer timely prayer for this difficult situation. God appointed us to minister on Capitol Hill and has allowed us to engage with members and their staff. Because of you and your support, we have been able to cultivate relationships and pray for those who are governing on Capitol Hill.

Thank you for your prayer and financial support that enables Faith & Liberty to be on the ground in our nation’s capital! Let us continue to keep prayer at the forefront as the 118th Congress gets started.

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  • Peggy Nienaber was present during many of the votes on the House floor last week. She was able to offer prayer and support to both new and old members of Congress and staff. Our Bible studies started once again, though it is quieter with new congressional staffers on their retreat.
  • Congressional staffers take part in the Good Neighbor Initiative, and we were on their list! Quite a few of them came to give a thorough spring cleaning to our Ministry Center, for which we are thankful!

  • Peggy Nienaber participated in an International Religious Freedom Summit Steering Committee meeting. The event has been scheduled for January 31–February 1.
  • The Faith & Liberty team meets with new congressional staffers and members, welcoming them to Capitol Hill.


  • Peggy Nienaber will continue inviting new congressional staffers and interns to Bible studies and other activities.
  • We are planning events for the interns, including ice skating, in this first quarter of the year.
  • The Men of Issachar — from the men’s side of Aglow International — will be praying for us this week.
  • We are helping to organize a Men’s Prayer Breakfast, and over 80 men have signed up! To accommodate such a large group, it will be at a local church this month.
  • Prayers for Remembrance — Victims of Roe. On Sunday, January 22, 3,000 flowers will be laid at the U.S. Supreme Court as we have a memorial service with speakers and music in memory of infant lives lost to abortion.
  • We also will be holding a Life Reception with prayer at our Ministry Center as one of the activities accompanying the 50th annual March for Life on Friday, January 20.

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  • Pray for God’s leading in our planning for our ministry activities, especially for the pro-life events happening this month.
  • Pray that we will continue to collaborate effectively with other ministries and churches.
  • Pray that our Ministry Center would be seen as warm and welcoming to those who come to our Bible studies and fellowship activities. We are thankful for the opportunity to practice hospitality (Rom. 12:13).
  • Pray that God would expand the reach of our ministry to those on Capitol Hill with whom we normally do not interact.
  • Pray that God would be glorified in our conversations with interns, staff and members of Congress.
  • Pray that we would be both humble and cheerful, and that our demeanor would draw many to our ministry.
  • Pray for strength and health for our Faith & Liberty team, our families and our ministry supporters.
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