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Pray With PI: Trump’s First Week as President—Women’s March, Wall and Travel Ban
Written by Project Inspired | January 30, 2017
Our Project Inspired community is a powerful network of believers. We want to bring awareness to events happening around the world that could use our prayers. President Trump’s first week in office was full of executive orders, mass protests and great tension. Today we urge you to pray in response to the following current events.
The Women’s March was a worldwide protest the day after President Trump’s inauguration, designed to help protect legislation and policies regarding human rights and other issues. Organizers released this statement about their purpose: “We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health and our families—recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.” It was the largest single-day demonstration in U.S. history. The march drew at least 500,000 people in Washington, D.C., and some estimates put worldwide participation at 4.8 million. While the unity of the masses was inspiring, many of the co-sponsors of the event were pro-choice advocacy groups. Please pray with us as we encourage the spirit of camaraderie and as Christian pro-life feminists find their place within the movement.
One of Trump’s first campaign promises was to build a wall on the southern border of the United States. Trump began taking steps to make it happen, assuring that Mexico would pay for it. Mexico’s president and officials remain determined that they won’t. The first meeting between the two heads of state was canceled due to the tension. Trump has proposed a 20 percent tax on Mexican imports to pay for the wall. Pray with us for peaceful and mutually beneficial relationships with Mexico and other countries and a resolution to this situation. Read more.
President Trump issued an immigration executive order and temporarily stopped immigration and travel for 90 days from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Yemen. The result was widespread confusion across the country on Saturday as airports struggled to adjust to the new directives. Legal officials and politicians are all involved in fighting for people’s rights and upholding the constitution. Protests and strikes erupted. Many are chanting and using the hashtag #NoBanNoWall. Join us in prayer for the refugees displaced in the world right now, for the immigrants and families currently in our country, and for God to guide our leaders. Read more.
What other current events are you praying about this week?