A Prayer for Illinois
A Prayer for Illinois
Written By Kathy Valente   |   05.04.18

With about 4 weeks left of the Illinois General Assembly’s session and several bad bills that still could be voted on, it is very fitting to appeal to “Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine,” (Eph. 3:20) and Him through Whom “all things are possible.” (Matt. 19:26)

Illinois is in a serious state of depravity and no weapon on this planet is powerful enough to make things right, because our weapons are not of this world. Now is the time to utilize the most powerful weapon we have. Prayer.

Heavenly Father,

You alone are worthy of all praise, honor and glory. You are the King of all kings and Lord of all lords. You have no equal. You sit on the heavenly throne and rule over the universe and everything in it, including the affairs of man.  Though our mortal minds can’t fathom Your greatness, nor begin to understand Your mercy toward us, we believe Your Word and its promises, because You are unchanging, ever faithful and completely trustworthy. And we believe that You love us because You took on human flesh and took the punishment we deserve so that we could spend eternity with You.

Father, we thank you!

Lord, we humbly implore You to move in Illinois, which is sick and in desperate need of healing. Many have turned away from You and have done what seems right to them; to their peril. Even some who proclaim You as Lord live no differently than the world.

Lord, please forgive us for the wickedness of our culture.

Lord, forgive me for falling short of Your call to holiness. Give me the strength I need to overcome the lies of Satan and the sinful desires of my old nature.

Forgive us all for our failure to recognize that You alone sit on the throne.  Forgive us for not speaking out when schools indoctrinate our children with godless ideology.

Forgive us for our apathy and lack of love for our neighbors; for looking the other way as we allow things once called evil to be called good.

Forgive us for feeling as though there’s nothing that can be done to remove the darkness over our land, when Your Word is clear that there’s hope and have called us to shine the light of Christ.

In 2 Chronicles 7:14, You say “if My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

Illinois’ healing is contingent upon us.

Lord, You see all things and know all things. You already know all that plagues Illinois. But You also tell us that we don’t receive because we don’t ask. (James 4:3)

Lord, we specifically appeal to You to stop the Equal Rights Amendment, which will enshrine abortion rights into the U.S. Constitution, force states to subsidize abortion, and strike down laws that protect women and children.

We ask that You would stop the efforts to subject children to further indoctrination into perverse sexual behavior that Your Word clearly says is sin. Father, we pray for the demise of HB 5596 and SB 3249.

Lord, please protect our children.

We ask that the plans of the proponents to legalize “recreational” marijuana would fall apart. We pray that this juggernaut would be derailed and that our lawmakers would fully realize the dramatic, costly and deadly consequences of approving this legislation. We pray that IFI and other opponents of this policy would have success in educating and activating voters in Illinois to the truth.

Thank you for hearing our prayer, Lord.


Kathy Valente
Kathy joined the IFI team as our Director of Operations in 2008. Previously, Kathy was the state director for Concerned Women for America for 4 years. But even before that, Kathy and Dave worked together as volunteer activists battling pornography and obscenity in the public square. Kathy has consistently taken a stand for traditional Judeo-Christian values and has worked tirelessly to foster a wholesome environment for family living, advocating for high community standards. Kathy recognizes that sexual immorality, pornography, obscenity, promiscuity, state sanctioned abortion and gambling threaten the moral fabric of our society. The well being of our communities, the...

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