American Pastors Network: Prayers for Schools, Prayers for Unborn, Prayers for Nation Take on New Urgency

American Pastors Network: Prayers for Schools, Prayers for Unborn, Prayers for Nation Take on New Urgency

APN Prayer Project ‘52 Tuesdays’ Encourages American Christians to Pray for Every Aspect of Culture Leading Up to 2020 Election

January 22, 2020

PHILADELPHIA—President Donald Trump buoyed the spirits of American Evangelicals everywhere on Religious Freedom Day last week when he addressed the constitutional rights of students to pray in school.

The American Pastors Network (APN) acknowledges the importance of corporate prayer—in schools, in families, in churches and across the nation—at a time when the country seems divided and wounded and desperately needs God’s blessing and guidance.

“This afternoon,” Trump had said on Jan. 16 from the Oval Office, “we’re proudly announcing historic steps to protect the First Amendment right to pray in public schools. So you have the right to pray. And that’s a very important and powerful right. … In a sacred principle of our Republic that government must never stand between the people and God. Yet, in public schools around the country, authorities are stopping students and teachers from praying, sharing their faith, or following their religious beliefs. It is totally unacceptable. You see it on the football field. You see it so many times where they’re stopped from praying. And we are doing something to stop that.”

APN President Sam Rohrer says that many aspects of the American culture need widespread prayer, and Christians and churches must step up to this need.

“As we look up on the president’s attention to the right—and need—to pray in our schools, and with the grim and tragic anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision upon us today, there is an urgent need for prayer in America,” Rohrer says. “Besides deep division politically and an undermining and attack of American leadership, our nation is at a crossroads. From official government statements, to media reports, to politicians who say whatever people want to hear, to pastors who only preach the ‘less offensive’ sections of Scripture, truth is being compromised, suppressed and distorted. Mass deception is rampant. It’s past time that pastors and all Christians wake up and heed Christ’s warnings for our country—and fall to our knees and pray.”

With APN’s firm belief in God’s power to heal and restore our nation, the ministry has launched a nationwide plan to enlist 10,000 prayer warriors to commit to praying every Tuesday until Election Day 2020 for the moral and spiritual renewal of America. Among the topics will be protecting the unborn and the sanctity of life in America.

Called “52 Tuesdays,” the initiative is a dedicated season of prayer for the important 2020 presidential election and topics close to voters’ hearts. APN is encouraging prayer warriors nationwide to add their name to the growing “52 Tuesdays” list.

Gary Dull, executive director of the Pennsylvania Pastors Network (PPN,, says he has also felt a recent calling to pray for America.

“Many things happening in America should cause great concern for all true believers in Jesus Christ,” Dull says. “These are ungodly, unbiblical and kick at the very strength of our nation. We are far beyond the place of talking about prayer for America. We are at the place when WE MUST PRAY. The challenge before those of us who love God and love America is to make prayer for America a daily priority.”

The call for prayer is resonating with American Christians and listeners to APN’s “Stand in the Gap” lineup of programming, where “52 Tuesdays” is discussed often.

“The times are troubling and yet the message you have sent brings a calming to my inner man,” shared one listener. “Thank you in Jesus Name. I welcome your prayerful message and embrace the position in prayer you admonish. We shall not be shaken but stand in the gap. | 2 Thessalonians 2:2”

APN’s daily radio program, “Stand in the Gap Today,” airs live from noon to 1 p.m. ET, when Rohrer, Dull and co-host Dave Kistler of the North Carolina Pastors Network invite cultural experts to discuss a variety of pressing topics and headlines from a biblical and constitutional perspective. Archived programs can be viewed here; find a station here. Rohrer also hosts the daily short radio feature, “Stand in the Gap Minute,” and “best of” shows from the week are broadcast on “Stand in the Gap Weekend.”

Likewise, “Stand in the Gap TV,” reaching millions of potential viewers on several networks, considers transcending cultural issues, seemingly difficult to navigate, from a biblical worldview perspective while bringing clarity to cultural confusion and making sense of the nonsense around us.

View the media page for APN here, which also details information about “Stand in the Gap” radio programming. For more information on APN, visit, its Facebook page or follow APN’s Twitter feed, @AmericanPastors. For information about forming a state chapter of APN, contact


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