Pray | First Liberty


At First Liberty Institute, we believe every American has the right to pray—in their home, in their house of worship, at school, or in public. We also believe that prayer has power.

America’s First Congress opened with a prayer in 1789, a practice that continues to this day. Local governments in states, counties, and towns around America follow suit, opening official proceedings with a prayer. It’s not uncommon for school mornings and even major public events to begin with a moment of silence, affording individuals the opportunity to pray.

Prayer in America, however, is more than a formal invocation.

Fifty-five percent of Americans claim that prayer is a part of their daily life. * When tragedies strike our communities, we join hands with our neighbors across the nation in prayer for the victims and their families. And when Americans come together in prayer—joined in reverent unity and backed by a national heritage that esteems its potential—powerful things take place.

At First Liberty, prayer is integral to our ability to protect religious liberty for all Americans. If you are someone who believes in the power of prayer, we invite you to stand with us, praying for:

  • Our cases
  • Our clients
  • Our staff
  • Our volunteer attorneys
  • Our supporters
  • Religious liberty for all in America—and around the world.

If you would like to receive an email with specific prayer requests from First Liberty on a regular basis, please fill out the form below and you will be added to our list.

The work of protecting freedom for all Americans is something we couldn’t do alone at First Liberty Institute. Thanks to friends like you who choose to stand with us in prayer, we don’t have to.

*Pew Research Center, Religion and Public Life, Religious Landscape Study, 2014

Dear Coach Kennedy,

I would like to say thank you. Your dedication to your faith and your commitment to the positive education of our youth is truly admirable. I am deeply grateful for your military service and for taking a courageous stance in protecting religious liberty rights for teachers and administrators.

If our First Amendment protects a player’s right to kneel in protest, it certainly protects your right to kneel in prayer.

I was shocked to learn that Bremerton High School suspended you after denying your request to continue your wholesome practice of giving thanks after football games.

The Bremerton School District’s actions violate the law and send the wrong message to coaches, young people, our communities, and our nation — a message of hostility to religious freedom and intolerance toward personal religious expression.

Please know that you are not alone in this difficult time — I support you and First Liberty as you continue to fight for religious freedom! Our schools need more coaches like you, our country needs more citizens like you, and our world needs more people like you.