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Prayer focus for MICHOP is set each week.  Prayer points come through the leading of the Spirit, as He indicates what to pray for our city, region, state and nation. You can be included in these weekly email prayers by contacting us and asking to be included in them. 



  1. Pray for change, in our own lives as well as in America.
  2. Repent and receive God’s viewpoint in all matters.
  3. Read Bible and understand how God intended us to live and to treat each other, to govern and to preserve freedoms.
  4. Turn from wickedness of all kinds. Turn from compromise, rationalization, and bad habits that keep us from thriving.
  5. Sacrifice time, energy and money to assist in making godly, righteous, compassionate changes in our communities together.

We receive suggested prayer points from  MICHOP Day Captains and other prayer team members who are praying in scheduled time periods, and we are also willing to consider prayer points submitted via email.  We welcome submissions from each of the 7 arenas of society:  our legislators and government workers and officials, educators, marketplace and business people, those in or connected to the military, those active in arts and media, requests concerning the Church, and concerns for our precious families

Check prayer focus below, or sign up on the contact page to receive a weekly email which contains this prayer focus! 

If you visit MICHOP, there are materials available to assist your prayers for the 7 "mountains," the nation of Israel, and our state elected officials.


I Tim 2:1-2 – Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.

Exodus 18:21 - But you should select from all the people able men, God-fearing, men of truth, and hating covetousness. Place them over the people as commanders of thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens. They should judge the people at all times. 

Deuteronomy 7:7-10 - Yahweh did not set His love upon you, nor choose you, because you were more in number than any people; for you were the fewest of all people: but because Yahweh loved you, and because He would keep the oath which He had sworn unto your fathers, has Yahweh brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Know that Yahweh your God is God, the faithful God who keeps His gracious covenant and steadfast love with those who love Him and keep His commandments, to a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commands, and repays to their face those who hate Him, by destroying them. He will not be slack with one who hates Him. He will repay him to his face.

Proverbs 29:1-2 - One who becomes stiff-necked, after many reprimands will be shattered instantly -- beyond recovery. When the righteous flourish, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, people groan.


Dear Friends:

WELCOME to this issue of Michigan Mondays, your MI prayer guide for this week. We encourage you to fast with us each Monday for the State of Michigan and pray all week through these kinds of concerns and issues. Please feel free to email us and give additional input for future prayers.

Thank you for your generous contributions to keep MICHOP open. Please donate on line or send a check to 322 W. Ottawa, Lansing, MI 48933. THANKS! 

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Mondays5:30-8:00pm - drop-in prayer hours (Thomas Sims)
Wednesdays: Legislative Luncheons - now prescheduled to bring to each legislator as it fits into their schedules.
Wednesdays5:30-8pm - drop in prayer hours (Thomas Sims)
Thursdays7-9am - Before work prayer time - all are welcome



- Federal Govt's investigations, uncovering lies and misconduct of all kinds. Let there be quick, effective ways to stop corruption of all kinds. God's supernatural uncovering of all evil in every department (FBI and all others) in our federal government.

- National media coverage of issues - truth only. All lies to be found out, and for new media groups to take over where substandard ones have previously operated.

2. STATE OF MICHIGAN - all 83 counties, all cities and townships

- Church - to become active in every part of the community, like God has intended. Christians would realize our God-given responsibility to the community/to the government. We would all come to understand the Bible's teaching on the 3 institutions He ordained: Family, Church and the Government. We can lead all 3, with God's loving guidance and provision.   

- Families - to be strengthened in every way - in marriages, parenting wisdom, and in all moral, financial, and relationship decisions. 

- Media (Radio, TV, Print newspaper) in MI - those who tell the truth and expose darkness in MI will be rewarded and will thrive in every way. Those who promote evil, deception and falsehoods will be defunded and will not continue in the media industry. 

- We pray for sustained health, healing, and rejuvenation for the following MICHOP folks and their families: Family and friends of Linda Hughes, Mark Laforet, Donna Nakagiri, Myra Noble, Wendy Jackson, Patty Rhines, Millie Kallman, Leslie Jakeway, Linda Jakeway, Helen Boettcher, Sam Collier, Nicole, Pastor Steve and Carla Hawkins, Cindy Holliday's husband and family, Patty Morris. 

God's blessing on you, the intercessors of Michigan. You are changing our state, together through prayer and action. Thank you for your faithfulness.
News Staff (Feb 6, 2018)

Josh McDowell describes how churches are being caught completely unaware.

[Conquer Series/KingdomWorks] A reporter invited to experience virtual reality pornography with a Samsung Gear VR headset chronicled the lifelike details of the sexual encounter. He noted "after trying out VR porn, I don't think anyone who experiences it will be able to go back to 2D porn. It's that realistic." (Photo: Using VR/Creative Commons/via Pixabay)

The New York Times reports, "While virtual-reality pornography may feel like something out of a science fiction movie, it already has a formidable, if underground, presence. According to one porn site, views of VR porn are up 275 percent since it debuted in the summer of 2016. Now the site is averaging about 500,000 views."

Ready or not, the new frontier of pornography is here.

However, as Josh McDowell asks (and answers) in the all new Conquer Series:

"Is the Church ready for this? No, because they are not aware of it."

Many pastors are unfamiliar with virtual reality in general, unaware of Samsung Gear VR or Oculus Rift and the multi-billion-dollar industry around it (such as Oculus Rift being bought and developed by Facebook).

In 2016, the Barna Group, in partnership with Josh McDowell Ministry, launched a landmark study on the pervasive nature of Internet pornography and its impact on the Churchentitled The Porn Phenomenon: The Explosive Growth of Pornography and How It's Impacting Your Church, Life, and Ministry. This 800+ page study investigates the pervasiveness of pornography, particularly among American Christians.

A few of its finding include:

• Nearly half of young people are actively seeking pornography weekly or more frequently.

• More than one-in-four individuals between the ages of 25 and 30 first viewed porn before hitting puberty.

• The survey also found that 21 percent of youth pastors and 14 percent of pastors involved in the study are currently struggling with porn use.

However, the unique area of virtual reality has only begun to impact culture. Market Watch writer Jennifer Booton writes these interactive experiences are:

"...designed to be so powerful and immersive it tricks people into believing they are fully present in a simulated world."

The President of one VR porn company has said in an interview with Japan Times,

"If people harbor a desire for abnormal or illicit sex, fulfilling that desire may be difficult or risky in real life, to say the least. But VR can make it all possible."

The problem for consumers is that they are handing over uncontrolled access to their brains to pornographers.

We have mirror neurons in our brain that help us to learn-when we learn to tie our shoelaces by watching someone else, that is those mirror neurons at work. (Photo: Using VR/Creative Commons/via Pixabay)

Neuroscientist, Dr William Struthers, who wrote Wired For Intimacy; How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain, says,

"These mirror neurons are involved when someone views pornography because what they view, they vicariously experience and learn from."

Mix that with the illicit sex acts that pornographers are showing in these high definition, virtual reality films and you have a deadly recipe that is going to have devastating impacts on the viewers and in turn on the broader community. What these viewers see in virtual reality, they will act out to some degree in reality.

If this is something you are struggling with, the Conquer Series website provides a free online Sexual Addiction Screening Test (SAST) to help determine if sex addiction is a problem.