Have a Good Memorial Day. We’re Praying for You.


In honor of Memorial Day, we won’t be running a regularly scheduled Monday submission from one of our columnists today, but will instead be holding it for tomorrow. 

Over the past three weeks, this website has been visited over 2800 times. I want to let you know that if you’ve been interacting with us—whether you’ve left a comment here or on Facebook; shared or re-Tweeted an article; or made a donation—we’re praying for you by name. We hope to interact with you a lot more in the coming weeks and moths, but in the mean time we hope that the content we’re producing energizes and encourages you as you and your church community try to figure out what it means to be a lamp on a stand, a city on a hill, when it comes to the way people interact with politics in your life.

If you are interested in taking some time to pray today, consider using the prayer at the end of Ministry to State’s last article and the tools provided by the League of Women Voter’s website to pray for the elected officials who represent you in the federal, state and local governments.

I hope that, if you have the day off, you find ways to recognize Memorial Day that honor the spirit of the holiday and leave you feeling rested and restored. I’m looking forward to resuming our conversation tomorrow.


Rick Barry
Managing Editor

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  • Rick Barry is Executive Director of Center for Christian Civics, where he helps ministry leaders and faith communities develop missional approaches to their local public squares. He has worked on campaigns for local, state and federal office, is a former writer and editor for Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City and oversaw communications for the Grace DC church network. He and his wife live in Washington, DC.

  • A former staffer for Republican House Leadership, Daniel Leiva left the Hill in 2014 fed up with the apocalyptic rhetoric. Daniel was born into a family with a rich legacy of full-time ministry. His time on the Hill only deepened his desire to see the church clearly and compellingly witness to the culture around it. He worked closely with Rick Barry to launch the Center for Christian Civics and build an initial team that could set the organization up for success. Daniel currently lives in Austin, TX, with his wife.

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