pray for conversations

Pray for Hearts to Be Softened so that Intellectual Arguments Can Do Their Work

Even as we train pro-life Christians to engage in dialogue using the best arguments and a habit of good listening, we realize that God changes the heart of a person to incline him to be open to the intellectual arguments we present. Pray for each person who watches ERI’s video, our featured resource for September (share the blog post linked here to start a conversation using the video), and please pray for the heart of each person impacted through our recent and upcoming events:

  • September Events: Trinity University (TX), Benedictine College (KS), University of Kansas (KS), University of Houston (TX), Pittsburg State (KS)

  • Oct. 10-13: Seminars in Colorado

  • Oct. 15, 21: Outreach at George Mason University in Virginia

  • Oct. 27: Workshop in Michigan

  • Oct. 31-Nov. 5: Various events in Oklahoma, including outreach at OU

Pray with JFA - Recent Spring and Summer Events

UCLA Outreach - May 2019

Look at this list of JFA’s spring events (see page 3), as well as JFA’s summer events and upcoming outreach events (listed below). We are in awe of what God has done through your support of JFA and through your prayers. Let’s pray together for each of the people who were challenged at each of these events to actively love unborn children and their parents.

Summer JFA Events

  • Seminar in Pennsylvania (6/25)

  • Workshop in Kansas (6/25)

  • Outreach at Wichita State University (6/26)

  • Seminar for Seminarians in Kansas (7/12-7/13)

  • Seminar in Kansas (7/23)

  • Outreach at Wichita State University (7/24)

  • Michigan Presentations (Multiple Dates)

  • Ohio Seminars (8/9-8/10)

Recent and Upcoming Outreach Events:

  • Trinity University (TX)

  • Benedictine College (KS)

  • University of Kansas (KS)

  • University of Houston (TX)

  • University of Texas at El Paso (TX)

  • Pittsburg State University (KS)

  • University of Oklahoma (OK)

  • George Mason University (VA)

Pray with JFA (June) - Current Projects

Pray for More Advocates and More Conversations Through All of JFA’s Projects:

Here are a few of our projects and needs for which you can pray specifically this month:

  • JFA Trainers Raising Support: All of JFA’s trainers are working to raise additional support during the summer. Pray that we can successfully connect with many people.

Kaitlyn Donihue  (left) recently accepted a position to work for JFA in Michigan.

Kaitlyn Donihue (left) recently accepted a position to work for JFA in Michigan.

Susanna Buckley  (middle) recently accepted a position to work for JFA in Washington D.C.

Susanna Buckley (middle) recently accepted a position to work for JFA in Washington D.C.

Pray with JFA (May)

UCLA - May 21, 2019
See more photos from last week’s JFA events at UCLA, below.

Pray for Changed Hearts and Saved Lives:

I was in the plane last week traveling to our recent events in Los Angeles. The man sitting next to me, on his own without any provocation from me, brought up the recent Alabama law that banned abortion outright. He saw it as unconscionably “extreme.” This law in Alabama and similar laws in Georgia and other states are getting the conversation about abortion and unborn children started all around us. Let’s pray for JFA’s training events as we prepare Christians to be ready for these opportunities. Let’s pray God will use our outreach events to strengthen courage in all of us to speak up. - Steve Wagner, Executive Director

  • Mar. 17-19 (Durango, CO): Seminar & Outreach Events with Master Plan Ministries

  • Mar. 23-26 (Albuquerque, NM): Seminars & Outreach Events near/at University of New Mexico (UNM)

  • Mar. 31-April 2 (Lawrence, KS): Seminar & Outreach Events at/near University of Kansas (KU)

  • April 15, 24 (Fairfax, VA): Outreach Events at George Mason University (GMU)

  • April 23-25 (OK and TX): Outreach Events at Oklahoma State University (OSU) & University of North Texas (UNT)

  • May 18-22 (Los Angeles Area, CA): Seminars & Outreach Events near/at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

UCLA - May 2019
(Pictured - right: Kaitlyn Donihue, JFA Intern)

UCLA - May 2019
(Pictured - middle: Steve Wagner, Executive Director)

UCLA - May 2019 (Pictured - right: Tammy Cook, JFA Trainer)

UCLA - May 2019
(Pictured - right: Tammy Cook, JFA Trainer)

UCLA - May 2019
(Pictured - left: Rebekah Dyer, JFA Fellow)

Pray for Rylei and Students Like Her

Pray with JFA (April):

This month, when Jeremy Gorr showed up in Phoenix to teach a seminar, he was met with a surprise: Rylei, a high school student he helped train in 2017 and 2018 in Colorado, was now a student at Arizona State University and eager to become active changing hearts and minds at ASU. Jeremy’s letter, “Growing Up with Justice For All” tells Rylei’s story. Please pray for Rylei’s conversations at ASU, and pray that God would continue to help Rylei, JFA alumni like her, and JFA’s training team, as all of us speak up this month for forgotten women and children.

We’ve recently conducted outreach events at Univ. of Kansas (4/1-2), Univ. of Northern Colorado (4/8-9), George Mason Univ. in Fairfax, VA (4/15, 4/24), Oklahoma State Univ. (4/23) and Univ. of North Texas (4/24-25). We’re looking forward to seminar and outreach events at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA on May 19-22. Please join us or pray for us!

Outreach with Cowboys for Life at Oklahoma State University - April 23, 2019

Pray with JFA (March)

Pray for Recent and Upcoming Events (Partial List):

JFA Outreach Event at Fort Lewis College - March 18, 2019

In March, JFA staff members were busy leading events in six states (TX, KS, GA, NE, CO, and NM)! As we continue on into April, please pray for good weather during our outreach events to facilitate good conversations. Pray for the health of our trainers that they might keep active in the field. Pray for each person we train and each person with whom we converse at outreach, that God will kindle new affection in their hearts for women in distress and for the smallest humans on earth. — Steve Wagner, Executive Director

  • Mar. 3 (Houston, TX): Interactive Seminar — University of Houston (UH)

  • Mar. 11 (Norfolk, NE): Interactive Seminar — Norfolk Catholic High School

  • Mar. 8-13 (Atlanta Area, GA): Seminars and Outreach Events near/at Kennesaw State University (KSU)

  • Mar. 17-19 (Durango, CO): Seminar & Outreach Events near/at Fort Lewis College

  • Mar. 23-26 (Albuquerque, NM): Seminars & Outreach Events near/at University of New Mexico (UNM)

  • Mar. 26 (Baltimore, MD): Outreach Event and Evening Forum at Johns Hopkins University

  • Mar. 31-Apr.2 (Lawrence, KS): Seminar and Outreach Events near/at University of Kansas (KU)

  • Apr. 4-7 (CO): Interactive Seminars in Denver, Fort Collins, Littleton, & Greeley

  • March/April/May: Seminars & Outreach Events in MD, AZ, & CA

Pray with JFA (February)

Pray for Recent and Upcoming Events (Partial List):

“I am very proud of JFA’s trainers who have been active recently leading workshops and outreach events completely on their own. We’ve listed below some of our recent and upcoming events to give you a sense of what’s happening, but please see the calendar link below for a complete list with more specifics. Let’s keep praying that God would use these events to change hearts and save lives!” - Steve Wagner, Executive Director

Julia (front/center, with backpack) observes conversations at a 2017 JFA outreach event at UNM during her first semester on campus. Read Julia’s reflection on that event and how it impacted her life in  this month’s Impact Report “You Have to See Firsthand.”  Julia later participated in JFA events at UNM in 2018. JFA will be returning again to UNM for seminar and outreach events this spring.

Julia (front/center, with backpack) observes conversations at a 2017 JFA outreach event at UNM during her first semester on campus. Read Julia’s reflection on that event and how it impacted her life in this month’s Impact Report “You Have to See Firsthand.” Julia later participated in JFA events at UNM in 2018. JFA will be returning again to UNM for seminar and outreach events this spring.

  • Jan. 27-29 (South Dakota): Workshop & Outreach Events — South Dakota State University (SDSU) — Paul Kulas

  • Feb. 13-16 (Louisiana): Various Workshop & Outreach Events near/at University of Louisiana at Lafayette — Grace Fontenot

  • Feb. 23 (Wichita, KS): Outreach Event — Wichita State Univ.

  • Mar. 3 (Houston, TX): Interactive Seminar — University of Houston (UH)

  • Mar. 10 (Kennesaw, GA): Interactive Seminar — Kennesaw State University (KSU)

  • Mar. 23-26 (Albuquerque, NM): Seminars & Outreach Events near/at University of New Mexico (UNM)

  • Mar. 31-Apr.2 (Lawrence, KS): Seminar and Outreach Events near/at University of Kansas (KU)

  • April (TBD): Seminars & Outreach Events in Colorado and Arizona

  • February/March/April (KS, NE, OK, TX, NM, VA): More Individual Events Led by Tammy Cook, Rebecca Hotovy, Jon Wagner, Jeremy Gorr, and Steve Wagner

Pray with JFA (January)

Pray for Our 2019 Events:

Pray for wisdom as we plan events in the following places this year. Pray that many Christians would have the courage to be “weird” (in the good sense Grace Fontenot described in a recent newsletter), joining us in our aim to create thousands of loving conversations. Pray that God would use those conversations to change many hearts and minds.

  • AR: Fayetteville

  • AZ: Phoenix, Tucson

  • CA: Los Angeles Area

  • CO: Denver, Fort Collins

  • GA: Kennesaw, Atlanta Area


  • OK: Oklahoma City

  • SD: Brookings

  • TX: Dallas, Denton, Austin, Houston

  • VA/MD/DC: Various Cities

  • KS: Manhattan, Lawrence, Wichita


  • LA: Lafayette

  • MI: Lansing

  • MO: Springfield

  • NE: Norfolk

  • NM: Albuquerque

University of Oklahoma (OU) - October 2018

Pray with JFA in the New Year

Pray for Our Spring 2019 Events:

Pray for the events we’re working to plan in the following places for the spring. Pray for wisdom on the shape to give the events in each place. Pray that the events will be well-attended and will create thousands of conversations that will change hearts and save lives.

UCLA - May 2016

• Washington, D.C.
• Fairfax, VA
• Lafayette, LA
• Springfield, MO
• Lawrence, KS
• Wichita, KS

• Denton, TX
• Austin, TX
• Houston, TX
• Brookings, SD
• Albuquerque, NM
• Atlanta Area, GA

• Los Angeles, CA
• Denver Area, CO
• Lansing, MI
• Norfolk, NE
• Phoenix, AZ
• Your Town?

Pray with JFA (November)

Pray for Recent and Upcoming Events (Partial List):

JFA Intern Kaitlyn Donihue (pink) creates conversation at OU. The signs to her right show content from our new “Invitation to Dialogue” brochure, which is our featured resource as well as our featured conversation starter this month.

Our team has been busy in Oklahoma and Texas these past few weeks, and we just wrapped up events in New Mexico and Maryland. Please pray for the many conversations we’ve had and the Christians we’ve been training for a lifetime of service.

  • Oct. 29-30 (Norman, OK): Outreach Event — University of Oklahoma (OU)

  • Nov. 11 (Denton, TX): Interactive Workshop — Denton Bible Church

  • Nov. 12 (Denton, TX): Interactive Workshop — University of North Texas (UNT)

  • Nov. 13-15 (Denton, TX): Kiosk Outreach Events — University of North Texas (UNT)

  • Nov. 27 (Albuquerque, NM): Interactive Workshop — University of New Mexico (UNM)

  • Nov. 27 (Austin, TX): Panel Discussion — Jeremy Gorr — Texas Students for Life Event

  • Nov. 28 (Wichita, KS): Interactive Workshop — Tammy Cook — SEAS Catholic Church

  • Nov. 28-29 (Albuquerque, NM): Kiosk Outreach Event — University of New Mexico (UNM)

  • Dec. 1 (Pomfret, MD): Keynote & Panel — Steve Wagner — Charles County Right to Life

  • Dec. 5 (Arkansas City, KS): Interactive Workshop — Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Pray with JFA (October)

Pray for Recent and Upcoming Events (Partial List):

JFA Executive Director, Steve Wagner, talks with students at George Mason University (Oct. 17, 2018).

Our team has been busy in GA, KS, MN, VA, and TX recently, and we’re preparing for upcoming events in OK, MO, CO, and TX. Please pray for the many conversations we’re creating, including the one described in Jeremy Gorr’s letter, “My Mom Wanted to Abort Me.” We thank God for the change Jeremy was able to see take place in Amin’s life.

  • Oct. 7-9 (Minneapolis, MN): Workshop and Kiosk Outreach — University of Minnesota

  • Oct. 17 (Fairfax, VA): Poll Table Outreach — George Mason University

  • Oct. 21 (San Antonio, TX): Workshop — Students for the Right to Life at UTSA

  • Oct. 25 (Del City, OK): Interactive Seminar — Christian Heritage Academy

  • Oct. 28 (St. Louis, MO): Workshops — Respect Life Conference

  • Oct. 28 (Norman, OK): Interactive Seminar — Trinity Baptist Church

  • Oct. 29-30 (Norman, OK): Outreach Event — University of Oklahoma

  • Nov. 11 (Denton, TX): Interactive Workshop — Denton Bible Church

  • Nov. 12 (Denton, TX): Interactive Workshop — University of North Texas

  • TBD (Denton, TX): Outreach Events — TBD

Pray with JFA (September)

Outreach at The University of Kansas (KU) - September 2018

Outreach at The University of Kansas (KU) - September 2018

Pray for Recent and Upcoming Events (Partial List): 

Pray for wisdom for the team members who plan JFA’s event schedule. Pray for the health of our trainers that they might keep active in the field. Pray for each person we train and each person with whom we converse at outreach, that God will kindle new affection in their hearts for women in distress and for the smallest humans on earth.

  • Sept. 23 (Fort Collins, CO): Interactive Seminar — Colorado State University (CSU)

  • Sept. 23 (Lawrence, KS): Interactive Workshop — University of Kansas (KU)

  • Sept. 24-25 (Fort Collins, CO): Kiosk Outreach — Colorado State University (CSU)

  • Sept. 24-25 (Lawrence, KS): Kiosk Outreach — University of Kansas (KU)

  • Oct. 7 (Minneapolis, MN): Interactive Workshop — University of Minnesota (UMN)

  • Oct. 8-9 (Minneapolis, MN): Kiosk Outreach — University of Minnesota (UMN)

  • Oct. 25 (Del City, OK): Interactive Seminar — Christian Heritage Academy

  • Oct. 28 (Norman, OK): Interactive Seminar — Trinity Baptist Church

  • Oct. 29-30 (Norman, OK): Outreach Event — University of Oklahoma (OU)

Pray with JFA (August)

Pray for wisdom for the team members who plan JFA’s event schedule.  Pray for the health of our trainers that they might keep active in the field.  Pray for each person we train and each person with whom we converse at outreach, that God will kindle new affection in their hearts for women in distress and for the smallest humans on earth. 

  • August 18 (Wichita, KS): Interactive Seminar — St. Mary’s Cathedral

  • August 19 (Wichita, KS): Interactive Workshop — The Mission Church

  • August 27-28 (Wichita, KS): Kiosk Outreach — Wichita State University (WSU)

  • August 26 (Kennesaw, GA): Interactive Seminar — Ratio Christi at Kennesaw State

  • August 27-29 (Kennesaw, GA): Kiosk Outreach — Kennesaw State University

  • August 29 (Kennesaw, GA): Presentation and Open Forum — Ratio Christi

  • September: KS, CO, and OK Events — See link below for details.

  • October: VA, OK, KS, and TX Events — See link below for details.

  • November: OK, KS, and TX Events — See link below for details.

Pray for Conversations - July

Pray for Recent and Upcoming Events (Partial List): 

Pray for wisdom for the team members who plan JFA’s event schedule.  Pray for the health of our trainers that they might keep active in the field.  Pray for each person we train and each person with whom we converse at outreach, that God will kindle new affection in their hearts for women in distress and for the smallest humans on earth. 

  • July 18 (David City, NE): Interactive Workshop — Aquinas High School
  • July 19, 21 (Columbus, NE): Interactive Workshops — St. Bonaventure Catholic Church
  • July 28 (Washington, DC): Interactive Seminar — SFLA Regional Coordinators
  • August 18 (Wichita, KS): Interactive Seminar — St. Mary’s Cathedral
  • August 27-28 (Wichita, KS): Outreach Events — Wichita State University (WSU)
  • August 27-29: Georgia Events — See link below for details.
  • September: VA, KS, CO, and OK Events — Details TBA
  • October/November: OK, KS, and TX Events — Details TBA

Pray with JFA - June 2018

Pray for Recent/ Upcoming Events (Partial List):

JFA volunteer Ashley (left) talks with a student at JFA's June 2018 outreach at Wichita State University.

Pray for wisdom for the team members who plan JFA’s outreach event schedule.  Pray for the health of our trainers that they might keep active in the field.  Pray for each person we train and each person with whom we converse at outreach, that God will kindle new affection in their hearts for women in distress and for the smallest humans on earth. 

  • June 6 (La Mirada, CA):  Presentation - Redeemer Church
  • June 7 (Wichita, KS):  Interactive Workshop - St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
  • June 21 (Wichita, KS):  Poll Table Outreach Event - Wichita State University (WSU)
  • June 23 (Phoenix, AZ):  Interactive Workshop (via video conference) - Civis Audacia
  • June 24 (Washington, DC):  Interactive Workshop - SFLA Wilberforce/Stevens Fellows
  • July 18 (David City, NE):  Interactive Workshop - Aquinas High School
  • July 19, 21 (Columbus, NE):  Interactive Workshops - St. Bonaventure Catholic Church
  • July 28 (Washington, DC):  Interactive Seminar - SFLA Regional Coordinators