Friday, September 19, 2008

Day 6: Election Prayer Focus Connecticut

Connecticut - Constitution State (Official 1959) a.k.a. Nutmeg State

Origin of the name: From and Indian word (Quinnehtukqut) meaning "beside the long tital river"

Residents are called: Connecticuter; Nutmegger

Capital City: Hartford

Largest City: Bridgeport


Governor M. Jodi Rell (R)

Senator Christopher J. Dodd (D)

Senator Joseph I. Lieberman (D/I)

Rep. John B. Larson (D)
Rep. Joe Courtney (D)
Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro (D)
Rep. Christopher Shays (R)
Rep. Chris Murphy (D)

Prayer Points

* Declare that revival come to the state of Connecticut.

* Declare that Christians are mobilized to share the Gospel in Connecticut.

* Declare that signs and wonders shall follow the preaching of the Word in Connecticut.

* Declare an open heaven over Connecticut.

* Declare an open door to Christian media in Connecticut.

* Declare an accurate accounting of the vote in Connecticut.

* Declare that Christians will get out and vote in Connecticut.

* Delcare that the leaders of Connecticut walk in wisdom and ingetrity.

* Declare tha legislation is in accordance with the Word of God.

* Declare that the people of Connecticut are open to the Gospel.


Connecticut played a prominent role in the Revolutionary War, serving as the Continental Army's major supplier. Sometimes called the “Arsenal of the Nation,” the state became one of the most industrialized in the nation.
Today, Connecticut factories produce weapons, sewing machines, jet engines, helicopters, motors, hardware and tools, cutlery, clocks, locks, silverware, and submarines. Hartford has the oldest U.S. newspaper still being published—the Hartford Courant, established 1764—and is the insurance capital of the nation.
Connecticut leads New England in the production of eggs, pears, peaches, and mushrooms, and its oyster crop is the nation's second largest. Poultry and dairy products also account for a large portion of farm income.
Connecticut is a popular resort area with its 250-mile Long Island Sound shoreline and many inland lakes. (

Real estate
Homes in southwestern Connecticut on the fringes of the New York City metropolitan area are quite expensive. Many towns have median home prices over $500,000, with a good percentage of towns exceeding $1 million. Fairfield County has the most expensive real estate market in Connecticut, with most houses selling at over $1.5 million and many costing several million. Connecticut has the most multi-million dollar homes in the Northeast, and the second most in the nation after California, with 3.3% of homes in Connecticut priced over $1 million in 2003. In 2007, the median price for a house in Connecticut passed $300,000 for the first time, even though most of the country was mired in a real estate slump. (


Connecticut leans strongly towards the Democratic Party. However, Connecticut has a high number of voters who are not registered with a major party. As of 2004, 33.7% of registered voters were registered Democratic, 22.0% were registered Republican, and 44.0% were unaffiliated with any party, with 0.2% registered with a minor party.
Many Connecticut towns show a marked preference for moderate candidates of either party.

Democrats hold veto-proof majorities in both houses of the Connecticut General Assembly. In 2006, Republicans were reduced from three out of five to one out of five federal congressional seats. The remaining Republican, Chris Shays, is the only Republican from New England in the U.S. House of Representatives in the current Congress and is also one of the most liberal Republicans in the House. the last Republican to represent Connecticut in the Senate was Prescott Bush, the father of former President George H.W. Bush and the grandfather of President George W. Bush. He served from 1953–1963.

Famous Natives and Residents

Ethan Allen American Revolutionary soldier
Benedict Arnold American Revolutionary general
P. T. Barnum showman
John Brown abolitionist
Charles Goodyear inventor
Nathan Hale American Revolutionary officer
Dorothy Hamill ice skater
Katharine Hepburn actress
Benjamin Spock pediatrician
Harriet Beecher Stowe author
Mark Twain author
Noah Webster lexicographer

Unusual Connecticut Laws

A horse must have a doctor's note before it can be auctioned.

People may not play Scrabble while waiting for a political speech.

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