Sunday, September 21, 2008

Day 8: Election Prayer Focus New Jersey

New Jersey - The Garden State

Motto: Liberty and Prosperity

Residents are called New Jerseyites or New Jerseyans

Capital City: Trenton

Largest City: Newark


Governor John Corzine (D)

Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D)

Senator Robert Menendez (D)

1. Robert E. Andrews (D)
2. Frank A. LoBiondo (R)
3. Jim Saxton (R)
4. Christopher H. Smith (R)
5. Scott Garrett (R)
6. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D)
7. Michael A. Ferguson (R)
8. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D)
9. Steven R. Rothman (D)
10. Donald M. Payne (D)
11. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R)
12. Rush D. Holt (D)
13. Albio Sires (D)

Prayer Points

*Declare that revival comes to the state of New Jersey.

*Declare that New Jersey is open to the Gospel.

*Declare that legislation passed in New Jersey is in accordance with the Word of God.

*Declare that Christian media expands in New Jersey.

*Declare that divine strategies come to evangelize the people of New Jersey.

*Declare the hearts of the people of New Jersey are prepared to hear truth.

*Declare that signs and wonders follow the preaching of the Word in New Jersey.

*Declare that Christians will get out and vote in New Jersey.

*Declare an accurate accounting of the vote in New Jersey.

*Declare that angels are on assignment to protect the people of New Jersey.

*Declare protection over the National Guard and military personnel from New Jersey.

*Declare the leaders of New Jersey walk in wisdom and the fear of the Lord.

New Jersey, an area of wide industrial diversification, is known as the Crossroads of the East. Products from over 15,000 factories can be delivered overnight to almost 60 million people, representing 12 states and the District of Columbia. The greatest single industry is chemicals; New Jersey is one of the foremost research centers in the world. Many large oil refineries are located in northern New Jersey. Other important manufactured items are pharmaceuticals, instruments, machinery, electrical goods, and apparel.
Productive farmland covers nearly one million acres, about 20% of New Jersey's land area. The state ranks high in the production of almost all garden vegetables, as well as cranberries, blueberries, and peaches. Poultry, dairy products, and seafood are also top commodities.
Tourism is the second-largest industry in New Jersey. The state has numerous resort areas on 127 mi of Atlantic coastline. In 1977, New Jersey voters approved legislation allowing legalized casino gambling in Atlantic City. Points of interest include the Delaware Water Gap, the Edison National Historic Site in West Orange, Princeton University, Liberty State Park, Jersey City, and the N.J. State Aquarium in Camden. (

10 Things you didn’t know about NJ
The first organized baseball game was played in Hoboken, NJ in 1846.
The first organized baseball game was played in Hoboken, NJ in 1846.
New Jersey’s State House is the second oldest still in use. (Maryland has the oldest.)
New Jersey was known as the "Pathway of the Revolution." Over 100 battles were fought on New Jersey soil.
New Jersey has more horses per square mile than any other state. The United States Equestrian Team is headquartered in Gladstone , NJ.
The properties in the United States version of the board game Monopoly are named after the streets of Atlantic City.
New Jersey is one of only two states (along with Oregon) where self-service filling of gasoline is prohibited.
The first professional basketball game was played in Trenton, NJ in 1896.
New Jersey has 127 miles of coastline on the Atlantic Ocean.
New Jersey is home to more than 9,800 farms covering 790,000 acres of farmland.

Social attitudes and issues
Socially, New Jersey is considered one of the most liberal states in the nation. Polls indicate two-thirds of the population are self-described as pro-choice; and in a Zogby poll of 802 people, a majority supported same-sex marriage. A Rasmussen Reports poll, however, showed that New Jersey voters consider marriage a union between a man and a woman as opposed to one between any two people by a margin of 54-42%.
In April 2004, New Jersey enacted a domestic partnership law, which is available to both same-sex and opposite-sex couples aged 62 and over. During 2006, the New Jersey Supreme Court voted 4 to 3 that state lawmakers must provide the rights and benefits of marriage to gay and lesbian couples. Moreover, effective February 19, 2007, New Jersey became the third state in U.S. (the other two being Connecticut and Vermont) to offer civil unions to same-sex couples, conferring over 850 rights, privileges and responsibilities of marriage; legislators declined, however, to use the term "marriage" for same-sex unions. Thus, three separate government-recognized relationships are now in effect in the Garden State: domestic partnerships, civil unions, and marriage.
New Jersey also has some of the most stringent gun-control laws in the U.S. These include bans on assault firearms, hollow nose bullets and even slingshots. No gun offense in New Jersey is graded less than a felony. BB guns and black powder guns are all treated as modern firearms. Visitors to the state should beware of bringing any firearms into the state. New Jersey recognizes no out of state gun licenses and aggressively enforces its own gun laws.

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