Saturday, October 18, 2008

Day 34: Election Prayer Focus Kansas

Kansas - Sunflower State; Jayhawk State

Motto: To the stars through difficulties

Capital City: Topeka

Largest City: Wichita


Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D)

Senator Sam Brownback (R)

Senator Pat Roberts (R)

1. Jerry Moran (R)
2. Nancy Boyda (D)
3. Dennis Moore (D)
4. Todd Tiahrt (R)

Prayer Points

*Declare revival comes to the state of Kansas.
*Declare signs and wonders follow the preaching of the Word in Kansas.
*Declare the people of Kansas are open to receive the truth of the Gospel.
*Declare the leaders of Kansas walk in wisdom and the fear of the Lord.
*Declare prosperity comes to the state of Kansas.
*Declare heaven’s strategies come to the leaders of Kansas.
*Declare protection over the state of Kansas, especially from tornadoes.
*Declare protection over the National Guard, military personnel, and military bases in Kansas.
*Declare Christians in Kansas get out and vote according to Biblical principles.
*Declare an accurate accounting of the vote in Kansas.

Lewis and Clark, Zebulon Pike, and Stephen H. Long explored the region between 1803 and 1819. The first permanent white settlements in Kansas were outposts—Fort Leavenworth (1827), Fort Scott (1842), and Fort Riley (1853)—established to protect travelers along the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails.
Just before the Civil War, the conflict between the pro- and anti-slavery forces earned the region the grim title of Bleeding Kansas.
Today, wheat fields, oil-well derricks, herds of cattle, and grain-storage elevators are chief features of the Kansas landscape. A leading wheat-growing state, Kansas also raises corn, sorghum, oats, barley, soybeans, and potatoes. Kansas stands high in petroleum production and mines zinc, coal, salt, and lead. It is also the nation's leading producer of helium.
Wichita is one of the nation's leading aircraft-manufacturing centers, ranking first in production of private aircraft. Kansas City is an important transportation, milling, and meat-packing center.

The largest denominations by number of adherents in 2000 were the Roman Catholic Church with 405,844; the United Methodist Church with 206,187; and the Southern Baptist Convention with 101,696. (


Historically, Kansas has been strongly Republican. In fact, the only non-Republicans Kansas has given its electoral vote to are Populist James Weaver and Democrats Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon Johnson. In 2004, George W. Bush won the state's 6 electoral votes by an overwhelming margin of 25 percentage points with 62% of the vote. The only two counties to support Democrat John Kerry in that election were Wyandotte, which contains Kansas City, and Douglas, home to the University of Kansas, located at Lawrence. (

Rural flight
Kansas is one of the slowest-growing states in the nation. Known as a rural exodus, the last few decades have been marked by a migratory pattern out of the countryside into cities.
Out of all the cities in these Midwestern states, 89% have fewer than 3000 people, and hundreds of those have fewer than 1000. In Kansas alone, there are more than 6,000 ghost towns, according to one Kansas historian.
At the same time, some of the communities in Johnson County (metropolitan Kansas City) are among the fastest growing in the country. (

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