Sunday, October 19, 2008

Day 35: Election Prayer Focus Nebraska

Nebraska - Cornhusker State

Motto: Equality before the law

Capital City: Lincoln

Largest City: Omaha


Governor David Heineman (R)

Senator Charles Hagel (R)

Senator Ben Nelson (D)

1. Jeff Fortenberry (R)
2. Lee Terry (R)
3. Adrian Smith (R)

Prayer Points

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

French fur traders first visited Nebraska in the late 1600s. Part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, eastern Nebraska was explored by Lewis and Clark in 1804–1806. A few years later, Robert Stuart pioneered the Oregon Trail across Nebraska in 1812–1813, and the first permanent white settlement was established at Bellevue in 1823.
Western Nebraska was acquired by treaty following the Mexican War in 1848. The Union Pacific began its transcontinental railroad at Omaha in 1865. In 1937, Nebraska became the only state in the Union to have a unicameral (one-house) legislature. Members are elected to it without party designation.
Nebraska is a leading grain-producer with bumper crops of sorghum, corn, and wheat. More varieties of grass, valuable for forage, grow in this state than in any other in the nation. The state's sizable cattle and hog industries make Dakota City and Lexington among the nation's largest meat-packing centers.
Manufacturing has become diversified: Firms making electronic components, auto accessories, pharmaceuticals, and mobile homes have joined such older industries as clothing, farm machinery, chemicals, and transportation equipment. Oil was discovered in 1939 and natural gas in 1949. (

Rural flight
Eighty-nine percent of the cities in Nebraska have fewer than 3,000 people. Nebraska shares this characteristic with five other Midwest states (Kansas, Oklahoma, North and South Dakota, and Iowa). Hundreds of towns have a population of fewer than 1,000. (


The largest single denominations by number of adherents in 2000 were the Catholic Church 372,791, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 128,570, the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod 117,419 and the United Methodist Church 117,277. (


For most of its history, Nebraska has been a solidly Republican state. Republicans have carried the state in all but one presidential election since 1940—the 1964 landslide election of Lyndon B. Johnson. In the 2004 presidential election, George W. Bush won the state's five electoral votes by a 33% margin (the fourth-most Republican vote among states) with 65.9% of the overall vote; only Thurston County, which includes two American Indian reservations, voted for John Kerry. (

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