Today is National Prayer Day and our nation really needs the prayers! We are being overrun by morons and hedonists who want to do what is right in their own sight. The stench of our nation’s immorality has reached God’s nose and who knows how much longer He will endure it. We are truly in His merciful care which we can now see manifested! God does not need us-we need Him! America, bless God again! Perhaps He will bless us with answered prayers for our nation in return. Please hear our prayers, Lord!
Here are some prayer ideas (as if we need a list?):
*The end of Abortion in our nation. In my opinion, this is the putrid stench that God has too long endured! Why should He look upon us to care for us as a nation if we do not care for the most innocent and helpless of human beings? This is why, when we see God’s amazing grace upon our nation, I say that we are truly seeing God’s mercy manifested toward us at the same time. He has every right to depart from us! Even so, His judgement has come upon us such as having our enemies camping and plotting our demise within our nation’s unsecured borders. We have become a joke and a byword to the world. Could it be that Obama is God’s tool of judgement as he brings us to our knees economically? Even our prosperity has brought us to near ruin by increasing the greedy among us. Our poor are getting poorer with the government’s help.
*Pray for Revival! Not just among the unbelievers but moreso for the believers in Christ Jesus. Pray for the prosperity of God’s servants as they minister and witness Christ Jesus for His Kingdom, by His power and for His glory, amen! So sad that our nation, founded on the Bible’s principles, should need missionaries from other nations to come and spread the gospel. So sad that young children do not even know who the babe in the manger is! No wonder, when many of God’s servants decided that megachurches were the way to go! Would it not have been better to have spent that money on building small churches in every neighborhood as a beacon of Christ Jesus? Pray for those who minister in godly churches, that they may fight the good fight of faith and not compromise for the sake of keeping the money flowing in. Hold them up in prayer! Then, go meet their needs if possible. Pray that more believers will start to be Bereans and have a greater desire to know the truth of God’s Word. And that they will lovingly help those who have strayed from the faith and from the truth to restored.
*Pray for all of those in servant-leadership positions, elected and not elected. Pray for their salvation and their increased love for Jesus and His ways. Pray that God will give them the wisdom and knowledge that they need to carry out the duties of their respective offices and appointed responsibilities. Pray for our nation’s Judges and Justices, that they will be guided by a godly fear in their judgements. Pray that God will “turn the king’s heart” to do good in His sight for all of the people.
*Pray for our military, both in active service and who are inactive. Pray for our wounded warriors. Pray that our nation will give our heroes, our soldiers, the respect and benefits due them for their sacrificial service. Pray for God’s protection to surround our service- men and women in hostile lands. Pray that our military and leaders have the knowledge and wisdom they need to defeat the enemy’s schemes. Pray for our domestic security forces, that they may know of all of the plots the enemy has devised to terrorize our citizens. Pray that these plots be fouled and impotent. Pray for our enemies-that they may know God, the only true God, and His Son, Jesus, whom He has sent to bring salvation to the world.
*Pray for the godly education of our children. Pray that parents will be the parents God would have them to be to guide their children to grow up to be good citizens and godly adults. Pray that they be protected from evil even from the moment of conception.
There’s a start. We need not stay in the prayer closet long praying for our nation. We can pray all day while carrying out our daily tasks. Go shopping or to work and pray that every unsaved soul in the building would know this day to be the Day of their Salvation. It is the heart of man that must change before the heart of our nation can be changed for the good of God’s Kingdom.
May God bless every pray-er in all that he and she prays for, for the glory of God and of Jesus Christ, our Holy Lamb of God!
For more prayer ideas and information:
The We Will Never Die performance in Washington, DC, on April 12 was attended by 300 legislators, six Supreme Court justices and First Lady Eleanore Roosevelt. To motivate the prestigious audience members, Hecht added specific rescue appeals throughout the show. Source
Many Americans read about the genocide for the first time when Eleanore Roosevelt devoted part of her syndicated column to the production: “No one who heard each group come forward and give the story of what had happened to it at the hands of a ruthless German military, will ever forget those haunting words, Remember us,” the first lady wrote. Source
If the Supreme Court of the United States of America decides to uphold the belief of Religious people on the grounds that they are right, then they establish themselves as the givers of the Natural Laws themselves, establishing for all time their unique and high office of Chief Potentate of all things lawful. They do, however, have a very important role of decisive governmental leadership. Are not the Laws of Nature’s God His laws, and not ours? Let us find ourselves on His side in deciding whether or not His laws are His or not. And, when establishing laws that are under the direction of Religious beliefs, let us know that we tread on the very ground of the human conscience with respect to what is perceivably right or wrong. When we do that as a people are we not placing on the souls of the people the requirement to follow us who are telling them what is right and wrong, instead of the God of their consciences? When and if a people, collectively or individually, decide what is right or wrong in their conscience, do they have the right to impose those beliefs on their fellow mankind? We know it is wrong to follow a group to do what is wrong, no matter how many are in that group. If we examine the case of the right of the wrong belief of one against the many outcries of the righteous belief of many, do we not make ourselves the object of ridicule from future critics who believe us to be wrong? For the sake of argument, when we pick and choose the Laws to which Nature’s God gives us individual fundamental freedoms, and leave other parts of the obvious Laws of that same God out of our governing processes, we need to re-think our positions religiously again, don’t we? If we, with one religion, depose the religious laws of another, under the classification of what is a “religious” or Natural Law of Nature’s God, do we not confuse ourselves to undo good and natural fundamental base-line structure of reason and thinking, if our religious position is therefore changing on an issue as a culture or people? Therefore, we are actually challenging God Himself as a people, are we not, by deciding to “decide” on the issue. If the fundamental inalienable rights of God are so easily known by all men, as pointed out in the preamble of the Declaration of Independence, why then do we dote upon the changing of the simple rules, with respect to the absurd, when it is acknowledged by so many the world over by collective Prudence that, given our religious nature, even the very Bible which spells out as immoral acts as in the ten commandments, etc., we conclude that “man lying with man” is unnatural and evil in nature (Leviticus 18:22, Romans 1:27), unless our goal is to confuse to the point of bringing down our institutions of our very National Conscience? We do not even consider the understanding of why prostitution is the obvious defilement of the wholesome marriage union in the first place? Why do we have to go any further in the defense of the obvious destruction of the institution of moral marriages in this country? This exposes the very act for what it is in actuality. Would not the prophet Elijah pour out water again on the altar to show up the prophets of Baal, when God would show the people who is God? And if that fire consumed the very water when it fell, will not the people of this time capture all those who fundamentally seek to lead a whole nation away from worshiping what is right and true, when the right from wrong is exposed? Islam teaches to hate it’s enemies in it’s writings. Christianity teaches in it’s writings to love your enemies. Are those concepts differing? Yes. Is God for or against an issue? Should we be for or against what “Nature’s God” calls evil and unwholesome? Do we not now choose a religion, and what to follow? Are not “religious” forces at work to obtain our souls? Do we want to be burnt up with the water that will be licked up in the trench around the very altar of Elijah’s on the Mount of Decision? When we come as close to God’s fire as we have, we certainly will at least lose some of our hairs on our head that are all numbered by Him. Note this part of the epitaph of Thomas Jefferson:
“An Act for establishing religious Freedom.
Whereas, Almighty God hath created the mind free;
That all attempts to influence it by temporal punishments or burthens, or by civil incapacitations tend only to beget habits of hypocrisy and meanness, and therefore are a departure from the plan of the holy author of our religion, who being Lord, both of body and mind yet chose not to propagate it by coercions on either, as was in his Almighty power to do,
That the impious presumption of legislators and rulers, civil as well as ecclesiastical, who, being themselves but fallible and uninspired men have assumed dominion over the faith of others, setting up their own opinions and modes of thinking as the only true and infallible, and as such endeavouring to impose them on others, hath established and maintained false religions over the greatest part of the world and through all time;
That to compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves is sinful and tyrannical;
That even the forcing him to support this or that teacher of his own religious persuasion is depriving him of the comfortable liberty of giving his contributions to the particular pastor, whose morals he would make his pattern, and whose powers he feels most persuasive to righteousness, and is withdrawing from the Ministry those temporary rewards, which, proceeding from an approbation of their personal conduct, are an additional incitement to earnest and unremitting labours for the instruction of mankind;
That our civil rights have no dependance on our religious opinions any more than our opinions in physics or geometry,
That therefore the proscribing any citizen as unworthy the public confidence, by laying upon him an incapacity of being called to offices of trust and emolument, unless he profess or renounce this or that religious opinion, is depriving him injuriously of those privileges and advantages, to which, in common with his fellow citizens, he has a natural right,
That it tends only to corrupt the principles of that very Religion it is meant to encourage, by bribing with a monopoly of worldly honours and emoluments those who will externally profess and conform to it;
That though indeed, these are criminal who do not withstand such temptation, yet neither are those innocent who lay the bait in their way;
That to suffer the civil magistrate to intrude his powers into the field of opinion and to restrain the profession or propagation of principles on supposition of their ill tendency is a dangerous fallacy which at once destroys all religious liberty because he, being of course judge of that tendency, will make his opinions the rule of judgement and approve or condemn the sentiments of others only as they shall square with, or differ from, his own;
That it is time enough for the rightful purposes of civil government for its officers to interfere when principles break out into overt acts against peace and good order;
And, finally, that Truth is great and will prevail if left to herself, that she is the proper and sufficient antagonist to error, and has nothing to fear from the conflict, unless by human interposition disarmed of her natural weapons free argument and debate, errors ceasing to be dangerous when it is permitted freely to contradict them:
Be it enacted by General Assembly that no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burthened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief, but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinions in matters of Religion, and that the same shall in no wise diminish, enlarge or affect their civil capacities. And though we well know that this Assembly elected by the people for the ordinary purposes of Legislation only, have no power to restrain the acts of succeeding Assemblies constituted with powers equal to our own, and that therefore to declare this act irrevocable would be of no effect in law; yet we are free to declare, and do declare that the rights hereby asserted are of the natural rights of mankind and that if any act shall be hereafter passed to repeal the present, or to narrow its operation, such act will be an infringement of natural right.”
“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” ~Galatians 6:7
At 7 a.m. on the morning of September 13, 1814, the British began bombarding Fort Henry outside Baltimore, and the US flag was waiving at full mast as we met the enemy. The British bombardment continued for 25 hours straight. They fired over 1500 bombshells that weighed over 200 pounds apiece, and carried lighted fuses that were supposed to explode when they reached the target.
Your laws ignore our deepest needs, Your words are empty air. You’ve stripped away our heritage, You’ve outlawed simple prayer. Now gunshots fill our classrooms, And precious children die. You seek for answers everywhere, And ask the question “Why?” You regulate restrictive laws, Through legislative creed. And yet you fail to understand, That God is what we need!
“Men and women are three-part beings. We all consist of body, soul, and spirit. When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our make-up, we create a void that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in and wreak havoc. Spiritual presences were present within our educational systems for most of our nation’s history. Many of our major colleges began as theological seminaries. This is a historical fact. What has happened to us as a nation? We have refused to honor God, and in so doing, we open the doors to hatred and violence. And when something as terrible as Columbine’s tragedy occurs – politicians immediately look for a scapegoat such as the NRA. They immediately seek to pass more restrictive laws that contribute to erode away our personal and private liberties. We do not need more restrictive laws. “Eric and Dylan would not have been stopped by metal detectors. No amount of gun laws can stop someone who spends months planning this type of massacre. The real villain lies within our own hearts. Political posturing and restrictive legislation are not the answers. The young people of our nation hold the key. There is a spiritual awakening taking place that will not be squelched! We do not need more religion. We do not need more gaudy television evangelists spewing out verbal religious garbage. We do not need more million dollar church buildings built while people with basic needs are being ignored. We do need a change of heart and a humble acknowledgment that this nation was founded on the principle of simple trust in God!
Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colorado
Today is the 40th anniversary of Roe V. Wade’s SCOTUS decision to decriminalize abortion. We have murdered 55,772,015+. Source
Genesis 4:9 Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?”
“I don’t know,” he replied. “Am I my brother’s keeper?”
10 The Lord said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground.
Whenever there is a murder of innocent life the Lord knows because its blood cries out to Him. We, as a nation, are about to be judged for the sin of murdering the most innocent of God’s created lives. We have enemies within our borders under the guise of multiculturalism and amnesty and open borders, tools ready for use at God’s discretion for our destruction. We have a death culture amid a godless society. Life is not at all precious to our POTUS. As the father, so goes the child. Unless we, as a nation, repent of this atrocity we shall not see God’s promise of judgement relented.
The wrath of God is measured in proportion to the sin that provokes it. The wrath of God is a demonstration of his holiness, his sinlessness, his intense hatred for all things evil. We, too, should hate sin as God hates sin. As it is a stench in his nostrils so should it be in ours. As it breaks his heart and stirs his anger so should it also break our hearts and stir our anger.
In this post-modern age it’s just not cool to speak of God’s wrath. It is the one attribute of God that we seem to be ashamed of. We cover our lips and whisper of his wrath as if it is a character flaw. We act like the children of a father with a gambling problem or a father who spends his weekends tipping the bottle and ignoring his family. The truth is that the wrath of God affirms his holiness. He would not be holy if he was incapable of love, nor would he be holy if he failed to demonstrate his hatred for all that is sinful and unholy.
Here’s the thing. Abortion was always legal in our country since its beginning in the case of rape, incest and the mother’s compromised health and well-being. The legalizing of abortion was due to making it a birth control option and that is all it was. There never were back alley abortions except for the cases of a shameful or unwanted pregnancy. But how could the SCOTUS and the American people be duped, er, convinced of the necessity for “legalized” abortions unless they were told of dirty back alley abortions that, at times, killed the mother? And then they brought in statistics that were magically produced out of someone’s inspiration! Consider this: abortion was illegal as a birth control method so those who practiced or helped aid a woman in her choice to abort would be a murderer including that woman. How many would readily help with creating such statistics knowing it could mean life in prison or the death penalty by their own admittance? America was duped in 1973 and nearly 56,000,000 unborn lives have paid the price for our hedonism.
Here are some Abortion Facts to consider today. It is a life being aborted (stopped). As a civilized nation its time we abort the atrocity of abortion. If we don’t, we will reap a horrible and overwhelming harvest from the shed blood we’ve sown into our nation’s ground. God will not be mocked. Payday is someday…
This Day in History (I am suspicious of this history because I have never heard this “history”before! My pre-1973 law book says otherwise as far as the legality of abortions before this day 40 years ago)
Last night I was reading this old novel based on the true life of Mary Todd Lincoln and her U.S. President-husband Abe called Love is Eterrnal, by Irving Stone written in 1954, and came upon an author inserted funny incident pulled by then lawyer Abe which struck me as something we could say is true even today. On page 47 we read that Mary Todd and her sister, Frances, while out shopping happened upon a crowd drawing political debate in the Springfield town square…
Up on the stand was Colonel Dick Taylor, a bombastic orator who was berating the Whigs for being aristocrats and reactionaries, interested only in the piling up of wealth and the conserving of their privileges while he and his fellow Democrats were poor and simple folk interested solely in the welfare of the people.
During the last sentence of the speech a man edged slowly onto the back of the platform, slipped to the side of Colonel Taylor and then, with the completion of the colonel’s peroration, caught the edge of the speaker’s vest and pulled it open, exposing to the audience an expensive silk ruffled shirt, a gold watch chain with seals and several other gaudy jewels…
…”Freinds, I am humble Abraham Lincoln. While Colonel Taylor was making these charges against the Whigs over the country, riding in fine carriages, wearing ruffled shirts, kid gloves, massive gold watch chains and flourishing a heavy gold-headed cane, I was a poor boy, hired on a flatboat at eight dollars a month, and had only one pair of breeches to my back and they were buckskin. Now, if you know the nature of buckskin when wet and dried by the sun, it will shrink; and my breeches kept shrinking until they left several inches of my legs bare between the tops of my socks and the lower part of my breeches; whilst I was growing taller they were becoming shorter, and so much tighter that they left a blue streak around my legs that can be seen to this day. If you call this aristocracy I plead guilty to the charge.”
Since before the Republican Party took root, the Democrats have been hypocritically foisting their own guilty pleasures upon the opposing party as if it would be a pre-emptive strike to blind the voting masses from knowing the truth of who really is after their own selfish interests. Same ol’, same ol’…
I guess progressive presidents are prone to do this:
FTA: With diplomatic negotiations with Japan breaking down, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his advisers knew that an imminent Japanese attack was probable, but nothing had been done to increase security at the important naval base at Pearl Harbor. It was Sunday morning, and many military personnel had been given passes to attend religious services off base. At 7:02 a.m., two radar operators spotted large groups of aircraft in flight toward the island from the north, but, with a flight of B-17s expected from the United States at the time, they were told to sound no alarm. Thus, the Japanese air assault came as a devastating surprise to the naval base.
He knew and did nothing to increase security at Pearl Harbor.
FTA: President Roosevelt and Secretary of State Cordell Hull knew a Japanese attack was imminent. Having received intelligence reports of intercepted coded messages from Tokyo to the Japanese ambassador in the United States, the president anticipated Japanese reprisals for his government’s refusal to reverse economic sanctions and embargoes against Japan. The Roosevelt administration had remained firm in its demand that the Japanese first withdraw from China and French Indochina, which it had invaded in 1937 and July 1941, respectively, and renounce its alliance with fascist Germany and Italy.
From Jack Kelley’s Thanksgiving Day post, The God Without … A Thanksgiving Message :
Love Without Limits … For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believed in Him would not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16).
Forgiveness Without Question … Ask and you will receive. Seek and you will find. Knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks the door will be opened (Matt 7:7-8). If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)
Performance Without Exception … All that the Father gives me will come to me and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. And this is the will of Him Who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that He has given me, but raise them up on the last day (John 6:37, 39).
Promise Without Equivocation … I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times what is still to come. I say, “My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please … what I have said, that will I bring about and what I have planned, that will I do” (Isaiah 46:10-11).
Blessings Without Number … You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country (wherever you are). The fruit of your womb will be blessed (your children), and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock-the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks (your work). Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed (you’ll have plenty of food). You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out (when you come home at night and when you leave in the morning) (Deut 28:3-6).
Mercy Without Measure …. It is because of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassion fails not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness (Lamentations 3:22-23).
Faithfulness Without Failing … Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands (Deut. 7:9). And we know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).
Redemption Without Retraction … In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will– to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding (Ephesians 1:5-8).
Salvation Without Merit … But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life (Titus 3:4-7).
Grace Without Guilt … Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. (2 Corinthians 5:17-19)
So in a time when mankind has all but forgotten that the Lord is the Giver of every good and perfect gift, the Author of all our victories, who arranges every opportunity and fashions every blessing, these “withouts” might serve as good reminders to give thanks where thanks is due.
And now may “The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.” (Numbers 6:24-26) Happy Thanksgiving. 11-17-12
Please keep in mind that Unedited Politics (in my sidebar) has clips from the debate to view.
…Americans boldly proclaimed the Name above all names, Jesus Christ, in the public and government arena. I was reading an article by Reverend Mark H. Creech titled, Public prayer in Jesus’ name: yes or no?, and it made me wax nostalgic for the times before I was born. Yes, its possible to do that when you love old books, like the reverend and I do. In his article, he tells of an old Army and Navy Service book for chaplains that his daughter bought for him and in it he noticed George Washington’s prayer. I will refer you to his article to read that prayer and his commentary. My commentary will be similar to it.
Well, this prayer of Washington’s piqued my interest so I dug out my old Army and Navy Hymnal book that my late fiance had when he was in the service during the Viet Nam War. Its copyright date: 1941. That old? I love it! It was from the time of WWII and I immediately wondered at the history it has seen if it could only talk. Sadly, it had to be retired. Besides, the next big war was the Gulf War and it would have been replaced with a newer, more generic hymnal by then, I’m sure, since the mentioning of Jesus’ Name was starting to wane by public and state proclamations. Thankfully, this treasure fell into my hands. I love the old book. I just have to use the computer to search for the old hymns to hear their tune. Some of them I do know. Oh! I once attended a church that had Old Hymns night, where all the gray heads would play their respective instruments, if they played one, and belt out those old songs with smiling eyes and tapping foot.
I opened up the book to its first page and there’s ”A Prayer for the Army.” It says:
Lord God of Hosts, whose power is from everlasting, and whose Name is above every name in heaven and on earth: keep, we pray Thee, under thy protecting care the Army of our country and all who serve therein. Defend them amid violence on land or sea or in the heavens, and grant that they may be a sure defense and a safeguard for the people of the United States and a security for such as come and go in peaceful and lawful pursuit. In time of peace keep them from evil, and in the day of conflict suffer not their courage to fail: that they may guard the American heritage against those who would destroy or straiten the liberties of government by the people, and to the end that the blessings of religion and law may be preserved to posterity. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
I’ll make no more comment on our great religious heritage that has now been relegated to the private citizen’s closet so as not offend the athiest and islamist. You, my reader, may have your own thoughts on this and I hope you will share them in the comments below. Please do read Reverend Creech’s article, too. Its a “good-un!”
(I do want to add this little note though-that the only religions mentioned in the Hymnal are the Catholics, the Protestants, and the Jewish. Hmmm…Islam gets no mention. Evidently, Muslims were of no consequence at that time.)
But, seriously, here is a website for you where you can read the U.S. Constitution and meet our Founding Fathers:
Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, dead at 82
Read article and two videos here
~You didn’t, Neil, I’m sure of that…
Cartoon by Robert Ariail – August 27, 2012 http://townhall.com/political-cartoons/2012/08/27/103067