Skip to comments.PRAY FOR PRESIDENT BUSH - DAY 2946 AND McCAIN/PALIN DAY 40
Posted on 10/07/2008 7:28:39 AM PDT by alpha-8-25-02
Some thoughts on leadership
When seconds count, instincts and decisiveness come into play. In quick-developing situations, the leader must act fast, impart confidence to all around him, must not second guess a decision - MAKE IT HAPPEN! In the process, he cannot stand around slack-jawed when he's hit with the unexpected. He must face up to the facts, deal with them, and MOVE ON.
~ Lt. General Hal Moore (Source)
You get it done by making a decision quick, getting to it and getting the thing done. Dont sit back and let the other guy make a decision that will put you on the defensive. Make up your mind quickly and get it done, right or wrong.
~ Major Dick Winters (Source) We may or may not agree with the bill President Bush signed today.
We can argue, debate and second-guess the decision from the comfort of our living rooms, but that's a luxury the President doesnt have. What he has is the burden of leadership, and hes carried that weight for nearly 8 yearsthrough the 9/11 terrorist attacks, through the War on Terror that followed (the War which we are winning in spite of the Lefts wishes), through multiple natural disasters, and through an economy that has seen both record growth and alarming slumps. Hes carried these burdens and countless others with grace, humility and an unwavering love for his country and for those who risk their lives to protect her.
Never once has he complained, never once (unlike his predecessor) has he ignored the responsibility of his office: George W. Bush has always lead from the front, the way a good leader should, the first man on the field and the last one to leave.
You may not like every decisionno one expects you to. But Ill tell you this from the bottom of my heart, I thank God its been President Bush who has had to make those tough decisions during the past 8 years. I thank God for the strength He has given President Bush to carry that burden. I thank God for giving President Bush the courage to lead, to get it done, to make it happen.
I thank God for President Bush.
Psalms 112:1 Praise the LORD! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, Who delights greatly in His commandments.
Psalms 112:2 His descendants will be mighty on earth; The generation of the upright will be blessed.
Psalms 112:3 Wealth and riches will be in his house, And his righteousness endures forever.
Psalms 112:4 Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness; He is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
Psalms 112:5 A good man deals graciously and lends; He will guide his affairs with discretion.
Psalms 112:6 Surely he will never be shaken; The righteous will be in everlasting remembrance.
Psalms 112:7 He will not be afraid of evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.
Psalms 112:8 His heart is established; He will not be afraid, Until he sees his desire upon his enemies.
Psalms 112:9 He has dispersed abroad, He has given to the poor; His righteousness endures forever; His horn will be exalted with honor.
Psalms 112:10 The wicked will see it and be grieved; He will gnash his teeth and melt away; The desire of the wicked shall perish. (NKJV)
DEAR LORD, WE THANK YOU FOR THIS DAY, THIS HOUR AND THIS SECOND.
LORD, WE THANK YOU FOR THIS TIME YOUR SAINTS CAN GATHER BEFORE YOUR THRONE OF GRACE WITH PRAYER AND SUPPLICATION.
LORD, WE PRAY FOR ALL OF YOUR SAINTS NO MATTER WHERE THEY MAY BE OR WHATEVER THEIR NEED.
LORD, WE PRAY ESPECIALLY FOR GEORGE WALKER BUSH, LAURA BUSH, BARBARA AND JENNA BUSH, THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH AND ALL MEMMBERS OF GOVERNMENT WHO HOLD YOUR TRUTHS CLOSE TO THEIR HEARTS.
LORD, WE PRAY FOR YOUR CONTINUED HAND OF GUIDANCE AND PROTECTION I N EACH ONES LIFE.
LORD, WE PRAY EACH BELIEVER LOCKS INTO THEIR HEART THE FACT THAT YOU ARE GOD AND TOTALLY SOVEREIGN, WE PRAY THEY JUST LET YOU BE YOU AND STOP BOXING IN YOUR EMINENCE.
LORD, WE PRAY ALL CHRISTIAN PATRIOTS CHOOSE THE RIGHTER WRONG AND HAVE A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF HOW YOU WOULD LIKE THE BETTER GOOD IN AUTHORITY, NOT VOTE BASED ON SINGLE ISSUES, THOUGH TEMPER THEIR THOUGHTS THROUGH THE FILTER OF YOUR WHOLE WORD.
LORD, WE PRAY FOR THIS COUNTRY, A LAND FORMED ON THE PRINCIPALS YOU GAVE US. WE PRAY FOR A RETURN TO A TIME WHEN THIS LAND WAS BASED ON GOD, DUTY AND HONOR.
LORD, WE PRAY FOR YOUR SOVEREIGN HAND OF PROTECTION AGAINST ALL WHO THREATEN OUR LAND.
WE PRAY THAT THE DECEPTIVE LIES OF POLITICAL DESPOTS AND THE MEDIA WILL FALL ON DEAF EARS AND ONLY YOUR TRUTH WILL BE HEARD.
LORD, WE PRAY FOR ALL OF THE DEFENDERS OF FREEDOM, WHETHER HOME OR IN FOREIGN LANDS.
WE PRAY FOR THEIR SAFETY AND WE PRAY FOR COMFORT FOR THEIR FAMILIES AND WE THANK YOU FOR THEIR STRENGTH AND COURAGE IN STAYING THE COURSE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.
LORD, WE PRAY FOR THE COMFORT AND PROTECTION OF THE FAMILIES OF JOHN McCAIN AND SARAH PALIN.
LORD,WE PRAY THAT YOUR STRENGTH IS WITH THEM AS THEY INDURE THE FILTH THAT IS BEING HURLED AT THEM FROM COUNTRY HATEING LEFTISTS.
LORD, WE PRAY YOUR VENGENCE IS SWIFT AND HARSH AGAINST THOSE WHO COMMITTED THESE MURDERS AND ALSO AGAINST THOSE WHO HATE THIS COUNTRY BECAUSE OF ITS CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES.
LORD, WE PRAY FOR THE PROTECTION OF ISRAEL FROM MUSLIM TERRORISTS.
LORD, WE THANK YOU FOR THE SKILL AND FORTITUDE YOU HAVE GIVEN OUR MILITARY WHICH ENABLES THEM TO TURN EVIL MEN OVER TO YOU FOR ETERNAL JUDGMENT.
Jude 1:24 Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,
Jude 1:25 To God our Savior, Who alone is wise, Be glory and majesty, Dominion and power, Both now and forever. Amen.
"He shall not be afraid of evil tidings." - Psalm 112:7
Christian, you ought not to dread the arrival of evil tidings; because if you are distressed by them, what do you more than other men? Other men have not your God to fly to; they have never proved his faithfulness as you have done, and it is no wonder if they are bowed down with alarm and cowed with fear: but you profess to be of another spirit; you have been begotten again unto a lively hope, and your heart lives in heaven and not on earthly things; now, if you are seen to be distracted as other men, what is the value of that grace which you profess to have received? Where is the dignity of that new nature which you claim to possess?
Again, if you should be filled with alarm, as others are, you would, doubtless, be led into the sins so common to others under trying circumstances. The ungodly, when they are overtaken by evil tidings, rebel against God; they murmur, and think that God deals hardly with them. Will you fall into that same sin? Will you provoke the Lord as they do?
Moreover, unconverted men often run to wrong means in order to escape from difficulties, and you will be sure to do the same if your mind yields to the present pressure. Trust in the Lord, and wait patiently for him. Your wisest course is to do as Moses did at the Red Sea, "Stand still and see the salvation of God. " For if you give way to fear when you hear of evil tidings, you will be unable to meet the trouble with that calm composure which nerves for duty, and sustains under adversity. How can you glorify God if you play the coward? Saints have often sung God's high praises in the fires, but will your doubting and desponding, as if you had none to help you, magnify the Most High? Then take courage, and relying in sure confidence upon the faithfulness of your covenant God, "let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. "
SOLI DEO GLORIA!
GOOD MORNING CHRISTIAN PATRIOTS!
Amen to your Prayer. Thank you Lord for the Blessings of this day. Please be with President George W. Bush, Senator John S. McCain, and Sarah Palin, and their families. Protect them, and guide them.
Thank you for the blessings of Liberty.
Please be with John McCain tonight, and please thwart his enemies and help him during his speech.
Amen. I’ll be praying.
Amen alpha. Prayers for all.
I join in prayer for President Bush, the Administration, McCain, Palin and our heroes standing in harm’s way!
'Upon the Wicked He shall Rain Snares,
Fire and Brimstone, and an Horrible Tempest:
This shall be the Portion of their Cup.
For the Righteous LORD Loveth Righteousness;
His Countenance Doth Behold the Upright.' (Ps.11:6,7)
Amen, brother and sister.
Father, as You agreed with Abraham to save a city for just 10 righteous, we pray that You would save our nation for the sake of all those You have called righteous because of their faith in the saving power of the blood of Jesus Christ. You are gracious and right in all Your ways and we are thankful to be children under Your care.
We bless You in the name of Jesus.
My wife recently visited a physiotherapist to seek relief for her neck and shoulder pain. When the problem did not go away after several visits, she asked why. She was told that her pain was because of some lazy neck muscles.
Apparently, the neck muscles that were supposed to hold her head upright were not doing their job. As a result, her shoulder muscles had to take over the function of holding up her head. This caused unnaturally stiffened shoulder muscles. The solution? Exercises were prescribed to train her neck muscles to do what they were designed to do.
In a way, her problem depicts what happens in the body of Christ. God has given each believer gifts that are to be exercised for the common good of the church (1 Cor. 12:7). But when some dont pull their weight, others far less gifted in those areas must pitch in. Although the body of Christ continues to function, it is not functioning at its best. There are some overworked Christians around!
God wants us to use our spiritual gifts to benefit others in the church. When we work together, we keep the body strong. What has God gifted you to do so that you can help relieve the strain the church is suffering?
Father, give strength to our president who is under such pressure to lead our country in these dire times. Keep Your hedge of protection all around him, Father, and give him courage and wisdom in all his decisions. I pray that You would draw him to keep his eyes on You through it all. And Heavenly Father, I pray that You will be in this debate tonight and that Your favor would be upon John McCain. Give him articulate and clarity of speech, wisdom, knowledge and courage. I pray the people will see John McCain as presidential and be reminded of his service to our country and his vast experience and knowledge. Be with him, Lord, and thank You that it will all be for the glory of Your Name. In Jesus’ Name, amen.
Prayers for all.
Amen, my Sister, in our Christ’s Most Beautiful Name.
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