Skip to comments.Join with those invoking God's Hand in preserving this Nation
Posted on 10/12/2008 7:00:18 AM PDT by Jeff Head
Let us all join in with those praying for God's Hand to be revealed in this election cycle...recognizing, as did Patrick Henry over 230 years ago that God is indeed is involved in the affairs of man and nations, and as the Holy Scriptures themselves testify that He will indeed bless us if we turn to Him.
"We shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. " - Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775
"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." - God in Heave, II Chronicles 7:14
I submit, that God in Heaven has already raised up and brought forth one such friend and blessing. She is going across the width and breadth of this nation generating large crowd of enthused people of all creeds, faiths, races, and stripes who hold fast to the traditional American values and prinicples that made this nation what she is.
Many others, less known or visible to us are doing the same.
We must stand up and do our part in this election cycle, we must spread the word to all we know and come in contact with within our own spheres of influence, and then ask them to do the same regarding:
SARAH PALIN AND HER IMPACT
...and regarding the principle oppostion we, and she and John McCain face:
THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH ABOUT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA
SARAH PALIN DRAWS HUGE CROWDS ACROSS THE NATION
SARAH PALIN - YOUR BEST FRIEND OR WORST ADVERSARY
...AND AS FOR BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA.
Barack Obama has willfully associated with hateful extremists for years.
Barack Obama has openly shown his disdain and disrespect for America's symbols.
Barack Obama's election headquarters has proudly displayed abjectly marxists flags and symbols.
NOBAMA MOVEMENT SPREADS ACROSS THE NATION
God in Heaven, please recognize our hard work and worthy efforts to defend the liberty and goodness of this land.
Please forgive us of our shortcomings and our lack of vigilance from time to time as evil has grown amongst us. Most of all, dear Father in Heaven, forgive us for not doing more, for not being even more active in standing against the slaughter of thy innocents by the forces of evil and death who have gained great power in our land to effect such evil...though we do recognize Thy Hand and the worthy work of millions as the tide has all too slowly turned against this evil.
Please bless those thou hast brought forth at this critical juncture in our nation's history, a nation long blessed by Theee as a bastion of liberty for the world, to both spread freedom, to spread thy Word, and to defend liberty throughout the world, despite our weaknesses. Give us the strength and the faith to help these friends turn back the current incarnation that has risen amongst us which would support evil in our land.
Bless us dear Father in Heaven with more such friends and allies that Thou callest forth, that we may jointly, together with Thy aid, put aside corruption, evil, and those who would bring abject compulsion, collectivism, and the destruction of individsual choise and freedom in our land.
Recognize, fortify, and magnify our best efforts to join with Thee in this effort we pray, in Jesus Name, Amen.
FYI, my plea.
I love the contrast in pictures between the two candidates. It really helps put it in perspective.
Look Jeff, huge cash injection coming.
Sarah Palin would make a great VP. Unfortunately, McKook doesn’t seem to want to win.
As for God, I think He’s going to punish us with Obama for being so lazy, decadent, and ill-informed. (Not that I’ll have anything to do with such.)
Bless you Jeff. There are millions praying and working across the nation. May God have mercy on us and, like you said, may He forgive us for our lack of vigilance, and give us the opportunity to continue working to turn back the tide of evil and apathy.
Within the last week, I just heard a report which stated that Christian churches are seeing a rise in attendance for this very reason. And if that wasn’t enough, I heard callers on talk radio saying that with the way everything is going, they feel the need to get back to church.
In Jesus Name, Amen.
God bless us all in this struggle.
Amen to your direct, heart felt, sincere, and eloquent prayer.
That was a beautiful prayer, very powerful.
Now...to couple our prayers with proactive action in support of those prayers...in spreading this word and educating others to the threat and evil facing us so they too will join together with us in both prayer and work.
In Jesus Name, Amen!
I believe the good folks of this nation are waking to the danger and responding according, both in supplicting God in Heaven and in working hard to turn the tide.
True.....which is why WE have to drag him across that finish line, with the Lords help!
As for God, I think Hes going to punish us with Obama for being so lazy, decadent, and ill-informed.
He only punishes when we are unrepentant and unwilling to admit our mistakes and correct them. The power of God is infinite. With one touch, He can change everything. Keep praying FRiend!
Why would God want to get involved here? Maybe He realizes what Congress doesn’t: stupid should hurt.
Because He loves us...in spite of ourselves.
He has shown a willingness to, and if you will read the one scripture included in this post, He has promised to give said aid and healing if we but turn to Him.
I believe He keeps His promises if we do our part. That's why.
Very well said...God bless you for those words and that insight.
In Case Anyone on the thread missed this, I thought I would share...
There was a thread the other night that was aimed at re-creating the nightly national prayer time from back in WWII as Churchill suggested for Britain. People are praying at 9:00 Eastern Time for one-minute every night.
If you would like to join with everyone, please see this thread for more information: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2102892/posts
Amen...and the wisdon of the wise who fight against good shall thus be turned to foolishness.
I roger that and WILCO! Amen to that effort, may it spread nation wise and invoke the prayers and faith of tens of millions.
Yes, Conservatives, it probably will take an act of God to get John McCain to act like one of us.
I cannot believe that we are reduced to praying for political salvation, when all it would take is for the GOP to nominate a conservative.
Such is the state of conservatism, and religion today.
This goes far beyond politics. We are praying for the preservation of our nation, our Republic, and all we hold dear. That is the sad state of affairs we face...and I believe if we turn to God and invoke His promoise, He will help.
That does not mean at all that we do not have to work and work hard to do our part. That has not changed and never will.
This is not 'just' and election or 'just' an economic crisis. There is a much greater struggle and much more at stake than a political office or a 401K. This is a battle that must be fought and won on our knees. Not before a party loyalty or a political philosophy, but before an awsome and righteous God.
I add my 'amen' to your prayer.
May we do our all, may we invoke God's Hand in humility and faith, recognizing and confessing our own weaknesses, and may we then, in our hard work, stand and watch the Hand of God be revealed and His purposes be accomplished.
...and may we have the faith to accept His will and continue to work in rightousness whatever it may be.
Cause without His mercy like that, we'd ALL be screwed.
Be grateful that God does not treat us as our sins deserve.
And with the way the GOP is going, it would take an act of God for them to nominate someone conservative. It's not as simple as it seems.
It goes way beyond political salvation; it's a matter of survival our nation and culture. A matter of survival, period. It goes deeper than you seem to realize.
Wonder ful pics. I pray that God is even interested in this election. Or is this His plan to end the world’s greatest nation??? I pray that we better stick with Him even if BHO gets elected because if this isn’t an End Times scenario, I don’t want to be around when another comes along!
Lord, we humbly seek Your Face, as we bow before Your Throne, and pray that Your hand of protection cover the country that You have blessed so many times before. We turn our faces toward You and ask for forgiveness for standing silently as Your precious children were slaughtered in the name of convenience, as Your holy union of marriage became a mockery, and as Your Holy Name has been blasphemed, abused and ridiculed, and used as profanity.
We need You, Lord. We need You to give us strength, wisdom, and patience. We need You to help us with our unbelief. We lay it all at the foot of the Cross, Lord. We surrender and submit to Your Will, as all Glory is Yours.
Lord, hear our prayer and our plea to deliver us from the evil that is permeating our land and our culture. Raise up the righteous and remove the scales from the eyes that do not see.
As nothing is too big or too small for You, we pray for intercession in our political process. Lord, if it be Your Will, please let the Truth shine a light on the wicked and the schemes of men be exposed, whatever they may be or wherever that may lead. As the darkness hates the light, let the Light of Heaven allow for no cover, and the truth be laid bare for all to see. Let everyone have eyes to see and discern from that which is evil.
You are God alone, and we praise You and love You, wholly and without condition. We are grateful for our blessings too numerous to count and thank You for Your Mighty Hand that has held this country in Its palm for so long.
Father, Abba, hear our prayer as we pray these things in Jesus’ Precious Name, Amen.
I try to pray daily for our nation and for a revival within our nation. I believe that we aren’t just in a war for our nation, but that our nation is in the midst of a great spiritual war. There is just too much evil seething from the left for there not to be. The utter hated for Sarah Palin, Obama’s thirst for infanticide, the MSM covering up Obama’s racist and terrorist buddies, and now Obama’s connection to Muslim riots against Christians in Kenya. I don’t look at this as merely politics.
May God have mercy on us and help us to win this battle and save our great nation!
Father, you are a God of truth and justice. You are not a man, that you should lie. You set kings up, and bring them down. And right now, Father, while acknowleging along with Jeff the sins of our nation against You, I humbly ask for Your mercy upon us. I ask for Your hand to be upon our nation now, as we go through this election cycle and deal with this financial crisis.
I ask for You to open the eyes of the American people to the truth, because many are blind. Please do not let the liars and the cheaters win. I’m asking right now, Lord God, for a miracle, and that the hearts of the people in this nation be turned back to You, that we may continue to be a force for Your good in this world. I pray that we will once again seek Your face and turn back to you.
2 Chronicles 7:14 (New International Version)
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
“and I believe if we turn to God and invoke His promoise, He will help.”
I think that God would not be happy with the political pragmatism that is required for conservatives to vote for McCain.
conservatives aren’t happy about it either, but I think most of us are going to pull the lever for him on the promise that his running mate may add much needed conservative dialog to the office.
Whether you intended to or not, I think you wrongfully equate this election with an opportunity for God to show us his grace or wrath - and I assure you, there is no heavenly grace to be found in the election cycle, nor has there ever been, I suspect.
If obama gets in, that will convince me more than anything that this is the End.
Our Father will give us whatever we ask for, all we need do is ask in faith. Jesus will answer any request we make. And The Holy Spirit will inspire and sustain us in all our times of trial.
God works in mysterious ways His wonders to perform. We are so blessed to live in a nation founded on His generosity.
“It goes way beyond political salvation; it’s a matter of survival our nation and culture. A matter of survival, period. It goes deeper than you seem to realize.”
There is no salvation in politics. God sheds his grace on our nation through it’s citizens, not through the losers the GOP seems to nominate, time and again.
I agree. "Lutheran Pastor" ping to Charles Henrickson. Also including bcsco and Paul Heinzman.
I agreee that there is not much good in most elections of this day...but there are exceptions. I believe Sarah Palin is one such exception and that the values she espouses and the view she takes are more aligned with what most of us believe God's purpose for this land is, and has been.
In any case, our attitudes, the true feelings of our hearts and motivations can and will invoke God's Hand and His blessings as He has promised.
Those words of His from II Chron 7:14 are not my words...they are His and I believe them I also believe, as it plainly states there, that there is much we MUST do to be in a position to invoke such a blessing and action by God.
That's what this thread is all about.
"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Ephesians 6:12
Precisely...on this we agree, with the noted exception )IMHO) of someone like Sarah Palin, and it is the principle focus of this thread.