Skip to comments.Bachmann: Fight Against Health Care Bill Will Be Won "On Our Knees In Prayer And Fasting"
Posted on 08/25/2009 8:42:47 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) made an interesting appeal to conservative activists last week on a telephone town hall hosted by the conservative Susan B. Anthony List, the Minnesota Independent reports: To help stop the Democrats' health care bill, through the power of fasting and intercessionary prayer.
Bachmann praised Sarah Palin for raising the alarm about "death panels" that would deny any health care to the elderly and mentally disabled. "Thank God that Sarah Palin said that," said Bachmann. "These are true." Bachmann also warned against the government forcing doctors to perform abortions, and urged callers to oppose it with all their energies -- and their prayers.
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She is SOOOOOO right!!! I love this woman. (And Sarah Palin)
I think Sarah has competition for the most hated woman among the leftist elite. God bless beautiful conservative women (is there any other kind?)
She’s right. And she possesses tremendous courage to call it. This is nothing short of a spiritual crisis. People’s eyes are blinded to what this president is doing. That’s spiritual and we need the Lord to open our eyes. With all my heart, I believe it’s His judgment on our country. We made it this far because so much of our country and laws have been founded on Him. That’s quickly changing.
I understand many freepers are not Christians and I don’t mean to offend them. But I agree with Rep. Bachmann and I’m glad to see one of our elected representatives say it.
Ms. Bachman sounds like a Muslim here
Hey, I said that at least two three weeks ago.
That’s my dream ticket right there!!
Nope. She sounds like a Founding Father. Muslims don't pray for political change. They intimidate, terrorize, and kill to get what they want.
it certainly can’t hurt....for example, if the man upstairs decided to call Uncle Teddy to that big quorum call in the sky sooner rather than later, it might buy us five months of filibuster time.
...or listening to the wailing for the leftists greatest hero since John W. Booth.
Truly, a woman after my own heart!!
And pray on their knees and fast :)
Fasting and prayer has long been a part of the Christian tradition, upon which our nation was founded. Nothing Muslim about it.
Here is a quote from John Adams’ Fasting and Prayer Proclamation:
I HAVE therefore thought it fit to recommend, that Wednesday, the 9th day of May next be observed throughout the United States, as a day of Solemn Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer; That the citizens of these states, abstaining on that day from their customary worldly occupations, offer their devout addresses to the Father of Mercies, agreeably to those forms or methods which they have severally adopted as the most suitable and becoming.
The proclamation is its entirety is here:
“... on our knees in prayer and fasting.”
YEP. God Bless her for saying it.
That is awesome.
How many people in this nation actually fast anymore?
“How many people in this nation actually fast anymore?”
Good question. I’m not sure. I imagine quite a bit less do now than in the early history of nation. I have family and friends, who have fasted from time to time. Then again, I live in a conservative Christian area. I have heard sermons on this, but not often, as it’s not all that “popular”, and honestly not all that much “fun”. I think it’s difficult for our society, me included, to deny ourselves when we’re used to getting everything we want almost immediately.
I’d think our country would be much better if people did regularly fast and learn the spirit of sacrifice.
It certainly is not an easy thing to do at all, and I commend those who actually do fast in the proper spirit
Hmm....I dont think so
With Rep Bachmann....I got a pretty good chance of keeping my head attached to my shoulders.....with a Islamic....not so much so....
I do a liquid fast every Thursday for spiritual and health reasons.
My brother fasts on Mondays and Wednesdays. During Lent, he throws in Fridays. I think more people fast than we might think, but not as many as in Pre-Vatican II days....
His fast starts at dawn and ends at sundown after which he eats a small meal. He has water throughout the day.
Many LDS do once a month usually on the first Sunday of the month. They then give the cost of those meals or more to support the poor in their area.
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