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Obama nurtures his faith [on his b-day gathers pastors via phone to pray for him in the year ahead]
Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 19, 2013 | JOSH LEDERMAN

Posted on 10/20/2013 12:30:50 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

President Barack Obama isn’t an overtly religious man. He and his family rarely attend church. He almost never elaborates in public about his own relationship to his Christian faith.

But away from the public eye, his advisers say the president has nurtured a spirituality that’s served to help ground him during turbulent times.

Every year on Aug. 4, the president’s birthday, Obama convenes a group of pastors by phone to receive their prayers for him for the year to come. During the most challenging of times, prayer circles are organized with prominent religious figures such as megachurch pastor Joel Hunter, Bishop Vashti McKenzie of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and the Rev. Joseph Lowery, a civil rights activist.

Each morning for the past five years, before most of his aides even arrive at the White House, Obama has read a devotional written for him and sent to his BlackBerry, weaving together Scripture with reflections from literary figures such as Maya Angelou and C.S. Lewis.................

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: allahbabble4obama; i; me; memeitis; myself; obamaitis; snortsnortsnort

1 posted on 10/20/2013 12:30:50 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What a pant load.


2 posted on 10/20/2013 12:32:35 AM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
“And as President Lincoln once said, ‘I have been driven to my knees many times by the overwhelming conviction that I had no place else to go.’ ”

Where's the lightning?






EVIL.

3 posted on 10/20/2013 12:36:25 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I pray that we are relieved from his leadership.


4 posted on 10/20/2013 12:37:07 AM PDT by Mr. Blond
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Blah blah blah......working the neighborhood clerics
merely harkens back to the days when Obama was a
community organizer without a fancy title. He prays
at the altar of the state and the state prays at the altar
of Obama.


5 posted on 10/20/2013 12:42:34 AM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Sivad

“He prays at the altar of the state and the state prays at the altar of Obama.”

He prays in the direction of Mecca, actually.


6 posted on 10/20/2013 12:53:02 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Each morning for the past five years, before most of his aides even arrive at the White House, Obama has read a devotional written for him and sent to his BlackBerry..

Gosh what a tireless servant of The Lord - he checks his Blackberry "before most of his aides even arrive."

7 posted on 10/20/2013 12:53:26 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: 98ZJ USMC

I pray for this Kenyan POS too...but my prayer is “different”.


8 posted on 10/20/2013 12:55:05 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
[on his b-day gathers pastors via phone to pray for him in the year ahead]

FOR him or TO him?

9 posted on 10/20/2013 12:56:31 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: AAABEST

- snort - snort - snort - “...maybe a little blow...”


10 posted on 10/20/2013 12:58:07 AM PDT by devolve (----- ----- ----- ----- shall not infringe upon my smoking MacBook PRO ----- ----- ----- -----)
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To: Sivad; Mr. Blond; All
Progressive Narcissism

".................................................."And that is why they hate conservatives. They hate you because you are killers of their dream. You are defenders of a Constitution that thwarts their cause. They hate you because your “reactionary” commitment to individual rights, to a single standard and to a neutral and limited state obstructs their progressive designs. They hate you because you are believers in property and its rights as the cornerstones of prosperity and human freedom; because you do not see the market economy as a mere instrument for acquiring personal wealth and stocking political war chests, but as both means and end.

Conservatives who think progressives are misinformed idealists will always be blind-sided by the sheer malice of the left -- by the cynicism of those who pride themselves on their principles; by the viciousness of those who champion sensitivity; by the intolerance of those who call themselves liberal; and by the ruthless disregard for the well-being of the poor on the part of those who preen themselves as their champions.

Conservatives are surprised because they see progressives as merely misguided, when they are, in fact, morally – and ontologically -- misdirected. They are the messianists of a false religious faith. Since the redeemed future that justifies their existence and rationalizes their hypocrisy can never be realized, what really motivates progressives is a modern idolatry: their limitless passion for the continuance of Them........................."

11 posted on 10/20/2013 12:58:22 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Pastors praying with Satan. Maybe we are coming to the end.


12 posted on 10/20/2013 1:13:10 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: flaglady47

If he really prayed in the direction of Mecca then
Obama would not be godless. He IS godless....and Godless.


13 posted on 10/20/2013 1:13:54 AM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: onyx

“And as President Lincoln once said, ‘I have been driven to my knees many times by the overwhelming conviction that I had no place else to go.’ ”

Where’s the lightning?

That’s horrible of Zero to compare himself to Lincoln, I’m damn sure that unlike zero, Lincoln was not thinking about Reggie!


14 posted on 10/20/2013 1:37:11 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1

He has no shame and his arrogance is without any boundaries.


15 posted on 10/20/2013 2:02:09 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

he called it in.....what a disgrace.


16 posted on 10/20/2013 2:07:12 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’m praying he gets an incurable case of the trotts that lasts the rest of his sorry life.
Is that wrong?


17 posted on 10/20/2013 2:23:59 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

We know exactly how important “spirituality” is to Obama. Not only is he in favor of abortion on demand at any point including shortly after birth, but he is willing to trample the fundamental, God-given human right to freedom of religion in order to promote unlimited abortion paid for by others. No one could support that position without (1) celebrating pure evil, and (2) believing that religious beliefs have no real meaning.


18 posted on 10/20/2013 2:58:54 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: onyx

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Daniel+8:25&version=KJV

Daniel 8:25

King James Version (KJV)

25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand;
and he shall magnify himself in his heart,
and by peace shall destroy many:
he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes;
but he shall be broken without hand.


19 posted on 10/20/2013 3:05:15 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Sounds like an obama-based faith initiative. Hey, everyone, pray for me! Does he ever pray openly for others?

Why does this “deeply religious” harass Christians who are trying to live their lives according to their beliefs. I guess you could say he’s not just PLAYING the devil’s advocate.


20 posted on 10/20/2013 3:08:51 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (-)
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To: onyx

It’s probably true, then he leans forward and touches his head to the floor


21 posted on 10/20/2013 3:17:42 AM PDT by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains' obama's America)
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To: AAABEST

Yeah but he does with his feet up on the desk.


22 posted on 10/20/2013 3:20:33 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It’s kinda hard for the teleconferees to pray for him for the year ahead while everyone is prostrate on a prayer rug praying to Allah.


23 posted on 10/20/2013 3:28:01 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Right Wing Assault; All
Ted Cruz praying in front of the White House alongside "Rev. Rob Schenck (from Faith and Action) and Rev. Frazier White (a Democrat and Obama supporter) praying for Saeed Abedini, who has been in an Iranian prison for one year. He is being persecuted for his faith to Jesus Christ."

Source

24 posted on 10/20/2013 3:28:37 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Gaffer; All
CLICK on Chameleon Obama:
25 posted on 10/20/2013 3:45:41 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Obama’s name is in my prayers every day.


26 posted on 10/20/2013 3:54:51 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam ("A hyphenated American is not an American at all." Teddy Roosevelt)
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To: Mastador1
But, it gets worse.
On 60 Minutes, during the first two years of his term, he was asked how he rated himself as President.

At the time, he claimed himself to be the fourth greatest president ever.(That is, if you exclude the first forty-four.)

27 posted on 10/20/2013 3:55:32 AM PDT by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: AAABEST
............he checks his Blackberry "before most of his aides even arrive."

Just knowing he receives his inspiration and guidance from the words of Maya Angelou and not Rev. Wright helps me sleep better at nights.............

28 posted on 10/20/2013 4:02:11 AM PDT by varon ( para bellum, remove Obama)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Really? He calls a few pastors on the phone and has them pray for him?


29 posted on 10/20/2013 4:06:30 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Every year on Aug. 4, the president’s birthday, Obama convenes a group of pastors by phone to receive their prayers for him for the year to come.

Can anyone say mega-narcissistic?

BTW, Obozo, I too pray for you everyday. Of course it's a imprecatory prayer for you, and your band of grifters,

30 posted on 10/20/2013 4:08:08 AM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: 98ZJ USMC
STEAMING pant load....

I got one for ya' Barry - Allah Fubar!

31 posted on 10/20/2013 4:27:46 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Obama has read a devotional written for him and sent to his BlackBerry, weaving together Scripture with reflections from literary figures such as Maya Angelou and C.S. Lewis.................
We must picture Hell as a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives the deadly serious passions of envy, self-importance, and resentment. --C. S. Lewis - The Screwtape Letters

32 posted on 10/20/2013 4:36:29 AM PDT by Diamond (He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people,)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Daniel 3

1 Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof six cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon.

2 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the princes, the governors, and the captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.

3 Then the princes, the governors, and captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, were gathered together unto the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up; and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up.

4 Then an herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages,

5 That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up:

6 And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.

........................

30 The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty?

31 While the word was in the king’s mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying, O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken; The kingdom is departed from thee.

32 And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.

33 The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles’ feathers, and his nails like birds’ claws.


33 posted on 10/20/2013 4:37:24 AM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Feckless

I’m surprised no one has pointed out that the writer is from the Chicago Sun Times, Barry.’s home town. He probably provided the text for the news article to give the false impression he’s Christian. This will probably be the start of many news articles that talk about his “Christian faith” as everyone has been connecting the dots between him and the MB and radical Islam. Its just a ploy to bring his ratings back up folks. Typical 0 play.


34 posted on 10/20/2013 4:39:51 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Diamond

Bump!

I guess we’ve entered Hell.


35 posted on 10/20/2013 4:42:49 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
His party boo'd God at the DNC after voting against God 3 times.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cncbOEoQbOg

37 posted on 10/20/2013 5:01:48 AM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: Mr. Blond
Reaching out to see whats around him that he can use. He wants them to pray for him in the years ahead and we are praying to be relieved of him in the years ahead, a hand full of pastors vs millions............ who wins?
38 posted on 10/20/2013 5:05:45 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: 98ZJ USMC

I was going to say, “What a crock of Shiite.” But pant load will do.


39 posted on 10/20/2013 5:17:29 AM PDT by abclily
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The One gathers pastors to pray to him for him.


40 posted on 10/20/2013 5:30:46 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: 98ZJ USMC

This is telling:

““A snippet of Scripture for me to reflect on,” Obama has said. “And it has meant the world to me.”

At pivotal moments in Obama’s presidency, DuBois sometimes chooses texts that offer lessons appropriate to the challenges at hand.

Before one State of the Union address, it was the words of Isaiah, in an appeal for clarity of speech: “So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth, it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose.”

The Word that goes out is not Obama’s word, but God’s in dual meaning, the Word of God and God’s Words.

It is incomprehensible that anyone would think this passage refers to their own statements.


41 posted on 10/20/2013 5:34:40 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He is a muslim jim... and he called black liberation theologists to pray to satan for his power to be increased.


42 posted on 10/20/2013 5:49:32 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: max americana

Your prayers are sent in a different direction than obama’s.


43 posted on 10/20/2013 5:50:50 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: jsanders2001

It will no longer work... America has smelled the brimstone on his breath.


44 posted on 10/20/2013 5:56:01 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Here are some instructions. obama does not pray to GOD.

Matthew 6:5-6

“Whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, because they love to pray while standing in synagogues and on street corners so that people can see them. Truly I say to you, they have their reward. But whenever you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you”.

Matthew 6:7-8

“When you pray, do not babble repetitiously like the Gentiles, because they think that by their many words they will be heard. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him”

Then JESUS taught us the LORD’S PRAYER. GOD knows what we need before we ask.

obama is evil... be forewarned.


45 posted on 10/20/2013 6:11:01 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Pollster1

yes I DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW HE CAN CONSIDER HIMSELF SPIRITUAL WHEN HE DECEIVES THE NATION AND LIES AT EVER TURN.

oops caps


46 posted on 10/20/2013 6:28:03 AM PDT by Sophia777
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To: LibLieSlayer

that would be my guess


47 posted on 10/20/2013 6:30:57 AM PDT by Sophia777
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Haven’t seen any fruit of the Holy Spirit.


48 posted on 10/20/2013 7:33:43 AM PDT by lurk
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To: MayflowerMadam

Psalm 109:8


49 posted on 10/20/2013 11:29:42 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: GoldenPup

Well, that’s one way of saying it, but I’d say you’re pretty much dead-on accurate regarding this propaganda’s actual validity.


50 posted on 10/20/2013 4:46:34 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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