Skip to comments.PRAY for our Nation & President Obama - Day 72
Posted on 01/22/2009 11:10:33 PM PST by Blogger
1 O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself.
2Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud.
3LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?
4How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?
5They break in pieces thy people, O LORD, and afflict thine heritage.
6They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.
7Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.
8Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise?
9He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?
10He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know?
11The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.
12Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law;
13That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked.
14For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance.
15But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it.
16Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?
17Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.
18When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up.
19In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.
20Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?
21They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.
22But the LORD is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.
23And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the LORD our God shall cut them off.
I come to You tonight weary and ready for rest, yet thinking over what is happening to my country and not liking it. Over the past few days, President Obama has made liberal use of his pen calling things into being that very well may mean thousands of lives lost and our freedom threatened. Many thought he would move slowly. But, he isn't doing that. Rather, he is wasting no time overturning measures which have contributed to our safety and making is so that terrorists very well may be set free. All I can say about some of his decisions is that he is ill-informed at best and evil at worst. Is he trying to dismantle the country? Lord, protect us from this evil.
Protect our military Lord under their new Commander in Chief. May he stay out of their way and allow them to carry out warfare without interference from politicians. May they have victory over the enemy, and may America stay strong.
I pray for Israel. Even now her enemies reload. Help her to win in battle. Help her to win the war.
I pray for the unborn, and the mothers considering abortion. Obama will make more death possible. May Your truth break through and show these women there is another way.
And work in Obama's heart. The challenges are too great to go it without You. Save the President and his cabinet.
Go with us the rest of the day and into the evening. Help us. Help us to glorify You in all we say and do. It is in Jesus' blessed name, Amen.
Dear Lord Protect us from our enemies who mean to do harm to us.
“How long shall the wicked triumph?”
How long, indeed. Deliver us from their evil, Lord. Amen.
After VP Biden’s recent public confirmation of his failed brain surgeries, I pray hard for Obama to remain healthy.
Biden would not be worse. Following the chain of command, even Pelosi might not be worse. Heartfeld prayers that the damage to our dear nation by this administation be minimal.
My heart cries out with grief,Lord, for the unborn who will not be born.Hear my prayer, Father and deliver the innocent. Guide President Obama, Lord, show him your perfect will. Father, I come to you as a humble sinner, not worthy. Please hear my plea for my nation, we have sinned against you. Have mercy on us,and lead us to your will.Be with those who protect us, and deliver us from our enemies. Guide those that lead us Father, that this nation may do your will. Forgive me Lord, for I have sinned. Correct me Lord,show me your will. Thank you Father, for all the blessings you have bestowed on us. We are truly not worthy of your grace and mercy, you give it to us in you infinite love. And let not my will be done, but your perfect will be done. I pray this in the name of your Precious Son, Jesus. Amen
Joseph Farah said it best in his article Pray Obama fails
It has become a sort of conventional wisdom among soft-minded believers. The biblical proof-text for this misguided way of thinking is Romans 13:1-4:
"Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
"Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
"For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
"For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil."
Many a coward has been bolstered in his conviction against challenging tyranny by not reading too deeply into the Scriptures. Yet, nowhere does the Bible ever suggest evil rulers are to be obeyed. When the rule of men conflicts with the commands of God, the Bible leaves no doubt about where we should stand.
That's why I do not hesitate today in calling on godly Americans to pray that Barack Hussein Obama fail in his efforts to change our country from one anchored on self-governance and constitutional republicanism to one based on the raw and unlimited power of the central state.
It would be folly to pray for his success in such an evil campaign.
I want Obama to fail because his agenda is 100 percent at odds with God's. Pretending it is not simply makes a mockery of God's straightforward Commandments.
So you will not see me joining in the ritual of affirming Obama and his mission in public or private prayer this week or any other week.
Instead, I uphold the words of Jesus in Matthew 15:14: "Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch." And I take warning from Isaiah 9:16: "For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed."
And please don't tell me about "rendering unto Caesar."
It's important to consider the circumstances and the audience behind Jesus' instructions to "render unto Caesar." The Sadducees were attempting to trap Jesus into advocating open contempt for Caesar. He recognized their wicked and hypocritical little game and answered them with a totally truthful response that astonished everyone.
But think about it. There are two components to Jesus' words. We are to "render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's," but we are also to "render unto God the things that are God's. Well, everything ultimately belongs to God. But, most of all, this injunction by Jesus instructs us that government laws cannot trump God's laws ever.
If government commands you to do evil, as a Christian you must resist. There is no alternative. Citing the "render unto Caesar" line is an apologetic for accountability to God nothing more, nothing less.
Furthermore, it needs to be pointed out that in America we don't have a Caesar. Never have, never will. You see, our system of government is called a free republic, and it is based on the concept of constitutional self-government. We have no "rulers" in America except ourselves and our God. We believe in the rule of law, not the rule of men.
This is an important distinction, not a semantic one.
Nowhere in the Bible does it teach us to obey evil rulers. Nowhere.
This is a time for principled biblical resistance, not phony Christian appeasement.
How can he sees the error of his ways and repents, unless his own policies and their results be brought direct into his own life?
I'm not happy about ill befalling another person, or family, but let's remember how education is done. Nothing is more educational than a significant emotional event. And nothing drives us closer to God than the same.
Now let's get started:
We must pray that every policy, law, and executive order that Mister Obama puts forth, be brought into his family, for the edification of others, as well as Obama.
Do I make my point clear?
So Lord, please strengthen and empower Blogger to continue on, regardless of how much derision the enemy tries to stir up. Give Blogger unction from on High, and a fresh filling of Your Holy Spirit, for Your servant is fighting the good fight, and realizes that the battle belongs to You, and that You Lord are our victory. In Jesus name, Amen
Crush the enemies in our mist. Lead them to the folly of their hubris and destroy them in their own excess. Show the power of your presence. Restore to leadership those who truly worship you and follow your Son. Return the values to our society that our FOunders envisaged as creating the blessings of Liberty through the life of service to others as you intended. AMen.
Christ said to bless our enemies, not curse them. I pray his policies fail, but I am not going to pray for harm to come to him or his family.
I pray that all of the Gitmo terrorist go on to lead productive lives. They will certainly abandon their radical jihadi ways and be peace loving people now.
PRAYER FOR GOVERNMENT LEADERS
God of power and might, wisdom and justice,
through you authority is rightly administered,
laws are enacted, and judgment is decreed.
Assist with your spirit of counsel and fortitude
the President and other government leaders of these United States.
May they always seek
the ways of righteousness, justice and mercy.
Grant that they may be enabled by your powerful protection to lead our country with honesty and integrity.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
[Source: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops]
Where did you find that pic of the White House and what was your thought of how it comes across?
It struck me as Dark as in an evil vortex hanging above the White House.
Speaking of I would Love to see the Sunshining Bright and warmer out of the Blue weather in DC for the Right to Life March this week end.
Did Biden really have brain surgery? Or are you referring to the plugs.
Amen to all of your prayers and many thanks for Blogger’s ministry.
The prayer thread is not for debate. Period. Scripture says what it says without contradiction. Jesus said bless our enemies. Paul writes we should pray for all leaders and those in authority and all men that we may live peaceful lives. That’s enough. I’m not hobnobbing with him or wishing him well on his agenda. I’m praying for him. If you don’t wish to pray, then fine. Stay off the thread. If you do, you’re welcome to do so. We are not going to debate, however, whether or not we should pray. The issue is a settle matter by Scripture.
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