Skip to comments.A Prayer for our Free Nation Under God
Posted on 05/14/2012 1:49:34 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
Our Almighty God in Heaven, We pray for this nation that your servants, our great forefathers, established on this continent so many years ago under what we still believe today to be your divine guidance. They recognized the great truths that we are all created equal by you and endowed by you with our unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Our ancestors sailed across the seas seeking relief from persecution and to seek your blessings and to establish colonies where they would be free to live and worship in your name and in the manner they believed to be of your will. With your divine help and guidance, they carved out what would later become the freest and greatest nation on your creation out of the wilderness, and gave thanks and prayed for your approval and blessings.
They later declared their independence from the tyrants overseas and fought a great war of independence with your divine guidance to establish the original free states, and then later joined together as a federation of states, united under a common constitution to become a nation among nations. And they consented to grant to their newly established federal government certain limited powers to best defend our new nation and to help it grow strong as one nation, under your Providence, with liberty and justice for all, and they reserved all other rights and powers to the states and the people. We were to govern ourselves as sovereign states and sovereign people, under God, and they prayed for your blessings. And all was good.
Our ancestors later fought a great civil war to rid our nation of the scourge of slavery and to ensure that this nation, established under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, all the people, shall not perish from the earth.
We as a nation fought many wars to forge and keep our freedom and to rid the world of evil tyrants and mass murdering collectivist dictators and totalitarians who were taking over and enslaving their own people and those of neighboring nations. Our great armies and warriors marched in your name, asked for your blessings, risked and sacrificed their lives, and fought and won the great battles, not for treasure or territory, but to defend and restore your blessings of freedom and justice for all people. And we prayed and gave thanks and asked for your blessings. All glory is to our Almighty God in Heaven. All the good we seek is sought in your name and we pray it is your will to be done.
Now once again our great nation and great people face a great evil. And this time it is an insidious evil that has crept in from foreign shores and during the last 100 years has infiltrated into every institution of our society and is poisoning the minds of our youth and destroying our moral society. It is the scourge of Marxism, communism, socialism, collectivism, totalitarianism, and the related cultures of sodomy, depravity and death. We believe it is unholy and destructive to the society and free nation that was established in your name and under your divine guidance and with your blessings.
Dear Lord, We pray for the strength and wisdom to resist this latest new form of insidious tyranny that has now gripped our nation from within. This evil scourge has already completely taken over one of our two great major political parties from which the majority of our elected government officials are selected, and is now threatening to take over the other. If they are allowed to let the sodomites, the abortionists, the socialists, the corrupt and greedy power mongers and evil-doers take over the majority of our elected offices, after they've already taken over our government and educational institutions at all levels and have even infiltrated into our churches and houses of worship, then we fear greatly for our future as a nation under God and for the independence and liberty of our posterity.
Dear Lord, the collectivists, sodomites and evil-doers are inside the gates. We pray once again for your divine guidance and that as we fight this great battle for liberty, we are doing so not only in your name, but with your blessings.
We pray for miraculous delivery from evil.
Your will be done.
In Jesus' name we pray.
Lawd, Nobuddy in heah but us chickin’s
and we show do need hep.
Father, God Almighty, you alone know the future near and far. You know our hearts and our thoughts afar off.
Lord, we need you to breathe, think, eat, sleep, rise up, sit down, walk, talk, write, any and everything we do, we desperately need YOU, Lord.
Apart from you we can not only do nothing good, we can do nothing at all.
We desperately need your provision, guidance and protection, Lord.
We desperately need your direction in how to walk closer to you, Lord. There is NO OTHER REFUGE BUT YOU, LORD.
No government, no guns, no anything can protect like You, can, Lord.
May we have the courage and ability to use whatever arms you provide us to protect our lives and families. But Lord, in the final analysis, it is only your protection, your Spirit’s guidance that is of any lasting value at all.
Help us to know and obey YOUR PRIORITIES, LORD, In Jesus’ Name.
...and, all GOD’S people said, “Amen, and AMEN!”
Thanks, Quix. I prayed Jim’s prayer out loud, and I will do the same with yours.
Blessed be the name of The Lord.
If not the greatest, one of the greatest posts ever on freerepublic or any website on planet earth. God bless you, Jim Robinson. Thank you, sir.
Yow! It sounds horrible. - I do think we need to not forsake the gathering of ourselves together with other Christian believers as we see the day of the Lord growing ever closer day by day. - I’ll admit it’s scary contemplating what the Obama regime is cooking up in order to stay in power. Since it appears that by and large the American people aren’t quite as stupid as they need them to be, the chaos that these Piven accolytes may try to foment looks pretty scary.
Bumping Jim Robinson’s Prayer: This is a do-not-miss post!
However, there are 365 “FEAR NOT’s” in the Bible.
One for every day.
Bumping Jim Robinson’s prayer!
I join with you in your prayer, Jim. Thank you.
To Thee, O Lord, I lift my soul.
I try to pray every day at 3pm for our nation. I think this is the “Hour of Power” since Christ died then. I believe that God listens in a special way at that hour when we contemplate the time that Christ died for us.
Turn back to the Lord, America. Rediscover your Christian heritage.
Contend, Lord, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me.
2 Take up shield and armor; arise and come to my aid.
3 Brandish spear and javelin[a] against those who pursue me.
Say to me,
I am your salvation.
4 May those who seek my life be disgraced and put to shame;
may those who plot my ruin be turned back in dismay.
5 May they be like chaff before the wind, with the angel of the Lord driving them away;
6 may their path be dark and slippery, with the angel of the Lord pursuing them.
7 Since they hid their net for me without cause and without cause dug a pit for me,
8 may ruin overtake them by surprise may the net they hid entangle them, may they fall into the pit, to their ruin.
9 Then my soul will rejoice in the Lord and delight in his salvation.
10 My whole being will exclaim, Who is like you, Lord?
You rescue the poor from those too strong for them, the poor and needy from those who rob them.
11 Ruthless witnesses come forward; they question me on things I know nothing about.
12 They repay me evil for good and leave me like one bereaved.
13 Yet when they were ill, I put on sackcloth and humbled myself with fasting. When my prayers returned to me unanswered,
14 I went about mourning as though for my friend or brother.
I bowed my head in grief as though weeping for my mother.
15 But when I stumbled, they gathered in glee; assailants gathered against me without my knowledge. They slandered me without ceasing.
16 Like the ungodly they maliciously mocked;[b] they gnashed their teeth at me.
17 How long, Lord, will you look on? Rescue me from their ravages, my precious life from these lions.
18 I will give you thanks in the great assembly; among the throngs I will praise you.
19 Do not let those gloat over me who are my enemies without cause; do not let those who hate me without reason maliciously wink the eye.
20 They do not speak peaceably, but devise false accusations against those who live quietly in the land.
21 They sneer at me and say, Aha! Aha! With our own eyes we have seen it.
22 Lord, you have seen this; do not be silent. Do not be far from me, Lord.
23 Awake, and rise to my defense! Contend for me, my God and Lord.
24 Vindicate me in your righteousness, Lord my God; do not let them gloat over me.
25 Do not let them think, Aha, just what we wanted! or say, We have swallowed him up.
26 May all who gloat over my distress be put to shame and confusion; may all who exalt themselves over me be clothed with shame and disgrace.
27 May those who delight in my vindication shout for joy and gladness;
may they always say, The Lord be exalted, who delights in the well-being of his servant.
28 My tongue will proclaim your righteousness, your praises all day long. AMEN! Lord, hear our prayers ..
Bumping Jim Robinson’s excellent prayer!
Wanted to hit the like and share buttons!
From our Hearts to God’s ears we Pray! May God spare the United States of America!
In the Name of The Father and of The Son and of The Holy Spirit, Amen!
Dont worry about the thees and thous..
The LORD Jesus Christ didnt speak in Elizabethean English either...
Amen and in Jesus name we pray!
PLEASE continue praying for our country...!!!
Thanks for the call to prayer, Jim.
“I’m not a preacher and not a biblical scholar....”
The most meaningful and powerful prayers come from a good heart not a trained mind in religion studies. Amen.
God bless you, Mr. JimRob.
You and your lovely wife and sons are in my nightly prayers.
Thank you so much for FreeRepublic, which I count as one of my best blessings.
Well said, Mr. Robinson- and amen!
Thank you, Brad’s Gramma, for pinging so many to Jim Robinson’s wonderful prayer thread!
An amen to that prayer.
I can’t describe how I felt reading your prayer,Jim. I pray for our nation every night, but your words brought the essence of this country together in words I couldn’t.
Your prayer is one to read over and over — maybe at 3PM, every day.
FreeRepublic, like Esther, was born for such a time as this.
Lord hear our Prayers...
I wish more people, on and off FR realized how important this election is. How critical....
(although I have added the USofA to my morning prayers. We need divine intervention to fight so many evil-doers who are bent on "conquering" us.)
All of it was spot on, but two things stood out for me...
Our ancestors sailed across the seas seeking relief from persecution
I think this should be the same courtesy extended to those who seek the same.
Our great armies and warriors marched in your name, asked for your blessings, risked and sacrificed their lives, and fought and won the great battles, not for treasure or territory, but to defend and restore your blessings of freedom and justice for all people
This is a very important statement. The evil-doers have lied about so many things as to why we do what we do (oil for instance) but here is the truth!
We need our foundation shored up.
Praying with you for our beloved nation. Amen
Thank you for voicing this powerful prayer. God gave you those words for a reason, and they have hit home more strongly than you can imagine. ((((You may be seeking strength, but you have just given it to us.))))
7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
I think I understand, Jim. We’re growing old, our bodies are turning on us, and we’re anxious and weary. How I wish I could turn back the hands of time! Maybe if I worked a little harder! My head is bent and I find great comfort in prayer lately. But I have hope because My children and grandchildren love God and hate tyranny and I know they will continue the battle well after I’m done here. We plant the seeds and then we move on.
Until then, we will keep fighting. We will never give up!
I’m proud to know you and I’ve been blessed beyond words to share this forum with a man of such integrity. You are an inspiring teacher and for that I am eternally grateful.
A BUMP —— and a rereading of Jim’s PRAYER.
This prayer Jim Robinson has composed, is so powerful, and touches the heart so profoundly, because it embodies an American history lesson, in truth and in fact, regarding our forefather's reliance on the blessings of Divine Providence, sketching out in such a concise manner the history of how that reliance on Divine Providence brought us through many trials and tribulations.
America and God's Sponsorship are clearly intertwined from the beginning. This is a powerful truth. Thank you Jim for giving us such a superb touchstone for American Unity Under God. This is THE constitution behind the constitution.
Now, I can't help myself, or could not live with myself, it I did not mention this important truth as well, that to vote for Willard M. Romney is to RIP the original parchment copy of this prayer, along with all of the divine sentiments of the heart that go along with it, into shreds.
In 2008, McCain certainly represented a cancer growing upon the heart of the conservative cause. Willard M. Romney is the same cancer, yet it has spread, and threatens to engulf the whole heart. Many voices, once friendly, speak now with the voice of this tumor, as it has engulfed them too.
It is a matter of the survival of the Soul of the Republican Party, and therefore the Soul of America, that the assistance of Divine Providence be invoked to cut off this cancer before it has a chance to grow any further.
Let the August Convention be a surgery session for the removal of this Cancer.
You know, when the delegates met to draft a new Constitution, they all came with their preconceived ideas of what it would look like. However, the end result was nothing like any of them envisioned. This was because God guided these men in the right direction.
The August convention can be a similar situation, where the Will of God becomes a real factor in the decisions of the gathered delegates, but only if the people who care about it, will pray about it.
If we throw up our hands and say, O there is nothing we can do but complain, then we are lost. We must seek, in this hour, for the saving of this nation, the assistance of the same Divine Power that allowed for its CREATION.
If we truly believe that God Almighty made it possible for this nation to be born, and that God Almighty made it possible for this nation to become great, then surely the same Almighty God can make sure this nation can survive, if only we will make it clear to Him, that we want this nation to survive, as a unified nation under His Laws.
A fleeting thought here, a fleeting thought there, in that direction will not do it. We must stir up a mighty chorus in that direction, making our voices heard every day. And Jim's prayer is clearly the place to begin. A great touchstone of unity it is.
The expression of Devotion requires a framework, if it to become a rolling momentum, and I believe God has provided such a framework, through Jim, in the inspiration of this prayer.
I will commit right now, to read and say aloud Jim Robinson's prayer every day, without missing one day, until the August convention.
I have taken the liberty to put Jim's prayer into my word processor, so I could print it out with regular letter-size paging, two pages. I have created a PDF file to save other Free Republicans this step. The prayer can be printed directly from this PDF file, with nice margins for your ongoing notations. No changes were made. The wording is exactly as you see it above, just nicely formatted.
Day 1 of 99 - Check
As of today, May 21, 2012, there are 99 days until the Republican Convention in Tampa, which is on August 27, 2012.
In the post above, you can see that after reading Jim's prayer for the first time, I was so smitten by its value, that I made a vow to give it every day unto the Republican National Convention, as the first essential step to build a barrier of Christ-Light that will block the "ascension" of Willard M. Romney to the throne of Republican Power.
I would encourage all Free Republicans to join with me. I have printed out Jim's prayer, and what I will do, before I do anything else on Free Republic, is to give that prayer, saying it out loud, and then come into this thread and post a note like this, to indicate that I have fulfilled my vow for this day.
All of you probably know this already, but it is worth repeating I think. To build a strong momentum in the Christ-Light, daily ritual is very important, a structure of activity that provides a chalice for the devotional expression, and this will be my ritual, thanks to Jim's prayer, and I encourage other Free Republicans to follow suit. This way, none of us will ever be a suit so empty (of Light) as Willard M. Romney.
Today, in giving this prayer, I would note that I was very grateful for the opportunity Jim Robinson has provided to run my mind over the basic outlines of American History. This is powerful. Like a clear mountain stream running through the consciousness, which is artfully consumated by his reference to the words of Abraham Lincoln spoken at a time in our history of great uncertainty, as to whether the Union would survive or not. I believe the nation is at such a crossroad in this hour.
If everyone would participate in this daily ritual, of giving Jim's prayer, and then making note of the fulfillment of their vow here, this thread could grow to thousands of entries, and would serve as a Beacon of Light and inspiration for the whole Free Republic community.
Remember what the Lord Christ said, "when two or three are gathered in my name, there I am." This ritual would fulfill that purpose, here in the Free Republic cyberspace, and the increasing level of Christ-Light invoked herein, would help the RomneyZombies to slowly wake up, and as a result, there would be less and less strife among us on that score, and that would be a good thing.
Every prayer and scripture I read reminded me of what I need to do. REMEMBER, what God has done and who He is. No matter what I hear or see happening, God appoints our kings and directs the hearts of rulers. When God's people pray; hearts, lives and nations can change.
If any of you see me out there attacking some poor soul; remind me it's time to go to my closet (prayer thread) and pray. Thanks.
I can “Amen” that prayer, Brother Jim.
I was going to post the following to Jim’s thread yesterday where he said “No matter who you do or dont vote for at the top of the ticket, we must turn out like never before to vote straight conservative down ticket!!”
But it didn’t sound very good and I’m not sure I was making my point, so I trashed it. But GR, your comments echo my thoughts - so I guess I’ll post it here and hope my meaning is clear.
Yes, and it goes farther than that - we need to talk with our neighbors, co-workers, and perhaps most importantly the young ones in our communities as the track we are on is more than this year’s vote.
This morning I woke up early and couldn’t get back to sleep. That rarely happens. I had a huge pit in my stomach - something was wrong, somewhere. I thought “Oh - maybe it’s Monday in Asia and the market has crashed because of Greece?” (That wasn’t it).
Then I thought of how God lays judgement on Nations. And how when Israel wanted a King like all the other nations, even though God told them they were not to have any kings.
Well - God let them have their wish. And they got a bunch of lousy kings and it tore their nation apart. (Probably led to the destruction of their country for a few hundred years, but I forget).
And now God is letting the majority of our country to choose a leader. And with the years and years of liberal, immoral desires that have been cultivated - He is bringing up the leaders the majority want. Our collective hearts as a Nation have turned away from God, and our judgement has been a long-time coming. While He is a patient God, one wonders how long we can try it?
But it will need a change of massive proportions among the people of this nation, and it is a change of core values of what is right and wrong, moral and unjust, and a return to the values on which this great country was founded - founded upon God, and in some miraculous way, Created BY God.
And unless a miracle happens, I hope that it won’t all collapse as it will only get worse on the political level with who God has allowed to be raised up.