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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST FROM PRESIDENT BUSH
Rev. J. R. Beeke | March 16, 2003 | Me

Posted on 03/16/2003 6:35:08 PM PST by Don'tMessWithTexas

I have refrain from shameless vanities, but feel that given the course of today's events, an urgent need to relay this request. Last wee, President George W. Bush had an urgent prayer meeting with a number of conservative evangelical ministers at the White House. This colleague of a ministerial friend of mine was invited to that meeting.

My friend's colleague expected to see President Bush tired and worn down when he arrived to meet these leaders to storm the throne of grace together. However, to this man's surprise President Bush looked refreshed and vigorous. When asked how he could be so peaceful, the President replied that he never felt stronger. The reason was that he knew that so many were praying for him. And he went on to say "when I am on my knees I feel real power."

Another minister at the meeting asked the President how the American people could pray for him in these trying days. He requested if we could ask God to give him clarity of mind to make wise decisions. He also asked that we would pray for his wife and two daughters because he fears for their safety.

In these hours, before our country embarks on what appears to be an inevitable conflict against a brutal and evil enemy, I would ask my dear Freepers to pray for our President, pray for his family, pray for his advisors, and pray for our brave military. To that end, I would ask that we set aside time tomorrow to bring these things to our God.

We are blessed with a prosperous and mighty land. Yet we cannot rely on our strength alone. Our help is in the name of the LORD.


TOPICS: Breaking News
KEYWORDS: bush; homeschoollist; intercession; prayer; president; throneofgrace
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May God Bless America!
1 posted on 03/16/2003 6:35:08 PM PST by Don'tMessWithTexas
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
It shall be done. Amen
2 posted on 03/16/2003 6:36:41 PM PST by ewing
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
Amen and Amen!
3 posted on 03/16/2003 6:40:38 PM PST by MamaB
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
He requested if we could ask God to give him clarity of mind to make wise decisions. He also asked that we would pray for his wife and two daughters

We'll do that and pray for the country as well.

4 posted on 03/16/2003 6:40:49 PM PST by RightWhale (Theorems link concepts: Proofs establish links)
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
Happy to join in!
6 posted on 03/16/2003 6:42:45 PM PST by CyberAnt ( -> -> -> Oswego!!)
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
Will do SIR!...I'll pray for you and your family often...God Bless You Sir! My thoughts are with you...
7 posted on 03/16/2003 6:43:35 PM PST by Hotdog
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
Bush: "when I am on my knees I feel real power"

Need I comment on the contrast to his predecessor, who felt power from others being on their knees (under his desk).

8 posted on 03/16/2003 6:43:59 PM PST by Stultis
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas; xzins; Commander8; RnMomof7; fortheDeclaration; Alamo-Girl
In these hours, before our country embarks on what appears to be an inevitable conflict against a brutal and evil enemy, I would ask my dear Freepers to pray for our President, pray for his family, pray for his advisors, and pray for our brave military. To that end, I would ask that we set aside time NOW, and tomorrow to bring these things to our God.

Yes,....Amen!

More Grace and Mercy,.........In Jesus' Precious Name, Amen!!!

Philippians 4:19-20

Jude verse 24

Maranatha!

(Romans 10:17)

9 posted on 03/16/2003 6:46:27 PM PST by maestro
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
He requested if we could ask God to give him clarity of mind to make wise decisions. He also asked that we would pray for his wife and two daughters because he fears for their safety.

President Bush, please know that we pray to God for your every need.

Dear Lord, please continue to bestow your wisdom on George W. bush, the strong and faithful leader of our country. Surround him with your grace and light in this important time, and keep Laura, Jenna, and Barbara safe from every harm. Oh Lord, please hear our prayer.

10 posted on 03/16/2003 6:46:50 PM PST by PoisedWoman (Fed up with the liberal media)
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
Amen and BTTT
11 posted on 03/16/2003 6:46:55 PM PST by paws_and_whiskers
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
For You are My God, You alone are My Joy, defend me O Lord.
12 posted on 03/16/2003 6:47:07 PM PST by Litany (Dominus vobiscum)
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
We sinners do beseech thee to hear us, O Lord God; and that it may please thee so to rule the heart of thy servant, George, The President of the United States, that he may above all things seek thy honour and glory.

O Lord God of Hosts, stretch forth, we pray thee, thine almighty arm to strengthen and protect the soldiers of our country. Support them in the day of battle, and in the time of peace keep them safe from all evil; endue them with courage and loyalty; and grant that in all things they may serve without reproach; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

13 posted on 03/16/2003 6:47:21 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (. . . and Amen.)
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To: Stultis
Bump for morning prayer.
14 posted on 03/16/2003 6:48:27 PM PST by condi2008 (Pro Libertate)
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
"May God Bless America!"

And God Speed, Mr. President, I believe you're doing the Lord's work!!!

I'm proud of our nation, our President and especially all those in the arena... especially our armed forces!!!

The prayers of my household are with you brave souls.

15 posted on 03/16/2003 6:48:45 PM PST by SierraWasp (I am witholding my tagline till the war begins and ends with an unmistakeable conclusion!!!)
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
amen and amen.
16 posted on 03/16/2003 6:49:47 PM PST by glock rocks (pray for our men and women in harm's way. God bless America)
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
I thank God every day we have this man in the White House.
17 posted on 03/16/2003 6:49:52 PM PST by luvtheconstitution
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
Big bump!
18 posted on 03/16/2003 6:50:30 PM PST by Mark (Treason doeth never prosper, for if it prosper, NONE DARE CALL IT TREASON.)
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To: condi2008
Bump for morning prayer.
and I'll raise your bump .... time for cards ... deal em
19 posted on 03/16/2003 6:52:10 PM PST by THEUPMAN (#### comment deleted by moderator)
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
At the Pro-America Rally (Atlanta), Glenn Beck mentioned his meeting with Geo. Bush Sr, at Kennedbunkport, in the fall of Sept. 2002. He said that the Bush, Sr said that his son, the President, could definitely feel the power of prayer in the aftermath of 9-11-01, and that he appreciated the prayers of Americans. Bush, Sr. (according to Beck) then went on to say, that the President could feel the prayers diminishing over time, and that he doesn't feel the same sense of prayer in America today.

I don't know how to characterize the above, except to say that we should all remember to pray for the President.
20 posted on 03/16/2003 6:52:11 PM PST by Pan_Yans Wife (Lurking since 2000.)
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
As always, praying for our President. It is more necessary now than ever - even when Clinton was president, I prayed for his redemption. How much more wonderful to pray for a man who might actually listen to God...
21 posted on 03/16/2003 6:52:19 PM PST by dandelion
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
Colossians 1:9-11
22 posted on 03/16/2003 6:52:34 PM PST by LiteKeeper
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To: MamaB
May the President be guided by the hand of GOD. Amen.
23 posted on 03/16/2003 6:52:46 PM PST by vannrox (The Preamble to the Bill of Rights - without it, our Bill of Rights is meaningless!)
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
Count me as one that will do as the President has requested.
24 posted on 03/16/2003 6:52:55 PM PST by Wait4Truth (God Bless our President!)
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To: condi2008
Only a humble man feels power while on his knees.

God, guide our President wisely, as he has requested.

Keep him and his family safe. And may our sacrifice for this just war be light.

25 posted on 03/16/2003 6:54:18 PM PST by Conservababe
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To: Miss Marple; Howlin; PhiKapMom; Lady In Blue; Amelia; Southflanknorthpawsis
fyi
26 posted on 03/16/2003 6:56:11 PM PST by deport (The Truth doesn't need a gift to be known.....)
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
Prayer bump for all our decision makers and our soldiers.
27 posted on 03/16/2003 6:57:30 PM PST by tiki
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
Prayers for all.
28 posted on 03/16/2003 6:57:56 PM PST by PretzeLogic
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas; Brad's Gramma; ohioWfan; rintense; dansangel
Prayers going up for President Bush.
29 posted on 03/16/2003 7:00:51 PM PST by nicmarlo (** UNDER GOD **)
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To: Conservababe
I am not a Christian, But will pray to my own Gods to guide the hands of our President in this most trying of times. May the Gods grant you Strength and Wisdom Mr. President.
30 posted on 03/16/2003 7:02:07 PM PST by The_Pickle ("We have no Permanent Allies, We have no Permanent Enemies, Only Permanent Interests")
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas

GOD BLESS AMERICA
GOD BLESS OUR PRESIDENT AND OUR BRAVE SOLDIERS
I PRAY FOR THE FAMILIES AT HOME WITH LOVED ONES ON THE BATTLE FIELD. BLESS THEM AND COMFORT THEM
I THANK GOD EVERYDAY FOR OUR PRESIDENT
WE ARE SO BLESSED TO HAVE THIS MAN LEADING OUR COUNTRY
I FEEL SO MUCH SAFER WITH HIM IN CHARGE
GOD BLESS ALL FREEPERS
I SO ENJOY READING YOUR POST DAILY
I AM RETIRED AND REALLY ENJOY COMING HERE DAILY
31 posted on 03/16/2003 7:05:52 PM PST by fabriclady
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To: nicmarlo
Prayers for President Bush, his family, our nation, our families, our servicemen.

32 posted on 03/16/2003 7:06:32 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
Our President is in my daily prayers. May God grant him wisdom and strength to hold a steady course in preserving Freedom, and the USA.
33 posted on 03/16/2003 7:07:47 PM PST by desertcry
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
Thank you for bringing the President's prayer request to our attention! My family and I will continue to pray diligently for him at this time of great challenge AND opportunity!!

Additional presidential prayer requests can be found at the following website:
http://www.presidentialprayerteam.org/index.htm
34 posted on 03/16/2003 7:09:00 PM PST by DrDeb
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
Slightly altered from the movie We Were Soldiers

Our Father in Heaven, before our President gives our brave men and women the order to go into battle, all of us will approach you each in his own way. Our enemies too, according to their own understanding, will ask for protection and for victory. And so, we bow before your infinite wisdom. We offer our prayers as best we can. I pray you watch over the the President and our brave men and women. That are led into battle. Use the President as your instrument in this awful hell of war to watch over them. The President and the Brave men and women are deserving of a future in your blessing and goodwill. Amen.

Oh, yes, and one more thing, dear Lord, about our enemies, ignore their heathen prayers and help us blow those little bastards straight to Hell. Amen.

35 posted on 03/16/2003 7:10:00 PM PST by !1776!
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
I will continue my prayers for President Bush, PM Blair, and other coalition leaders as well as for our brave soldiers, their commanders and also for innocent Iraqi citizens. I also pray for the safety for the Allied countries against terror and retaliation.

Christ taught that we should even pray for our enemies. I'm still working on that--no sarcasm whatsoever intended.

Prairie

36 posted on 03/16/2003 7:10:03 PM PST by prairiebreeze (I'm wearing my full FReeper uniform 24/7 these days, and remain alert and ready with shields up!)
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
With this news bring cheer to all the discouraged ones.Encourage those who are afraid. Tell them,"Be strong,fear not,for your God is coming to destroy your enemies. He is coming to save you." And when He comes,He will open the eyes of the blind, and unstop the ears of the deaf.
37 posted on 03/16/2003 7:10:13 PM PST by mdittmar
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas; All
We also pray for President Bush here each day. Please join us.
38 posted on 03/16/2003 7:10:38 PM PST by Faith
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
Will do!

BTTT!

39 posted on 03/16/2003 7:11:21 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (THIS dixiechick is a patriot! THOSE Dixie Chicks are traitors!)
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
Prayed.
40 posted on 03/16/2003 7:12:09 PM PST by 185JHP ( Brisance. Puissance. Resolve.)
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
Join us here for prayer for the President every day!

Praise the LORD for this servant of God....President Bush!

May God guide his every step, and make HIS path clear!

41 posted on 03/16/2003 7:13:47 PM PST by ohioWfan (Saddam, you're going DOWN.................Sincerely, Eric)
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
"I would ask my dear Freepers to pray for our President, pray for his family, pray for his advisors, and pray for our brave military.

I do - every night. (I also add the military of our allies)

Tomorrow, I will keep prayerful thoughts for this good man and his burden.

42 posted on 03/16/2003 7:16:47 PM PST by Exit148
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To: Exit148
I will pray also.
43 posted on 03/16/2003 7:17:31 PM PST by Davea
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
In the beauty of the lilies,
Christ was born across the sea,
with a glory in his bossom
that transfigures you and me.
As he he died to make men holy,
let us die to make men free!
Our God is marching on!

Let's roll!!!

44 posted on 03/16/2003 7:17:32 PM PST by TheRightGuy
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To: ohioWfan
Text of our communion anthem today, by Giovanni Asola:

Make my steps steadfast in your paths,
That my feet may not falter.
Incline your ear to me, hear my word.
Show your gracious kindness, O Lord,
Saviour of those that trust in you.

45 posted on 03/16/2003 7:18:55 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (. . . Kyrie eleison, Christe eleison, Kyrie eleison!)
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
I have never had the honor of serving my country in its armed forces. However, my minister friend recently said that the greatest service you could do for your country in these days is to spend time on your knees praying for our land and that revival may come.

While many of us on this thread have different views on different issues and many of us may have butt heads in flame wars from time to time, let us lay aside those things for the sake of our land during this time of desperate need and pray for the protection and guidance that comes from above.

46 posted on 03/16/2003 7:21:34 PM PST by Don'tMessWithTexas
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To: ohioWfan
When our family travels, we pray for travelling mercies. When it's an especially bad day, we say "travelling mercies, plus"

Father God, we pray for safety mercies plus for our respected leader and his family, and a sharp mind! Restful sleep and alertness.

In Jesus' Name....


47 posted on 03/16/2003 7:22:12 PM PST by SnarlinCubBear (Wonder-working power - plus)
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas; Salvation; Siobhan
A few more prayers needed here! Also, everybody should keep in mind Tony Blair and Jose Maria Aznar, who can surely also use our prayers in this crucial moment in their leadership.
48 posted on 03/16/2003 7:24:23 PM PST by livius
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To: SnarlinCubBear
Safety mercies PLUS! AMEN! :o)
49 posted on 03/16/2003 7:24:52 PM PST by ohioWfan (Saddam, you're going DOWN.................Sincerely, Eric)
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas
Amen bump!
50 posted on 03/16/2003 7:26:52 PM PST by esoteric
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