Thursday, May 7, 2009

Today, We PRAY...

"One of the great strengths of the United States is, although as I mentioned we have a very large Christian population, we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation, or a Jewish nation, or a Muslim nation,..we consider ourselves a nation of citizens, who are bound by ideals and a set of values..........and yet what we're seeing, in both countries," (speaking of Turkey), "is that promise of a secular country that is respectful of religious freedom, respectful of rule of law, respectful, upholding these values and being willing to stand up for them on the international stage....then I think we can have an extraordinary impact"

United States President Baraq Obama at Turkish Press conference.

One of my goals in writing this blog is to give glory and honor to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and to never dishonor the name of Jehovah my God.
I do not want to bring a political viewpoint or aroma into this blog unless it has some prevailing influence or impact on that said goal.

Today is our National Prayer Day here in the United States of America. This great nation was founded and thereafter built upon Christian principles and values drawn from the Word of God, the Bible. Our founding fathers quoted from and wrote their articles and declarations out of the teachings of this book.

Today you can read or listen (in the brief video clip below) to the words of our elected Commander In Chief and President stating that we are not just a Christian nation.

This literally means that the very foundation and footings that have upheld this great nation are now cracked and being hammered on.

What happens when the foundations of any structure get cracked and chipped? The erosion and destruction begin. All that has been built on that original secure and solid base will begin to crack and crumble and the very framework and skeleton that holds all together will fall.

Today we are called to pray. Many faiths and many religions will come together to pray to their deities.

PRAY for America! PRAY for this man, our elected leader. PRAY for God to bring change in him and those around him in the White House, and Senate, and halls of Congress. PRAY for those who are in our armed forces and military who serve and fight to protect these freedoms he speaks of.

I believe that God has not yet removed His hand that hovers over America. The shadow cast by that hand still grants blessings over this country that are taken for granted and unrecognized by many as to the Source from which they flow. There is still a VERY LARGE Christian population, as our own President mentioned, that recognizes God as the ultimate King, Creator and Ruler of this nation.

May we rise up.... and not be complacent, not be resigned, not be silent, no longer be only half way in, simply going through the motions, when it comes to where we stand on these issues, and what our foundational beliefs are.

Today, we can pray. Tomorrow we can pray, and every day after...we can pray. We are in a country where this is still our freedom to do so.

"…The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective." (James 5:16)


The foundation of our nation is showing cracks.

"If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." ( II Chronicles 7:14)


God Reigns Still. He is in control.

"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)



"For with God nothing shall be impossible." (Luke 1:37)

Blessings and Courage,


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