PRAY FOR THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS!
IMPORTANT CONFERENCE CALL THIS THURSDAY, November 1st at 8:00 p.m. EDT; Hosted by the National Day of Prayer Task Force
Including: Dr. James Dobson, Gen. John Ashcroft (Ret), Dr. Alveda King, Dr. Ronnie Floyd
"The effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."
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"Praying for All in Authority"
Sunday, October 28, 2018
"Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away."
(2 Corinthians 3:16)
[Father God, as our people prepare to go to the polls, we ask that their hearts be turned unto You, that each one might vote in truth. Amen.]
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"Standing United Together . . . Under the Cross of Christ"
FRC Calls for
a Day of Prayer
Family Research Council Calls for National Day of Prayer and Reconciliation
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, who is traveling in the Middle East, released the following statement calling for a national day of prayer and reconciliation:
"We join the nation in mourning those killed in the horrific synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh. It's easy to feel helpless in the face of such acts of evil. But we can and must overcome the evil that preys upon the innocent. As a nation, we must turn to God and find healing, unity, and restoration.
"I encourage our leaders to call the nation together for a focused day of prayer and reconciliation. Let us take a day to seek God and pray for Him to bring healing to our nation -- asking God to move in the hearts of people to bring about the unity our nation so desperately needs.
"The challenges America faces are far beyond anything we're capable of overcoming on our own. For almost 250 years, that's what's set America apart -- its acknowledgement that we are a nation under God. And if there were ever a time that our nation should be coming together to pray, it's now. Our history records it. Our Founding Fathers held a national day of prayer in view of the monumental struggle we were engaged in with Britain.
"In view of the monumental challenges of our times, do we not find ourselves in a situation where our only hope is in God?" concluded Perkins.
Election Issue: Week Twelve
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE and GUN CONTROL
PART ONE: THE CHALLENGE
God is certainly in control as we identify these prayer targets each week related to the Midterm Elections. One week ago, I had already planned to feature the topics above for Week Twelve -- but now, after last week, the issues of domestic violence and gun control are more urgent than ever.
Very simply, in the past week, we have seen one deranged man send out 14 pipe bombs to the addresses of 14 individuals, whose common bond was that they all vehemently oppose President Trump and his policies. This action is just one of many over the past few months -- all examples of domestic violence: activists confronting members of Congress in a public restaurant; disrupting political rallies; threatening family members, and more.
THIS IS NOT AMERICA!
And tragically, since the tragic slayings in the synagogue yesterday in Pittsburgh, the issue of GUN CONTROL is once again taking the lead in our national dialogue. President Trump is a strong defender of our right to bear arms, inscribed in the Second Amendment of our U.S. Constitution. But there are now more and more voices calling for gun confiscation - something this administration will not support.
Ironically, on both of these issues, those who oppose President Trump are accusing him of creating an atmosphere of hate in our nation, while nothing could be further from the truth. [For more on this trend, please see the Daily Jot, below.]
To read one example of President Trump's stand on domestic violence, go here.
PART TWO: A PRAYER OF REPENTANCE:
Father God, as we view the enemies of this administration and their actions, we fully admit that our hearts are not pure before You. Rather, as we point the finger at them, there are still four more fingers that point back to us. Judgment must still begin in the House of the Lord . . .
We repent of our own wicked thoughts and words against the wicked, for they surely are walking in darkness and they know not what they do. We ask for a cleansing of our own souls, by the Blood of the Lamb.
Father God, we now see that the way to defuse the rhetoric of domestic violence is not to ARGUE with our enemy, but to HOLD OUR PEACE, because it is written in Proverbs 15:1 that "A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger."
PART THREE: A PRAYER OF FORGIVENESS
Lord God, we turn now towards our enemies, asking You to forgive them, and that You would remove the veil that covers their minds. Father God, we ask You to set them free, giving each one eyes to see and ears to hear Your Truth: You are the God of love.
We ask that You would cause our enemies to walk in newness of life, by the amazing grace of the Holy Spirit, demonstrated on Your Cross. Amen.
PART FOUR: A PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
Father God, as we learn to walk in Your ways, we thank You for the promise of John 1:9. It is written:
"If we confess our sins, You are faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
PART FIVE: A PRAYER FOR HEALING FOR OUR LAND
Father God, as now cease to speak our own words against the wicked, we thank You for Your promise in Isaiah 58:9,12, and for healing our land.
It is written:
"If you take away the yoke from your midst,
The pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness,
. . . you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach,
The Restorer of Streets to Dwell In."
A weekly email of highlights for--and requests for action from--the conservative world
October 26, 2018
October 26, 2018
1. The Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) released a new report, "The Opportunity Costs of Socialism," in light of detailed policy proposals from self-declared socialists gaining support in Congress and in American political discourse. Read more here:
-- Fact Sheet
2. President Trump signed into law S. 1595, the Hizballah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act, which expands sanctions on foreign entities that support the terrorist organization Hizballah or its agents. Learn more here:
-- Statement from the Press Secretary
-- Bill Summary, Text, and Other Info
3. Democrat-backed catch-and-release loopholes in American immigration law continue to create a border crisis, including the illegal immigrant caravans that are proceeding up through Central America and Mexico now. Learn more here:
-- Fact Sheet -- By the Numbers
4. The Trump Administration took bold steps to help lower prescription drug prices by confronting global freeloading. Learn more details here:
-- Press Release from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
-- Fact Sheet
-- HHS Policy Brief
-- Remarks by President Trump
5. The Trump Administration issued new guidance allowing states to move away from Obamacare and increase choice and competition within their health insurance markets. Read more here:
-- Press Release from CMS
-- Fact Sheet
-- Text of the Guidance
6. "The U.S. economy grew at a faster-than-expected rate in the third quarter, as inflation was kept in check and consumer spending surged, according to data released by the Commerce Department on Friday." Read the full story and more good economic news here:
-- News Clip
-- Press Release from the U.S. Department of Commerce
-- Press Release from the Bureau of Economic Analysis
-- Record-Breaking Economic Results for African Americans
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The Daily Jot
Friday, October 26, 2018
Pipe drama revelations
There are news stories and conspiracy theories galore about the pipe bombs sent to Democratic Party and leftist leaders. Law enforcement officials said that the bombs were poorly constructed and couldn't have exploded. Whether this was a poorly executed hoax, an act of terrorism, or a complicated scheme to sway the upcoming election, it is the response to the event that is most revealing. Democratic Party leadership and the news media blamed President Donald Trump for the pipe bombs, saying his rhetoric caused the action. These people didn't call for unity or calm, they used the event for political gain. These are the same people who have been advocating aggression against those who disagree with them.
The day before the pipe bomb news, the New York Times published a fictional short story about the assassination of President Trump. In fact, the Times actually solicited novelists to "conjure possible outcomes" of the Mueller investigation and chose this particular story from those who submitted. This is an example of the signals the media and Democratic Leaders have been sending the American public-confrontation at homes, restaurants, gas stations; saying that those who disagree are not part of the country; labeling people who disagree with horrible terms like bigot, Nazi, deplorable. Madonna said she thought about blowing up the White House and actress Carole Cook suggested killing Trump. Former Vice President, Joe Biden recently said Trump supporters were "virulent people . . . the dregs of society."
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), who survived an assassination attempt in July 2017, said September 7 that the left should be held accountable for inciting violence against conservatives. Thursday, Scalise responded to the reactions of the extreme left over the pipe bombs. He told The Daily Caller News Foundation, "The media needs to take accountability for the role they are playing in promoting dangerous rhetoric and division in this country, particularly against President Trump and his supporters. The decision by The New York Times to run this piece is irresponsible and offensive, and they should remove it and apologize." Scalise wrote on Twitter, "These attempted attacks that have been made are beyond criminal, they are acts of pure terror. Violence and terror have no place in our politics or anywhere else in our society."
Scalise's statesmanship should be an example to the Democratic Party leadership in response to the faux pipe bomb fiasco. Scalise knows how the hate rhetoric of the left inspires violent acts. He tweeted, "I have experienced first-hand the effects of political violence, and am committed to using my voice to speak out against it wherever I can." The act of the potentially explosive pipe bombs revealed far more than the culprit likely intended: That the hate speech and vitriol by the radical and extremist left will not be deterred. It makes obvious the left's agenda is far more about resistance, revolution, and power than love for the country and unity of its citizens. The accusers are the perpetrators. Proverbs 17:11 says, "An evil man seeks only rebellion." This is the revelation of the pipe drama. Elections ahead-do the right thing.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
A Word from our Senate Chaplain
Christians Should Be 'Leading the Charge' in Returning to Civility,
Senate Chaplain Barry Black Says
Senate Chaplain Barry Black believes that the United States has a "serious problem" when it comes to political incivility and that Christians should be leading the way when it comes to ushering civility back into society.
Black, who has served as the chaplain for the upper house of the federal legislature for the past 15 years and is a retired U.S. Navy officer, recently spoke with the Christian Broadcasting Network regarding his concerns about the increasing tension and political incivility that is seemingly toxifying public discourse in America.
"When, because of political differences, people can't with their families enjoy the freedoms that this nation provides, we've got a serious problem," Black told the news outlet.
In a time in which Trump administration officials are being kicked out of restaurants, harassed, and lawmakers are engaging in heated back-and-forths with the president on Twitter, Black says that a lot of the incivility on display today has do with "arrogance, swagger, trash talking."
"I think it's critically important that we lower the decibels," Black said. "Proverbs 15:1 says, 'A soft answer turns away anger,' and we obey the Golden Rule."
The Golden Rule, as written in Matthew 7:12, states: "Do to others what you would have them do to you."
"I think Christians should be leading the charge in returning to civility by practicing what we teach and preach," Black continued. "Many times we have the rhetoric, but our actions will not back up the rhetoric."
In his interview with CBN, Black asserted that American citizens must remember that they are called to pray for the nation's political leaders, no matter which party is in power. Black explained that the problems the nation faces "require supernatural wisdom" and require "divine guidance."
"I think our citizens need to remember 2 Chronicles 7:14, and this is a promise that God will supernaturally bring healing to our nation, and that means all the branches of our government, and healing means greater civility," Black said. "Whether the branches want healing or not, God says if My folk will do those things, they will bring healing to our nation." (Christian Post) Read more.
Prayers and Presidents
Prayers and Presidents:
Our 38th President: Gerald Ford
[Each week, we will publish one prayer that was spoken by each of our presidents, in chronological order. Today's prayer was written by our 38th President: Gerald Ford. ]
"May God guide this wonderful country, its people, and those they have chosen to lead them. May our third century be illuminated by liberty and blessed with brotherhood, so that we and all who come after us may be the humble servants of Thy peace. Amen."
-- State of the Union Address
January 12, 1977
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