Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Prayer vs. Shame from Inside the Mountain

Prayer vs. Shame

Inside the Mountain
September 24, 2007

Arise, cry aloud in the night At the beginning of the night watches;
Pour out your heart like water Before the presence of the Lord;
Lift up your hands to Him For the life of your little ones

(Lamentations 2:19).

With fiscal year 2007 wrapping up for the federal government, there are several financial matters before Congress this week that need our prayers.

Without having passed any of its appropriations (spending) bills into law, Congress must pass and the president must sign a continuing resolution in order to continue fiscal year 2007 spending levels into fiscal year 2008.

Right on the heels of this, the federal government is literally expected to run out of money. Thus, before that happens, the Senate is going to vote on raising the debt limit to just under $10 trillion dollars. The Senate, Lord willing, will not pass this bill by unanimous consent because Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma will not let them. Praise the Lord for lone voices of fiscal sanity in Congress!

Since the House automatically deemed the debt limit increase passed, it can turn its attention to passing a Senate-passed bill that will literally put families making $80,000 a year into poverty. It will not do this by taking money away, but by raising the threshold of what defines "poverty" in America. PLEASE READ COMPLETE REPORT.