Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Seven one-minute prayers for our nation in distress

Police Ban Prayer on U. S. Supreme Court Grounds
Let Us Pray. Almighty God, thank you for The Alliance Defense Fund who has stepped up to defend Maureen Rigo and her students who were told that they could not pray outside the U.S. Supreme Court building by the court police--bowing their heads in prayer allegedly violates statute 40 U.S.C. 613 which bans parades and processions on the public sidewalk. We are reminded of Jesus’ words in John 15:20:  No servant is greater than his master, for if they persecuted me, they will persecute you also.
Please bring victory for free speech and prayer, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Florida Atheists Sue to Stop Prayers at City Meetings
Let Us Pray. Almighty God, we are reminded of Proverbs 10:23, “It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.,” as we think of a Central Florida atheist organization who is suing to stop the city commission from opening meetings in prayer. These fools are outraged at the use of the name of 'Jesus Christ' in prayer and claim the word “Jesus” is banned by the First Amendment. In truth, the law is NOT being violated by prayer in Jesus’ Name, Amen. 
See article on atheist group, Freedom From Religion Foundation, click here.

63 Congressmen Go to Court to Defend National Day of Prayer
Let Us Pray. Almighty God, thank You for the bipartisan support of 63 Congressmen and 4 Senators who are members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus and have filed an amicus brief to defend the National Day of Prayer in court. God grant victory in this case, and we acknowledge from James 1:17 how John Adams prayed in 1798 the duties of humiliation and prayer be accompanied by fervent Thanksgiving to the bestower of every good gift, for protecting and preserving the people of these United States and giving us freedom, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Despite Obama’s Executive Order Pennsylvania to Finance Abortions
Let Us Pray. Almighty God, we pray You condemn the use of $160 million in federal tax money sent to fund abortions in Pennsylvania, despite the phony executive order that President Obama signed, which ordered barring the use of federal funds to finance abortion. We confess the sins from Proverbs 6:16-19: haughty eyes and a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, planning wickedness, running toward evil, and false witnesses uttering lies. God You hate all of these sins, so awaken your people to elect new leaders, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Principal Takes A Stand on Principle in SC
Let Us Pray. Almighty God, thank you for Principal Eddie Walker, who has been an educator faithfully for 31 years and who recently took a stand and retired early because a South Carolina school district forced him to allow a Gay-Straight Alliance at Irmo High, which he felt could be potentially damaging and hurtful to kids. We now ask that you would promote Mr. Walker to another place of service and bless him for taking a stand. From Romans 1:17: It is the righteous man who lives by faith, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Biblical Lutherans v. Unbiblical Lutherans on Homosexuality
Let Us Pray. Almighty God, we pray for Lutherans today, and ask that You would bring the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America back to biblical roots and to repentance for their unbiblical stance on ordaining homosexual clergy. We also pray that You would protect the more biblical Lutheran Church Missouri-Synod from attacks by the ELCA and bless them for the two new resolutions they have adopted, one saying homosexuality is contrary to scripture and the other on confession. From Revelation 2:20 we pray for deliverance from Jezebel spirits who mislead your servants into sexual immorality. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Christian Center Planned at Ground Zero to Counter Mosque
Let Us Pray. Almighty God, thank You for evangelist Bill Keller who is building a Christian Center at Ground Zero so that Your truth will be known to those watching and turn people from darkness to the power of Your light so that all may repent and receive forgiveness of sins, as You declare in Acts 26:18 and which the planned Mosque at Ground Zero will never offer. We also pray You provide all funding and use this new Christian Center to lead many muslims to faith in Christ, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Above adapted from 'The Pray in Jesus' Name Project.'
Disclaimer: The views of Chaplain Klingenschmitt, who was honorably but involuntarily discharged from the Navy in 2007 after facing court-martial for praying 'in Jesus name' in uniform, (but was later vindicated by Congress), are his own personal views, not the views of any political party, government, or organization.


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