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Photo: Ted Cruz Kneels in Prayer Outside the White House
CBN ^ | September 27, 2013 | Brody File

Posted on 09/27/2013 1:50:11 PM PDT by xzins

No, he’s not praying that Barack Obama will overturn Obamacare and no, he’s not praying that he will occupy the presidency one day. Instead, he’s alongside Rev. Rob Schenck (from Faith and Action) and Rev. Frazier White (a Democrat and Obama supporter) praying for Saeed Abedini, who has been in an Iranian prison for one year. He is being persecuted for his faith to Jesus Christ.

Who says Ted Cruz isn’t bipartisan?

I have not only interviewed Ted Cruz many times, but I have spent time with him and his family. He is true Bible-believing Christian who is not ashamed of the Gospel. Of course the liberals don’t want to hear that nonsense. They’ll now be busy trying to figure out how to distort this picture in Adobe Photoshop.

Below are the words of Rev. Rob Schenck, the man who organized the prayer.

“In the image you see me at the center with my prayer stole as we intercede in Jesus’ name for our brother in Christ and imprisoned pastor, Saeed Abedini, who has suffered in an Iranian prison for one year because of his faithful witness to Christ. Kneeling with me on my left (the significance of the placement should be noted) is the U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, a tea party Republican from Texas. Sen. Cruz just made wall-to-wall headlines for his 20+ hour filibuster opposing Obamacare, the President’s signature legislative achievement.

On my right (again, note the orientation) is Rev. Frazier White, a Democrat community organizer from my neighborhood of Capitol Hill, and a huge supporter of President Obama. At the moment the photo was taken, though, the politically polar opposite positions of the Senator and the Pastor were irrelevant.

We were bowed before the Holy, the Supernal, the highest Lord in the universe, and the One and Only Eternal King. Everything else: party labels, policy positions, job descriptions, accents, zip codes, skin color, filibusters and organizing, were all utterly and completely dwarfed. In that moment of prayer–especially for a fellow Christian, a persecuted believer, whose circumstances are for most us unimaginable–our political and cultural squabbles seemed petty.

Pastor White, Sen. Cruz, Rev. Pat Mahoney, Jordan and Anna Sekulow, myself, and so many others, were there in front of the White House to do the really and truly important business of crying out to God for one of our own that was suffering for his faith.”


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: christians; cruz; iran; mahoney; moralabsolutes; prayer; saeedabedini; schenck; sekulow
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praying for Saeed Abedini, who has been in an Iranian prison for one year. He is being persecuted for his faith to Jesus Christ.
1 posted on 09/27/2013 1:50:11 PM PDT by xzins
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To: xzins

This is a good man.


2 posted on 09/27/2013 1:50:51 PM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: xzins

I like the company Cruz keeps.


3 posted on 09/27/2013 1:53:35 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: xzins

I would advise Cruz to stay away from Fort Marcy Park (and places like it).


4 posted on 09/27/2013 1:55:58 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: xzins

It’s hard being a Christian when you are kneeling before a house occupied by a mooslum who arms other mooslums against Syria.


5 posted on 09/27/2013 1:56:53 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: xzins
He is just following the proper tradition:


6 posted on 09/27/2013 1:59:59 PM PDT by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: xzins
A few months ago I attended a lecture by Mark Steyn that was held at a synagogue near Boston.Before Mark spoke the Rabbi took the podium for about 10 minutes and he was outstanding.The audience seemed to be largely Jewish (lots of yarmulkes seen) and the Rabbi,at one point,asked the audience “who are the world's most persecuted people today?” and the audience,in unison,answered “Christians” and the Rabbi agreed.
7 posted on 09/27/2013 2:00:47 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: xzins

But Jeb Bush is the nominee.


8 posted on 09/27/2013 2:01:32 PM PDT by ThanhPhero (Khách sang La Vang hanh huong tham vieng Maria)
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To: ThanhPhero

Not if we have anything to say about it.


9 posted on 09/27/2013 2:04:07 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: xzins
Yes! Amen and Hallelujah!

This is what I've been praying for...Bible-believing Christians on their knees in prayer for their Nation.

2 Chronicles 7:14 reads, "If my people, which 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."

This is the ONLY way we're going to save America.

10 posted on 09/27/2013 2:04:29 PM PDT by bimboeruption
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To: Andy'smom; don-o

By Alex Murashko, Christian Post Reporter

September 25, 2013|8:40 am

Renowned evangelist Billy Graham is asking Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani for the release of Pastor Saeed Abedini from prison, pointing out that such an action might be perceived by U.S. leaders as a significant step in reducing tensions.

“On September 26, the one-year anniversary of Pastor Abedini’s imprisonment, thousands will attend prayer vigils in more than 70 U.S. cities, calling on your country to release this husband, father and servant of God,” Graham writes in a letter addressed to Rouhani and published on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website. “I join them by respectfully asking you to release Pastor Saeed Abedini from prison. Such an action would, I believe, have a positive impact in our nation, and might well be perceived by our leadership as a significant step in reducing tensions.”


11 posted on 09/27/2013 2:05:19 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

I keep his name (Saeed Abedini) on my white board so I don’t forget him.

Ted Cruz impresses me more each day. As far as I know he is the only politician to speak up for him. I’ve no doubt he is the only one to pray for him.


12 posted on 09/27/2013 2:10:03 PM PDT by marron
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To: marron

Ted Cruz is leading.

Leader.

Haven’t had one of those in a long time.


13 posted on 09/27/2013 2:11:38 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: max americana
It’s hard being a Christian when you are kneeling before a house occupied by a mooslum who arms other mooslums against Syria.

It's not difficult or hard when your Spirit is laid open before the Lord. It may be difficult for people who operate only in the flesh.
14 posted on 09/27/2013 2:13:59 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: xzins

15 posted on 09/27/2013 2:16:29 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Andy'smom; don-o

16 posted on 09/27/2013 2:17:20 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: max americana; Slyfox

17 posted on 09/27/2013 2:18:17 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: xzins
Because it HAS to be posted


God Bless Ted Cruz. I believe, he is one that has been sent to the stage, and is led by God's hand, in our time of need.
18 posted on 09/27/2013 2:19:22 PM PDT by Lucky9teen ("The only thing worse than a knee-jerk liberal is a knee-pad conservative." ~ Edward Abbey)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why does that photo make me cry?

Who is the man in the middle? For that matter, who is the man on the left?


19 posted on 09/27/2013 2:19:40 PM PDT by madison10 (Dear Senator Cruz, Thank you.)
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To: madison10

Never mind. Need to read faster.


20 posted on 09/27/2013 2:20:06 PM PDT by madison10 (Dear Senator Cruz, Thank you.)
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To: ThanhPhero

They’ll run Jeb Bush, and 16 conservatives.


21 posted on 09/27/2013 2:21:26 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Catsrus

I don’t think we do. And what about the election? How do we get past Democrat control of the vote count from the electronic voting machines?


22 posted on 09/27/2013 2:23:58 PM PDT by ThanhPhero (Khách sang La Vang hanh huong tham vieng Maria)
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To: marron
Ted Cruz impresses me more each day. As far as I know he is the only politician to speak up for him. I’ve no doubt he is the only one to pray for him.

You can't imagine the cr*# Cruz got thrown at him by the "good old boys" in TX when running for the Senate. When despicable ads were run on TV, radio and the lies were unbelievable, he stood his ground and respectfully let them have it back. Cruz is like one of our Forefathers IMO and blessed by our Creator.

23 posted on 09/27/2013 2:36:58 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: xzins

Wow...how can this man who is obviously so talented,,be so humble at the same time? I continue to be impressed by Ted Cruz..just wow


24 posted on 09/27/2013 2:37:44 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: ThanhPhero
Democrat control of the vote count from the electronic voting machines

This is one of my greatest concerns. Who counts the votes and how they count them.

I know many people who do NOT believe that what goes in is what comes out. They say, "Why vote?"

And there is no way to prove them wrong. All I can say is "trust"....and I prefer that word be used about God, and not some voting scheme with a voting machine.

25 posted on 09/27/2013 2:37:53 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Who is on the left of Cruz? Is that Rubio?


26 posted on 09/27/2013 2:38:53 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: madison10

Makes me cry too,,and I don’t understand it!


27 posted on 09/27/2013 2:39:27 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: austinaero

RE: Who is on the left of Cruz? Is that Rubio?

I don’t think so, otherwise they’d mention his name too.


28 posted on 09/27/2013 2:41:06 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Lucky9teen

wheres BARACK HUSSIEN OBAMA? OFF SOMEWHERE PRACTING his Muslim Faith.....?


29 posted on 09/27/2013 2:45:46 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: MeshugeMikey

“wheres BARACK HUSSIEN OBAMA? OFF SOMEWHERE PRACTING his Muslim Faith.....?”

Why yes,,,placing phone calls to Iran


30 posted on 09/27/2013 2:49:48 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: Hattie; marron; P-Marlowe

Rafael Edward Cruz is his name. Ted his nickname.

Rafael - God has healed

Edward - Blessed Guard

Cruz - The Cross

Ted is a nickname of Edward, but also is a short for Theodore.

It means: Gift of God


31 posted on 09/27/2013 2:54:58 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Andy'smom

you know, it’s incredible.

It’s incredible that any US Senator would join this prayer effort.

It’s even more so, that it is Cruz, who has had...sort of an exhausting week!

Where does this man get his energy? (Of course...I think we know that!).

But humbling himself, and kneeling with these pastors, will also keep him humble!

This is really an amazing story!


32 posted on 09/27/2013 2:55:11 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: xzins

Thanks xzins, you made my day.


33 posted on 09/27/2013 3:00:36 PM PDT by bimboeruption
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To: xzins

I’m glad he did it and it needs to be done, but part of me thinks it would be a lot more effective without the garden kneeling pads...


34 posted on 09/27/2013 3:10:38 PM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian. I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see.)
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To: reaganaut

LOL


35 posted on 09/27/2013 3:13:22 PM PDT by madison10 (Dear Senator Cruz, Thank you.)
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To: austinaero

It sort of looks like Rubio’s haircut. Wonder about the whole photo.


36 posted on 09/27/2013 3:16:31 PM PDT by madison10 (Dear Senator Cruz, Thank you.)
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To: xzins

Too bad Obama didn’t ask Roo-meany to free this man.


37 posted on 09/27/2013 3:16:47 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: austinaero

Looks like son of Jay Sekulow (can’t recall son’s name)of ACLJ, American Center for Law and Justice. Jay Sekulow and the ACLJ does wonderful work.


38 posted on 09/27/2013 3:17:40 PM PDT by 4integrity
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To: xzins

God ‘might’ be blessing this country again.


39 posted on 09/27/2013 3:17:54 PM PDT by Gator113 (The mighty Bear ate the cowardly rat. Obama must resign.)
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To: Lucky9teen

As do I.


40 posted on 09/27/2013 3:18:36 PM PDT by itssme
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To: xzins

Ok, here is my question...

Where are the photos of Obama at prayer?


41 posted on 09/27/2013 3:20:24 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: ConservativeDude

He also keeps his cool under intense fire. A man of many God given talents...I don’t believe in coincidences...Sen.Cruz is a man on a mission and is the man for OUR time. We’ve bee waiting for a man who is courageous and very capable on all levels, and Sen. Cruz has my vote on all counts.


42 posted on 09/27/2013 3:23:58 PM PDT by itssme
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To: Slyfox

I would rather he follow the traditions of the two in these paintings. No need to make a show of it.


43 posted on 09/27/2013 3:24:21 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: xzins

Oh, those Christians....

/s


44 posted on 09/27/2013 3:25:07 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: xzins

And Republican liberals are accusing Cruz of not being humble.

thank god for Cruz as his taking a stand is outing the liberals in the GOP!


45 posted on 09/27/2013 3:27:15 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: petitfour
Acts 1: 15 In those days Peter stood up among the believers (a group numbering about a hundred and twenty) 16 and said, "Brothers, the Scripture had to be fulfilled which the Holy Spirit spoke long ago through the mouth of David concerning Judas,...'May his place be deserted; let there be no one to dwell in it,' and, " 'May another take his place of leadership.' ... 24 Then they prayed, "Lord, you know everyone's heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen 25 to take over this apostolic ministry, which Judas left to go where he belongs." 26 Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was added to the eleven apostles.
46 posted on 09/27/2013 3:28:47 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

Obama has declared November to be National Muslim Appreciation Day

lolz


47 posted on 09/27/2013 3:29:47 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Lucky9teen

God Bless these men....


48 posted on 09/27/2013 3:30:58 PM PDT by Engedi
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To: xzins
Pastor White, Sen. Cruz, Rev. Pat Mahoney, Jordan and Anna Sekulow, myself, and so many others, were there in front of the White House to do the really and truly important business of crying out to God for one of our own that was suffering for his faith.”

Prayer is what America needs right now, today, and going forward.

Nothing else will succeed.

49 posted on 09/27/2013 3:32:27 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: GeronL

In all 57 states?

:>)


50 posted on 09/27/2013 3:34:01 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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