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Pray for our Nation & President-Elect Obama - Day 2
Free Republic Prayer Team | 5 Nov 2008 | Blogger

Posted on 11/05/2008 4:04:11 PM PST by Blogger

Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. (Matthew 5:43-48)

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Dear Heavenly Father, As the dark night turned into dawn and now into night again, many of us still have so many emotions swirling around in our minds that we need You to make sense of it all. Some are angry, and understandably so. Some are in despair. Some are in full grief mode. Others are resigned. And yet others are optimistic. Regardless what the emotion or what the point of view, I believe all reading this thread will agree something happened yesterday in America that will change it forever. Our prayer is that You will turn it all out for good.

Lord, I pray for our President-Elect, Barack Obama - that if possible, you will save his soul. His pastor, Jeremiah Wright said "what we both mean when we say 'I am a Christian' is not the same thing," and he was right. Anyone who studies the Black Liberation Theology that President-Elect Obama sat under for 20 years will know that it has a different Jesus, a different gospel, and a different way to salvation. It is not normative Christianity, and as we saw in some of Wright's sermons, it is devisive and wrong. Given this, President Elect Obama has come to a "Christ" who is the Jesus of the black man and seeks to free black people from white oppression. This is not Christianity as You put it forth in Scripture, and if this is the gospel Barack Obama believed in, he is not a Christian. Further, we take a look at his radical support for abortion and gay rights and we legitimately wonder how could a true Christian be as far off as he is. Infanticide and Christianity do not mix. So, we must conclude Lord, and operate under the assumption that he is not a saved man. In order that we might have peace in this land, and for his own sake and that of his family, we pray for his salvation. Do not let Satan control him. Rather, overcome Satan by Your Spirit and if it please You, save him and America with him.

If this is not in Your will, then we must assume that he is more like a Nebuchadnezzar, who will bring the land to judgment. This, we confess, we deserve - for our toleration of such evil for so many years. If that be Your will, we submit to that punishment, only remember our weak frames, that we are but dust and do not lay more upon Your people than they can bear.

Whatever it is that You are up to Lord. We pray that it will be for our good and Your glory. The time is short. The laborers are few. Help us to make our remaining time on earth pleasing to You.

For it is in the blessed name of Christ Jesus my Lord that I pray these things. Amen.

1 posted on 11/05/2008 4:04:12 PM PST by Blogger
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To: DaveLoneRanger; ExGeeEye; Faith; PureSolace; MonicaG; DollyCali; weston; trillabodilla; ...

Obama and the Nation prayer ping.

For those who would like to join this ping list, please freepmail me.

2 posted on 11/05/2008 4:05:12 PM PST by Blogger
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To: Blogger

Your off topic.

The prayer is directed at people you perceive to be angry about the election.

3 posted on 11/05/2008 4:06:10 PM PST by rbmillerjr ("There is a PoliticalSurge coming")
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To: Blogger

As a brother, I must confess, that Barack Obama is a sinner

18For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

19Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

20For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

21Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

22Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

23And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

24Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

25Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

26For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

27And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

28And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

29Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

30Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

31Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

32Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

4 posted on 11/05/2008 4:07:29 PM PST by realcleanguy
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To: Blogger
Well I for one disagree with Hannity this afternoon when he said he wishes 0bama well and that he be successful for the good of the nation. To me, that means he would be successful in putting into place all his socialist plans. I hope 0bama is a miserable failure and that in two years time his voter ilk is so pi$$ed at him that they want to see him impeached and dump their democRAT leaders that they are so enamored with now.
5 posted on 11/05/2008 4:08:16 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: Blogger

Thank you for this prayer. I am very proud of the Christians at free Republic. Remember, that Yeshua is NEVER DEFEATED AND THE ENEMY ALWAYS OVEREACHES HIMSELF. I belive he will judge us, but I also belive that he will send revival in the judgement. Remember, he is comming for his bride soon. Even so, Come Lord Yeshua!

6 posted on 11/05/2008 4:10:07 PM PST by cowboyusa
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To: celtic gal

celtic gal, remember your nation. If he fails, we fail. We do deserve it. No doubt. However, the damage will be long lasting. It is better, if possible, that his heart be changed that we live in peace. If not, God is still sovereign and has a plan for all of this.

7 posted on 11/05/2008 4:11:00 PM PST by Blogger
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To: Blogger
celtic gal, remember your nation. If he fails, we fail

How did you arrive at that conclusion? I want Obama to fail and we should do everything in our power to muck up the works and not allow this socialist to "succeed". Gridlock would be ideal under these circumstances.

I have a long prayer list and I can assure you Obama is not on it.

8 posted on 11/05/2008 4:18:50 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Blogger

Keeping in mind that, at least for now, the president is but one leader in three branches of government...

Hebrews 13:17
Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you.

Romans 13
Submission to the Authorities
1Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you.

9 posted on 11/05/2008 4:20:41 PM PST by sayfer bullets ("I didn't leave..., ...the party left me.")
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To: plain talk

I believe Obama is committed to Socialism and humiliating the US internationally...I will not pray for his success as that means failure for our nation.

I’ll privately pray for his safety, that’s all.

When God turns Obama into a patriotic conservative American I’ll pray for his success. Until then, I’ll pray that he is impeded from ruining out country.

10 posted on 11/05/2008 4:24:12 PM PST by rbmillerjr ("There is a PoliticalSurge coming")
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To: rbmillerjr

This is off-topic but I am convinced God himself intervened and elected Obama President. Of course we know God is sovereign and everything is done for His glory. However we don’t know what he miscromanages and what is allowed to happen via free will.

In this election there were just too many coincidences including a 99th hour mega-financial disaster. No one is as lucky as Obama. God elected Obama. Why? I have no idea. Perhaps to punish this sinful country. But I’m convinced that was His will. I am having a hard time accepting this though.

11 posted on 11/05/2008 4:30:02 PM PST by plain talk
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To: plain talk
I am convinced God himself intervened and elected Obama President

If there was any supernatural help I'm going to say that Obama was working for the other firm.

I will pray that God grants him wisdom. But until he shows wisdom I must do what I can to ensure his defeat. I do not want him to succeed. If he does then we will have "Approved" sermons in the churches and the church run school where I send my sons will be closed. I pray for Obama only in the way that Moses would pray for Pharaoh.
12 posted on 11/05/2008 4:40:22 PM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Blogger
celtic gal, remember your nation. If he fails, we fail

What? Are you blind? If he succeeds we lose!

He promised to pass the Freedom Of Choice Act
He wants to repeal the Bush tax cuts
He wants to raise the Capital Gains Tax
He wants to impose income redistribution
He wants to bankrupt the coal industry
He wants to enact Cap And Trade legislation so onerous that he knows home electricity costs will skyrocket...his words.
He wants to pay slavery reparations
He wants to sell out Iraq
He wants to create a Civilian Security Force as well armed , trained and funded as the US military

And you sya if he FAILS we all FAIL??? I say NUTS.

13 posted on 11/05/2008 4:54:58 PM PST by pgkdan ("White folks greed runs a world in need," Jeremiah Wright as quoted by Barack Obama)
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To: Blogger
To begin with God will not prosper unrighteousness, with that said we as a people of God are to pray for those in authority that God would bless them and guide them.

The greatest blessing of God is salvation.

If you can not humble yourself and pray for those who would dispitefully use you, bless those who mean to bring you harm, them you are according to the bible a unworthy servant and a goat.

Pray with a clean heart and right spirit that God would use our new President to bring Him glory that God would soften his heart and use those around him for repentance especially his family, pray that God's will be done not what we think is His will or would like His will to be.

Remember it is God first, family second, and then the USA.

14 posted on 11/05/2008 5:02:53 PM PST by guitarplayer1953 (Psalm 83:1-8 is on the horizon.)
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To: Blogger

Oh Jesus, I ask you in the name of Your most precious Body and Blood, to free Barack Obama from all that keeps him from You.

15 posted on 11/05/2008 5:18:57 PM PST by Litany (Christ conquers, Christ reigns, Christ orders.)
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To: Blogger
I will pray for President-Elect Obama, his family, and everyone in a position of authority. I will pray for the nation, and ask God that what the Democrats do over the next few years will not bring lasting harm to the United States of America. Most of all I will pray for the health of our Supreme Court Justices!
16 posted on 11/05/2008 5:38:39 PM PST by marinamuffy (Proud McCain supporter since August 29, 2008!)
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To: Blogger

Almighty God—

We beg You upon our knees to deal with us out of Your Mercy.

We who chose, as we believe, in accordance with Your Righteousness, will now suffer along with our fellow citizens who chose according to their lusts.

We beg you to remember that you promised our spiritual ancestor, Abraham, that You would spare the iniquitous cities of Sodom and Gomorrah for the sake of as few as one “righteous man”, and that You withheld your hand until Lot— whom few of us would call “righteous”— and his family had been taken out.

We are Your people, the “other sheep” whom “also [You] must bring”; the Bride of Christ, your Son and Partner in the Trinity

Perhaps we might yet require a further time of testing and refinement, if only to see who will yet fall away because it’s just too hard and an easy path has opened before them. We trust and hope that You will preserve those of us you find faithful; strengthen us through this dark age, and restore us either through Rapture or restoration of Your Kingdom-in-Exile.

We praise Your Holy Name. We ask You to convict and bring to repentance those sheep of Your Pasture who, being deceived, have gone astray, especially our brothers and sisters of African descent, who closed their eyes to all but common ancestry and professed belief.

Lastly, we ask that the evil ones set among and above us will consider themselves so victorious that, as usually happens, they will overreach in overconfidence and become cartoonishly obvious in the practice of evil, that they may be shunned, opposed, and ultimately rejected.

In the Name of Your Most Holy Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ.


17 posted on 11/05/2008 5:46:47 PM PST by ExGeeEye (I've been waiting since 11/04/79 to do something about Iran. Got a longer wait...)
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To: pgkdan

Your assumptions regarding my definition of success are wrong. If he passes all of those things, I would consider him an abysmal failure and judgment upon America. Success is defined by be a leader that is worth looking up to that follows God’s ways and speaks the truth. Does that help?

18 posted on 11/05/2008 6:16:20 PM PST by Blogger
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To: plain talk

See my post 18 for clarification. In the effort to get out the door and go to church tonight, I was evidentally not clear.

19 posted on 11/05/2008 6:19:11 PM PST by Blogger
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To: Blogger; SmithL; Huber; sionnsar; aberaussie

I find it profound, indeed, overwhelming that the Old Testament lesson of the Daily Lectionary of the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America appointed for this Wednesday of the 25th Week after Pentecost (lessons selected over 30 years ago!) is the 2nc chapter of Zephaniah:

Gather together, gather,
O shameless nation,
2before you are driven away
like the drifting chaff,*
before there comes upon you
the fierce anger of the Lord,
before there comes upon you
the day of the Lord’s wrath.
3Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land,
who do his commands;
seek righteousness, seek humility;
perhaps you may be hidden
on the day of the Lord’s wrath.
4For Gaza shall be deserted,
and Ashkelon shall become a desolation;
Ashdod’s people shall be driven out at noon,
and Ekron shall be uprooted.

5Ah, inhabitants of the sea coast,
you nation of the Cherethites!
The word of the Lord is against you,
O Canaan, land of the Philistines;
and I will destroy you until no inhabitant is left.
6And you, O sea coast, shall be pastures,
meadows for shepherds
and folds for flocks.
7The sea coast shall become the possession
of the remnant of the house of Judah,
on which they shall pasture,
and in the houses of Ashkelon
they shall lie down at evening.
For the Lord their God will be mindful of them
and restore their fortunes.

8I have heard the taunts of Moab
and the revilings of the Ammonites,
how they have taunted my people
and made boasts against their territory.
9Therefore, as I live, says the Lord of hosts,
the God of Israel,
Moab shall become like Sodom
and the Ammonites like Gomorrah,
a land possessed by nettles and salt-pits,
and a waste for ever.
The remnant of my people shall plunder them,
and the survivors of my nation shall possess them.
10This shall be their lot in return for their pride,
because they scoffed and boasted
against the people of the Lord of hosts.
11The Lord will be terrible against them;
he will shrivel all the gods of the earth,
and to him shall bow down,
each in its place,
all the coasts and islands of the nations.

12You also, O Ethiopians,*
shall be killed by my sword.

13And he will stretch out his hand against the north,
and destroy Assyria;
and he will make Nineveh a desolation,
a dry waste like the desert.
14Herds shall lie down in it,
every wild animal;*
the desert-owl* and the screech-owl*
shall lodge on its capitals;
the owl* shall hoot at the window,
the raven* croak on the threshold;
for its cedar-work will be laid bare.
15Is this the exultant city
that lived secure,
that said to itself,
‘I am, and there is no one else’?
What a desolation it has become,
a lair for wild animals!
Everyone who passes by it
hisses and shakes the fist.

20 posted on 11/05/2008 6:28:53 PM PST by lightman (Dies Irae, dies illa)
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