Sunday, July 22, 2012

Prayer Needed - Government Isn't the Solution

Consider any perceived "problem" in America: What our nation desperately needs is for Christians to humble before the Almighty God, seek His face, repent of our sins, and beg Him to forgive our apathy, and to heal our land.
. . . if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
-- 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV)
For background, read Prayer in America: Hidden Faith, or Public? and also read Chicago Community Organizers Pray to Obama for Solutions as well as The Religious Left 'Taste' the Millennium in Obama plus read Obama Thankful for Freedom to Not Worship

-- From "What about prayer? Mr. President" posted at World Net Daily 7/20/12

The nation’s leaders might want to consider seriously the nation’s faith life in light of the natural disasters, drought, record heat, economic failings and violence, such as the Colorado theater rampage, that have dominated the news cycle in recent days, not dismiss it flippantly.

That’s according to Publisher Dr. Anthony Harper of InterMountain Christian News.

He was the reporter at the White House daily news briefing Wednesday when Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack responded to a question with the reference to daily prayers for rain for the nation.

Vilsack, accompanying White House press secretary Jay Carney to the briefing, responded, “Well, I can only speak for myself. I get on my knees every day and I’m saying an extra prayer now. If I had a rain prayer or rain dance I could do, I would do it. But honestly, right now the focus needs to be on working with Congress – they have the capacity to help these producers by creating greater flexibility to programs, providing us some direction in terms of whatever disaster assistance can be provided. Those are the kinds of things we’re focused on.”

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Barack Obama did lead in a moment of silence, during which there undoubtedly were many prayers offered, on Friday over the shooting rampage in Colorado where 12 were killed and another 59 were wounded.

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From "U.S. Drought Means Wilting Crops, Higher Food Prices; Officials Pray For Rain" by Russ Blinch and K.T. Arasu, Reuters 7/18/12

Drought conditions now extend over more than 60 percent of the lower 48 states, the government said. . . .

But the outlook for higher food prices could add up to another headache for Obama as he faces a November election with high joblessness and slower economic growth.

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From "Illinois' governor unveils state's response to drought, elicits prayers for rain" by Jim Suhr, Associated Press 7/16/12

With a baking southern Illinois cornfield as a backdrop, Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday pledged state support through loans and debt restructuring to farmers and ranchers punished by a nagging drought that shows no signs of abating anytime soon.

The Democrat's first look at parched conditions that has most of the state classified as in a drought gave him a stark lesson in just how bad things have gotten . . .

"We've never seen a drought like this and we've got to do something about it," Quinn [said]

"We're the heart of the heartland," Quinn said, renewing his request from last week that residents pray for rain.

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Also read
, Texas Governor Calls on Christians to Pray as well as Pastor Warns America of Socialism, Calls for Prayer

Also read congressman saying Prayer Needed to Solve America's Problems