Gah, just got this from my aunt in Florida:
Prayer can move mountains, why not Obama?
Being dismayed recently when a family member of mine said to me with great resignation that Obama will take the presidency. These words came from someone who in the past has been a great prayer warrior.
What is happening was my question??? Why are we Christians settling and not issuing a battle cry and falling to our knees and taking our country back?
We allow ourselves to be stripped of the right to pray at school functions and in school, we have the 10 commandments removed from government places and are told we cannot pray in school, all the while providing public prayer places for Muslims. What in the world is going on and why are we being apathetic?
Why aren't we praying? Our God is a mighty God who is waiting patiently for us to raise our voices to heaven to stop the tide of the anti-Christ actions in our world today. Now we find we have a charismatic candidate for president who does not respect our flag and refuses to wear one on his lapel except when it becomes politically expedient and whose own wife and pastor that he loves profess to have strong anti-white feelings, and we sit back and say "it is a given, we can do nothing."
There has never been a time in 2000 years that we can do nothing, never a time that we must sit back and allow the evil in men's and women's hearts to take over our world. We should be very afraid because our apathy is leading us to perdition.
It is time for all Christian Americans to raise the battle cry and take our nation back. Maybe McCain on his own cannot defeat Obama, but our God can and He will if we take to our knees in prayer and raise a mighty cry to the heavens to "Save us O Lord." We have the power to change the course of this election and to keep a man as suspect as Barak Obama from leading our country to who knows where with his message of "change" - a change which I fear will be away from our Christian ideals and away from Christ and further away from one nation under God.
We are great at passing stories and pictures around the internet, but where are our prayers and prayer warriors praying to stop this tide of Barak Obama? God parted the red sea, Jesus raised himself from the dead, and we can bring our country back to its Christian roots and stop the move to the rise of Muslims in our country. We can stop our country from being "under Allah," but we must begin to pray, to pray as if our country and our lives depended on it, because they do. We can stop all these atrocities against God's commands that have taken root in our country through something as simple as sincere prayer, a call to God to deliver us, to forgive us our sins of apathy and to protect us from the evil that is upon us.
Okay prayer warriors, here is your challenge, start those prayer chains. Get the spiritual power working on our behalf and stop Barak Obama the proper way, by calling on our God to save us from the deception that charismatic preaching is using to lead us on the wrong path. Stop those who would take God out of our country and our government. Raise up good men to lead us and protect us.
George Bush is being buffeted because he has fought a holy war against the evils that attack us and we should not be surprised because a prophet is not honored in his own country. But we should not rest on our laurels and allow ourselves to be taken further off the path of Christianity and to have God removed from our presence in our schools, courts, government and businesses.
Invite God into the fray. Ask that His power rest upon us and give us the victory. Ask him to raise up a mighty army to defend us and to protect our country as he did in days of old. Let us be victorious beginning NOW. The battle is His but we must call on Him without ceasing and unite our voices and hearts in prayer and fasting.
Please pass this around to all people of prayer that you know and maybe, just maybe a more eloquent person of prayer will write something better and more inspiring and even the rocks will shout that Jesus is Lord and our Mighty God is with us, bringing the victory for us and ultimately for Him.
"Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." I Thess 5:16-18
....Continuous Prayer is the answer to this attack on the USA....
Please pray the Will of God will prevail through our continuous prayers to HIM...
Remember Prayer Can... Move Mountains
What do I even say to that??? I don't want to be silent and let her think I agree with this. OTOH, I don't necessarily want to make waves. On the other other hand, I'd like to stand up for my beliefs and say that yes, I'll be praying, too, as will lots of other people -- for an Obama victory (never mind the part about me praying to a God they don't believe in).
I just don't get it. What are these people so afraid of? What do they think is going to happen if Obama wins--mandatory abortions for women and forced conversions to Islam or something? Mind you, he's never been a Muslim, so the "One Nation, Under Allah" is just preying/praying (haha, get it?) on people's fears.
Do they think their precious daughters are going to be forced to marry "n*****s"? And what is it going to say about their faith if they pray and pray and pray, and Obama still wins? That their God doesn't care about our presidential elections? Or that he cares more about the Christians who were praying for Obama than the ones who were praying for McCain?
Just the other week I got an email from Dean Smith endorsing Obama and calling him a "a patriotic American, a committed Christian" and "a good family man." With people like Smith and the Devout Democrats showing that (to quote a certain senator) "We worship an awesome God in the blue states," what are we to make of these prayer warrior entreaties, and what is the measured response, other than thank Deity-of-your-choice that they're not from the whackos praying for McCain to keel over in office so we can have President Palin?
Do the people who write these "prayer warrior" emails ever stop to consider that for THEIR prayers to be "answered," other people, other good Christians, have to have their prayers "denied"? What kind of a religious view is that, anyway?
Are we really lining up red and blue "prayer warriors" like a gigantic game of Rock-em Sock-em Robots? (Boy that ref dates me.) Or is it a rematch of Elijah versus the priests of Baal? What if the priests of Baal win this time? Oh noes!
And the Prayer Warrior theme aside, did you note the racism? The little barb about his wife and (now FORMER) pastor having "strong anti-white feelings" just made me sad-- well angry, too, or I wouldn't be posting this.
Which brings me back to my question: What's the correct response to this sort of thing? Is there one?