Pray for Hopefulness In Light Of Recent Failure of Healthcare Bill

There is always a reason to hope, even in failure. In fact, sometimes our greatest victories and achievements will grow out of failures.  Please let us pray that we all, especially our leaders, will not despair over this latest failure.  Pray that good will come out of it, that we will eventually, in God’s timing, see a great healthcare bill.

We should also pray for other things going on:

Pray for those the President will nominate for key administration posts, CLICK HERE. Pray that they will do their jobs well and in unity with the President’s goals.

Pray for the hearings going on related to the unmasking’s by Susan Rice, that the truth would be revealed.

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Persistent Prayer Requested for America: 9 Prayer Requests

Oh, there is so many things believers need to keep praying about concerning President Trump and America. Here is a list of nine prayer requests:

1. Keep praying for Congressman Steve Scalise, that his body would continue to fight off infection, and that the Lord would give him a full recovery.

2. Pray for America’s relationship with all other countries. Pray especially for how President Trump and Secretary Tillerson communicates with country leaders, that they would show leadership with wisdom.

3. Russia: pray for how America deals with Russia, that we would be strong yet wise.

4. North Korea: pray for how America deals with North Korea; that we would know what to do. Pray also that we would know how to interact with surrounding countries, especially China.

5. Trade: Pray that we (America) would be wise in all our trade deals.

6. Health care: Pray that our leaders will come up with a good health care bill. Help them all to be able to see things clearly and to see the best plan going forward.

7. Pray that our leaders would come up with a good tax plan that would be good for businesses as well as individuals.

8. Pray for our nation’s spending, to have good and wise plans for how we spend our money and invest in our nation’s future—for roads, bridges, flight plans, the wall, etc.

9. Pray that President Trump and all our nation’s leaders will know how to endure negative attacks from those that disagree with them. Pray that God will give them strong armor. And pray that they will not be discouraged and know how to respond to, or endure, the attacks.

 

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 Chron. 7:14).

 

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Punishment for Sanctuary City Criminals Is the Best Thing for Them

 

It is absolutely wrong for Governors and Mayors to provide sanctuary for illegal immigrants, especially for those who have committed crimes. They are doing them no favors by harboring them; for it is God’s will that they receive whatever punishment is due them under the law.

Nahum 1:3 says, “The Lord will by no means leave the guilty unpunished.”

Yes, God in His justice will punish the guilty, if not now then later. But He desires that it be as soon as possible. That is why He has appointed our earthly governing authorities to execute the punishment (His punishment) of criminals. Thus we all are to be subject to our governing authorities as to God (Rom. 13:1-4).

Now the reason I am suggesting that it is the best thing for those who have committed crimes to receive their punishment as soon as possible, is because, first of all, it is God’s will. And whatever is His will is best—even though we may not understand. But beyond that, though we all know that all punishment is painful, if there is an acknowledgment of sin, God will bring peace and cleaning to the heart (1 Jn. 1:9).

Those governors and Mayors who think they are doing illegal immigrants a favor by harboring them in sanctuary cities are dead wrong. The best thing they can do for them is to hand them over to the Federal authorities—ICE, where they will receive the opportunity to correct whatever wrong they have committed.

We need to pray for our authorities to do what is right and to be wise.

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Prayer for the Peace Efforts of President Trump and Jerod Kushner

 

From the White House Briefing Room, 6/21/2017:

President Donald J. Trump spoke [on the phone] today [6/21/17] with Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia to congratulate him on his recent elevation. The President and the Crown Prince committed to close cooperation to advance our shared goals of security, stability, and prosperity across the Middle East and beyond. The two leaders discussed the priority of cutting off all support for terrorists and extremists, as well as how to resolve the ongoing dispute with Qatar. They discussed efforts to achieve a lasting peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians. And they discussed ways to further deepen economic cooperation between the United States and Saudi Arabia.

 

PRAYER

Please continue to pray for our President, that his effort in his conversation with the Prince at establishing peace and security will pay off. Pray also for Jerod Kushner as he is in Israel making peace efforts. Pray that his efforts would be fruitful.

 

 

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Where Is the Anger and Hatred from the Left Coming From?

Sure there is anger on both sides, but it is obvious that most of the intense hatred is coming from the left. Where does that come from? Is it just a hatred for Trump, or are there other reasons?

One video I saw said that it got started on college campuses—where the teachers would actually promote the hatred and encourage students to rebel. I’m sure we have all seen this. Sad!

Another idea is that those on the left view politics differently than those on the right. They have a higher view of politics. Politics to them is a part of their faith. They have been led to believe that this new global agenda that they have come to believe in (which includes the Paris climate accord) is something very close to God and must be regarded as sacred.  And I think Obama has helped to install these beliefs into them.

So when someone like Trump came along and has attempted to tear down all of Obama’s policies and ideas (which they have held as very sacred), this has made them angry. Yes, of course it did! Obama, to the Democrats, was (and still is) like their God. And they have worshipped him and the global agenda. So it stands to reason why they hate us (the republicans). Because to them we are evil. We and our leaders are now in the process of tearing down all their sacred gods. And so we can easily see why, to them, their anger is justified. To them, all that is evil needs to be wiped out. I’m sure that is what James Hodgkinson was thinking when he attempted mass murder at the Virginia ball park. How sad!

Conversely, I think most of those on the right have a different view of politics and government. We worship God alone, not government. Thus we view politics only as a means to carry out God’s will in our country. And most of us I think are against a global agenda or anything that resembles a one world government—which will be led by the antichrist. Sadly, this may be coming sooner than we think.

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Virginia Shooter Driven by Mainstream Media

According to a reliable source, the shooter’s Facebook page looks like CNN’s front page—full of Russian conspiracy theories and Trump hatred. It is obvious that this 66 year old shooter, a Bernie Sanders supporter, was driven by the hatred of the mainstream media.

I wonder how many others will follow in his steps. I fear that many will, and many probably have the same murderous thoughts in their heads. And the media, I’m afraid, will continue to drive them on. In fact, I believe that this media we have now is what will support the soon coming antichrist.  Yes, the antichrist media is here! Already in place! Yes this hateful, Satanically inspired media will support the antichrist to go against all that is good and godly, and to hunt down and kill Christians and Jews wherever they may be found (Rev. 6:9; 20:4).

On the brighter side, it looks as if this shooting has worked, at least temporarily, to bring some unity among opposing parties. That’s wonderful. Pray that it will last and that many will look at their heart and change their thoughts.

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President Trump assures Evangelical Community: “I’m Fighting Hard for You”

In the president’s speech to a group of evangelicals gathered at a conference, on June 8, 2017, called Faith and Freedom Coalition, his emphasis seemed to be that he was fighting hard for them and for Christian freedom in America. I listened to the video and it was very inspirational. I invite you to do the same. Click here for entire video. Also click here to read the entire speech.

Here are a few excerpts from President Trump’s speech (bold for emphasis):

 

We will always support our Evangelical community, and defend your right, and the right of all Americans, to follow and to live by the teachings of their faith.  And as you know, we’re under siege.  You understand that.  But we will come out bigger and better and stronger than ever.  You watch.  (Applause.)

You fought hard for me, and now I’m fighting hard for all of you.  I have one goal as President:  to fight for the American people and to fight for America and America first.  (Applause.)

Your voices will resound across the halls of our Capitol, and across the world.  We recite today the words of Isaiah Chapter 1, Verse 17:  “Learn to do right; seek justice.  Defend the oppressed.  Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.”

The entrenched interests and failed, bitter voices in Washington will do everything in their power to try and stop us from this righteous cause, to try to stop all of you.  They will lie.  They will obstruct.  They will spread their hatred and their prejudice.  But we will not back down from doing what is right.  

Nothing worth doing ever came easy, but we know how to fight better than anybody.  And we never, ever would give up, and we don’t give up.  We are winners, and we are going to fight, and win, and have an unbelievable future.  (Applause.)  Unbelievable future.  And it’s going to be together.  (Applause.)

From now on, we will follow a very simple rule:  Every day I am President we are going to make America first — not somebody else, not some other country.  We are going to make America first.  (Applause.)  Thank you.

As long as I’m President, no one is going to stop you from practicing your faith or from preaching what is in your heart and from preaching — and really, this is so important — from the bottom of my heart — from preaching from the people that you most want to hear and that you so respect.  So we have taken a very, very strong position, and you picked a winner.  (Applause.)

So we want our pastors speaking out.  We want their voices in our public discourse.  And we want our children to know the blessings of God.  (Applause.)  Schools should not be a place that drive out faith and religion, but that should welcome faith and religion with wide, open, beautiful arms.  (Applause.)  Faith inspires us to be better, to be stronger, to be more caring and giving, and more determined to act in selfless and courageous defense of what is good and what is right.  It is time to put a stop to the attacks on religion.  (Applause.)  Thank you.

We will end the discrimination against people of faith.  Our government will once again celebrate and protect religious freedom.  (Applause.)

Faith and freedom are linked together because liberty comes from our Creator.  Our rights are given to us by a divine authority, and no earthly force can ever take those rights away.  (Applause.)  That is why my administration is taking power out of Washington and giving it back to the people where it belongs.  Said right from the beginning.  (Applause.)

But we know that families and churches, not government officials, know best how to create a strong and loving community.  (Applause.)  We know that parents, not bureaucrats, know best how to raise children and create a thriving society.  And above all else, we know this:  In America, we don’t worship government.  We worship God.  (Applause.)  Right?  We worship God.  (Applause.)

We face many challenges.  There are many hills and mountains to climb.  But, one by one, we will scale those summits and we will get the job done and get the job done correctly.  We will prove worthy of this very, very important moment in history.  As long as we have pride in our beliefs, courage in our convictions, and faith in our God, then we will not fail.  (Applause.)

And as long as our country remains true to its values, loyal to its citizens, and devoted to its Creator, then our best days are yet to come because we will make America great again.

 

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Can there be Permanent Peace? Should We Continue To Pray For It?

These questions may have come up by some as President Trump issued the Memorial Day Proclamation—to pray for permanent peace on the earth.

Since congress first requested that the President issue this proclamation every year on Memorial Day (on May 11, 1950), this United States has been praying for permanent peace. But it doesn’t seem to be working!  There is war and terror everywhere.  And there seems to be more wars every year.  Indeed, there is no peace in sight.

Some would suggest that things will eventually get better, that peace deals will be made, and that nations will come together to make peace. And so we should pray toward that end.  We should pray that peace makers will step up to make peace deals everywhere between nations. Yes, they say, we should pray for the United Nations and the Paris Accord, and other such groups to give us peace.  And we  should pray for all the great deal makers—for the Donald Trumps of the world—to come together to make a great world peace deal.  Will that work? Is our faith strong enough?

Speaking of faith, what does the bible say about achieving permanent peace? Well, sadly, the bible tells us that right up until the end we will  hear of wars and rumors of wars (Matt. 24:6).  In fact, the bible teaches us that man cannot and will not ever achieve peace on the earth.  But peace will come to the earth in the Savior, Jesus Christ.  When He comes, He will bring terrible judgment on sin and this corrupt world, and then He will set up His kingdom, a kingdom of peace for all. At that time Satan will be bound and Christ will bring lasting global peace.  He will be the great Peacemaker.  Isaiah 9: 6-7 tells us,

 

For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us;

And the government will rest on His shoulders;

And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,

Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

7 There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace,

On the throne of David and over his kingdom,

To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness

From then on and forevermore.

The zeal of the Lord of hosts will accomplish this.

 

Also Micah 4:3-4 says.

And He will judge between many peoples

And render decisions for mighty, distant nations.

Then they will hammer their swords into plowshares

And their spears into pruning hooks;

Nation will not lift up sword against nation,

And never again will they train for war.

4 And each of them will sit under his vine

And under his fig tree,

With no one to make them afraid,

For the mouth of the Lord of hosts has spoken.

 

So it seems that when we pray for permanent peace for this country and for this world, we should know that this peace will only occur through Jesus Christ. In effect, if we are praying correctly, according to His will, our prayers for peace should be prayers that He will come soon; for that is the only way permanent peace will come. Come Lord Jesus!

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President Trump Issues a Memorial Day Proclamation: A Prayer for Permanent Peace

Korean War Memorial

PRAYER FOR PEACE, MEMORIAL DAY, 2017

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

 

Memorial Day is our Nation’s solemn reminder that freedom is never free.  It is a moment of collective reflection on the noble sacrifices of those who gave the last measure of devotion in service of our ideals and in the defense of our Nation.  On this ceremonious day, we remember the fallen, we pray for a lasting peace among nations, and we honor these guardians of our inalienable rights.

This year, we commemorate the centennial anniversary of America’s entry into World War I.  More than 4.7 million Americans served during The Great War, representing more than 25 percent of the American male population between the ages of 18 and 31 at the time.  We remember the more than 100,000 Americans who sacrificed their lives during “The War to End All Wars,” and who left behind countless family members and loved ones.  We pause again to pray for the souls of those heroes who, one century ago, never returned home after helping to restore peace in Europe.

On Memorial Day we honor the final resting places of the more than one million men and women who sacrificed their lives for our Nation, by decorating their graves with the stars and stripes, as generations have done since 1868.  We also proudly fly America’s beautiful flag at our homes, businesses, and in our community parades to honor their memory.  In doing so, we pledge our Nation’s allegiance to the great cause of freedom for which they fought and ultimately died.

In honor and recognition of all of our fallen service members, the Congress, by a joint resolution approved May 11, 1950, as amended (36 U.S.C. 116), has requested the President issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe each Memorial Day as a day of prayer for permanent peace and designating a period on that day when the people of the United States might unite in prayer.  The Congress, by Public Law 106-579, has also designated 3:00 p.m. local time on that day as a time for all Americans to observe, in their own way, the National Moment of Remembrance.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, as a day of prayer for permanent peace, and I designate the hour beginning in each locality at 11:00 a.m. of that day as a time when people might unite in prayer.  I urge the press, radio, television, and all other information media to cooperate in this observance.

I further ask all Americans to observe the National Moment of Remembrance beginning at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day.

I also request the Governors of the United States and its Territories, and the appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct that the flag be flown at half-staff until noon on this Memorial Day on all buildings, grounds, and naval vessels throughout the United States and in all areas under its jurisdiction and control.  I also request the people of the United States to display the flag at half-staff from their homes for the customary forenoon period.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first.

DONALD J. TRUMP

 

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Trump’s Middle East Trip Successful but Media Remains Negative

 

Many who watched President Trump and the First Lady arrive in Saudi Arabia were in awe of how they were welcomed, as their black limousine was escorted by a parade of majestic horses. It was a beautiful and hopeful picture of what was to come at the summit. Indeed, the President gave the greatest speech of his life in front of 50 Muslim nation leader.

It is such a shame that most major news institutions did not even cover it. Nonetheless it was great and historic, and so was the entire two days that the President was there.  Much was accomplished for peace.  Here are four different positive testimonies of the Saudi trip and the Israel trip:

The Saudi foreign Minister

It was a phenomenal trip! It was phenomenally successful! History was made! He [Trump} attended a historic summit that brought together all the Muslim countries. He changed the nature of the dialogue between the Arab countries and the United States.  He set the foundation for the creation of a partnership to fight extremism and terrorism. Overall, it was an incredible success.

Krauthammer

The real story is not the Vatican. It’s not even the Israel trip. It’s the realignment of American policy over Iran, getting this 50 Sunni Nations lined up with Saudi Arabia. This is a new day in the Middle East.  It’s a new Middle East now. America’s back. That’s the story and the consequences are going to be immense.

Newt Gingrich

This is phenomenal! He [Trump] will probably have seen 85 leaders by the time this trip is over. No American President has even done that.  The speech was so powerful; it is clearly the equivalent of Reagan’s Westminster’s speech.

Joel C. Rosenberg on the Saudi Arabia trip

I have never been shy about expressing my concerns about Mr. Trump when necessary. But the President deserves a great deal of credit for going to meet with our Sunni Arab allies in the Mideast and for the speech he delivered yesterday in Saudi Arabia to the leaders of 50 Muslim-majority countries.

Finally we have an American President who wants to project American leadership — that of the world’s only superpower — in the Middle East.

The address was well-crafted and respectful, even nuanced, at times. But it was also clear, honest, and bold. Indeed, it was unlike any speech any American President has ever delivered face to face to the leaders of Saudi Arabia, the Gulf Cooperation Council, Egypt, Jordan and other Muslim countries.

Joel C. Rosenberg on the Israel trip

Let’s be honest. The cynics and haters won’t be able to say one good thing about it. But the only fair analysis is that the President’s two-day visit to Israel was the most successful visit by an American leader to the Jewish State in decades.

It was meticulously planned, remarkably well executed, safe from start to finish, and it accomplished just what it had to. What’s more, the visit didn’t get derailed by unforced errors or unnecessary controversies.

Above all, President Trump’s visit projected the image of a reengaged American superpower in the region, profoundly reset and immensely strengthened the relationship between the U.S. and Israel, so badly strained after the eight years of the Obama administration. This is a very good and highly welcomed development.

 

Now contrast those testimonies with most of the News media. Here are a few headlines and statements from my own Star Tribune Newspaper in Minneapolis Minnesota.

May 21, about the Saudi trip.

“[The trip] was intended to be a blunt rejection of President Barak Obama’s vision for the region. Obama sought a reconciliation with Iran and negotiated a deal intended to keep Tehran from developing nuclear weapons.”

May 22, about the Saudi trip. Title: Trump’s Saudi speech is silent on human rights

“In a pointed departure from his predecessor, Trump all but promised he would not publically admonish Mideast rules for human rights violations and oppressive reigns.”

May 23, about the Israel trip. Title: Trump seeks to revive delicate peace process

“His [Trump’s] historic gesture…were shadowed even here [at Western Wall] by reminders of Trump’s tumult back home.”

 

This above is just a very small sample of the liberal reporting. I’ve heard and read much worse stuff. It seems that if there is anything President Trump does that is good and positive, the press will either not report it at all, or they will find something negative about it.  Why is that? Here are…

 

Three Reasons for Negative or No reporting on President Trump

  1. He is not their candidate choice and they haven’t accepted him as president yet.
  2. Their agenda is to do whatever they can to get rid of him.
  3. Their plan is to do whatever they can to misinform the American people—to make Trump’s approval rating go down. They want the American people to be blinded to Trump’s successes and to see and hear (according to them, the media) all his failures.

 

 

 

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