Radically liberal Democrats control most of our government; their power seems almost unstoppable. With Al Franken in the senate, a filibuster proof majority is pretty much achieved. Just about everything we have come to know as “American” is in danger. Fighting along traditional political lines is a necessary endeavor, but I fear that in and of itself it will prove to be insufficient. The odds are against us for the foreseeable future, because we are in more than a political battle—we are also in a spiritual one. We need supernatural assistance to prevent further descent down the slippery slope toward socialism and self-destruction.
It seems fair to state that, in many ways, our government is steadily attempting to turn away from the ideals of our founding fathers and away from God. Please help spread the idea that our combined prayers across the nation would be a powerful weapon against the evils occurring in our country. History proves that nations who rely on God can count on his assistance and mercy. Here is but one biblical example:
“All Judah was standing before the Lord, with their little ones, their wives, and their young sons. And the spirit of the Lord came upon Jahaziel, …, and He said, “Listen, all of Judah, inhabitants of Jerusalem, and King Jehoshaphat! The Lord says to you; “Do not fear or lose heart at the sight of this vast multitude, for the battle is not yours but God’s. Go down against them tomorrow. You will see them coming up the ascent of Ziz, and you will come upon them at the end of the wadi which opens on the wilderness of Jeruel. You will not have to fight in this encounter. Take your places, stand firm, and see how the Lord will be with you to deliver you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not fear or lose heart. Tomorrow go out to meet them, and the Lord will be with you. …In the morning, they hastened out to the wilderness of Tekoa. As they were going out, Jehoshaphat halted and said: “Listen to me, Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem! Trust in the Lord, your God, and you will be found firm. Trust in his prophets and you will succeed.” After consulting with the people, he appointed some to sing to the Lord and some to praise the holy Appearance as it went forth at the head of the army. They sang: “Give thanks to the Lord, for his mercy endures fovever.” At the moment they began their jubilant hymn, the Lord laid an ambush against the Ammonites, Moabites, and those of Mount Seir who were coming against Judah, so that they were vanquished. For the Ammonites and Moabites set upon the inhabitants of Mount Seir and completely exterminated them. And when they had finished with the inhabitants of Seir, they began to destroy each other.” (2 Chronicles 13-23, New American Bible)
So, should we pray that Democrats (those who hold what seem to be anti-American ideals) destroy each other? Should we pray for their conversion to more solid Judeo-Christian values? Should we pray, more specifically, that God will pluck Barack Obama from his motorcade, knock his BlackBerry from his hand, and President Saul will convert to Paul? Should we pray for our own increased power to make positive changes in America? Most preferably, we need to pray for God’s assistance and that His Will be done (likely far better than we can imagine). If we don’t let Him down, He won’t let us down, either.
Here is one suggestion that could be done in the near future. August 4 is the date of President Barack Obama’s birthday. Unfortunately, our country elected a president who defends “fourth trimester” abortion, who’s working toward nationalizing healthcare (which will further fund abortion), who’s on a warpath toward socialism….there’s probably no need to repeat the list. Yet, he is our elected leader and needs our prayers . . . for his conversion.
Please consider joining me in this Christian endeavor and spreading this invitation to prayer far and wide:
The Event: A Celebration of Barack Obama’s Birthday
The Theme: America’s return to its Judeo-Christian values, starting with our president.
The Date and Time: August 4, 2009, between 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. (the hour of our Savior’s death and the Hour of Divine Mercy)
The Place: Wherever you happen to be at the time
BYOP: Bring your own prayer/s, or consider praying the ones below:
There are many ways to pray for God’s intercession for the conversion of Barack Obama. What’s most important is that we join together in prayer. “Again (amen) I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything for which they are to pray, it shall be granted to them by my heavenly Father. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” (Matthew 18: 12-20).
According to Catholic belief, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. is a special time to implore God’s mercy. St. Faustina says of this hour:
“At three o’clock, implore My mercy, especially for sinners; and, if only for a brief moment, immerse yourself in My Passion, particularly in My abandonment at the moment of agony. This is the hour of great mercy … In this hour I will refuse nothing to the soul that makes a request of Me in virtue of My Passion.” (Diary of St. Faustina 1320)
Here is my own prayer for Barack Obama’s conversion (and please consider sharing yours):
Heavenly Father, our Supreme Leader and Creator of our beautiful land: our nation was founded upon our desire to freely worship You. We acknowledged our dependence upon you, and we prospered. We remain ever dependent upon You– for our strength, our security, our freedom, our blessings, and our future.
We especially pray for President Obama, on his birthday, for his conversion to leadership based on our Judeo-Christian heritage and the ideals of our founding fathers. May he better acknowledge the Ten Commandments. May he use his power to protect the unborn, the elderly, and every human being. May he come to trust in the greatness and potential of our citizens, who benefit from encouragement and opportunities to be responsible. May he come to realize that our fine country is indeed great and that we need not apologize for who we are. May our president help set a good example for other countries to emulate, rather than encouraging us to be brought down with nations that have turned their backs on You.
We take solace in the examples of miraculous conversions throughout history. We place our faith, hope and trust in You. We derive our courage from You alone. Divine Leader, continue to bless and have mercy on our country. Amen.
However you decide to pray, bear in mind the wise words of Alexis de Tocqueville, spoken after his visit to America in 1831:
“I sought for the greatness of the Unites States in her commodious harbors, her ample rivers, her fertile fields, and boundless forests—and it was not there. I sought for it in her rich mines, her vast world commerce, her public school system, and in her institutions of higher learning—and it was not there. I looked for it in her democratic Congress and her matchless Constitution—and it was not there. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great!”