Melania Leads America in Prayer

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melania-prayedLet us pray: “Our Father which art in Heaven…”

Many have criticized the First Lady for offering the Lord’s Prayer before her husband’s rally in Florida. They say it was a violation of the separation of church and state (not really); or it was hypocritical because they say she shouldn’t have had to read it off of a piece of paper (really?). Those are just two of the critical comments I have heard.

But there is so much we can say that is positive about it. My first impression is that she was extremely courageous and bold. Clearly she is not afraid of any backlash. She must get that Donald. In addition to her courage, here are four reason why I think she prayed the Lord’s Prayer:

  1. She sincerely wants America to be more connected to God—to be more godly.
  2. She wants Americans to turn to God and pray.
  3. She…

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Classified Information Leaks By Intelligence Must Be Fixed!

Please, Christians pray for our government leaders.

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Trump tweeted on Feb. 15, 2017,

Information is being illegally given to the failing @nytimes & @washingtonpost by the intelligence community (NSA and FBI?). Just like Russia

The real scandal here is that classified information is illegally given out by “intelligence” like candy. Very un-American!

If the intelligence is really to blame, then there needs to be some replacements. I really think we need all new intelligence people, especially those at the top. Also, I think we need to thoroughly debug the white house and all places of government. I don’t trust Obama; he may have planted bugs before he left.  He is guilty of treason on many counts! And so is most of the media. How can we get rid of these traitors? We need to only have people that love our country.

Pray for Trump and U.S. Government

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Unforgiveness: The Greatest Hindrance to Prayer

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Forgiveness, like purity, is more than just an aid to prayer. It is a requirement.  We can’t prayer at all without having a clear conscience toward others and toward God; for the sin of unforgiveness blocks the power of prayer like nothing else.

Among all other sins, I think unforgiveness is the greatest hindrance to prayer. It is the sin that Jesus mentioned twice in The Lord’s Prayer (Matt. 6:9-13): “And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.”  Then two verses later He said, “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”

I think what Jesus is saying here is that if we do not forgive those who have sinned against us we offend God and sin against Him. For when we refuse to love and forgive a person whom He loves and forgives we are in effect telling Him that He is wrong to forgive that person.  And so we are cutting ourselves off from Him and also from the whole body of Christ.

Therefore, we see that God cannot forgive us and bring us back into fellowship with Him and with the body of Christ if we are not ready to come back—if we are not submissive to God by not forgiving another.

And God will not bring such a one back because that would be counterproductive and contrary to His ways. His kingdom is a kingdom of love and peace and unity.  To invite one back into fellowship that is bitter against another would destroy that kingdom.  It would make it a kingdom of hypocrites.

For these reasons let us be diligent to make peace with everyone. And if they are willing to be at peace with us, let us be quick to forgive them.  It is what God desires of us, and it is what will bring us His mercy and His power in prayer.

 

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Nine Cabinet Members Left To Be Confirmed

This has gone on far too long. This people have got to be confirmed.

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President Trump Tweets,  

 It is a disgrace that my full Cabinet is still not in place, the longest such delay in the history of our country. Obstruction by Democrats!

 Yes, I agree. It is a disgrace. The Democrats are indeed obstructing justice. It is a crime!

Please pray for the rest to be confirmed quickly. 

Here are the cabinet members who have not yet been confirmed:

Steven Mnuchin, a contender for the position of Secretary of the U.S. Treasury under the Trump administration, arrives at Trump Tower, in New York, NY, USA on November 30, 2016. (Photo by Albin Lohr-Jones/ABACA USA)

Steven Mnuchin for Secretary of Treasury

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Jeff Sessions for Attorney General

ryan_zinke_official_congressional_photo_cropRyan Zinke for Secretary of the Interior

sonnyperdue_082515-2Sonny Purdue for Secretary of Agriculture

Wilbur L. Ross Jr., Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer at WL Ross & Co., in Chelsea, Manhattan, on Sept. 2, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)Wilbur Ross for Secretary of Commerce

andrew-pAndrew Puzder for Secretary of Labor

UNITED STATES - JANUARY 7 - House Budget Committee Chairan Tom Price, R-Ga., speaks at a signing ceremony for the "Restoring Americans Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015" at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016. Rep. Price, who is also a physician, is the sponsor of the legislation which is designed to eliminate key parts of President Barack Obama's health care law and to stop taxpayer funds from going to Planned Parenthood. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

Tom Price for Secretary of Health and Human Services

rick_perry_by_gage_skidmore_3Rick Perry for Secretary of Energy

ap-david-shulkin-01-jc-170111_12x5_1600David Shulkin for Veterans Affairs

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School Reformer Betsy Devos Confirmed as Education Secretary

DeVos has a tuff job ahead of her. She will need our prayers!

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According to a Fox News article, published February 7, 2017,

School choice advocate Betsy DeVos was narrowly confirmed Tuesday as the next education secretary despite deep opposition from teachers unions and other groups, after Vice President Pence intervened to cast a historic tie-breaking vote.

Pence’s vote marked the first time in American history a vice president has broken a tie on a Cabinet nominee’s Senate confirmation – and the first tie-breaking vote by a VP since 2008. Pence was compelled to cast the vote after two Republican senators – Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska – joined all 48 Senate Democrats in opposing DeVos.

“The Senate being equally divided, the vice president votes in the affirmative and the nomination is confirmed,” Pence said, stepping into his role as president of the Senate in a brief appearance on Capitol Hill.

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Holdovers from the Obama Administration Causing Trouble

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Vladimir Putin, Russia's president, during the first official phone talks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017.(Pete Marovich/Bloomberg/Getty Images)

According to a Fox News report,

Trump, speaking to Fox News, accused “Obama people” of giving news organizations embarrassing details of his recent tense phone conversations with his Australian and Mexican counterparts, and said that the holdovers from the Obama administration still serving on his White House and National Security Council staff were being replaced.

“It’s a disgrace that they leaked because it’s very much against our country,” Trump said, without stating why he believed that career civil servants who work in Democratic and Republican administrations were the source of the leaks. “It’s a very dangerous thing for this country,” he said.

Trump said that media reports of what appeared to be angry exchanges between him and the two foreign leaders had been mischaracterized, and insisted that he had “positive” relations with both countries and their leaders.

Whoever it was who was leaking false information—FAKE NEWS—it is not good that…

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Starting a Blog To Pray for My Country and the World

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Welcome all to my new blog! My idea for this blog is to begin thinking more constructively about all the news going on, particularly in my country (the US), but also in the world. So I want to present my comments and prayers for my president, Donald Trump, and my counry, and also for the world. Hopefully, I will learn along the way, and many more will also benefit from this blog.

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