Posts Tagged ‘prayer’
by Jacqueline Hawkins
I was not surprised by the results of the 2016 election. By the time election night rolled in, I knew that it was 100% in God’s hands. Granted, everything is 100% in God’s hands, but this was a situation where Christians pulled together and did all the work they could. If we lost it was because God willed it to be so, not because Christians sat around and did nothing.
Christians engaged in fervent prayer for months before the election. We all saw the potential for things to go very badly for Christians in America and around the world if the presidency went to Hillary.
Pro-life and pro-family Christians were on edge. So was anyone who is pro-Constitution or even pro-economic sanity. Very much on edge. We felt helpless in our own power.
How could we as individuals make a national difference against evil? How could we stand against injustice and insanity in 2016, when we failed so miserably in 2008 and 2012? But even though we were helpless in our own power, Christians turned to our Father, knowing that He has all the power. Christians turned to God — asking, begging, pleading, and imploring God grant favor to a nation that really didn’t deserve it.
And God heard our prayers — our fervent, near-desperate prayers. He heard. He listened. He had mercy on us, despite all of our complicity and complacency in the face of child sacrifice, sodomy, and many other abominations. He, as Fletcher Armstrong wrote, granted us a stay of execution. Not a pardon — we don’t deserve that — but a merciful stay of execution.
Let us now pray that we use this opportunity wisely. Pray that we don’t get lazy. Pray that we don’t lose hope. Pray that God guides and blesses our work. Pray that we can make America great again by making her righteous in God’s eyes.
Jacqueline Hawkins is a CBR Project Director and a regular FAB contributor.
Pray for students who need healing. A young woman walked past, then turned around and came back. She asked of Ohio volunteer Laurice Baddour, “What would you do in the case of rape, and you had no other choice but to have an abortion?” Laurice: “Were you raped and had an abortion?” “Yes, when I was young.” (She is still so young!) So they talked. Laurice shared with her our “Ask the Victim” handout, told her that there are resources for healing, and said that maybe one day she will have regrets and want to access some of these resources. She walked away abruptly, but as she left Laurice said “Please know I truly care about you and am here for you.” She looked back, listened, then sadly and quietly walked away. Such women often suffer great pain and are unable to engage in civil conversation. God had prepared her heart for a seed of truth. Pray that this seed will grow and produce the fruit of healing.
The whole family needs healing. Missie was looking at the photos, at a distance, crying. Massachusetts volunteer Marie went to see what she could do. “My boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend (Susan) just had an abortion and we are all devastated and angry at her. We all would have helped her and she didn’t let us.” Missie took information on Rachel’s Vineyard and promised to give it to Susan as soon as her own emotions had calmed down. She believes Susan will be hurting sooner rather than later.
Let us follow Paul’s example of praying for the lost.
Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. (Romans 10:1)
Pray for students who believe lies. As is always the case, pro-aborts asserted that the pre-born aren’t human. Honest students, even those neutral on abortion, were surprised that pro-aborts would base their arguments on something so blatantly false. (When Does Human Life Begin?) Pray that these students will come out of denial.
Pray for students who know the truth but lack courage to face it. Virginia volunteer Bryan McKinney spoke with two female students for a good bit of time. She answered the usual questions. Both young women were quiet for a long time and looked up at the pictures of children who had been decapitated and dismembered. The next day, Bryan saw one of the women standing with the pro-abortion protesters. When their eyes met, the young woman looked away. She knew what she was doing was wrong. Pray that this student will have courage to accept the truth.
The following question was asked by DezyVol on one of the VolQuest fan forums:
Please don’t turn this into a religion bashing thread …
I’m a Christian and have always left God out of sports other than praying for player safety and humility. I’ve never thought the Almighty would have any interest in sports or their outcome.
That said, it almost hard to not at least somewhere in the back of your mind think Tebow might occasionally receive Divine assistance with sports. I know determination, motivation, preservation and all that has a lot to do with it, but does anyone think its possible that God rewards/answers Tebow’s prayers concerning sports?
I think its great that he sticks to his beliefs unflinchingly at a time when it is politically incorrect and unpopular to do so. Could the Almighty being throwing Tim a bone during games so as to better utilize him as a tool to spread the Good Word?
Just curious on your thoughts.
Throughout the Bible, God used murderers, harlots, and despots to carry His great message. Using a Gator would seem like the next logical choice.
In this video, Texas abortion doctor Curtis Boyd admits he is killing people.
He is an ordained minister and says that he prays often. He even prays that the children he is killing will return to a God with love and understanding. Perhaps he should read Matthew 7:21-23:
Not everyone who says to Me, “Lord, Lord,” will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. Many will say to Me on that day, “Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?” And then I will declare to them, “I never knew you; depart from me, you who practice lawlessness.”
We suppose Dr. Boyd will ask, “Did I not kill children in Your name?”