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I was one of the live stream participants of the Day of Prayer-- an event in Houston that was true to the call—an opportunity to unite without party affiliation, ethnic consideration, age or ‘class’ to cry out to the God of all Creation to have mercy on our nation. I am glad I participated; it cheered me to see so many others who feel the earnest desire to seek God’s face and wisdom. But I could not help think about the resistance I felt when I invited friends and neighbors to join me in my home for such a time, even with new indicators of alarm warning us that things are not right nor are they getting better. It seems to me the idea of needing mercy is a foreign concept to a culture made grossly unaware of need by entitlements. Impoverished in spirit by instant gratification and self- sufficiency, we have allowed a calamitous disposition that prevents an awareness that we are teetering on a brink because we, the baby boomers and younger, have always known a country of prosperity; we can’t conceive of life otherwise. Lurking somewhere below the surface is the insidious belief that we are entitled to it. Who then needs mercy?

This administration has done nothing but inject our population with the false hope that the government is responsible for and able to maintain and expand entitlements. That is obviously not working out well. It is time for all conscientious Americans to abandon false hopes of government welfare, cry out to God for mercy to heal our land and return to sound principles of our founders and the faith of those fathers who unapologetically, turned to the Bible for Light in dark times. “His mercy is for those who fear him.” Luke 1:50 Perhaps, when we begin to fear Him appropriately, mercy will follow.

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Romans832 3 years ago

Thank you for participating. I'm sorry for the responses you received from others you asked to join you. I heard part of it on the radio and was encouraged by the spirit/Spirit behind the whole thing. You make a very good point about whether we are even aware of our need for mercy. Will chew on your comments more later, but at first reading, I have to say a loud AMEN! to what you had to say. And my prayer is "America, bless God."

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Jana Rea 3 years ago

Thank you for your thoughtfulness and encouraging words. Did you happen to click on the link at top of post or is it inconspicuous? that is Joel Rosenberg's blog capturing highlights of the day.

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Romans832 3 years ago

The link was not inconspicuous, and I did click on it. I wasn't sure if it was "you" or if you were sharing the reaction of someone else. Thanks for clarifying.

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jimmyjms 3 years ago

This is dangerous nonsense. Doesn't the bible say anything about lying? This event was anything but nonpartisan, and your canard about this administration and "entitlement" programs is out and out false.

Ignorance and pride, on display.

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jonas_opines 3 years ago

"But I could not help think about the resistance I felt when I invited friends and neighbors to join me in my home for such a time, even with new indicators of alarm warning us that things are not right nor are they getting better."

Perhaps the trouble was with your delivery. Did you include in your invites something like this?

"It seems to me the idea of needing mercy is a foreign concept to a culture made grossly unaware of need by entitlements. Impoverished in spirit by instant gratification and self- sufficiency, we have allowed a calamitous disposition that prevents an awareness that we are teetering on a brink because we, the baby boomers and younger, have always known a country of prosperity; we can’t conceive of life otherwise. Lurking somewhere below the surface is the insidious belief that we are entitled to it."

Because that might be rather insulting, from particular points of view.
Sometimes the reason for unpleasant confrontation is an unpleasant, confrontational attitude.

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jayhawxrok 3 years ago

The only zealots around are you far right loons who think every natural disaster is God's wrath upon select individuals for purported sin. What a crock! You give normal people of faith a bad name.

This convention was nothing but a collection of evangelical haters, collecting themselves to bring in some big $ in the name of hating all the "right" people.

Maybe your neighbors didn't want to participat because they are sane.

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riverdrifter 3 years ago

"The only zealots around are you far right loons who think every natural disaster is God's wrath upon select individuals for purported sin. What a crock! You give normal people of faith a bad name."

Well said, Jayhawx. Perry will feel the wrath alright, come election time. I sincerely hope the Reps run this nut-ball for president.

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