Pray for 45

“America was born a Christian nation, America was born to exemplify that devotion to the elements of righteousness which are derived from the Holy Scriptures.” – Woodrow Wilson

I thank you God of Father Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob for USA President #45 and his family. Lord, I ask You to continue to bless and protect them as they stand against the evil forces that would destroy America. Christians, now is the time to put on the whole armor of God and get in the fight for the soul of America. Christians throughout the world are counting on us to do it; God has given us the opportunity to do so; dystopia descends on us, even us, if we do not.

–pastorwardclinton.com

Children in Church

To You Who Bring Small Children to Church
There you are sitting in worship or Bible study. Your child, or toddler, is restless. Perhaps they’re even a little boisterous. You try to silence them, and nothing. You try to pacify them with food or toys, and nothing. Eventually, you resort to the last thing you wanted to do: you pick them up, and before a watching audience, you make the march out of the auditorium. All the while, you’re a little embarrassed. Maybe you’re a little frustrated too. You might even think to yourself, “There’s no point in coming to church. I get nothing out of it because I have to constantly care for my kid.”
I want you — you mothers and/or fathers — to know just how encouraging you are to so many; that’s right, encouraging. The little elderly woman who often feels so alone beams with a smile at the sight of you wrestling with your little one. She’s been there before. She knows how hard it can be, but she smiles because to hear that brings back precious memories. To see young parents and their small children actually brightens her day, and she may have just received bad news this week about her health, but seeing the vitality of young ones removes — if but for a moment — her fears.
The older man who always seems to be grouchy notices you too. He’s always talking about how children in this day have no respect or sense of good. But, he sees you — a young family — in church, and you don’t miss any gathering. Like clockwork, he can depend on the sight of you and your young family. You give him hope that maybe the church isn’t doomed after all, because there are still young parents who love God enough to bring their restless children to worship.
Bring your children to church. If you don’t hear crying, the church is dying. As hard as it might be for you as a parent who’s half-asleep, keep on doing what you’re doing. You are an encouragement, and you’re starting off your children’s lives as you should. (Author Unknown)

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When I was only a couple of years old my mother was so embarrassed in church because I was “singing” quite loudly in church, it might have even been the wrong song, and she was trying to get me to be quiet but the folks around us kept telling her, “It’s okay, let him sing. It’s okay, we love it.” A couple people even prophesied “that one is going to be a preacher someday.”

— pastorwardclinton.com

Trump vs the Left

It is a hard thing when the godly are troubled by wicked men; but much harder when they are troubled by persons in positions of power.

First, by reason of their position: the greater power they have, the greater peril to encounter with their displeasure; therefore Solomon said, “The wrath of a king is the messenger of death.”

Second, because authorities and powers are ordained by God, not for terror of the good but of the evil ones. It is no small grief to the godly when they find themselves abused to a contrary end; so that where a ruler should be to good men like a gentle rain is to the fields newly sown but instead we find that she becomes a favorer of evil men (lefties) and a persecutor of the good, then justice is turned into bile and that which should be a comfort to such as fear God is used to oppress them.

Therefore is should be accounted a great benefit from God, when He gives a people good and religious rulers. The Christians in the primitive Church who were sorely troubled by the bloody persecution of Nero and Domitian counted it a great blessing when under Nerva the persecution was relented. Although he did not profess Christ, he did not persecute them. What then should we think of a President who is not only a protector of the Church but a professor himself? The MSM and other assorted leftists are angered and digging up dirt, even where it doesn’t exist in order to persecute the man God has raised up for such a time as this because he stands in direct opposition to their unholy agenda. But, blessed be God who has given many glorious deliverances already to his appointed anointed.

It is a characteristic of wicked society that it condemns the good. It is time for the good to unite and bring about a reformation and restoration of our nation to its founding principles; Judeo-Christian principles.

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Prayer Based on Psalm 80

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Psalm 80:1-3, 17-19

O Shepherd of Israel, hear us, you who lead Joseph’s flock, shine forth from your throne upon Ephraim, Benjamin, Manasseh.  O Lord, rouse up your might, O Lord, come to our help.

God of hosts, bring us back; let your face shine on us and we shall be saved.  May your hand be on the man you have chosen, the man you have given your strength, and we shall never forsake you again: give us life that we may call upon your name.

God of hosts, bring us back; let your face shine on us and we shall be saved.

Amen, and Amen

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