The Only Right Request

I have written before about my disgust for many prayers people make to their God(s) begging or demanding that They provide some intercession in their worshipers’ lives. To me it seems wrong to treat one’s God(s) as They serve us when it is we who must serve Them.

This to me seems the only right request to make of the God(s)…

Lord, Grant Me The Strength
Lord, Grant Me The Strength

We are our God(s)’ hands and it’s our duty to serve Their will, not Their duty to ours. When one prays for more than help in finding the strength to carry on, you’re overstepping the bounds in Pride.

Side Notes

I get some significant enjoyment from thinking about how much and how viscerally the Liberals and Progressives would hate the image above, showing as it does and American soldier praying. The intersection of faith and our nation’s military has always been something that the Left feared and loathed.

Conversely, I can’t help shaking my head over the simple fact that very few normal, American Christians will be offended by the image. I would think they would be as it shows a soldier kneeling in prayer before an American flag in a setting that makes it look like the flag and, by proxy, the nation is being deified and place before- or in replacement of God.

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The Unaccountable Ones

The idea that people’s rulers should be served and given leave to rule is ancient. It’s even biblical.

Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

Hebrews 13:17, the Bible( KJV)

But what if, as Americans have found in these latter, lesser days, our titular leaders are neither held accountable nor feel in any way that they are so or should even be so? What now? Should we obey them and/or submit ourselves to them and their agendas when it has become clear that they: do not watch for our souls; do not believe that they must give account to either us or the God(s); and do not, in the case of 53% of us, care what is unprofitable for us?

Obama - I Am God

Some would say that we, the People should pray for these would-be rulers of our land.

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

1 Timothy 2:1-2, the Bible( KJV)

Others would say that a quiet and peaceable life is not worth the cost in godliness and honesty that must accrue – a black debt upon our souls – by lending even spiritual aid and comfort to those who have reneged upon and defiled the covenant they were sworn to abide by. These too, however, often believe in prayer as the solution, though I find this lacking and vaguely theologically offensive.

Personally, I cannot help but belief that, upon our respective deaths, we shall go before our God(s) for judgement and they will task us sorely for not taking it upon our own heads and hands to deal with these unaccountable ones.

No! We must hold these would-be tyrants accountable for this failures and malicious misdeeds. The only questions of merit are what forms and within what limits, if any at all, our reprisals should take.

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Imprecatory Prayer

Imprecatory Prayer is simply when one prays to their God(s) that their enemies be cursed.

Imprecatory Prayer has been at or near the forefront of the Liberal MSM of late. This is because people are making imprecatory prayers to the Christians’ God about President Obama and this scares and outrages President Obama’s followers.

The particular imprecation that has President Obama’s followers outraged is Psalms 109:8

Let his days be few; and let another take his office.

— Psalms 109:8, the Bible( KJV)

President Obama’s followers, the Liberals in general, and the Godless have been much enraged by this carefully “cherry picked” verse of the Bible. They’ve been quite quick to point out that it is not necessarily just a prayer for President Obama’s removal from office, but also a call for his utter destruction. The verses of Psalm 109 that follow the one commonly depicted bear out their claim.

Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.

Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.

Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labor.

Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favor his fatherless children.

Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.

Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the LORD; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.

Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.

— Psalms 109:9-15, the Bible( KJV)

Of a certainty this is a harsh curse to pray for and wish upon President Obama and the scions of his blood. Is it anything more than Obama deserves? I would say not, but I’m not sanguine about wishing that much harm upon his children who have done no wrong.

I do, however, find it ironically amusing that Obama followers and the Liberals in general are bothered by such things. They are, by and large, Godless – accept for their quasi-worship of Obama – and supposedly place no credence in the efficacy of prayer. Why should they be concerned about people praying to a God – one that they mostly don’t believe in – to curse Obama and his kin?

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A Question For Christians

Christianity seems to claim to be rooted in compassion and in your God’s boundless capacity for mercy and forgiveness. No transgression seems so great that God will not turn aside his wrath and accept the sinner back into the fold. The prayers of others even seem enough to stay His hand and His judgment as the three Biblical passage below seem to clearly say:

Moses’ Prayer, interceding for Israel…again

So Moses went back to the LORD and said, “Oh, what a great sin these people have committed! They have made themselves gods of gold. 32 But now, please forgive their sin-but if not, then blot me out of the book you have written.

— Exodus 32:31-32 NIV

Stephen’s prayer for his murderers

Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he fell asleep.

— Acts 7:60 NIV

Paul’s prayer for the Colossians

For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance…. in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

— Colossians 1:9-17 NIV

In the light of these passages and a great many others like them, it seems that the God of the Christians is very forgiving indeed. It also seems that another can intercede with God on behalf of a sinner or indeed an entire city or race of sinners. Therefor I have a question for any and all Christians who find this post:

Have you offered even a single prayer for Satan, the first and direst sinner who Fell so far due to his sin? Have you prayed once that God forgive Satan’s pride or prayed once that Satan might repent his sin and be brought back into your God’s grace?

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