‘Your Prayers Aren’t Private Anymore’ (2013)

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Don’t let this happen again… ever.

If you’re even thinking about allowing Democrats to get back into power, revisit this little caper from President *Batteries Not Included’s second term: his IRS, when they weren’t busy rousting and auditing conservatives, demanded to know the content of certain people’s prayers.

https://leeduigon.com/2013/05/23/your-prayers-arent-private-anymore/

Well, I’ve got one prayer for the whole kit and kaboodle of ’em.

Smite them, O Lord!

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

6 responses to “‘Your Prayers Aren’t Private Anymore’ (2013)

  • Phoebe

    Here’s another prayer for them: “Our Father … Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.” That might mean sweeping away a lot of obstacles … or converting them.

    Once, I told my pastor that even though we’ve been told to pray for our enemies and not to curse them, I was having a hard time praying for Yasir Arafat. He told me to pray, “Lord, may he quickly receive what he so richly deserves,” and let God sort out Arafat’s degree of culpability and what to do about it.

    I hasten to add that I don’t want anyone praying that about me. As my friend Hamlet once said, “Use each man according to his deserts [i.e., what he deserves], and who would escape whipping?”

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  • Unknowable

    The wickedness of humanity is quite evident and, in some cases, they are betraying the fact that they do consider themselves to be gods. This does not go unnoticed by the True God. He is allowing them to show their true colors so that there is no question whatsoever regarding their intent.

    From childhood, I had been taught that God would judge the wicked and repay them according to their deeds. I don’t think that I understood what “wicked” and “evil” actually meant until 17 years ago, when roughly 3,000 people lost their lives in an unprovoked attack which victimized people whose only “crime” was going to work that morning or getting on an airliner. Then I understood.

    What I understood is what God was up against. He wasn’t judging someone for misinterpreting some arcane passage in scripture. He wasn’t judging someone for skipping out on church services or saying a bad word in a moment of frustration or pain; He was judging literal evil intention.

    My world, my worldview, changed that very day. I realized that I had been schooled in the art of micromanaging and was so focused on triviality that I couldn’t begin to see the scope of matters. The squabbling and finger pointing of denominations within Christianity is chicken feed compared to these larger issues, and these larger issues all harken back to matters of whom to worship; the Creator of everything in the spiritual and the material realms, or someone/something He had created. The years since 2001 have only served to provide further demonstration of this as Satan pushes ever harder to interfere with true worship.

    The U.S. was founded upon the notion that the government does not issue rights to anyone. The rights are given by God and the government is supposed to protect these rights. We have the right to worship as we see fit, pray as we see fit and the government has no say in these matters, so long as our manner of worship does not infringe on anyone else’s rights. If a religion were to claim the right to harm others at will, this would not be protected, but they can believe as they see fit.

    For someone in government to believe that they have the right to audit prayers requires a serious breach on the part of whomever is behind this and on the part of anyone carrying out such instructions. Employees of the U.S. Government are under oath to defend and protect the constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic. I would think that the person making such a request would be well advised to familiarize themselves with the first and fourth amendments to the Constitution and perhaps seek guidance if they are unclear regarding the meaning.

    Taking the oath is a process which takes less than one minute, but it is a very serious matter and one that I did not enter into lightly. I gave my word and and ended with the phrase “so help me, God”. If I were to violate my oath of service, I would be not only be guilty before men, but before God.

    The government of the U.S, as with all governments, spends a lot of time and effort protecting communications from eavesdropping; electrical and optical impulses traveling over wire or fiber-optic cables, electromagnetic signals in the Radio Frequency spectrum, etc. The beauty of prayer is that it can go straight from one’s heart to God on the most secure comm-channel in existence. If someone wants to know what I’ve said in my prayers, they can ask God.

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    • leeduigon

      Ron Paul said he wonders why freedom is such a hard sell, these days.
      Some people just *love* the idea of an all-powerful government taking care of them from cradle to grave. They seek refuge in a perpetual infancy. I’ve known a few like that.

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  • Joyce Van

    David prayed many imprecatory prayers so that God would destroy his enemies. I believe we are also allowed to do so. At one point I prayed, “God, please save him or take him.” God took him.
    In times like these, I am again praying, “God, save them or take them.”
    It’s up to Him to answer in His way.

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