A Prayer for God’s Mercy

I really didn’t want to write this, but I think I have to.

O Lord our God! I had a fearful thought today: as you once appointed Nebuchadnezzar to burn Jerusalem and take your people Israel into captivity, as punishment for their sins–have you appointed today’s Far Left Democrats to scourge America for her sins? Have you thrown us into the hands of wicked and ungodly men?

Your anger is righteous and just: we confess our sins, our sloth, our folly. Our churches, far too many of them, have gone along to get along. We have made a shambles of our culture. And now our national elections, in which we foolishly placed our trust, have been stolen; and we are in the hands of our enemies, who intend to “fundamentally transform” our country–into what, we scarcely dare imagine.

Lord! In Jesus’ name, for Jesus’ sake, we plead for your mercy. We understand–at least some of us do–that we are entirely dependent on you.

We plead with you, O God, to have mercy on our country, to save us one more time. Abate your anger, Lord, and relent! Deliver us once more, and give us time to repent. Save us, Lord, not for our sake, for we are sinners, and our sins have brought us to this desperate crisis: not for our sake, but for your own great name’s sake: so that the world might see your mercy in action, even at this late date; and that the world might know that you are God. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Finished!

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With a prayer, and with a cold wind blowing in my face, I have finished writing Behold! And if this book’s climax is as good as I dare hope–well, kowabunga!

I’m reminded of an essay (or was it a letter?) by Tolkien, in which he described a conversation he had with a stranger about The Lord of the Rings–who said to him, “You don’t think you wrote all that all by yourself, do you?” It was just the sort of thing, said Tolkien, that Gandalf would have said–and he left it at that.

I thank the Lord of All for giving me this book to write, and pray my work will be fruitful in His service. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Emergency Norbert (with Prayer)

Some of us have not been feeling well lately (I name no names, because I haven’t been asked to, yet). Well, a minute or two with Norbert the therapy dog won’t hurt

Please join me in prayer for those of our number who need it now. O Lord our God, please bless our little circle of friends, especially those of us who need healing right now. This past week has been inordinately stressful for us all. We pray for Jesus’ healing touch, in Jesus’ name: Amen.

‘The Tattered Flag’ (2015)–and a Prayer

 

See the source imageWe don’t want to turn our country’s flag into an idol; but to treat it with disrespect is already to make it some kind of idol.

There was a lot of this during those evil days of *Batteries Not Included.

The Tattered Flag

Please join me in prayer.

O Lord our God! For Jesus’ sake, have pity on our country and our flag: have pity on us. We have sinned, and now the Philistines gloat over us: these Democrats, who hate you for our sake and hate us, your people, for your sake. They have succeeded in stealing a presidential election–a crime which they bragged of before they committed it.

O Lord! Don’t let this stand! With you all things are possible: therefore snatch this fruit from their hands before they can bite into it, expose their crime, and drive them into perpetual defeat and extinction once and for all: and call us to a national repentence–because our sins, our folly, got us into this wretched predicament in the first place. In Jesus’ name, and by the power of Jesus’ name: Amen.

 

 

We Still Live

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I was praying for a wipeout of the Democrat Party, put them away once and for all, but God didn’t grant us that. Now we have to pray for survival. Because if God doesn’t intervene, The Blob wins: it will engulf our country.

But have we really done that badly?

What dirty trick was not employed against President Trump–every day for four years? What lie did our nooze media refrain from telling? How much money did villains like Soros, Bloomberg, and Red China pour into the Biden campaign? What lie was not told?

Given all that was thrown at us, all the lies, all the dirty money, all the bent cops in the FBI, all the Democrat stooges in the CIA, all the schools and colleges, all of Hollywood, all the riots, all the virus, all the Blame-It-On-Trump–with all of that dumped on us every day for four whole years, I think we’ve done rather well. Just to still be here.

The smoke has not yet cleared. We are not yet loaded onto the track to become Venezuela North. Maybe we’ve won, after all. Doesn’t look like it–but when does our nooze media ever tell the truth?

Keep praying. Don’t stop now. It may be God will hear us, and deliver us.

Prayer Request: America

Please join together in prayer for our country.

Oh Lord our God! In this election we are up against the most evil, unscrupulous, and powerful villains in the world, the Democrat Party and its supporters. They hate us because we are your people; they hate you because you’re our God. And they have infinite resources when it comes to cheating and corrupting the election.

Father, save us, deliver us out of their hands. Not for our sake, because we are sinners and it is our sins that got us into this dangerous predicament in the first place: not for our sake, Lord, but for your own great name’s sake, save us: that the world might see what you do, and that the world might know that you are God.

In Jesus’ name and by the power of Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer Request: Erlene

Please join in prayer for Erlene’s son, Eric–who went to a clinic, accepted the flu vaccination that they offered him… and now has the flu. Erlene herself declined the flu shot and doesn’t have the flu.

O Lord our God! Please be swift to help and heal our sister Erlene’s son, Eric, who now has the flu because he let them give him a flu shot. We call upon your mercy and your might: in Jesus’ name, and by the power of Jesus’ name: Amen.

‘In the Year 2030…’ (2016) [with prayer request]

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This essay was posted just as *Batteries Not Included’s second term was winding down and an even worse monster was expected by all prognosticators to replace him.

In the Year 2030…

It gives me pleasure to recall that I was predicting, in June of that year, and in print for everyone to see, that Donald Trump would be our next president. But really, those eight Obama years were a downer for normal people and it was easy to get depressed.

We pray the Lord our God will again intervene to save this country: not for our sake, because we are sinners and have not yet come to terms with that, but for His own great name’s sake: so that all the world can see, Lord, what you do, and that the world might know that you are God. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Answered Prayers (for Joshua and Jeremy)

In case you missed it in the comments, and just so you know, the Lord heard our prayers and protected our friends, Joshua and Jeremy, and their family, from the typhoon that struck Japan this weekend. Give Him thanks for that!

 

Joshua & Jeremy, ‘Unclouded Day’

Just to let them know we’re thinking of them, and praying for them as a typhoon bears down on Japan, here’s a video by Joshua & Jeremy, Unclouded Day.

Please, Lord, let the storm clouds pass over our friends and depart without hurting them: in Jesus’ name, Amen.