Today my heart is heavy with worry for my nation because it seems that the security of our citizens has been compromised from within and many evil plans and plots are underway to undermine our elected President and his administration. What’s worse is this evil is being led by a former president and his minions in order to disrupt the government of our country. This puts every aspect of our government and all of our citizens in danger. This is my prayer focus for today. Continue reading “Special prayer for our nation today”
Today is Valentine Day in our Nation. A day that we celebrate our love for special people in our lives. But as I read post after post and news articles, one after another, I see that love is very far from the minds of many of those in our nation. There is a great lack of love and even civility towards our elected President, Donald Trump. In fact, the hatred shown is great and disturbing. Today my prayers are for President Trump and his administration and his leadership.
Today is a very special day for our nation. Our constitution provides for the orderly transition of leadership. The 20th amendment to our Constitution was ratified on January 23, 1933. Check out this link on the history of the 20th Amendment. These paragraphs are included in the article.
In order to ensure a smooth transition of power, there is a need for a period of time between the election and the swearing in of the new period. New presidents have to choose cabinet members and other key administration members, as well as get up to speed on security issues and simply began the task of physically moving a new team to Washington. For the old president, this time in office is referred to as “the lame duck” period, a term taken from Wall Street that used to refer to people who could not pay off their loans–persons, like the lame duck president, without much capital.
Before the enactment of the 20th Amendment in 1933, the new president was not sworn until the March following the election. This long delay caused problems. In the “secession winter” after the election of Abraham Lincoln, President James Buchanan watched as secessionists seized federal forts and arsenals. By March 1861, when Lincoln finally took office, the Civil War was nearly lost before it even began. Seven decades later, in the middle of the Great Depression, the lame duck period of president Herbert Hoover seemed far too long. Hoover and Franklin Roosevelt barely communicated and the country waited for decisive action from its newly chosen leader. In response, the 20th Amendment was proposed and adopted.
Its been several days since I’ve posted my prayer for our nation so I’ll be catching up on some things I need to pray for. Of course I’ll be praying for our nations new administration and the new President and his team, the safety of our nation and its citizens, the prosperity of our nation and its citizens, the faith of our Christian believers across the nation and the salvation of the non-believers who live in darkness without hope of an eternity with God.
First, A Praise
Last night, my husband and I were watching a documentary on the 1980 incident at the Titan 2 silo site in Damascus, Arkansas. I would have been in my late 20’s and he in his early 30’s. I really can’t remember anything of the incident. At that age, I was so focused on my activities and my coaching and sports, I paid no attention to news and watched very little TV. After watching the documentary, I now realize how close Arkansas came to being eradicated completely by a nuclear explosion. That would have been the end of us, all due to a simple tool dropping accident. Continue reading “Wednesday, January 11, 2017”
As 2016 is fast coming to its end, I’m concerned about our nation and that the outgoing administration is rushing to seemingly obstruct the incoming administration in several important issues. For one, the thought that the US refused to back our long time ally, Israel, in the United Nations resolution concerning the settlements is very disturbing. The US has supported Israel since before the cold war and has had a mutually beneficial relationship. However the current administration has made no secret of its contempt of the US/Israeli supportive relationship. As for US Christians, it is important that our country support Israel because of the covenant relationship God has with the Israeli people. God’s promises to Abraham are not yet totally fulfilled. Israel is still special to God and should therefore also be special to us as believers. Continue reading “Thursday, December 29, 2016”
It’s been a few days since I’ve posted a prayer. Life has gotten pretty busy as it does for all of us during the holiday season. This year I’m really trying to focus on the “reason for the season”. So I’m saying “Merry Christmas” to all of you who read this. Christ is truly what this season is about, not parties, presents, feasting or Santa. December 25th is the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus the Christ who died a horrible death to save us from receiving the just reward for our sins against a holy God. Continue reading “Sunday, December 18, 2016”
Today, I’ve been reading about the many riots and protesters in several cities across our nation. I’m also reading they may be supported and possibly paid by groups such as moveon and BLM. This is not right and I know of no one personally who would participate in a violent riot of any kind. This is also a holiday to remember and honor the veterans of our country. They put their lives on the line for us and they deserve to be remembered. Mr. Trump continues to work on his transition and new cabinet positons. These are the things I pray about today. Continue reading “Friday, November 11, 2016”
President-elect Donald Trump is beginning his transition phase and looking to choose his administration’s team and cabinet. Meanwhile, liberal America protests and shows their true colors. My prayers are for this today.
Dear Lord, I come to You today again lifting up my nation for Your blessing and forgiveness. I know Your love and mercy has no bounds and that is so good for us. I feel that we must so disappoint You many times. However, I praise You today for Your faithfulness, even when we are unfaithful, You are faithful. Continue reading “Thursday, November 10, 2016”