Saturday September 8th – Open Thread

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but DELIVER US FROM EVIL.

For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen †

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313 Responses to Saturday September 8th – Open Thread

  1. nwtex says:

    ahem! Smiley. Friends of yours?

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  2. nimrodman says:

    Geez, who could ever have foreseen this?
    It’s almost like you’d have to be psychic …

    … or something

    Transgender R@pist Moved to Men’s Jail After $exually Assaulting Female Inmates

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  3. Dora says:

    This is awful. We are becoming ghouls!


    Dracula was onto something! Top scientists claim transfusions of young blood will put an END to sickness in old age

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “Top scientists claim transfusions of young blood will put an END to sickness in old age”

      “Top scientists” -aka “welfare queens wearing white lab coats” that will do and say anything for their next “grant”. They are either participants themselves, or being paid off by the billionaires for their “research” in an attempt to legitimize this.

      The phrase “and he died” occurs 22x in the King James Bible.

      Genesis 6:3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

      – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
      Cannibal Club in Los Angeles offers Young Healthy HUMAN MEAT to the elites and Hollywood filmmakers

      “….Why do we see these ads and from the bottom of our hearts beg the Lord not to be true? Why won’t we face the truth and act upon? Believe people. Believe the unbelievable. The previous administration has not only cheated on American people but also worked to promote bestiality and inhuman behaviors under the label of modern art, liberation, elitism, rationalism and breaking taboos. The previous administration has worked so hard to derange the culture into a satanism culture whether you like it, believe it or not.

      I am asking you to understand, how I felt when I saw this article on an Easter holy Sunday which I should have been normally resting and spending time with my family but I couldn’t keep my fingers from running on my keyboard in fear, desperation, and anger when I saw this disturbing article just one day after I published the article about Tom Delay’s secret memo. Isn’t this the proof that cannibalism was included in that memo and all other perversions are somehow and to some degree not illegal anymore? How many perversions do exist in s human society to make twelve if cannibalism is not one of them?? Name them. It’s impossible.

      In the video and the soundtrack of the “publicly declared satanic artist” who performs in this horrific cannibal club, talks about butchered meat sacrificed to Satan. What else you need to see, hear, and read to smash your default beliefs and accept these perversions not only exist in higher places but also, you ex-President in the Oval Office used your taxes and trust to legalize Satanism?? And fight Jesus Christ by claiming to worship the Anti-Christ? No news media will connect these dots for you to help you see the big picture as long as they work for the deep state system and their Shadow President which is still Obama….”


    • Bendix says:

      I’ve heard that the very wealthy (celebrities and so forth) have been doing this already, as a beauty treatment.
      It raises the question, are people who think they are donating plasma as an act of charity toward sick people, being conned?

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      • singingsoul says:

        I think there is something volger about using young blood to stay young. I believe the spirit keeps us young even when our bodies age.
        What ever happened to the idea to age gracefully and embrace the wisdom that comes with aging?
        I also believe that all of life is a prayer and nothing wrong with aging.
        I know people who still drove and cut grass and shuffled their drive way into their ninetees
        They never took young blood. Grace is to embrace live as long as it is given and be at peace whatever comes with aging. That is my philosophy .

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  4. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace:”
    Acts 18:9 (KJV)

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  5. Dora says:

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  6. Dora says:

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    • amwick says:

      I was a bit confused by Michael. An angel who was a saint? I read that, in his case, the title of Saint does not mean he was a human who was canonized. I think he is my favorite..

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      • JoAnn Leichliter says:

        Feast of St. Michael the Archangel is Sept. 29th. I always remember it not only because he is a great favorite of mine, but because that is my late mother’s birthday.

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    • Minnie says:

      Feastday: September 29
      Patron of grocers, soldiers, doctors, mariners, paratroopers, police, and sickness.

      Saint Michael the Archangel isn’t a saint, but rather he is an angel, and the leader of all angels and of the army of God.

      This is what the title “Archangel” means, that he is above all the others in rank.

      St. Michael has four main responsibilities or offices, as we know from scripture and Christian tradition.

      • The first is to combat Satan.

      • The second is to escort the faithful to heaven at their hour of death.

      • The third is to be a champion of all Christians, and the Church itself.

      • And the fourth is to call men from life on Earth to their heavenly judgment.

      St. Michael is one of the principal angels; his name was the war-cry of the good angels in the battle fought in heaven against the enemy and his followers. Four times his name is recorded in Scripture.

      The three Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael are the only angels named in Sacred Scripture and all three have important roles in the history of salvation.

      Saint Michael is the “Prince of the Heavenly Host,” the leader of all the angels.

      Immediately before the coming of Christ we meet the Archangel Gabriel in the temple of Jerusalem, announcing to Zachary the birth of a son, John the Baptist, the precursor of Christ: “I am Gabriel, who stand before God, and am sent to speak to thee, and to bring thee these good tidings.”[19]

      St. Raphael is one of the seven Archangels who stand before the throne of the Lord, and one of the only three mentioned by name in the Bible. He appears, by name, only in the Book of Tobit. Raphael’s name means “God heals.” This identity came about because of the biblical story that claims he “healed” the earth when it was defiled by the sins of the fallen angels in the apocryphal book of Enoch.

      St. Michael, all the angels and saints, pray for us.

      God’s will be done.

      May God continue to bless and heal our beloved, sovereign United States of America.

      In the most Holy and Precious name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, we pray. Amen 🙏🏼

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  7. skeinster says:

    Sept 8- The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    (Not savvy enough to post this lovely pic, so here’s the link)

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  8. FYI for all my fellow Treepers and cat lovers. Last week we lost our beloved Tuxedo, Bentley. We adopted Bentley and Porsche (grey tabby) who were from the same litter. The two were inseparable and they loved each other dearly. They were taking their regular afternoon nap together when Bentley, with no warning whatsoever, died. My husband and I noticed that Porsche was acting a little strangly but didn’t think anything about it at the time. Long story short: Vet says Bentley died from heart disease which unbeknownst to us, is quite prevalent in older cats. There are no signs or warnings, your beloved cat, just dies. Since both cats were from the same litter, we will probably lose Porsche the same way. If an older cat(s) own you, be aware of this threat. It has broken our hearts.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      I’m so sorry. I know what it is to lose a beloved pet.

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    • Bendix says:

      My condolences.
      I lost a cat (coincidentally a Tuxedo) from heart disease, and his litter mates died from other causes, so don’t worry too much on that score.
      Prayers for you and Porsche.

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    • New Nonna to Be, Again!!! 🤗 says:

      I’m sorry for you losing your Bentley. 😢

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    • lisabrqwc says:

      So sorry for your loss of Bentley. I have such a soft spot for tuxedos. It’s a blessing his passing was in his sleep without suffering (although what an awful surprise for you).

      I had my tuxedo, Tessie, for 17 years/ Losing her was like losing a part of myself. Cherish the memories and cherish the time you have with Porsche.

      After having to put Tessie down after having her so long, I said I’d never get another cat because it hurts too much to lose them. I lasted 2 days before I was at the cat shelter bringing home Humphrey (that’s him in my profile pic).

      Maybe time to bring home a new companion for Porsche in the coming weeks? 🙂 ❤

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      • Rudy says:

        I had a Chartreus, Minuet (aka Min, MIn-Min, Minicat) who passed from congestive heart failure just before her 11th birthday. She was obviously suffering and we had to have her put to sleep. I was totally devastated and I still am over a decade on. The cure was going to the shelter and adopting a semi feral little brown tabby, Annie, who still runs the house. It is the one thing that eased the pain of Min’s passing, and Annie has carved her own place in our hearts.
        I am sorry, but believe me, seeing it coming for months is much much worse.
        It’s just the way cats are. They are frequently fine right up to the end. An older cat has to be watched closely and the signs are subtle and hard to catch sometimes.
        It sounds like Bentley had a good life and was much loved, and that’s all we can do. He’ll be waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge.

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      • Porsche is grieving. She KNOWS her bud is gone for good. Vet said to wait a couple of months. What has been another shock is that Bentley ruled the roost around here and hubby and I didn’t even realize it! God blessed us taking Bentley the way it happened so I do take comfort in that.

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    • Minnie says:

      I’m very sorry for your loss.

      Bentley will always be a part of your family.

      I understand the pain of loss, furbabies touch our lives in special ways, loving us unconditionally ❤️


    • nikkichico7 says:

      SouthernbytheGraceofGod my heart goes out to you, I know you’re hurting .. God bless and comfort you …


    • amwick says:

      I am so sorry for your loss, a very sudden loss. Porsche will need extra TLC, the poor dear.. Bless you and your family..


    • trumpismine says:


      SouthernbytheGraceofGod, heartbreaking yes. God has blessed us with his gift of our pets to show us the Love he has for us. Unconditional Love we can’t ignore. Treasure your memories of your companion and believe he is in paradise waiting for you.


    • Ddanna says:

      I’m so sorry about Bentley. I know it is a sad time for you as fur babies are like family. May God bless and comfort you all.


  9. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    For Treepers living in areas prone to hurricanes, tornadoes, etc:

    CC Solar Observer AM/FM/Weather Windup Emergency Radio

    The Observer is a simple, affordable and compact radio with enhanced reception and audio performance. For emergency use it can be powered in four different ways and can charge many different USB type devices such as cell phones in a pinch. Many of our customers use it as their main radio. $54.99

    They also carry radios that receive AM, FM, Weather plus Alert, Shortwave (2.3-26.1 MHz) and Air Aviation Band, etc.

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  10. Dora says:

    You can’t believe how beautiful this sculpture is until you see it in person. The white marble just glows.

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  11. smiley says:

    for anyone on the US east coast concerned about FLORENCE…

    2 important links provided here…

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    • smiley says:

      just click on either, or both, of the 2 links in blue, in that tweet.


    • smiley says:

      also related, FYI…

      Sortie Condition Charlie Ordered For Norfolk-Based Ships

      9/8/2018 ( about an hour ago)

      Sortie Condition Charlie…onset of destructive weather w/in 72 hrs

      Sortie Condition Bravo….w/in 48 hrs

      Sortie Condition Alpha…w/in 24 hrs

      this means all US Navy ships have been ordered to sortie from the Hampton Roads area.

      no personnel evacuation orders, however, at this time.

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      • smiley says:

        close to Newport News, Virginia

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        • Deplorable_Infidel says:

          Thanks – I have a good friend that lives in Hampton, works in the NNS shipyard refurbishing carriers. Sent him the links, so he might them now, depending on where he working today (no cameras or cell phones w/cameras allowed in propulsion areas of the ship).

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          • Deplorable_Infidel says:


            • Deplorable_Infidel says:

              GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 5, 2018)

              The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) transits the Gulf of Aden during a vertical replenishment while on a scheduled deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU).

              The Essex ARG/13th MEU is a lethal, flexible, and persistent Navy-Marine Corps team deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.

              U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Freeman (Released) 180905-N-AT135-0284


            • smiley says:

              I have some friends in Newport News…

              that naval station is really quite impressive…and it’s the largest naval station in the world.


    • smiley says:

      here’s a little hopeful news re FLORENCE,,,there is still a chance that the path could deviate north and then swing northeast and away from US coast with just “indirect” impacts…

      so there are still 2 scenarios one good, the other not good…


      depends on what happens to an area of HIGH PRESSURE which is strong & over the Atlantic right now..

      if it weakens next week, Flo might be able to curve NORTH THEN EAST (good scenario).

      but…if that high pressure area remains strong, then the east coast USA is in for the not good scenario next week, Wed/Thurs.

      so…PRAY for that high pressure area to WEAKEN.

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    • Bendix says:

      This is a clue to something I’ve been yelling about and puzzling over for some time.
      You buy a gift for a little girl who lives overseas. One of those stuffed animals that donates a portion of the purchase price to a children’s charity.
      The thing weighs around a pound.
      The cost to buy it was maybe ten bucks. Ten bucks covers manufacture IN CHINA, shipping to the US, the store’s cost of selling it, the profit to the maker, all that stuff.
      Then you go to mail it abroad. No shipping option anymore. The cost of mailing it by air is more than double what it cost to make it, ship it to the seller, the cut to charity, etc.
      Why oh why did we Americans have our shipping option taken away, just like that?
      Doesn’t the USPS have a duty to provide Americans with affordable ways to send gifts, etc. to our friends and loved ones overseas?
      Why did the level of service go backward?

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  12. Doug says:

    Just a little diddy to lift everyone’s spirits.

    GHOMERT MOAB incoming at 3:10!!!!!

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  13. Bendix says:

    I was just reflecting on the number of King Kong cartoons floating around about our besieged president.
    One thing they forget about Kong – it wasn’t the airplanes that killed him. It was Beauty.
    Well Donald Trump already HAS “Beauty” (Melania). The metaphor ends right there.
    He’s no Kong.

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  14. nikkichico7 says:

    God Speaks Through a Friend
    SEPTEMBER 08, 2018
    1 Samuel 3:1-10

    When we’re not listening for the Lord’s voice, He may send a message through someone else. In today’s passage, for example, young Samuel is confused about what is happening. He hears a person speaking but doesn’t recognize it as the voice of God. However, his mentor—Eli, the priest—discerns that the Father was calling, so he tells the boy what to do when the Lord speaks again (1 Samuel 3:9).

    In taking his advice, Samuel begins a lifelong career of relaying to others what the voice of God says. This might not have happened, though, if Eli hadn’t given his young helper a word of instruction.

    I myself had a similar experience several years ago. A friend called me unexpectedly and said, “While I was praying, God told me to tell you to spend tomorrow in prayer and fasting before you make that decision.” This struck me in a mighty way, because I was indeed facing a big decision, but there was no way that my friend could have known about it.

    I did what he advised, and through this process, God led me to the answer I needed. In fact, I discovered that I had been moving in the wrong direction and would have made a terrible mistake if my friend hadn’t called. However, God stepped in and got my attention in a remarkable way.

    When we’re going off course, the heavenly Father will sometimes speak through other believers to reach us. Therefore, it is vital to maintain a close network of men and women who love and seek Jesus in their lives. Thank the Lord for the Christ-centered people in your life, and pray for wisdom in discerning their counsel.
    Dr. Charles Stanley

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  15. Dora says:

    Her outfit is horrible! But, of course, that’s just my opinion.


    She’s buddies with The Boss! Michelle Obama rocks a vibrant shirt-and-pant combo as she steps out with pal Bruce Springsteen in NYC after attending his popular Broadway musical


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  17. lisabrqwc says:

    Happy Caturday Beautiful People! I apologize in advance for the Facebook link, but this video made me so happy, it cancelled out (for a moment) how much I despise ZuckerBorg.

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  18. Sepp says:

    A new circus sideshow has surfaced!

    “Boring Barack and his Trumpophobia”

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  19. nikkichico7 says:

    Happy Caturday 😃👍❤️

    This is how Nikki sleeps ….

    God bless you all .. today and always
    In Jesus name amen ❤️

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  20. linda4298 says: Brian Stelter 2009 Attacking the news media is a time-honored White House tactic but to an unusual degree, the Obama administration has narrowed its sights to one specific organization, the Fox News Channel, calling it, in essence, part of the political opposition.

    “We’re going to treat them the way we would treat an opponent,” said Anita Dunn, the White House communications director, in a telephone interview on Sunday. “As they are undertaking a war against Barack Obama and the White House, we don’t need to pretend that this is the way that legitimate news organizations behave.”


  21. jim says:

    Yogi Berra forever.

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  22. Sepp says:

    August 26 Church Calendar
    September 8 civil calendar

    Commemoration of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God and the Deliverance of Moscow from the Invasion of Tamerlane

    One of the most famous Orthodox Christian Icons in the world.

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  23. JX says:

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  24. thinkthinkthink says:

    “The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves.
    He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
    but will rejoice over you with singing.”

    Zephaniah 3:17

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  25. andyocoregon says:

    And another C-rapper kills himself at a young age with illegal drugs. He was anti-Trump, so good riddance to him.

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  26. amwick says:

    Go away Florence….. on the phone right now with neighbors in Myrtle Beach. We were supposed to go down in a couple days… *sighs… I suspect we will have a few discussion about this…. :/
    Long distance worrying..

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  27. Serena Williams just showed the world the pure essence of Democrat entitlement, disrespect, petulance and downright rudeness (she even pulled out the gender card; I was waiting for her to racially abuse the chair umpire; then came the tears). What an ungracious display from one of the greats, and on her home turf too. There will be plenty of discussion about this episode.

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    • Bendix says:

      To compare her remarks to ones the NBA and NFL players get away with makes no sense to me, as Serena isn’t playing in the NFL or NBA, she’s playing in a sport that has both men and women in it.
      Now, if they mentioned some man who has played tennis in this decade and got away with nasty remarks, that would be an example of sexism.


    • ThingsWeTakeForGranted says:

      What happened?

      1. Williams was given a first code violation after Ramos judged a gesture from coach Patrick Mouratoglou to be coaching.

      2. Williams then received another code violation for a racquet smash at 3-2 in the second set, leading to Ramos docking her a point.

      3. Williams told the umpire: “You are a liar. You will never be on a court of mine as long as you live. When are you going to give me my apology? Say you are sorry.” That led to Ramos docking her the next game to leave Osaka just one game away from victory at 5-3 up.

      Williams refused to take to the court and demanded an intervention from the tournament referee.

      Several links available.


  28. Zippy says:

    Meanwhile, in the place no “news” media pays any attention to anymore:

    Security forces deploy in Iraq’s Basra following violence
    8 Sep 2018

    BASRA, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi security forces deployed on the streets of Basra on Saturday, a day after protesters in the southern city stormed the Iranian consulate and torched government buildings in violence that rocked the oil-exporting Shiite heartland and sparked alarm across a conflict-weary country.

    At least 15 people were killed and 249 injured in clashes between protesters and security forces this week, health officials say.

    Since June, Basra has been shaken by the most serious protests in the oil-rich southern region in years, with angry residents complaining of poor public services. In recent days, protests escalated, as crowds turned their rage on neighboring Iran, blaming its outsized influence in Iraq’s political affairs for their misery and calling for radical change. Iran controls powerful Shiite militias in Basra, home to some of the largest oil fields in Iraq.

    Despite the oil wealth, the city has long suffered from government neglect, soaring unemployment and a crumbling infrastructure. Over the past month, thousands of people were hospitalized after drinking polluted water.

    Angry protesters have torched government buildings and offices belonging to the Iranian-backed militias in the week long protests demanding improved services and an end to corruption. On Friday night, protesters chanting anti-Iranian slogans including “Iran, out, out!” stormed the Iranian consulate and set it on fire.


  29. duchess01 says:

    Global War Statistics – Past and Those Which are to Come!


  30. thinkthinkthink says:


    I took down my Rebel flag (which you can’t buy on EBAY any more) and peeled the NRA sticker off my front window.

    I disconnected my home alarm system and quit the candy-ass Neighborhood Watch. …

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  31. rashomon says:

    Yogi lives forever!


  32. blondegator says:

    Nike wasn’t as brilliant as they thought they were. So many on the intertubes are SO much smarter….

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  33. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  34. thinkthinkthink says:

    Lest we forget… these are the days leading up to a serious anniversary.

    NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Friday, September 7, through Sunday, September 9, 2018, as National Days of Prayer and Remembrance.

    I ask that the people of the United States mark these National Days of Prayer and Remembrance with prayer, contemplation, memorial services, the visiting of memorials, the ringing of bells, and evening candlelight remembrance vigils.

    I invite all people around the world to share in these Days of Prayer and Remembrance.

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third.


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