Thursday November 21st – 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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113 Responses to Thursday November 21st – Open Thread

  1. DanDeplorable says:

    Are You a Good Person?

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    The Lord

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  2. Lucille says:

    DOGGIE SMILES ON CURSDAY

    Chihuahua…

    Rottweiler…

    Yellow Lab…

    French Bulldog…

    Beagle…

    HAVE A GOOD ONE!

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  3. Garrison Hall says:

    It’s Cursday Treepers! Good dogs never keep score. And, because of this, sometimes a good dog can change everything . . .

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  4. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    The Danger of the Occult

    “Joe Gutierrez tells five stories from his 42 years as a steelworker in the book, The Heat: Steelworkers’ Lives and Legends. In one story, called ‘Snow Danced in August,’ he describes a scene of silvery dust flakes that frequently floated to the floor in an area of the mill where steel strips rolled over pads in a tall cooling tower. For years, workers and visitors alike flocked to the sight, which was especially picturesque at night.

    “Then they discovered the dust was asbestos. ‘Everybody breathed it,’ wrote Gutierrez. He now suffers from the slow, choking grip of asbestosis, as do many plant workers.

    “‘Who am I? I’m everybody. Can’t walk too far now. I get tired real fast and it hurts when I breathe, sometimes. And to think we used to fight over that job.’

    “How many things in our culture resemble the silver flakes in that steel mill? Enchanting but deadly.” [“Deceptive Appeal,” Preaching Today, October 2001, excerpted from “Steelworkers Break the Mold,” Chicago Tribune, June 2001, https://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2001/october/13312.html.%5D

    The practice of the occult is one of the things in our culture that resemble the silver flakes in that steel mill. For many, there is a constant temptation to dabble in it. Reading horoscopes is thought to be a harmless, innocent activity. A survey once estimated that more than 50 million Americans read their horoscopes every day to see what they should do or what they should expect that day. Horoscopes are readily available. They can be found online easily. A daily horoscope is found in nearly every newspaper across the country.

    The occult comes in many different forms: fortune-telling, tarot cards, palmistry, numerology, astrology, séances, rune stones, the I ching, ouija boards, and tea leaves. You can easily find places of business dedicated to these things. Shows featuring mediums are on television now. Witchcraft, satanism, and spiritism are practiced openly.

    The English term occult comes from the Latin verb occultus, which refers to hidden or concealed things. As we use the word today, it refers to dealings with the spirit realm. The Scripture forbids any participation in the occult. Paul, our apostle, warns the Body of Christ about practicing idolatry, worshipping the creation and false gods, and having “fellowship with devils” (1 Cor. 10:19,20). The stern warnings to Israel in the Mosaic Law teach us what God thinks about astrology and the occult, and that is enough for us to know that we need to avoid these things.

    “Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves…Lest ye corrupt yourselves…And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them…” (Deut. 4:15,16,19).

    “There shall not be found among you any one…that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord…” (Deut. 18:10-12).

    What many consider an innocent activity is an abomination in the eyes of God. Consulting mediums, tarot cards, horoscopes, palmists, etc., belittles God. Doing so is to say, “I believe that God is either unable or unwilling to tell me all that is good for me to know.” In essence, it demonstrates the belief that God lacks the love or goodness to guide me, so I will take matters into my own hands.

    For our own good, the people of God should shun the evil snare of all practices of the occult. All that we need to know about the future or the supernatural realm comes through the Word of God. By faith, we take our stand on the sufficiency of the revelation of God’s Word. And we trust the One who is with us each step of our journey through life, guiding, caring, and helping us all the way.

    By Pastor Kevin Sadler

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/the-danger-of-the-occult/

    1 Corinthians 10:19 What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?
    20 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.

    Deuteronomy 4:15 Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye saw no manner of similitude on the day that the LORD spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire:
    16 Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female,

    19 And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.

    Deuteronomy 18:10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
    11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
    12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

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    • Patrick Healy says:

      Thank you Deplorable Infidel for that timely reminder.
      I have thought for a long time that ‘auld Inc’ is deeply into politics.
      When I look at those trying to bring down your President I am more convinced than ever.
      Just look closely into the eyes of Mrs Pelosi and Mr Shiff. Are they not evil personified.
      I rest my case.

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  5. citizen817 says:

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  6. Pale rider says:

    7000 promises from my father in the Bible. How do we receive. Jesus explains over and over.
    “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these THINGS shall be added unto you.” Matt 6:33
    We live as slaves with religion and we have “all things” through Christ. We live in Egypt but have the blessing of Abraham. We live in a world of darkness but are citizens of Gods kingdom and have been given all his promises.
    Matt 7:7 ask and you will receive, Seek and you shall find, knock and the door shall be opened. For all who ask receive those who seek shall find and those who knock the door shall be opened. For if your son asks for bread would you give him a stone or if he asks for a fish would you give him a serpent? You being EVIL( having doubt) know how to give good gifts how much more our father in heaven.
    Salvation is more than a ticket, it’s ALL THINGS God promised, but you must seek them out. If you do, the rewards are more than you can ask or think. God bless all you folks.

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  7. citizen817 says:

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  8. Garrison Hall says:

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  9. citizen817 says:

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  10. Pointman says:

    Trump on a private visit to Arlington.

    Pointman

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  11. David says:

    My American friends, this time I am posting the most basic prayer of the Jewish religion. I hope you like it. It’s from the Bible and it’s short so I can translate. It’s the most basic statement of belief which is said at mornings, evenings and before sleep and also at holy religious days, in funerals and before death (there are many true stories of soldiers who said it before they gave their lives to save their fellows).
    Here are the words :
    “SHMA ISRAEL ( hear Israel or hear the people of Israel) ADONAI ELOHENU (It’s an idiom that means “our God”. Literally adonai is “my God” and Elohenu means “our God”)
    ADONAI ECHAD (God is one, which means that our God is the one and only God and creator of the universe).
    ADONAI (God) HU (is) HAELOHIM (the God).
    ADONAI (God) MELECH (king or is king),
    ADONAI (God) YMLOCH (will rule) LEOLAM (forever) VAED (and to eternity) ,
    ADONAI (God) MELECH (is king)
    ADONAI (GOD) YMLOCH (will rule) LEOLAM (forever) VAED (to eternity)

    The video is at the Wailing Wall which we call in Hebrew “the Western Wall”. It’s the only wall left of the second holy temple in Jerusalem that was the place the Arch of Covenant was (the large wooden box that the spirit of God was hosted there when the Jews left Egypt on the way to Israel. And the tablet with Ten Commandments were in it. The Romans destroyed the temple and the Arabs later built a Mosque on top of it.

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    • I Hear You Now says:

      David! thank you for posting that. Reaches my very soul.

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      • David says:

        You’re welcome. Thanks for watching!

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      • Your Tour Guide says:

        David:

        Terrific. Moving. Brought tears. The good kind.

        Always enjoy your postings. Now, with everything
        going on with our impeachment fiasco, I’m throwing
        out a prayer request.

        This is for U.S. CTH readers. This is also for yourself
        and others in Israel. Anyone that posts or reads here
        that has friends, families in Ukraine, Hungary, Poland,
        Albania, Brexiters in the UK. Not to leave out anyone
        with families in europe that want to rid themselves of
        the european union fiasco.

        Collectively, let’s pray for truth and justice for exposure
        of all the lies, corruption, money laundering, wars for
        profit that have eminated from the Ukraine through
        outside intervention. Let The Lord’s intervention,
        (through our collective prayers) expose the deceit,
        evil, and players attached to the events in the area.

        Considering the amounts of money that has been
        processed through the Ukraine, I don’t think that it’s a
        far reach that it was confined to just the U.S. Burisma
        crowd. I’d venture to guess with all of Soros’ involvement
        in color revolutions and disruption that there was also
        involvement with European Union players.

        Throw in the time frame of out of control immigration to
        european countries, compare it to during what times it
        occurred during the disruption/ missing money in the Ukraine.
        I have the suspician that what money flowed through the
        Ukraine and outwards was the seed money to start the
        flood of immigration into western europe.

        David, I think your country is fully aware of outside threats.
        And who benefits from them. For other readers, I think any
        prayer chains that we get going over this in eastern europe,
        and Brexiters in the UK would be extremely powerful. Half of
        our country is asleep, lulled by the continual lies of the media.
        All of the listed areas woke up long ago, and know implicitly
        who wants to harm them. And for what reasons.

        Thanks for your efforts.
        Blessings to yourself, your countrymen, and all who choose
        truth freedom, and justice.

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    • GrandpaM says:

      Thank you, David!

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  12. dogsmaw says:

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  13. Dora says:

    Claude Monet – ‘Autumn Effect at Argenteuil’ 1873

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  14. nimrodman says:

    Deployed Dad Sends A Smelly T-Shirt Home For His Dog, And He Adorably Freaks Out

    http://justsomething.co/deployed-dad-sends-a-smelly-t-shirt-home-for-his-dog-and-he-adorably-freaks-out/

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  15. nimrodman says:

    … from same site:

    This Mobile “Barkery” In Seattle Serves Treats For Both Dogs And Their Owners

    http://justsomething.co/this-mobile-barkery-in-seattle-serves-treats-for-both-dogs-and-their-owners/

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  16. just stevie says:

    IT IS FINISHED

    “I have finished the work which Thou gavest Me to do.” John xvii. 4

    The Death of Jesus Christ is the performance in history of the very Mind of God. There is no room for looking on Jesus Christ as a martyr; His death was not something that happened to Him which might have been prevented: His death was the very reason why He came.

    Never build your preaching of forgiveness on the fact that God is our Father and He will forgive us because He loves us. It is untrue to Jesus Christ’s revelation of God; it makes the Cross unnecessary, and the Redemption “much ado about nothing.” If God does forgive sin, it is because of the Death of Christ. God could forgive men in no other way than by the death of His Son, and Jesus is exalted to be Saviour because of His death. “We see Jesus…because of the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour.” The greatest note of triumph that ever sounded in the ears of a startled universe was that sounded on the Cross of Christ – “IT IS FINISHED.” That is the last word in the Redemption of man.

    Anything that belittles or obliterates the holiness of God by a false view of the love of God, is untrue to the revelation of God given by Jesus Christ. Never allow the thought that Jesus Christ stands with us against God out of pity and compassion; that He became a curse for us out of sympathy with us. Jesus Christ became a curse for us by the Divine decree. Our portion of realizing the terrific meaning of the curse is conviction of sin, the gift of shame and penitence is given us – this is the great mercy of God. Jesus Christ hates the wrong in man, and Calvary is the estimate of His hatred.

    Oswald Chambers
    November 21st Devotional

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  17. dogsmaw says:

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  18. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
    Matthew 11:30 (KJV)

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  19. getfitnow says:

    Conrad Black puts the Nixon saga in context.

    FTA – Only extremely grave offenses should deprive Americans’ right to choose their president. Nixon didn’t meet the impeachment bar. Neither does Trump.

    For those who do not remember or have not studied him, Richard Nixon was twice elected vice president (with General Dwight D. Eisenhower, having helped secure the nomination for him over Republican Senate leader Robert Taft in 1952). He was likely cheated out of the 1960 presidential election by the supporters of John F. Kennedy in Chicago, Texas, and elsewhere, causing JFK to remark, “Thank God for a few honest crooks.” When the votes in Alabama cast for Dixiecrat candidate Senator Harry F. Byrd are deducted from the Democratic total, Nixon won the popular vote. Though encouraged by Eisenhower to contest the election, Nixon chose not to do so, for the benefit of the country.
    https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/11/trump-impeachment-inquiry-richard-nixon-lessons/

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  20. Dora says:

    This is amazing! What patience it took! Wow!

    ====

    Sir Rod Stewart reveals his epic model railway city

    He’s one of rock’s biggest stars, but Sir Rod Stewart has finally revealed the fruits of his other great passion – model railways.

    In between making music and playing live, Sir Rod has been working on a massive, intricate model of a US city for the past 23 years.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-50403561?utm_source=digg

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  21. dogsmaw says:

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  22. dogsmaw says:

    Trending…

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  23. TheLastDemocrat says:

    Test. Am I censored now?

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    • WeeWeed says:

      Not that I’m aware of. Just hung up in morning backlog.

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      • TheLastDemocrat says:

        Thanks. For about a week, my comments say “awaiting moderation” when I post. And, I don’t see my post on Nikki Haley thread where I noted that a few days before I had speculated whether the (R) had someone waiting in the wings, as some say the (D) are doing with a late-entry party-central candidate such as Hiraly.

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    • Pale rider says:

      I had a huge bought with some computer goblins from somewhere or something the last week. I rebooted and it’s better?

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  24. frank field says:

    My beloved 84 year old mother passed away peacefully in sleep last evening. Please pray for my family.

    Trump for Rushmore

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  25. cliffaheadwolvesbehind says:

    This thread has kept me going these last weeks.
    It feels like the bottom has dropped out with these hearings and then I check this thread and you guys just keep going!
    God bless!

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  26. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  27. For you with kids or more likely grand kids in 4th thru 12th grade please watch this video and get to your school board to see what they are being taught about non existing warming.

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  28. Daniel Fruth says:

    For years and years America has had CFR directed puppets in the oval office, and for the last 3 years we have had a true American Patriot leader. The result is this mess we are witnessing right now: the agencies don’t want to give up their control to the executive branch, and are trying to wrest power from the President. They need to get in line, or be removed.

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  29. Dora says:

    I would never have recognized her. 🙂

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  30. bessie2003 says:

    Had not heard of this group before, called Southern Avenue; titled “Don’t Give Up”:

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  31. Lucille says:

    Trinidad: Too close for comfort with its Islamic State problem
    November 20, 2019 By CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS

    The death of Islamic State (ISIS) caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi does not mean that the threat from the Islamic State is over. Far from it.

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2019/11/trinidad-too-close-for-comfort-with-its-islamic-state-problem

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    • Rudy says:

      On top of everything else, the Caribbean has also historically been a region where piracy was rife.
      The moslems took to piracy readily in the seas adjacent to Somalia. Maybe piracy will become more common again in the islands down there, with all the problems it brings.
      The world seems to be getting sucked up into a big black hole of chaos, and civilized countries unable to deal with it.

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  32. just stevie says:

    In my never ending quest for Truth, I’ve been following the climate news if for nothing else than to be prepared for whatever comes our way. Predictions for this coming winter are brutal. The warmongers spewing out Climate Change/Climate Warming have but to look at history (the real history) of weather on our earth. I’m pasting quotes from John Adams and Thomas Jefferson (yes, that long ago) about the horrible conditions they were trying to survive through (besides war)! Makes one think that climate is just a continuing cycle. The full link is below:

    In a letter to his wife, John Adams wrote:

    “Indeed I feel not a little out of Humour, from Indisposition of Body. You know, I cannot pass a Spring, or fall, without an ill Turn — and I have had one these four or five Weeks — a Cold, as usual. Warm Weather, and a little Exercise, with a little Medicine, I suppose will cure me as usual. … Posterity! You will never know, how much it cost the present Generation, to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make a good Use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it.”

    On September 8, 1816, Jefferson described the weather in a letter to Albert Gallatin:

    “We have had the most extraordinary year of drought and cold ever known in the history of America. In June, instead of 3¾ inches, our average of rain for that month, we had only 1/3 of an inch; in August, instead of 9 1/6 inches our average, we had only 8/10 of an inch; and it still continues. The summer too has been as cold as a moderate winter. In every state North of this there has been frost in every month of the year; in this state we had none in June and July but those of August killed much corn over the mountains. The crop of corn through the Atlantic states will probably be less than 1/3 of an ordinary one, that of tobacco still less, and of mean quality.”

    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/climate/the-coming-big-freeze/

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  33. Spurwing Plover says:

    We used to have small dog that would sit on the cat funny the whole thing was funny

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  34. mandy says:

    hmmm….

    “Netanyahu indicted: A-G to charge PM with bribery, fraud, breach of trust

    Mandelblit and his team have been working on drafting the indictments to charge Netanyahu before a third election would begin.”

    https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Mandelblit-reportedly-will-announce-Netanyahu-indictment-today-608541

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  35. mandy says:

    2 Killed In ‘Aircraft Mishap’ At Vance AFB, Air Force Officials Say

    https://www.news9.com/story/41355332/aircraft-mishap-reported-at-vance-afb

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  36. Janie M. says:

    Happy Cursday. Love these photos comparing the running style of a Belgian Malinois with a Cheetah.

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  37. dogsmaw says:

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  38. Tim Cunningham says:

    Are you worried about Senate RINO’s impeaching President Trump?

    May I suggest sending out a nationwide alert calling every Trump voter to email or write to their Senators warning them that they will lose the voter’s support if they go along with this massive injustice.

    Not to mention passing this suggestion on to all other Trump supporting conservative organizations.

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  39. mandy says:

    We watched this guy’s reports from Rome during that ‘Amazon Synod’ and this came up today…

    “CHURCH in CRISIS: World’s Catholics Resist Pope to His Face”

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  40. jessetmims says:

    If anyone has time to dig through it, this site may have some gems related to Biden/Ukraine corruption and/or the efforts to destroy Trump (note the menu on the left side of screen and the search engine going back years…

    https://en.gp.gov.ua/ua/news.html?_m=publications&_c=view&_t=rec&id=259246

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  41. Sepp says:

    Today on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church – November 8th.

    Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and the other Bodiless Powers: the Archangels Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel, Salaphiel, Jegudiel, Barachiel, and Jeremiel.

    This is a link to a lengthy article “Concerning Angels” by Saint John of Damascus.

    http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/death/angels.aspx

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  42. 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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  43. auscitizenmom says:

    A prayer for Justice Kavanaugh and Gen. Flynn:

    Prayer to St. Michael

    St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle;
    be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
    May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
    and do you, O prince of the heavenly host,
    by the power of God,
    thrust into hell Satan and the other evil spirits
    who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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