Monday April 6th – 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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103 Responses to Monday April 6th – Open Thread

  1. Whistling_Past says:

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  2. citizen817 says:

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  3. The Devilbat says:

    MUST SEE THIS VIDEO

    Australia is kicking the stuffing out of China. MUST SEE.

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  4. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Who Can Be Against Us?

    By Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

    We have shown in a previous article that God is for sinners and desires their good. We have shown how He proved this by paying for their sins Himself as God the Son at Calvary. But if this is true, how much more must it be so with regard to His own children who have trusted Christ as their Savior?

    How often — and how significantly — the Apostle Paul uses the words “for us” in this connection!

    In Eph. 5:2 we read that “Christ… loved us, and hath given Himself for us.” In Rom. 5:8 we are told that “while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” In II Cor. 5:21: “[God] hath made Him to be sin for us.” And in Gal. 3:13 we read: “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us.”

    And the love that brought Him down from heaven to die in shame and disgrace for our sins is not affected by our many failures as Christians now. In Heb. 9:24 we read that our Lord has ascended to heaven “now to appear in the presence of God for us.” In Rom. 8:34 we learn that He is “at the right hand of God” to “make intercession for us.” And in Heb. 7:25 we read that He is able to save us “to the uttermost” because “He ever lives to make intercession for us.”

    Our failures now, after having trusted Christ as Savior, may — and should — trouble our consciences and thus hinder our fellowship with God, but this does not change the fact that we are God’s dear children through faith in Christ, who died for all our sins. Unworthy though we still may be, therefore, God would have us come into His presence to be spiritually renewed.

    “What shall we then say to these things? IF GOD BE FOR US WHO CAN BE AGAINST US?” (Rom. 8:31).

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/who-can-be-against-us/

    Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

    Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

    2 Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

    Galatians 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

    Hebrews 9:24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:

    Romans 8:34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

    Hebrews 7:25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

    Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

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  5. Lucille says:

    HAPPY BENCH MONDAY…

    Tiverton, Rhode Island…

    Northern Iceland Fishing Village…

    Scotland…

    Westchester County, NY Boardwalk…

    Seaford, East Sussex, UK…

    Have a blessed day!

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  6. Garrison Hall says:

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  7. Linda K. says:

    I knew James Cagney could dance, but Bob Hope?

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  8. citizen817 says:

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  10. Dora says:

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  12. Dora says:

    Tomorrow the moon will be putting on a show for us.

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  13. just stevie says:

    THE COLLISION OF GOD AND SIN

    “Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree.” 1 Peter ii. 24

    The Cross of Jesus is the revelation of God’s judgment on sin. Never tolerate the idea of martyrdom about the Cross of Jesus Christ. The Cross was a superb triumph in which the foundations of hell were shaken. There is nothing more certain in Time or Eternity than what Jesus Christ did on the Cross: He switched the whole of the human race back into a right relationship with God. He made Redemption the basis of human life, that is, He made a way for every son of man to get into communion with God.

    The Cross did not HAPPEN to Jesus: He came on purpose for it. He is “the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” The whole meaning of the Incarnation is the Cross. Beware of separating GOD MANIFEST IN THE FLESH from THE SON BECOMING SIN. The Incarnation was for the purpose of Redemption. God became incarnate for the purpose of putting away sin; not for the purpose of Self-realization. The Cross is the centre of Time and of Eternity, the answer to the enigmas of both.

    The Cross is not the cross of a man but the Cross of God, and the Cross of God can never be realized in human experience. The Cross is the exhibition of the nature of God, the gateway whereby any individual of the human race can enter into union with God. When we get to the Cross, we do not go through it; we abide in the life to which the Cross is the gateway.

    The centre of salvation is the Cross of Jesus, and the reason it is so easy to obtain salvation is because it cost God so much. The Cross is the point where God and sinful man merge with a crash and the way to life is opened – but the crash is on the heart of God.

    Oswald Chambers
    April 6th Devotional

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  14. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day for Sunday, April 5, 2020

    “…be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”
    1 Corinthians 15:58 (KJV)

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  15. JTR says:

    My Sister sent me this, so I thought I would share.

    Good advice from a respiratory therapist!
    CORONA Common Sense
    Since they are calling on Respiratory therapist to help fight the Corona virus, and I am a retired one, too old to work in a hospital setting. I’m gonna share some common sense wisdom with those that have the virus and trying to stay home. If my advice is followed as given you will improve your chances of not ending up in the hospital on a ventilator. This applies to the otherwise generally healthy population, so use discretion. 1. Only high temperatures kill a virus, so let your fever run high. Tylenol, Advil. Motrin, Ibuprofen etc. will bring your fever down allowing the virus to live longer. They are saying that ibuprophen, advil etc will actually exacerbate the virus. Use common sense and don’t let fever go over 103 or 104 if you got the guts. If it gets higher than that take your tylenol, not ibuprophen or advil to keep it regulated. It helps to keep house warm and cover up with blankets so body does not have to work so hard to generate the heat. It usually takes about 3 days of this to break the fever. 2. The body is going to dehydrate with the elevated temperature so you must rehydrate yourself regulaly, whether you like it or not. Gatorade with real sugar, or pedialyte with real sugar for kids, works well. Why the sugar? Sugar will give your body back the energy it is using up to create the fever. The electrolytes and fluid you are losing will also be replenished by the Gatorade. If you don’t do this and end up in the hospital they will start an IV and give you D5W (sugar water) and Normal Saline to replenish electrolytes. Gatorade is much cheaper, pain free, and comes in an assortment of flavors 3. You must keep your lungs moist. Best done by taking long steamy showers on a regular basis, if your wheezing or congested use a real minty toothpaste and brush your teeth while taking the steamy shower and deep breath through your mouth. This will provide some bronchial dialation and help loosen the phlegm. Force your self to cough into a wet wash cloth pressed firmly over your mouth and nose, which will cause greater pressure in your lungs forcing them to expand more and break loose more of the congestion. 4. Eat healthy and regularly. Gotta keep your strength up. 5. Once the fever breaks, start moving around to get the body back in shape and blood circulating. 6. Deep breath on a regular basis, even when it hurts. If you don’t it becomes easy to develope pneumonia. Pursed lip breathing really helps. That’s breathing in deep and slow then exhaling through tight lips as if your blowing out a candle, blow until you have completely emptied your lungs and you will be able to breath in an even deeper breath. This helps keep lungs expanded as well as increase your oxygen level. 7. Remember that every medication you take is merely relieving the symptoms, not making you well. 8. If your still dying go to ER.
    I’ve been doing these things for myself and my family for over 40 years and kept them out of the hospital, all are healthy and still living today.
    Thank you all for sharing. We gotta help one another.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      Thank you.

      I will spread this information in my little circle.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Thank you.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      Another worthwhile read from a Treeper on the Pres. Thread:

      repeat post from a friend, long, but clear explanation:
      What is going on here? Twitter removing the link to Dr. Cameron Kyle-Sidell’s Youtube video yesterday. And this account suspended on Medium and “under investigation or was found in violation of the Medium Rules” while it seems to be spot on? I will just copy and post it here from the WebArchive before it vanishes there as well.

      And, I can’t get to my clip tray – so I have to post this and come back for the link

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    • jephfree says:

      as a kid in the 60’s, our doctor was grandma. this advice above reminded me of her remedies & advice.
      starve a cold, feed a fever
      humidifier with menthol & towel over head
      vicks vapor rub on chest under pajama top before bed
      buttered toast & 7 Up
      make sure you have clean underwear on when you go out

      your sister’s help is useful & shared!

      God Bless you and yours

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    • mandy says:

      Don’t panic if you have no gatorade. Do a search for “homemade oral hydration solution” and you’ll find several recipes, you probably have the stuff you need on hand in the kitchen. Won’t have the variety of flavors, but it will work.

      Also, and I don’t know if this will help but … when I do deep breathing, on the intake, once I’ve inhaled as much as I think I can, I RAISE MY SHOULDERS so I can take in even more air. When exhaling, I drop my shoulders and kinda ‘cave’ myself inward to try and squish out as much air as possible. That way, I’m pulling in more air on the following intake. Hope that made sense, lol.

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  16. Charles Darwin says:

    Based on media reports and government responses to COVID 19 one would think this virus is an extinction level event wiping humanity from the face of the Earth. As of today there are 100,000 reported deaths world wide which is 12 ten thousandths of a percent (.000012) of world population (7.8 billion). Visualized proportionally another way, coronavirus deaths world wide would occupy one seat in Michigan football stadium (capacity 107,601).

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “Based on media reports and government responses to COVID 19 one would think this virus is an extinction level event wiping humanity from the face of the Earth.”

      Media is fear-mongering for ratings, viewership and the resulting advertising $$$$$.

      I have that impression as well. I am thinking to myself that if this virus was so contagious (long incubation period with ability to transmit infection w/o symptoms),
      we would have already experienced an explosion in cases throughout the nation.

      My own opinion. I am not an Epidemiologist, do not play one on TV, and I did not stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

      Just reviewing Dr. Faucci’s flip flops since the beginning of this year reinforces my attitude.

      Meanwhile, in Erie County (Buffalo) NY, morning news is saying that County Executive Mark Poloncarz (D) has decried that anyone issued a summons for violating the “social distancing” mandates will be subject to a fine of $2000.

      Oh, and he wants people to dispose if PPE in trash cans, not on the ground.

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  17. Charles Darwin says:

    Fauci’s Resume over the past few months…

    – WRONG about risk to U.S. (insisted was very low even well into Feb)
    – WRONG about death rate (used 3-4% but will be below 1% with asymptomatic cases)
    – WRONG about uniformly high infection rate (clearly varies by region of country – weather impact?)
    – WRONG about U.S. death projections (from 2.2 million -> 200,000 -> 100,000 -> 75,000)
    – WRONG about hospital beds and ventilators needed (off by 5x in New York alone)
    – WRONG about impact of shutdown (simply an “economic inconvenience” he said)
    – WRONG about Hydroxychloroquine/Z-Pack treatment (his WORST screw up of all)
    – RIGHT about ????

    This guy is touted as the PREMIERE U.S. GOVERNMENT EXPERT on infectious diseases, and yet he has been WRONG about every aspect of this virus outbreak. He remains worshiped by the media and at least until recently by the President. The real question should be why does he still have a job?

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      But…..but………but………he loves and supports Hillery. Wrong about that, too.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Oh, and he is still trying to get Pres. Trump to shut down the whole U.S. and to have the Fed. Gov. take charge of the whole country. Just what the Dems want. He seems so disappointed that he can’t get that done.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “PREMIERE U.S. GOVERNMENT EXPERT”

      Real, authentic “Government Experts” are painfully scarce. That term probably qualifies as an oxymoron, just like “Intelligence Agency”.

      I want to hear from physicians that have experience treating real patients in the real world, NOT a paper shuffling bureauocrat whose claim to fame is sucking off the government teat for six presidential administrations.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      Also, I think this list is why Pres. Trump puts Dr. Fauci out there front and center at the briefings to state what his latest opinion is. Pres. Trump is making sure it is obvious what the advice he is getting is and who it is coming from.

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  18. dr D says:

    Amazing Mussel Man Cartoon Comedy. In this episode, Mussel Man and family have visitors while self distancing at home.

    This is different from version released on Friday with new surprise ending! Please check it out and if you like please pass it on. Thanks Sundance and Treehouse Patriots!

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  19. johnd500000 says:

    Thank you for these powerful words.

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  20. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels!

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  21. Sepp says:

    . . . but deliver us from the Evil One.

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  22. Sepp says:

    To Ponder

    Let me ponder on the crucified Lord Jesus:

    1. Counting the number of drops of His precious Blood, and of my sins.
    2. Counting the number of His sighs of pain, and of the foolish days of my laughter.

    From “The Prologue from Ohrid” by Saint Nikolai (Serbian-born who reposed in the USA and was a former prisoner at Dachau).

    Today is March 24th on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church and April 6th on the civil calendar.

    Next week is Holy and Great Week in the Orthodox Church.

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  23. Texian says:

    Sundance..

    I think I have figured a part of it out.. at least a piece of it..

    It is a Frankenstein… they have merged parasitic genetic material with a virus..

    It’s the reason drugs normally used against a parasitic infection, like quinine and ivermectin, are at the very least showing a somewhat efficacy.. for treatment of a virus..

    I had a great Parasitology Professor.. and I think I may have found a piece of the puzzle.. genetic material from malarial P. falciparum.. (The ramifications of a mosquito vector spread is now not out of the question).

    Infection with P. falciparum can rapidly build up to levels not obtained with the other three species. And because of the physiologic characteristics of red blood cells infected by P. falciparum, it may lead to localized capillary obstruction, decreased blood flow, tissue hypoxia, and infarction. (Wyler, 1988).

    These symptoms are all indicative of the manufactured device..

    The infarcted tissue swells and becomes firm, and later the infarct becomes pale and shrinks and soon replaced by fibrous tissue that is converted into a scar.. permanent lung damage. This has shown to be the case in victims having the fibrous scarring in lung xrays..

    Some victims of P. falciparum have exhibited CNS abberations.. agressiveness, confusion, etc. – cerebral affectation of P. falciparum is the most deleterious complication.. Severe headache followed by drowsiness, confusion, and coma. Suspicion of cerebral malaria indicates prompt administration of quinine or quinidine, usually intravenously at first, and consideration of exchange transfusion (Yarrish et al., 1982; Kramer et. al., 1983).

    An untreated primary attack of P. falciparum malaria tends to run its course quickly and seldom exceeds 2 or 3 weeks in duration. True relapses do not occur in falciparum malaria; recrudescences may occur over a period of a year or slightly longer but are usually confined to the first 6 months after infection.

    The items below are used for treatment of malaria..

    Drugs used in single drug therapy:
    Quinine
    Quinidine
    Chloroquine
    Amodiaquine (Camoquin)
    Pyrimethamine (Daraprim)
    Mefloquine (Lariam)
    Doxycycline
    Proguanil (Paludrine)
    Halofantrine
    Artemisinine
    Norfloxacin/Ciprofloxacin

    Multiple Drug prophylaxis and treatment of resistant falciparum malaria:
    Quinine or Mefloquine and Doxycycline
    Pyrimethamine-Sulfadone (Fansidar)
    Pyrimethamine-Sulfadone-Mefloquine (Fansimef)
    Pyrimethamine-Dapsone (Maloprim)

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  24. Lucille says:

    Former Houston-based imam says non-Muslims are “worst of Allah’s creations. Treat them like that.”
    April 5, 2020 by Robert Spencer

    He also justified Muhammad’s marriage to a nine-year-old girl and violent jihad against unbelievers. How many Muslim clerics are still in the United States who believe the same way Zoubir Bouchikhi does? There are likely to be many, since what he says here is standard, mainstream Islam, abundantly supported by the Qur’an and Sunnah. But one cannot ask such questions; even asking them renders one “Islamophobic.”

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/04/former-houston-based-imam-says-non-muslims-are-worst-of-allahs-creations-treat-them-like-that

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  25. mark says:

    WSJ : You’ve also created an app ecosystem that opens the doors for amateur streaming content. Have consumers been embracing those channels?

    Roku, Mr. Anderson: if you are an absolute fanatic about any subject from French language teaching to barbecue to something else, or you’re a local news station or a radio station you can now create a channel on Roku.

    Sometimes those specialist channels or niche channels don’t have an enormous audience, but the people who are really passionate about them do stream alot. A good example of that would be, say ,non- English- language content. I was watching the NASA Channel the other day. A lot of universities are creating channels. What it is doing is democratizing the ability for people to launch a channel.

    We’re able to work in partnership with smaller channels– like a channel that focuses on Westerns or history or something like that–and to bring them pretty big audiences because we’re able to aggregate content and display it in a way that will be interesting to the individual viewer. So if we understand that you are interested in John Wayne, well, we can then pull Westerns into the Roku channel and you can stream Duke or whatever it is to your heart’s content.

    Are we Treepers fanatics about the DS and have we not been asking for a new News Channel?

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  26. doofusdawg says:

    Masters announces new date of November 9-15. U.S. Open in September. Along with return of college football this could be an epic fall for sports. Come on Trump! And I can hear the left screaming already as Fauci resigns in protest and we get our lives back.

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  27. F.D.R. in Hell says:

    ICYMI…

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  28. Sepp says:

    The Vlad Tepes Blog has a sticky post about the possibility of this virus being a bio-weapon.

    The site always has a number of contributed videos and links that seem to be unrelated, but over time the contents on the site are connected.

    http://www.vladtepesblog.com

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  29. Sepp says:

    An article by Peter Brimelow explains why he, Tulsi Gabbard, and President Trump are suing the New York Times for libel.

    http://www.vdare.com

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  30. Sepp says:

    OAN reports in this video that Hillsborough County, Florida grants churches with “essential” services status.

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  31. Troublemaker10 says:

    Background:.

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  32. pluffmudgirl says:

    Oh No, Boris Johnson has just been moved into ICU.

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  33. rebel53blog says:

    Boris Johnson RELINQUISHES POWER..
    He asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputize for him

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  34. Sepp says:

    Sidney Powell, attorney for General Flynn, is being interviewed on WHO Radio out in Des Moines by radio host Simon Conway. She has a new book out.

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  35. Rj says:

    Gracious Lord and King,
    May your right hand be exalted!
    Your help is never late;
    Your grace, our only hope.
    We praise You
    For Your wondrous works.
    We love You
    And submit our wills to Yours.
    As we face the threat of Covid-19, Lord,
    We turn to You!
    You are our Refuge and Strength;
    You, our Guide in darkness.
    May our lives be a reflection
    Of Your hope and love for us
    In hard times, Father.
    Give us Your compassion for others.
    May salvation come shining
    In the lives of many of our countrymen.
    A humble and contrite heart
    You will not reject.
    Help us turn to You, Lord!
    Help us to embrace Your grace.
    May pain have a purpose in our lives;
    Your children never suffer in vain.
    We pray against the spread of this virus.
    Help us stop it, Lord, help us!
    Give us wisdom. We pray for our officials.
    May they be wise beyond their intelligence.
    Open our eyes to see what we can do
    To help stop the spread
    And help those in need.
    We pray, especially, for anyone infected.
    For fathers and mothers, sons and daughters,
    Grandparents, uncles, aunts, family, and friends;
    We know that pain and fear may spread
    Wider and faster than the virus itself.
    But Your perfect Love casts out fear.
    It is that love we want to have and spread,
    Help us! We repent and pray.
    In the Name of Jesus, Amen.

    https://concernedwomen.org/day-1-prayer-in-the-midst-of-covid-19/

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  36. 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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  37. Sepp says:

    An Orthodox Prayer for Deliverance from COVID-19

    O God Almighty, Lord of Heaven and earth, and of all creation visible and invisible, in Thine ineffable goodness, look down upon us, Thy people gathered in Thy Holy Name. Be Thou our helper and defender in this day of affliction. Thou knowest our weakness. Thou hearest our cry in repentance and contrition of heart. O Lord who lovest mankind, deliver us from the impending threat of the Corona Virus. Send Thine angel to watch over us and protect us. Grant health and recovery to those suffering from this virus. Guide the hands of physicians and preserve those who are healthy. Enable us to continue to serve our suffering brothers and sisters in peace that together we may glorify Thy most honorable and majestic Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages.

    Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!

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  38. 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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  39. NoTwoSystemsOnlyOneChiCom says:

    PM Ardern locks ’em down but can’t keep them inside. Just as the health minister who tendered his resignation. https://i.stuff.co.nz/environment/120863029/extremely-rare-bird-photographed-in-wellington-during-lockdown-silence
    Health Min
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12322966

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