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Congressman and His Wife Start Small Campaign to Send Prayer Cards to the White House…You Won’t Believe the Results

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While some Christians have supported Donald Trump since the beginning of his campaign, many more have had their doubts about his presidency.

The last few years have been a time for many Christians, this author included, to consider what we ought to look for in a leader and what our duty is in the political realm.

At the end of the day, however, we know who our King is, and we know that every political leader will stand before Him one day and take account of all they’ve done.

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So what does the Bible ask us to do for our earthly leaders, especially those who appear to want to make sure our lives on Christians can be peaceable on this earth?

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We pray. 

The Apostle Paul’s instructions in his first epistle to Timothy were simple:

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior…” -1 Timothy 2:1-3

Last year, after attending a GOP retreat, one congressman and his wife felt led to minister to the President in this way, and they were stunned to see how their small-scale plan to send prayer cards to the White House had an immense impact on the President.

CBN News reports:

When Tracy Bost, wife of Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL), first set up a PO box for people in her district to send prayers to the president, she was hesitant to go back and check it fearing no one would send anything. But to her great surprise, hundreds of prayers poured in.

“That was really a blessing to me and then I knew that God was doing something bigger than I ever imagined,” Tracy told CBN News.

Mrs. Bost said that after attending the retreat in 2017, which was met with large-scale protests, she had been discouraged to see all the ugliness and hatred. She just wanted to do something positive for the President.

“I just kept praying, ‘God what can I do? What can I do?'” she says. “The prayer card came to mind. That we could just have people in my life, friends and family members, send a little prayer of encouragement to the president.”

She could not have imagined just how successful the campaign was, however.

They set a goal of 100 prayers and asked people to send them on 3×5 notecards. Six weeks later, they had received almost 300. Her husband asked a White House liaison to deliver them to President Trump.

“I handed them to him and said look, we don’t want any [thing], just give them to him okay?” Rep. Bost explained.

A couple of months later, Bost joined a few other congressmen in the Oval Office for a bill signing.

“The president looks at me and goes ‘Bost. Bost.’ He said, ‘prayer cards!’ and I said ‘yeah, Mr. President. My wife did that and circulated prayer cards.’ And he said, ‘We use those.’ And I said, ‘Good I’m so glad, that’s wonderful,'” recalled Bost.

The president then asked an aide to grab the bag of cards off a shelf so they could take a picture.

“He said, ‘understand, we use these,’ and I turned and when I turned I ran, honest to goodness, chest-to-chest with the Vice President and he goes, ‘Mike he’s not joking, we use these,'” explained Bost. “‘They’ll be times we say okay, and we reach out and we grab them. It’s amazing that people are willing to put these together.'”

It is certainly a powerful and inspiring thing to know the President regularly refers to the prayers of those who were willing to take the time and write some down.

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LA County Now Lifting Ban On Indoor Worship Services ‘To Align With Recent SCOTUS Rulings’

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Los Angeles County has decided to finally follow the Constitution and honor the First Amendment right of freedom of religion — a right handed down by God Himself — and lift a ban on indoor church worship services over the weekend after recent Supreme Court rulings in favor of houses of worship. Gee, how nice of them to allow folks to do what God commands them to do and hold services inside a building like normal people. This should never have been something that needed a Supreme Court ruling. The Constitution is pretty clear that the right to freely expression religion is protected. via Daily Wire: “The Los Angeles County Health Officer Order will be modified today to align with recent Supreme Court rulings for places of worship,” the county said in a press release Saturday. “Places of worship are permitted to offer faith-based services both indoors and outdoors with mandatory physical distancing and face coverings over both the nose and mouth that must be worn at all times while on site. Places of worship must also assure that attendance does not exceed the number of people who can be accommodated while maintaining a physical distance of six feet between separate households.” “Public Health strongly recommends that places of worship continue to hold services outdoors, with physical distancing and the use of face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to congregants and to the entire community,” the release continued. “Because Los Angeles County is experiencing an unprecedented surge of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, every effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to congregants and to the entire community is critical. This is an absolute win for religious liberty, one of the most important and fundamental rights our republic was established upon. In fact, it was our forefathers seeking after religious…

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Catholic Priest Says A Prayer For ‘Unborn Child In The Womb’ During The DNC

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A Catholic priest who was called upon to deliver a prayer during the Democratic National Convention no doubt made quite a few folks very, very angry by praying for and making a plea on behalf of unborn children at the end of the event. Rev. James Martin, a Jesuit who has caused quite a stir in the Catholic Church for his writings about gay and transgender issues, prayed that folks who were watching the event would open their hearts to “those most in need,” which included “the unborn child in the womb.” Here’s more on this from The Washington Examiner: “Help to be a nation where every life is sacred, all people are loved, and all are welcome,” he said. Martin confirmed to the Washington Examiner earlier in the week that his prayer would contain explicit references to the unborn. Although a hot-button issue for much of the Democratic primary, abortion did not play a major role in the Democratic convention. Aside from Martin’s prayer, the issue received only minimal attention, with some speakers mentioning it in their speeches. Republicans, by contrast, are gearing up to make a major issue of abortion at the Republican National Convention next week. In addition to several anti-abortion speakers, the Republican National Committee invited Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, to deliver the convention’s opening prayer. Dolan has previously done so at both the Republican and Democratic conventions, during which he prayed for the protection of the unborn. At the end of the day, abortion is one of the most critical issues to face our culture in modern history. The reason, of course, is because fundamentally, at the core of the issue, is the defense of the most basic right we all have. The God-given right to exist, to live. If we cannot…

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