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Perilous Times

When I opened my email this morning I had this in my mailbox. I’m sure many of you received the same. However, I felt like it was good to post it here today for those who may not have received it. Let us pray earnestly. God is in control.

Blessings to you all.

Thetus Tenney Occasionally I feel constrained to ask all of us to unite in specified prayer, and I believe this is one of those times.
Our world is reeling with unrest – politically, materially, economically, socially and spiritually. We are all so closely interconnected that whatever happens almost anywhere can affect us almost everywhere.
As Americans we have lived our personal lives somewhat above the fray and therefore have probably become somewhat complacent in earnest prayer concerning us as a nation. Presently, we are in an economic and spiritual crisis and we are facing a very important presidential election. These events have unleashed a whirlwind of spiritual activity that seeks to bind, distract, and demoralize the church in this crucial hour.
As the body of Christ we need to rise up and pray with the authority that is ours. We need to pray “according to the working of his mighty power”. (Eph 1:19) This power, available to us, raised up Christ from the dead and set him above all principality, power, might and dominion. Jesus Christ has been set above all political systems and people who front these systems. It is our responsibility to pray in such a way as to exalt Christ. “I, if I be lifted up,” Jesus said He would draw all men to him. It is not us, or our church system, it is Jesus who needs to be lifted up.
In praying for the current events of our day let us boldly confess that Jesus is Lord of all. Let us pray, “Thy Kingdom Come”. When we do this lesser powers will bow to the name above all names – Jesus.

Thetus Tenney
International Coordinator
World Network of Prayer
Pray through Psalm 91.

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What’s right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity–intellect and resources–to do something about them.  Henry Ford II 

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Randy Wight sings America the Beautiful accompanied by the US Army Field Band. The clip was taken from a performance at the Meyerhoff in Baltimore, MD on 12/04/06   The man’s got some soul to be “Wight”.  Enjoy and be proud to be American!

America the Beautiful

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Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day. There is also evidence that organized women’s groups in the South were decorating graves before the end of the Civil War: a hymn published in 1867, “Kneel Where Our Loves are Sleeping” by Nella L. Sweet carried the dedication “To The Ladies of the South who are Decorating the Graves of the Confederate Dead” (Source: Duke University’s Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920). While Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, it’s difficult to prove conclusively the origins of the day. It is more likely that it had many separate beginnings; each of those towns and every planned or spontaneous gathering of people to honor the war dead in the 1860’s tapped into the general human need to honor our dead, each contributed honorably to the growing movement that culminated in Gen Logan giving his official proclamation in 1868. It is not important who was the very first, what is important is that Memorial Day was established. Memorial Day is not about division. It is about reconciliation; it is about coming together to honor those who gave their all.

May we never forget the sacrifice of those who have fought for freedom.  God bless their memory and God please BLESS AMERICA!

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Christmas Wreaths

You owe it to yourself to go to www.writenow.wordpress.com and view the pictures and read the story of these special Christmas Wreaths. The title of the post is “Wreaths Across America”.

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VOTE

EVERYBODY   DON’T   FORGET

TO   VOTE  ON

TUESDAY!

GOD BLESS AMERICA!

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PRESIDENTIAL PRAYER REQUESTS
FOR OCTOBER 12, 2006

Pray for President Bush as he works with world leaders on a coordinated diplomatic response to N. Korea’s testing of nuclear weapons. Pray that the world commitment to a weapon-free Korean peninsula will remain strong. Pray for wisdom for the members of the U.N. Security Council as they consider sanctions against N. Korea and, possibly, Iran.

Pray for the lessons learned at President Bush’s conference on school safety to be implemented by every school. Pray that our schools will be safe places for learning and nurture, and that those who would plan to do harm in our schools will be stopped. Pray that all those who need support or services will receive them before they can harm others.

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Presidential Quote

   Of all the dispositions and habits, which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.
–George Washington, Farewell Address

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