Oct 30 Pray for Our Nation

The Prophet Samuel said to King Saul,
“Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices
as much as in obeying the Lord?
To obey is better than sacrifice,
and to heed is better than the fat of rams.
For rebellion is like the sin of divination,
and arrogance like the evil of idolatry.
Because you have rejected the word of the Lord,
he has rejected you as king.”
~ 1 Samuel 14: 22-23

Oh God of wisdom, justice, and might, we ask your guidance for those who govern us, and on those who would govern us:  the president and vice-president, the Congress, the Supreme Court, and on all those who seek to serve the common good by seeking public office, especially Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan.  Make them all worthy to serve you by serving our country.  Help them remember that the only just government is the government that serves its citizens rather than itself.
~ Excerpt from Archbishop Dolan’s prayer at the RNC convention


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2 responses to “Oct 30 Pray for Our Nation

  1. chrissythehyphenated

    I caught sight of this headline when I was surfing: ‘Argo’ rallies for top box office spot after lackluster debut of ‘Cloud Atlas’. I didn’t know anything about the movies so looked them up. What a surprise (NOT).

    Cloud Atlas: Very strong pagan, slightly mixed, politically correct worldview promoting the false theologies of reincarnation, transmigration of souls, and a universalistic afterlife, while presenting a radical liberal, radical libertarian, hedonistic, pro-homosexual, “transsexual” definition of freedom and love that implicitly attacks Christian, Western values and turns a Christian clergyman into a smarmy pro-slavery advocate, plus some anti-capitalist elements. Oct 30: Cloud Atlast came in second this weekend with a less than impressive $9.6 million

    Argo: A drama about a successful rescue mission during the Iranian hostage crisis should be a slam dunk. This is an inspiring, exciting tale of American intelligence working with another country to pull off a truth-is-stranger-than-fiction success. A patriotic film about the heroic work our clandestine service members perform daily and the importance of working with allies in a common cause. Oct 30: After two weeks in the number two spot, “Argo” jumped into the top spot, winning the weekend with over $12 million.