Old Testament Reference

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Creator and Sustainer of Life

At every newborn baby’s cry, I am reminded to celebrate life.

I am brokenhearted at the blood lust of those demanding the right to kill the unborn. When does an unborn child become vested in the inalienable “right to life” we received from You? When does that right become ascendant and the “right to choose” become moot? Roe’s attempt to define “a moment of viability” fails as medicine advances…spotlighting the futility of man’s attempt to play god. Setting a baby’s humanity at any point beyond conception is arbitrary and doesn’t resolve this moral dilemma.

Please protect those who labor so faithfully for the unborn…and those courageous in the face of violence who stand up to the darkness to end the slaughter of the innocent.

Please forgive our audacity and cleanse us of 50 years of child sacrifice.


Scripture: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you…” Jeremiah 1:5a

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Lord of Unblinking Reality

All around me, I see people trying to escape reality and seeking life in a make-believe world. To avoid personal responsibility, we have become blinded to reality, denying science to promote our preferences.

We have adopted part of a bedtime prayer as our mantra”

“…I wish I may…I wish I might…have the wish I wish tonight…”

The problem is this mantra avoids mention of the authority addressed in this prayer. The prayer is addressed to the “Lord” of all the universe.

He insists that His plans will prevail. He has my best interests at heart. He is too wise to make mistakes and too loving to do harm.

I’m grateful to be His kid. I know He’s got all my tomorrows well planned. Empower me to tell others.


Scripture: “For I know what I have planned for you,’ says the LORD. ‘I have plans to prosper you, not to harm you. I have plans to give you a future filled with hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

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Lord With All Power and Authority

I kneel before You today fearing America is fatally deceived. Like Adam and Eve, we believe we can decide for ourselves what is right and wrong.

Majorities of us have abandoned meaningful commitment to our marriage covenant and our children. We mock morality…any act of selflessness is branded as weak and should be used to our advantage.

Integrity and truth are discarded in favor of the latest trend on social media. Can we be brought back to the “old fashioned” values of previous generations?

Imperfect though our forefathers were…they expressed a humble dependence on heaven. Humility is a virtue we’ve long ago discarded.

First, restore a right heart in me…help me live transparently so those around me might see true humility and virtue.

Please, rescue Your remnant.


Scripture: “The Lord said to his people: ‘You are standing at the crossroads. So, consider your path. Ask where the old, reliable paths are. Ask where the path is that leads to blessing and follow it. If you do, you will find rest for your souls.’ But they said, “We will not follow it!” Jeremiah 6:16

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Lord with a Plan

The security of knowing You are in charge of all my tomorrows is encouraging and gives me great confidence.

I can face each new day and each new challenge without fear, comforted with the understanding that You have my very best in mind and knowing with certainty Your plans for me are perfect.

I wish that meant that I never struggle with daily issues, that the enemy doesn’t bring doubts. But the good news is You are always available to scatter the clouds when I sit before You in prayer.

We are taught to pray, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Help me to live my life to make Your will here on earth a reality for all those living in fear of tomorrow.


Scripture: “For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for prosperity and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

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King of Righteousness

When profit is more important than right, we’ve lost our way. When power is more important than justice, we’ve lost our way.

As I look at the Rio Grande, I fear we’ve lost our way. Human trafficking and drug trafficking flourish at our southern border. The cartels profiting from both are more powerful in this region than our government. The war for power and profits is destroying America. Our border patrol is powerless to stop it.

Please shine Your light brightly on this corruption and evil destroying innocent lives and American families. Bring those on both sides of the border responsible for this carnage to justice. Protect the brave men and women thrust into harm’s way as this battle rages.

Demonstrate Your mighty power.


Scripture: “They are evil! So, in my anger I will strike them like a violent storm.” Jeremiah 23:19

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Avenger of Evil

I am ashamed of my country. We have embraced the darkness. We live only for ourselves. I have never seen corruption so brazen and public and the law mocked as it is in America today.

Without a turning from the secular world’s willful rejection of Your authority and to Your mercy, we have no future. Every day Your guardrails of protection are cast aside so that we may pursue our own desires regardless of the impact on others. Kindness and graciousness are cruelly abandoned for short-term pleasure. We desperately seek peace for our souls yet reject the source of peace that passes all understanding.

Make visible what the end of our rebellion will be…show us the way of escape. Cause Your children to speak with authority.


Scripture: “The LORD said to his people: “You are standing at the crossroads. So consider your path. Ask where the old, reliable paths are. Ask where the path is that leads to blessing and follow it. If you do, you will find rest for your souls.” Jeremiah 6:16

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Teacher and Constrainer

Honor and virtue are not innate to the human heart. Our natural instincts are selfish and debasing. You teach that only by accepting Your standards and inviting Your Spirit into our lives can we hope to make wise and honorable decisions.

Even then, I still fail, but You are there…as soon as I call…to restore me to the right path. You are my protection and the source of my wisdom. You are the joy of my life. I want to be strong and immovable in defense of truth and the most vulnerable. I want to live an honorable live…empower me.

I want to live an exemplary life and to hear when You call me home, “Well done My good and faithful servant”. Show me the way!


Scripture: “The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?” Jeremiah 17:9

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Father of Love and Forgiveness

Honor and virtue are not innate human traits. Our natural instincts are self-centered and debasing. You teach that I…and each of us have fallen victim to a sin nature inherited from our earliest forefathers.

Honor and virtue are learned from You and passed on from generation to generation. When the traditional family breaks down…following generations are left without protection from this fallen world.

So, even as I proclaim my desire to do what’s right…I cannot be honorable and virtuous without Your Spirit living in me and guarding against my natural impulses.
I want to live an honorable life…to be strong and immovable in defense of the most vulnerable. Help me!

When I enter the eternity, You have prepared for me…I want to hear, “Well done My good and faithful servant.”


Scripture: ““The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?” Jeremiah 17:9

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Healer of Wounded Hearts

Thank You for the centuries of blessings You have given to America. As our Creator, You have been so good to us even when we failed to live up to our promises.

But, today my heart is broken. We have become arrogant, believing we know better than You. We have denied Your love. We have set our own course with a total disregard for Your standards and Your guidance. So many among us have chosen to embrace a new “woke” lifestyle rejecting Your teachings as old-fashioned and out-of-step with the 21st century.

But, Father, there remains a remnant faithful to You, thankful for Christ, our rescue from the darkness that surrounds us. Strengthen our courage and embolden our voices, empower us to make a difference.


Scripture: “The LORD said to his people: “You are standing at the crossroads. So consider your path. Ask where the old, reliable paths are. Ask where the path is that leads to blessing and follow it. If you do, you will find rest for your souls.” Jeremiah 6:16

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The God Without Unintended Consequences

American hubris is laughable in its willful blindness. In our mistaken faith in human wisdom, we regularly broadcast our foolishness to billions of people.

Take for example our medical community smugly announcing their preference for manmade laboratory vaccines above natural immunity to counter the Wuhan virus. Or simply listen the pharma companies’ advertising their latest and greatest miracle drug…if you listen carefully, you’ll discover often nearly half of their message addresses the unintended consequences (side effects) of their product.

Not once in the timeless history of the universe has God encountered an unintended consequence resulting from His work.

Whenever I trust the foolishness of man before the perfection of my Creator I am trusting darkness above the light. Man’s works are marked by unintended consequences…God’s handiwork never is.


Scripture “My people are fools; they do not know me. They are senseless children; they have no understanding. They are skilled in doing evil; they know not how to do good.” Jeremiah 4:22

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