On a site I do not wish to advertise is a list entitled 10 weird things about Sarah Palin, and as you may imagine, the article demeans and deprecates Governor Palin. The most telling and objectionable statement is this: Sara Palin prays.
She prays? How weird. Governor Palin prays when she faces a problem? when she needs direction? when she needs strength? when one of her babies is sick? when her daughter is pregnant out of wedlock? when her husband is discouraged? when her state is challenged? when Trig is about to be born? when she has been tapped as VP candidate? when Track is ready to be deployed? She prays? How strange? Weird woman, that Sarah Palin.
Calling Sarah Palin weird because she prays indicts our founding fathers. Be assured, they prayed, for our country is built on Judeo/Christian values. Many would have us believe otherwise, but they are either dishonest or quite mistaken. I want to remind you of a few facts.
1. The founding of America, beginning with Christopher Columbus was of a godly nature. In 1504 he wrote a book in which he says,
“I prayed to the most merciful Lord about my heart’s great desire…it was the Lord who put into my mind…the fact that it would be possible to sail from here to the Indies. There is no question that the inspiration was from the Holy spirit…
Columbus also wrote, “I am a most unworthy sinner, but I have cried out to the Lord for grace and mercy, and they have covered me completely.”
2. From the beginning, Christians in Europe viewed the New World as a place for religious freedom and a haven and an opportunity to spread the Gospel. Their earliest legal documents reflect their commitment to Christ and their mission. In 1620, the Pilgrims established the Mayflower Compact before they landed at Plymouth Rock. The document said,
“In the presence of God, Amen. We…do by these presents solemnly and mutually in the presence of God, and one another, covenant and combine ourselves into a civil body politic.”
3. The Continental Congress called for a day of fasting and prayer within the colonies, beseeching God to give guidance and direction as to whether they should secede from England before they signed the Declaration of Independence.
4. Recall that the Continental Congress began its sessions with prayer, a practice that is followed by both houses of Congress today.
Governor Sarah Palin prays? Sarah Palin may become our vice-president..and she prays? Sarah Palin may one day become president of the United States…and she prays? Sara Palin may go beyond a written, ordered prayer and earnestly intreat God for His direction, for His will, for His protection? Sarah Palin prays in the Spirit?
Let us trust such to be the case. Let us continue to believe this is possible, and to work fervently to insure its coming to pass, for nothing, I tell you nothing will correct the ills of our country as will godly leadership who leads our country back into a holy awareness of God.
Many of you will be familiar with this portion of scripture: to others it will be new. I ask you to read it carefully and to consider it’s timely message.
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” II Chronicles 7:14
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