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My prayer list

Those offended by religious sentiment may wish to stop reading.

For the past month I have been praying for the birthers – not for birthers in general, but for a short list of named individuals. I didn’t plan to share the list except to say that I have added SSgt. Daryn J. Moran today.

It may sound condescending for one person to say that they are praying for someone they disagree with, but my petition to God is not for them to “see the light” or to “get what they deserve.” The point of my concern is that those I pray for are not at peace in their lives. They are anxious and they are angry. Those, such as Moran, are in conflict with their families and they are placing themselves in harms way. Being a birther is in many ways its own punishment.

I’m not anticipating any miracle, but it is difficult to respond harshly to someone I pray for. That’s the point. The direct beneficiary of prayer is the one who prays.

Do I have any pleasure in the death of the wicked,” declares the Lord GOD, “rather than that he should turn from his ways and live?

Ezekiel 18:23

24 Responses to My prayer list

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    richCares August 14, 2011 at 9:46 pm #

    “Being a birther is in many ways its own punishment.”
    how true, the birther I know lost his family, his daughter wants nothing to do with him, it proves birtherism is a tragedy, look at john, falling for every OMG moment yet he ignores the fact that they all failed.

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    Howard D Doyle August 15, 2011 at 1:06 am #

    Well said, Doc.

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    misha August 15, 2011 at 2:54 am #

    I have written this before, and got hate mail:

    Israel should be using Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu as their examples, not Germany.

  4. avatar
    Daniel August 15, 2011 at 12:41 pm #

    Prayer often does not help, but it never hurt.

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    Mary Brown August 15, 2011 at 8:06 pm #

    Thank you for reminding us.

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    joyeagle August 15, 2011 at 11:52 pm #

    Fascinating. Thanks!

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    Dr. Ron Polland August 16, 2011 at 8:04 am #

    God is a birther. God is on the side of those who pursue His truth despite of the personal costs to themselves. God requires us to seek what is Good and battle against what is Evil. Remember that Sama’el appears to us as an Angel of Light to trick us into doing things that are wrong.

    Jeremiah 23:16 This is what the LORD Almighty says: “Do not listen to what the prophets are prophesying to you; they fill you with false hopes. They speak visions from their own minds, not from the mouth of the LORD.

    Matthew 7:20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.

    Luke 6:44 Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thorn bushes, or grapes from briers.

    I know that you live in two different worlds, that what you tell your forum members is what they want to hear and not is everything that you personally believe.

    Obama’s approval rating is at 40% and falling and not because of anything that birthers have done. Do you really want another 4 years of him?

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    Bovril August 16, 2011 at 8:33 am #

    Tut tut Ronnie,

    I’m reliably informed that God has an issue with those who take His name in vain, particularly lying feckwit forgers.

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    Scientist August 16, 2011 at 8:51 am #

    God? Jesus? Moses? Mohammed? Buddha? Krishna? Where are their birth certificates?

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    Dr. Conspiracy August 16, 2011 at 9:54 am #

    On this point I will agree. The birthers have been wholly ineffectual in accomplishing anything except getting themselves worked up.

    Dr. Ron Polland: Obama’s approval rating is at 40% and falling and not because of anything that birthers have done.

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    Dr. Conspiracy August 16, 2011 at 9:59 am #

    And what are the fruits of birtherism? Anger, wrath, lying, slander, pride, bitterness, malice, violent language, blasphemy, enmity, disputes, clamor, abusive speech, anxiety, family discord and foolishness.

    Dr. Ron Polland: Luke 6:44 Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thorn bushes, or grapes from briers.

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    Bovril August 16, 2011 at 10:57 am #

    Now, not that I would ever drop to the sad and pathetic tactic of quoting from the Bible in refutation…..but…. 😎

    Based on Proverbs and King Solomon, Birthers are hitting or aiming to hit all of his 7 deadly sins….

    A proud look.
    A lying tongue.
    Hands that shed innocent blood.
    A heart that devises wicked plots.
    Feet that are swift to run into mischief.
    A deceitful witness that uttereth lies.
    Him that soweth discord among brethren

    Even with the “classic” 7 I’m seeing a pattern of at least 5 of the 7…….

    Greed (Excess for certain)
    Acedia (the neglect to take care of something that one should do, Sloth)
    Wrath (’nuff said)
    Envy (how many of them graduated from Harvard, became a Senator or President)
    Pride (Oh do we see that, Puzzie, Kerchner, Farah etc)

    Just sayin’

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    Daniel August 16, 2011 at 1:34 pm #

    Dr. Ron Polland: God is a birther.

    You might want to be careful about telling God what He has to support. God is famous for not liking that sort of hubris.

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    Daniel August 16, 2011 at 1:37 pm #

    Bovril:
    Now, not that I would ever drop to the sad and pathetic tactic of quoting from the Bible in refutation…..but….

    Based on Proverbs and King Solomon, Birthers are hitting or aiming to hit all of his 7 deadly sins….

    A proud look.
    A lying tongue.
    Hands that shed innocent blood.
    A heart that devises wicked plots.
    Feet that are swift to run into mischief.
    A deceitful witness that uttereth lies.
    Him that soweth discord among brethren

    Even with the “classic” 7 I’m seeing a pattern of at least 5 of the 7…….

    Greed (Excess for certain)
    Acedia (the neglect to take care of something that one should do, Sloth)
    Wrath (’nuff said)
    Envy (how many of them graduated from Harvard, became a Senator or President)
    Pride (Oh do we see that, Puzzie, Kerchner, Farah etc)

    Just sayin’

    The “shedding of innocent blood part is on it’s way. Birthers will spawn terrorism, if history is any teacher at all.

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    JoZeppy August 16, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

    Dr. Ron Polland: God is a birther.

    I always know the odds are good that a con-job is afoot when someone claims to speak for God.

    Dr. Ron Polland: God is on the side of those who pursue His truth despite of the personal costs to themselves.

    I have yet to meet a birther that would know the truth if it hit them upside the ahead. Your statment is particularly ironic considering your history of spewing lies and b.s.

    Dr. Ron Polland: God requires us to seek what is Good and battle against what is Evil.

    The problem is that so many of right wing hacks is they view everything in this black and white world where everything is a battle of good against evil, and they seem to perfectly willing to lie or embrace lies in support of thier holy jihad against the satanic liberals.

    Dr. Ron Polland: I know that you live in two different worlds, that what you tell your forum members is what they want to hear and not is everything that you personally believe.

    There goes another irony meter. I suppose the fact based world is a foreign destination for you.

    Dr. Ron Polland: Obama’s approval rating is at 40% and falling and not because of anything that birthers have done.

    You are correct. Birthers are totally irrelevant.

    Dr. Ron Polland: Do you really want another 4 years of him?

    And thank you for showing your actual motivation. You see, whether we want another 4 years of President Obama has nothing to do with his Constitutional qualifications to hold the office. This goes back to your jihad against what you perceive as evil, and your willingness to lie in support of that war.

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    jayHG August 16, 2011 at 2:40 pm #

    JoZeppy………..EXCELLENT!!!!!

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    jayHG August 16, 2011 at 2:41 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy: On this point I will agree. The birthers have been wholly ineffectual in accomplishing anything except getting themselves worked up.

    My favorite post of this thread………so far, anyhow.

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    aarrgghh August 16, 2011 at 2:55 pm #

    “i distrust those people who know so well what god wants them to do, because i notice it always coincides with their own desires.”
    — susan b. anthony

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    G August 16, 2011 at 3:02 pm #

    Well said! That succinctly sums up birtherism.

    JoZeppy: And thank you for showing your actual motivation. You see, whether we want another 4 years of President Obama has nothing to do with his Constitutional qualifications to hold the office. This goes back to your jihad against what you perceive as evil, and your willingness to lie in support of that war.

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    Northland10 August 16, 2011 at 8:22 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy: On this point I will agree. The birthers have been wholly ineffectual in accomplishing anything except getting themselves worked up.

    Hmm… I think there may be a new quote of the day here.

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    Northland10 August 16, 2011 at 8:27 pm #

    Dr. Ron Polland:
    Stuff

    I see you are now showing us the error of proof-texting scripture. Scripture does not exist so we can show others we are right and the blind fool who does so is certainly not interested in what scripture says.

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    Northland10 August 16, 2011 at 8:29 pm #

    Daniel: You might want to be careful about telling God what He has to support. God is famous for not liking that sort of hubris.

    Rather annoying of God, isn’t it. πŸ˜‰

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    Sef August 17, 2011 at 2:35 pm #

    Maybe your prayers have been answered?
    https://nativeborncitizen.wordpress.com/2011/08/17/poll-tea-party-less-popular-than-atheists-and-muslims/

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    Dr. Conspiracy August 18, 2011 at 2:41 pm #

    According to his YouTube video, Moran is praying for President Obama.