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THE WORD

Prayer

By Michael Bonsall

I am completely unapologetic about my Christian beliefs and faith. As a Christian, I pray daily and often for my country and the world at large.

We can think of prayer as calling God and having a conversation with Him. Much like talking to our best friend or loved one, prayer is simply a heartfelt conversation with the Almighty. Prayer is not difficult, does not require a special process, or ritualistic practice, it is simply earnestly seeking an audience and conversation with our Lord.

Prayer is a humbling and yet incredibly rewarding event that can leave one feeling supercharged and ready to defeat any, and all, enemies. Prayer is richly rewarding as it empowers us with a sense of invincibility because we have God and the Heavenly Hosts at our side. Prayer can take place anywhere, anytime, and no matter what is happening around us. Prayer allows us to disconnect from the chaos and savagery of the secular world and allow us to enter into a place of peace and calm. Prayer and being in His presence afford us a place of refuge from the most violent and raging storms of life. An invincible fortress is formed as we lean into Jesus for comfort and protection.

Now, there are many who for whatever reason, do not know about Christianity or reject it and that is their right to do so. Rather than condemn those who are not Christian, my job is to share the joy of Christianity and to encourage those whom I encounter to experience a life of peace and joy because of eternal salvation through Jesus. I eagerly accept and obey my commission to share Jesus with anyone and everyone all the time. Our lives are short and can be gone completely in the blink of an eye, but we will spend an eternity afterward and there are only two choices for where we will spend that eternity. One eternal destination is in the presence of God with Jesus and the other is too horrible to even imagine. The choice is obvious and yet far too many have not made their decision or even experienced a personal relationship with God.

The people who risked everything to flee from religious tyranny and come to establish a free country which over two hundred years later would be the America in which we currently live were deeply religious and more than willing to risk their very lives to be able to embrace freedom. They were well aware of the importance of God to them and the importance of God to the very survival of our country. Throughout history, examples of incredible men and women of faith can be seen rising above any conflict or crisis they faced based largely on their strength of faith which drove them forward regardless of the challenge. Even death has failed to be a strong enough deterrent to fighting for one’s religious freedom and belief in God.

Prayer has sustained and comforted men and women through any conceivable crisis that they faced throughout recorded history up to our present life. If Christianity and prayer were so important to men and women from the beginning of the world, don’t you think it might be just as important today?

We are faced with some of the worst conflicts since our country began. Violence and hatred run rampant and escaping it is nearly impossible. Fear-mongering is everywhere and dividing us more than we have ever experienced before and definitely will, if it hasn’t already done so already, impact each of us on a personal level. And, it’s all likely to get MUCH worse as the November 3rd election is upon us in a few short weeks.

How will we contend with the challenges when they land on our doorstep and have a direct effect on us? The outcome will be a result of our personal worldview.

Personally, my reaction will be to immediately drop to my knees to pray fervently. The greatest power on earth is not of this earth but resides in Heaven. I will pray without end to my God until I go home to Him. That is my choice and I gladly profess and claim it.

America was always intended to resist and push back against all forms of dissent and to remain an orderly, safe, haven for the law-abiding, hardworking, people seeking the American dream of pursuing life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Our Founders never intended for us to live in fear of mob rule, or tyranny at the hands of anyone. America was founded to escape the very things that the radical Left so desires to impose upon us, even by force or whatever means necessary.

Wake up America! The election before us is the most consequential of our lifetime. PRAY. Fervently pray! And, as important, VOTE!

God bless America!

 

Submitted by Michael Bonsall. Mike is an Air Force Veteran and former Law Enforcement Officer with BS in Theology who loves Jesus, America, and Patriotism. You can read more of Mike’s thoughts at SardonicScribe.com. Image credit voanews.com.

 

 

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