Is the American People Really Looking forward to FOUR more Years?
In the year 2012
"One Nation under GOD", based on Psalm 33:12, which reminds us "blessed is the nation whose GOD is LORD."
Are WE ONE NATION, do we understand the Psalm?
We are at war with many nations and our troops are in harm's way every day, our economy is upside down and hope and change did nothing but add more salt on the battle field of our wounds.
On May 3rd, 2012, Millions will answer that call to prayer in observance of the 61st annual National Day of Prayer just as we are doing today. My question to all, is do we really understand the meaning of "One Nation under GOD"? Do we really understand, "One Nation under GOD?"
In a chapter, written by Rus Walton, "Our very political superstructures stand upon the critical bedrock of cherished Biblical principles."
I dare say, do we understand the beginning of this Nation? I fear we have neglected our responsibilities as citizens of this great land and words of wisdom never heard by most.
There were many things that have passed across the bows before the American people, but today we must put our faith where it belongs. We have no chose in this time. We must see it for what it really is and what its intentions are! God created this Republic and Patriots stood their ground to protect it. We are being lead by our GOD and the Patriots which created HER and Understand HER.
What is a Patriot? Is it to just lead soldiers being melted down in balls for bullets or is it something far greater?
Last year, Obama our president, the soul representative of America gave Muslims the theme! However, this nations was not created my Muslims, Islam's, Jihad or anything else, it was created by our GOD, our only GOD, our Savior. Our GOD will cast out the demons in due course.
Obama throws around the words of past Presidents to gain favor towards the public as if he really cares. Last year he quoted Abraham Lincoln. He stated in his comment, "Throughout our history, Americans have turned to prayer for strength, inspiration, and solidarity.
Prayer has played an important role in the American story and in shaping our Nation's leaders. President Abraham Lincoln once said, "I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for the day."
That being said, it had no substance, feeling or anything remotely connected to Obama's thoughts. It was just words.
He does this in speeches but the only times I have seen him bow was to a Saudi King or take his shoes off while entering a mosque. What a disgrace!
On March 30th, 1863 President Abraham Lincoln stated the following: A Proclamation 97.
Proclamation 97 - Appointing a Day of National Humiliation, Fasting, and Prayer
March 30, 1863
By the President of the United States of America
Whereas the Senate of the United States, devoutly recognizing the supreme authority and just government of Almighty God in all the affairs of men and of nations, has by a resolution requested the President to designate and set apart a day for national prayer and humiliation; and
Whereas it is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon, and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord;
And, insomuch as we know that by His divine law nations, like individuals, are subjected to punishments and chastisements in this world, may we not justly fear that the awful calamity of civil war which now desolates the land may be but a punishment inflicted upon us for our presumptuous sins, to the needful end of our national reformation as a whole people? We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.
It behooves us, then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.
Now, therefore, in compliance with the request, and fully concurring in the views of the Senate, I do by this my proclamation designate and set apart Thursday, the 30th day of April, 1863, as a day of national humiliation, fasting, and prayer. And I do hereby request all the people to abstain on that day from their ordinary secular pursuits, and to unite at their several places of public worship and their respective homes in keeping the day holy to the Lord and devoted to the humble discharge of the religious duties proper to that solemn occasion.
All this being done in sincerity and truth, let us then rest humbly in the hope authorized by the divine teachings that the united cry of the nation will be heard on high and answered with blessings no less than the pardon of our national sins and the restoration of our now divided and suffering country to its former happy condition of unity and peace. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington, this 30th day of March, A. D. 1863, and of the Independence of the United States the eighty-seventh.
By the President:
WILLIAM H. SEWARD, Secretary of State .
Read more at the American Presidency Project:
On April 16th, 2010 1:34 PM from CBS News it was stated: National Day of Prayer Deemed Unconstitutional, but Obama will recognize it anyway. Anyway?
What does that say to the American people?
On April 29th, 2011 from the White House web site this was Obama's National Day of Prayer.
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
April 29, 2011
Throughout our history, Americans have turned to prayer for strength, inspiration, and solidarity.
Prayer has played an important role in the American story and in shaping our Nation's leaders. President Abraham Lincoln once said, "I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for the day." The late Coretta Scott King recounted a particularly difficult night, during the Montgomery bus boycott, when her husband, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., received a threatening phone call and prayed at the kitchen table, saying, "Lord, I have nothing left. I have nothing left. I have come to the point where I can't face it alone." Dr. King said, in that moment of prayer, he was filled with a sense of comfort and resolve, which his wife credited as a turning point in the civil rights movement.
It is thus fitting that, from the earliest years of our country's history, Congress and Presidents have set aside days to recognize the role prayer has played in so many definitive moments in our history. On this National Day of Prayer, let us follow the example of President Lincoln and Dr. King. Let us be thankful for the liberty that allows people of all faiths to worship or not worship according to the dictates of their conscience, and let us be thankful for the many other freedoms and blessings that we often take for granted.
Let us pray for the men and women of our Armed Forces and the many selfless sacrifices they and their families make on behalf of our Nation. Let us pray for the police officers, firefighters, and other first responders who put themselves in harm's way every day to protect their fellow citizens. And let us ask God for the sustenance and guidance for all of us to meet the great challenges we face as a Nation.
Let us remember in our thoughts and prayers those who have been affected by natural disasters at home and abroad in recent months, as well as those working tirelessly to render assistance. And, at a time when many around the world face uncertainty and unrest, but also hold resurgent hope for freedom and justice, let our prayers be with men and women everywhere who seek peace, human dignity, and the same rights we treasure here in America.
The Congress, by Public Law 100-307, as amended, has called on the President to issue each year a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a "National Day of Prayer."
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 5, 2011, as a National Day of Prayer. I invite all citizens of our Nation, as their own faith or conscience directs them, to join me in giving thanks for the many blessings we enjoy, and I ask all people of faith to join me in asking God for guidance, mercy, and protection for our Nation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-ninth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand eleven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.
Do we really want this man for four more years?
Obama likes to bring up Ronald Reagan in many of his speeches. We are witness to it. However, this what Ronald Reagan actually did.
March 19th, 1981
Proclamation 4826 - National Day of Prayer, 1981
March 19, 1981
By the President of the United States of America
Our Nation's motto "In God We Trust"-was not chosen lightly. It reflects a basic recognition that there is a divine authority in the universe to which this Nation owes homage.
Throughout our history Americans have put their faith in God and no one can doubt that we have been blessed for it. The earliest settlers of this land came in search of religious freedom. Landing on a desolate shoreline, they established a spiritual foundation that has served us ever since.
It was the hard work of our people, the freedom they enjoyed and their faith in God that built this country and made it the envy of the world. In all of our great cities and towns evidence of the faith of our people is found: houses of worship of every denomination are among the oldest structures.
While never willing to bow to a tyrant, our forefathers were always willing to get to their knees before God. When catastrophe threatened, they turned to God for deliverance. When the harvest was bountiful the first thought was thanksgiving to God.
Prayer is today as powerful a force in our Nation as it has ever been. We as a Nation should never forget this source of strength. And while recognizing that the freedom to choose a Godly path is the essence of liberty, as a Nation we cannot but hope that more of our citizens would, through prayer, come into a closer relationship with their Maker.
Recognizing our great heritage, the Congress, by Joint Resolution approved April 17, 1952 ( 36 U.S.C. 169h; 66 Stat. 64), has called upon the President to set aside a suitable day each year as a National Day of. Prayer.
Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Thursday, May 7, 1981, National Day of Prayer. On that day I ask all who believe to join with me in giving thanks to Almighty God for the blessings He has bestowed on this land and the protection He affords us as a people. Let us as a Nation join together before God, fully aware of the trials that lie ahead and the need, yes, the necessity, for divine guidance. With unshakeable faith in God and the liberty which is heritage, we as a free Nation will surely survive and prosper.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this nineteenth day of March, in year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fifth.
Read more at the American Presidency Project: Ronald Reagan: Proclamation 4826 - National Day of Prayer, 1981
Today we are left with a system failure. The system is broken but also being abused by progressive motives. The twist and turns of Obama and company are in question?
Today is the PEOPLES NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER?
America, WE have a SYSTEM FAILURE. REBOOT, REBOOT, REBOOT?
CHOICES ARE AT HAND
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Your Friend and Patriot,
Terry W. Bettis