Government Shut Down Prayer

This month those legislators elected to ‘solve’ problems for our country were, once again, unable to resolve the issue of ObamaCare (Americans don’t want the government’s version of health insurance forced on them) and the national debt (for some reason legislators continue to think that it’s still all right to continually incur debt without a repayment strategy).

Each of us must realize that little ‘g’ government can never be all things to all people.  The U. S. Constitution limits the responsibilities of the Federal government, but decades of man-made solutions that sound good in theory have actually enslaved generations of people to codependency (it’s not my responsibility), high taxes (mostly on the backs of the middle class) and interest payments on the enormous debt (the borrower is the slave to the lender).

All legislators are under enormous pressure from those who benefit from government largess (government contracts) and entitlement programs (food stamps, phones, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security).   All the while, current taxpayers are continually told they must pay more while working less, all due to excessive taxation without adequate representation.  And our children and grandchildren will be left to pay off the enormous debt.

This man-made problem needs a GOD-SIZED SOLUTION. 

Therefore, PUT ON THE FULL ARMOR OF GODEph 6:10-14 (GW)

Finally, receive your power from the Lord and from his mighty strength.

Put on all the armor that God supplies. In this way you can take a stand against the devil’s strategies.

This is not a wrestling match against a human opponent. We are wrestling with rulers, authorities, the powers who govern this world of darkness, and spiritual forces that control evil in the heavenly world.

For this reason, take up all the armor that God supplies. Then you will be able to take a stand during these evil days. Once you have overcome all obstacles, you will be able to STAND YOUR GROUND.

Heavenly Father, America’s Founders looked to you for wisdom, strength, courage and guidance to write the Declaration of Independence and U. S. Constitution.  However, in the past 100 years government “leaders” have assumed powers and control not granted by the founding documents.  And enslavement is the result:  codependency, debt, immorality and many other sins.

We are all guilty of wanting something for nothing.  However, everything ultimately has a cost and a price was paid.

Millions of Americans are hurting.  Lost jobs, lost homes, broken families, and pain that may last a lifetime.

Our elected legislators too often call good evil, and evil good.  They do so at their peril; there are always consequences to sin.  No sin is overlooked.  Discipline is a reality.  No sin goes unpunished.

Please forgive our complacency, because we believed the lie that we can have something for nothing.

Please protect our leaders who stand strong in your Word.

Please discipline those leaders who stand in the way of righteousness.

Please instill courage in those leaders who truly love America.

Please protect our leaders from the influence and lies of the devil, who roams about seeking who he may devour – 1 Peter 5:8

May the citizens of America become so weary of sin and degradation in our nation’s leaders that they seek out godly leaders.  Only then can America be restored.

In Jesus’ Name ~ Amen

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About SHIRLEY KUFELDT

Everyone says that a Christian should journal their prayer requests. Several years ago I finally found a system that works for me and have been journaling my prayer requests ever since. I became a Christian in my 30’s but wonder how I ever missed the invitation to accept Christ prior to that time. Bible Bites makes it easy to be exposed to, and respond to, one Scripture each day. It’s like a having a conversation with God!