Prayer for Today, 8/7/2014

Our Father in Heaven, I come to Thee in worship and praise.
In gratitude for all that You are, and for all that You do.
You are the most High God, The Almighty and Great God,
and there is no one over You.
You are Sovereign over all, and there is nothing that You
don’t see or know…even to the deepest part of each and every human heart.
You only are worthy of all our praise and worship.

Father, I come to You, seeking Your will, and Your blessing upon all Your children.
I pray that Your will be done here on earth as it is in Heaven.
I pray that we, Your children, may be as quick and eager to do Your will,
to obey You as the angels in Heaven are.
May we as Your children seek You first before anything else, and may we seek
and take advantage of every opportunity to express Your love, and to stand boldly upon the truth of Your Holy Word.

Father, to You, I come, and humbly ask that You in Your goodness and mercy would meet my needs, and those of my brothers and sisters, today.
That today, You will provide all that I might need in every way.
Help me, Father, to live for today, to take this day You’ve given me,
and allow me to use it for Your glory, to honor You, and to express Your love and goodness to each and every person I meet.
Let me fail to miss any opportunity You send my way to love and help those around me.

Father, though I come to You in adoration, in praise, and worship. Even though I come with joy in my heart because of the knowledge You’ve placed there;
I also come with a heavy heart, and in sadness, because I see so many things that hurt my heart, and because I know that there is so little I can do on my own to change those things around me.
My grief would be overwhelming were I to know that You are not in control, that You are not Sovereign over all, and that You have no care or love for us all.
I can’t say that I understand everything that happens, Father, or that I’m not deeply saddened at seeing so much that is wrong and just plain evil happening in the world around me, but I am comforted in the knowledge that though I don’t know nor understand I know that You do.
I know that Your ways are not my ways, that You are limitless, while I am limited
to only what my senses tell me, so please help me to see those things happening in the world at large around me, and the circumstances in which I live day to day through the eyes of hope and faith.

Father, I come to You, not only for myself, but for so many others.
I come to You, Father, on behalf of my brothers and sisters in Christ. I come to You, Father, and I ask that You strengthen us all, that You fill us with Your love and grace, Your mercy and forgiveness. Your gentleness and kindness. Your peace.
Help us to stand upon Your truth, to live according to Your Holy Word, to walk in obedience to Your truth. Most of all help us to walk through this dark world in the light of Your love, beaming, shining in brilliance, as beacons of hope, and faith, and love.

I ask that You be with Your chosen people Israel, Father, that You would put a hedge of protection around them; that You would strengthen them in every way, that You would grant unto them the wisdom and the courage to do as You would have them to. I pray, Father, that You would help us as Your children to express to the world why our hearts should be with them; why we should seek in every way possible to help them, to support them, to comfort them.

I pray, Father, for our country and its citizens. I’m so saddened to see what is happening to our country, Father, and yet I can’t find it in my heart to ask that You ignore the things we’ve done, or that You extend mercy to us when as a country we’ve trampled upon all that You proclaim Holy and precious.
Our sins as a nation are such that You, as our Supreme Judge, as our Perfect, Holy, and Righteous Judge, are so grievous and terrible that we deserve the full brunt of Your condemnation upon us.

Father, I pray for the lost, for those who don’t know Your son, Jesus Christ, as their Lord and Savior. I pray for those who are lost in this world of decadence and depravity, who are slaves ruled by their own passions and desires, who are imprisoned in jail cells of their own making. Who have no hope, no faith, no ability to see beyond this world, and who are living useless, wasted lives with little or nothing of true value to show for their lives. I pray that You will touch these people with Your great love and mercy.

I pray for all those, Father, who are in the midst of struggle. Who are in despair. I pray for those who are mourning the loss of loved ones, and for those who are ill and in pain, for those who are struggling financially. Father, I ask that You will be those in this world who are enduring persecution, who are being martyred for their in Jesus Christ. I ask that You protect them, that You would send them the people and resources that can help, support, and protect them.

Heavenly Father, I pray for those people who are in service to our government. For our President and our representatives in Congress. I pray that You will give them the strength and the courage and the wisdom to make those decisions and implement those policies that would benefit the citizens of our country, and that would help us to be able to those throughout the world who cannot help themselves.

It hurts my heart, Father, when I look at the people around me in this country, and I see the division and hatred that so many have for others. We’ve become so divided as a people that we’ve forgotten that the most important things we have, things that You have given us such as freedom, independence, privacy, and respect are being taken away. Father, I pray, that You would work in my life, and in the lives of all who call upon Your Son, Jesus, to remember our first obligation, and that’s to love our fellow men and women. Help us to remember that no matter what we believe, no matter what we think, no matter what we want, that none of us has the a right
to deny others their right to express and think what they like.

I pray, Father, that You would bring back to us as a nation, and as citizens, to a remembrance of what our country has been in the past, and what made us great in the beginning, and that was our allegiance to and love of You. Never let us forget that it was nothing we’ve done of ourselves that made us great, but it was who, the Almighty and Supreme God, that we were under that made us great.

I thank You, Father, that even as things stand today, that I can still see evidence of Your work and will in this world; that Your love and mercy still flow, and that Your truth, in the form of Your son, our precious Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, as expressed in the Holy Bible still reigns Supreme as Lord of Lords, and King of Kings. May we ever be faithful to follow as He leads.

In His precious name, I pray, Amen.

To Mr. Eric Holder

Mr. Holder

I just want you to know that I am not a racist. I couldn’t care less what color your skin is, but I do care about my country, and I love and support our Constitution, and I hate what you and your cronies are doing to it, and to our country. You more than anyone should support the rule of law, but you seem to be more interested in destroying and denigrating those who wish to live by it, and your refusal to uphold the law, and to properly investigate issues such as the IRS and VA scandals among others is reprehensible, and in my view traitorous. I’m not politically correct, and I don’t couch my meaning in a lot of political doublespeak and mumbojumbo. I just call it as I see it. To me, Sir, it is hard to see you posing in front of our flag but when I really look at it I can’t help but feel that’s it appropriate. Your back is to the flag, Sir, in the picture, and I think it’s very representative of what you’ve done concerning our country. You’ve turned your back upon it, and all U.S. citizens, and when I think of how God has blessed this country, and all our citizens in affording us such tremendous opportunities I’m sickened to see so many who have prospered under it to treat it with so much utter contempt. In truth, Sir, it’s not the country, the U.S.A. that is the most important thing here. Our country has been used as a tool for great good for a long time and will continue to be so used so long as God deems it so, but no one should make the mistake of thinking that the blessings we’ve received have come from anything other than the hand of God. In fairness to you, Sir, I think the same thing can be said of you in that you have been used as a tool as well as have all leaders to bring judgement upon a people who will no longer live as our loving, almighty God would have us to. As a country, I concede, that we deserve you, but that doesn’t make me feel any better. The thing that does make me feel better is in knowing that we all, including you and me, will have to deal with the consequences of our actions. For now, I may have to.live with your insufferable arrogance, and total disregard for the rule of law, but thankfully your term in office won’t last forever. Even with your lack of leadership in this country, that’s still something I can be thankful for.

Wayne Augden

Having My Say

     There are times when you just have to stand up, and say what you have to say.  If you don’t know by my tone, I’ll tell you I’m angry, and I know I’m taking a risk writing when I’m feeling the way I am, but I’m going to write it anyway.  There are a lot of things I don’t like about the country I live in at the moment, but it has more to do with those in leadership positions than it does the country itself.  I watch the news, and the question I ask most often is what the hell is going on in our country?  This is a rhetorical question for the most part because it’s my feeling that anyone with eyes, and a sense of truth can see what’s going on.  How much do the people of this country have to endure from our present leaders before we’ll stand up and do something about it?  In my 52 years, I’ve never seen so much chaos in this country, so much lawlessness, on every level, and the worst of it at the very top.  What are we becoming that we as a people are so willing to put up with all the garbage we’ve been getting?  What’s worse is the people who are trying to stop all this are the ones who are being targeted, marginalized, and shouted down.

 

     Does anyone think even for a minute that President Obama and his administration haven’t lied to the American people over and over again?  He said he would have the most transparent administration in history.  Where is it?  How many scandals have there been?  You can’t operate a government, and it certainly can’t do the country’s business when it’s always embroiled in some sort of controversy.  Benghazi, the IRS targeting scandal, the Veterans Administration scandal, and how many others.  What we’ve done to our Veterans, and military personnel in this country is shameful, and the latest outrage is actually firing military personnel while they’re still in danger in the field.  Are you kidding me?  Why would you want to do that to people who have laid everything on the line for our country?  And what about our southern border?   Our President and our government has done nothing to address this problem, and why should they when it’s their policies and lack there of that have created this monumental problem in the first place. 

 

    Where is our media in this country?  The media aren’t supposed to be partisan in their reporting, nor are they just supposed to make up the news to fit their own narrative.  The media’s role in this country is to be the watchdogs, to inform the public of what is really going on, in our country.  They are not supposed to be the lap dogs of the government, nor anyone’s administration.  

 

     I’ve heard it said that America is in decline, and it is, but I disagree with those people who say that it’s too late for America.  The only thing wrong with America is that we’ve had too much poor leadership, and too many people who think that throwing money at problems is the only way to solve them.  I contend that the only thing wrong with this country is our failure to put God first.

 

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Touching base.

Hi Everybody. I know I’ve been a no-show around here for a while, but I’ve been going to college. I’m working toward my Masters in Christian Counseling, and I’m afraid my free time has been all but taken up by my classes. I’m really enjoying going to school. Keeping busy helps me to keep my focus on something besides the pain I have to endure, and I figure if I have to endure suffering then I may as well use it to help as many people as I can through. I’m looking forward to the Christmas break, and I’m going to try to catch up with you all, and see what you’ve been doing. I want to give a shout out to Lyn Leahz, and congratulate her on her new book. I miss you guys, and think of you often. May God bless and keep you, and I pray you have a wonderful, happy, and very Merry Christmas.

Love to all,
Wayne.