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Senate chaplain's prayer: Save the country from itself

Posted by on Dec. 30, 2012 at 9:30 PM
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Senate chaplain's prayer: Save the country from itself

 

As lawmakers try to find a last-minute deal to avert the "fiscal cliff," the chamber's chaplain, the Rev. Barry C. Black, pleaded with God on Sunday to help Congress "save us from self-inflicted wounds."

"As we gather this weekend with so much work left undone, guide our lawmakers with your wisdom," the chaplain prayed in opening the Senate session in the early afternoon.

His words echoed those of President Obama, who three times in recent weeks has urged Congress to avoid a "self-inflicted" wound by letting all tax rates rise.

Mr. Black and his counterpart in the House, the Rev. Patrick J. Conroy, have used their opening prayers in recent days to highlight the divides that have riven Congress over the past two years and that are intensifying as the end-of-year deadlines for tax increases and spending cuts loom.

Last week, Father Conroy prayed for God's assistance "as many Americans experience anxiety about their future," and the week before he noted the "many pressures" they were facing.



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by on Dec. 30, 2012 at 9:30 PM
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PeeperSqueak
by on Dec. 30, 2012 at 9:34 PM
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Amen !

cbk_mom3
by on Dec. 30, 2012 at 10:32 PM
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Quoting PeeperSqueak:

Amen !


gsprofval
by Gold Member on Dec. 30, 2012 at 10:35 PM
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Notice that even the Senate and House pray for God's guidance!

 

cbk_mom3
by on Dec. 30, 2012 at 10:37 PM
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Quoting gsprofval:

Notice that even the Senate and House pray for God's guidance!

 

We can only hope and pray they have finally realized just how desperately this country is in need of God's presence and guidance, if there is to ever be any hope for any of us, or for our country to return to her former glory.

29again
by Gold Member on Dec. 30, 2012 at 10:41 PM
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I don't believe that Obama really wants them to stop the tax hikes.  He needs those to pay for the raises he is handing out. 

Another thing, this is going to shock a few people who firmly believe in that "constitutional" separation of church and state, you know, where there is NO religion at all in government! 

Aivlys_
by Bronze Member on Dec. 30, 2012 at 10:44 PM
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Praise God!
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imamomzilla
by on Dec. 30, 2012 at 11:29 PM
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*claps*

blondekosmic15
by Blonde on Dec. 31, 2012 at 1:10 AM
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Uh oh.... religion and politics. Where's the left?

cbk_mom3
by on Dec. 31, 2012 at 8:12 AM


Quoting blondekosmic15:

Uh oh.... religion and politics. Where's the left?

They're all over on the post about Hillary's "blood clot", defending her, and telling us how horrible we are for not believing it. Were it Sarah Palin, they'd be dancing in the streets, and praying for her death. Such hypocrits, and they say we are. They are simply transparent and pathetic.

blondekosmic15
by Blonde on Dec. 31, 2012 at 9:33 AM

 

Quoting cbk_mom3:


Quoting blondekosmic15:

Uh oh.... religion and politics. Where's the left?

They're all over on the post about Hillary's "blood clot", defending her, and telling us how horrible we are for not believing it. Were it Sarah Palin, they'd be dancing in the streets, and praying for her death. Such hypocrits, and they say we are. They are simply transparent and pathetic.

cbk, there certainly is a double standard for many on the left. As Christians we pray for the sick and suffering including those we disagree with politically & religiously. The filth directed @ Sarah Palin is uncalled for but telling on the part of some liberals.

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