14 Days of Prayer for America – put America back to work

+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
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Psalm 90:17 (ESV)

Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!

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Annin Flag Factory in Coshocton, Ohio.
Annin Flag Factory in Coshocton, Ohio.

Prayer for Work: (USCCB)

Creator God,

Thank you for providing us with the gift to share our talents.

Provide our community, our nation, our world the fortitude to provide work for all which is decent and fair.

Make us faithful stewards of your creation to enhance the human dignity of our global family.

We ask this in the name of Jesus, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit now and forever. Amen
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Creator God:

Americans have prospered because of their work ethic. It’s consistent with the way you have made us – to live with dignity and self-respect, to provide for ourselves and our families, and to build a better future for our children.

But now, record numbers of Americans are unemployed without hope of finding work. American jobs have been shipped overseas, American factories have been abandoned, American cities have been decimated, and American middle-class families have born the brunt of it – all at the hands of multi-national corporations and globalization.

Creator God: look with favor on America’s workers and the efforts of Donald Trump to bring their jobs back. I ask specifically that –

+ America’s international trade deals, e.g. NAFTA and the  TPP, be abandoned or renegotiated to benefit American workers.

+ America’s new Secretary of the Treasury identify China as a currency manipulator.

+ America’s new Secretary of Commerce and Trade Representatives identify all foreign trading abuses that unfairly impact American workers and take appropriate measures to remedy them under international law.

+ America’s energy production restrictions be lifted creating trillions of dollars worth of job-producing American energy reserves, including shale, oil, natural gas, and clean coal.

Creator God: Put America back to work again.
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+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit – one God forever. Amen.

15 Days of Prayer for America – ethics reform

+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
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Jeremiah 5:1‭-‬2 (NLT)

“Run up and down every street in Jerusalem,” says the Lord . “Look high and low; search throughout the city! If you can find even one just and honest person, I will not destroy the city. But even when they are under oath, saying, ‘As surely as the Lord lives,’ they are still telling lies!”

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Prayer:

Lord God:

The corruption and special interest collusion in Washington, DC has poisoned every branch of our government to the point where the concerns of ordinary people are completely ignored until the next election when politicians need our vote.

You have established a government in America – “of the people, by the people, and for the people” – and Donald Trump has proposed sweeping ethics reform that will return the government to the people.

Lord  God: I ask that you will raise up Donald Trump as our next president so that the expression “honest politician” may no longer be an oxymoron and that you will find honest men and women serving in government when you search Washington, DC in the coming years.

Specifically I ask for:

+ Term limits – to replace professional politicians with citizen legislators who have a life and career outside of Washington.

+ Federal employee hiring freeze – to reduce the bloated federal workforce through attrition, with the exception of military, public safety, and public health.

+ Reduction in  federal regulations – to stimulate entrepreneurship and economic growth that has been strangled by special interest lobbyists.

+ Lobbyist 5 year-ban – to prevent White House and Congressional officials from exerting undue influence and profiteering after leaving government service.

+ Foreign Lobbyist lifetime ban – to prevent White House officials from representing foreign governments and profiteering after leaving government service.

+ Foreign Lobbyist fundraising ban – to protect the integrity of American elections.

Lord God: You are searching for justice and honesty in our land. May you find them in the Office of the next President of the United States.
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+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit – one God forever. Amen.

16 Days of Prayer for America – more on our side

+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
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2 Kings 6:16-17 (NLT)

“Don’t be afraid!” Elisha told him. “For there are more on our side than on theirs!” Then Elisha prayed, “O  Lord , open his eyes and let him see!” The Lord opened the young man’s eyes, and when he looked up, he saw that the hillside around Elisha was filled with horses and chariots of fire.

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Prayer:

God of Angel Armies, send Saint Michael and Your Heavenly Hosts to protect and defend America from the principalities and powers that would destroy us. Give Your people courage and confidence knowing that there are more on our side than on theirs.
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Ephesians 6:12 (NLT)

Archangel Michael Guido Reni, circa 1636 Santa Maria della Concezione, Rome
Archangel Michael
Guido Reni, circa 1636
Santa Maria della Concezione, Rome

For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
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Saint Michael Archangel,
defend us in battle,
be our protection against
the wickedness and snares of the devil;
may God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God, cast into hell
Satan and all the evil spirits
who prowl through the world
seeking the ruin of souls.
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+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit – one God forever. Amen.

17 Days of Prayer for America – deceitful workers

+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Collect: Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

(1979 Book of Common Prayer)
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2 Corinthians 11:13-15 (NLT)

These people are false apostles. They are deceitful workers who disguise themselves as apostles of Christ. But I am not surprised! Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no wonder that his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. In the end they will get the punishment their wicked deeds deserve.

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“Leaked emails reveal Hillary Clinton’s life of deceit”
By Michael Walsh | 15 October

Hillary has long believed that “the personal is political,” especially when political power can benefit her personally. Indeed, as the emails show, her public career has been based on showing one face to her gullible supporters and another, more ruthless one to allies and adversaries behind closed doors.

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Prayer: deceitful workers

hillary-in-white-with-americanflagAlmighty God: You know our hearts, our desires, and our secrets; all are laid bare before You. And now, in these last few weeks before the election, Hillary Clinton’s secrets are being laid bare before the American electorate.

+ Thank You for using Julian Assange and Wikileaks to shine light on the darkness of American politics.

+ Thank You for revealing the duplicity of Hillary Clinton – one face to gullible supporters, and another more ruthless one to allies and adversaries behind closed doors.

Almighty God: Give Your people the discernment to recognize the lies, deceit and corruption infecting our political system.

+ Reveal the deceitfulness of corrupt officials who have gotten rich while serving in public office.

+ Reveal the shameless deceit of corrupt officials who use world-wide tragedies to enrich themselves and their cronies under the guise of charity.

+ Reveal the deceitfulness of corrupt officials who participate in “pay to play” schemes designed to gain access and favors in order to enrich themselves.

+ Reveal the bigotry of “deceitful workers” toward socially conservative Catholics and Evangelicals who have opposed their “progressive” social agenda.

+ Reveal the schemes of “deceitful workers” who have connived for years to rig the system and undermine our electoral process.

+ Reveal the collusion of the “deceitful workers” in the media that has become a propaganda arm of the State – hiding the truth concerning corruption at the highest levels of our government from the American people.

Almighty God: I pray for the souls of these “deceitful workers… who disguise themselves as servants of righteousness.” Convict them of their sin – that they may repent of their service to the Evil One, and turn to You for mercy and forgiveness.

+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit – one God forever. Amen.