Stumble in Darkness—Ignoring Prayer & God’s Holy Word

posted by Jael Ever @ 14:05 PM
June 22, 2016

Prayer in school       Before the 1960s, the overwhelming majority of Americans from ages 4 or 5 to 18, regardless of race, ethnicity or religion, shared three things five days a week in school: 1) Prayer, 2) The Bible, and 3) The Pledge of Allegiance.  Then suddenly, millions of children who daily  lifted their voices to God were bound into silence.

In 1962 in the Engel vs. Vitale case, Stephen Engel, along with three others of his Jewish brethren, and a self-proclaimed ‘spiritual’ person, objected to this particular prayer sent up to God in New York public schools:

“Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers and our country. Amen.”

23 states sided with New York, urging that prayer in schools be continued.  But The American Jewish Committee, The Synagogue Council of America and the American Ethical sided with Engel’s group, which won the case before the Supreme Court. From that day forward, prayer was disavowed in America’s public schools.

One year later a woman named Madelyn Murray O’Hair, a confessed atheist and practicing witch and servant of Satan, brought a case in the Supreme Court to stop Bible reading in the public schools of the U.S.  Again, unbelievers won, and the Bible was washed away from daily devotions among American youth.

Soon thereafter, instructions from liberalized theological schools in most major denominations, urged group-prayerschurches across the nation to substitute Wednesday evening prayer meetings with Bible studies.  American Christians had been holding group prayer meetings since the great Holy Spirit revivals in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries which filled churches with millions of new converts.

Through the prayers of white and black Americans, the bondage of slavery was broken. And through those same prayers, segregation in the country ended.

The power of those prayers, from school children and churches—as well as from military chaplains and their commanding generals who insisted that prayer was offered up continually for the fighting troops–gave the U.S. victory through two World Wars, as well as the Cold War.  But, as prayer ended, this nation has not won another war since.

Before those prayers ended, the United States was known as a Christian nation. Now, how do our leaders define this country?  Unless massive prayer in The Name of Jesus, based on God’s Word, is restored this nation has no hope of survival.

As Ephesians 6:18 instructs in wholesale Christian Bibles:  “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.” And 1 Thessalonians 5: 17 adds: “Pray without ceasing.”

Christians must get to work asking God’s forgiveness for neglecting prayer and His Word, and begging Him to have mercy upon our nation, our children, our leaders and our military. Stumbling in darkness only leads to danger, accidents and ultimately flirts with death!

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