Commentary on the National Day of Prayer


Commentary on the National Day of PrayerSAN DIEGO, May 7 -- Why would our President cease holding National Day of Prayer Ceremonies at the White House during the most turbulent economic times in our nation? When his constituents are looking to his leadership for the hope and change he promised during his campaign? When he constantly quoted scriptures and the Bible at campaign stops along his road to the White House? Our Presidents have done so since 1988, used Christianity to gain political advantage and earn the position of President.

Conservatism was birthed out of the Bible and Christianity as was the United States of America.  Our founding fathers were Christians first and politicians second.  Conservatism, morals, and values apart from the Bible and Christianity are powerless words mouthed by politicians from every party even radio/TV talk show hosts.

We, Americans, and every human soul have been created in the image of Almighty God. We have an innate drive to seek truth, God and desire a good, moral, conservative society.  However, Christian Biblical principles have been removed from our American culture. What we have left is the empty shell of what used to be a powerful, stable, force for good in every area of American society, including the Republican Party.

Christians had the privilege to elect the last Christian Republican President into office, Ronald Reagan.  A man who was not perfect, yet he knew with confidence that God Almighty had destined him to end the cold war.  He stood for Christian principles in the face of ridicule, opposition, yet, he fulfilled God's destiny for his life and for our nation.  The Republican Party has gone down hill since.

Unfortunately, many Christian Republicans did vote for George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and John McCain.  The Lord gave Christians someone we could vote for with a clear conscience, Sarah Palin.  Besides her, these Republican statesmen are perfect examples of men who appeared to be conservative Republican Christians, yet after careful examination, were found to be politicians and Republicans first; compromising their Christian values which led to failed policies, outcomes and a tainted legacy upon their Party and their nation.  They were nothing but the empty shell of morals without the substance.

No wonder Republicans have lost their stronghold in every office across the land; they have lost their bearing, they have forgotten their God! There are those who mouth scriptures; then they vote in support of gay marriage, abortion, fetal stem cell research; approve of governmental spending practices contrary to Biblical principles; and they promote breaking the law instead of enforcing it.

What is happening in America and in the Republican Party has happened before:

I Samuel 8:5-9, "But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, 'Give us a king to judge us.' So Samuel prayed to the LORD. And the LORD said to Samuel, 'Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them. According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt, even to this day--with which they have forsaken Me and served other gods--so they are doing to you also. Now therefore, heed their voice. However, you shall solemnly forewarn them, and show them the behavior of the king who will reign over them.'"

What is the hope for our nation?  What is the hope for American Politics?  Jesus Christ!!!  Today, May 7, 2009, Christians are observing the National Day of Prayer.  Just as Abraham Lincoln did, we must call Christians to fall on our knees and our faces before Almighty God and repent of our sin, corruption, and compromise; otherwise things will only get worse.  Even if the United States of America collapses and becomes a third world nation; we will still have hope in Jesus Christ for our lives on earth and eternity in Heaven with him.

2 Chronicles 7:14, "... if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land."

I feel sorry for everyone who does not know the love and hope of Christ during these hard times, especially politicians who trust in their own reputations, political influence, strength, and riches.  One day, all will give account to the Living God, one day every knee shall bow, and declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, (Philippians 2:10-11). That includes but is not limited to: President Barak Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Diane Feinstein, Arlen Specter, etc.

This is the only firm foundation we have to stand on!  May God Almighty, who created all the Heavens and the Earth and everything seen and unseen have mercy upon our souls!

Submitted by Dr. Luauna Stines, Evangelist (President & Founder of A Touch From Above, LSM Inc.), Host of three National Day of Prayer Events in San Diego County, California at the Prayer Mountain.