Pray for America
Voting is our right -
Righteousness Is Our Responsibility
- Vote for righteousness
2 Chronicles 7:14
"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble
themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their
wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive
their sin, and will heal their land."
report from a Pastor Joe Kirkwood from Amarillo, Texas,
who had an unusual opportunity to be in a group of
pastors from across the nation had been invited to meet
with Christians who hold office in the U.S. government.
Through this man's experience we hope you will hear a
fresh call to prayer.
Washington was incredible in so many
I was first given a tour of the White House where I was
told by secret service agents not to pray out loud, but
I could pray silently as we went along through the
house. Over the mantel in one room is the "White House
Prayer". It says something like "May all who live in
this House abide to live in righteousness and moral
character". I was then taken to the top of the
Washington Monument to find a souvenir shop run by the
Masonic lodge. The shelves were filled with books on
the Masonic lodge. As you could imagine I began prayer
on top of the monument.
The next morning I had dinner with 30 "born again" US
Congressmen. These men shared how they are desperate
for our prayers. Many of them privately told me of how
lonely they were. They felt like they could talk to
no one without the danger of it appearing in the
Press. Some of the congressmen told me with tears in
their eyes of how women had been hired to seduce the
Christian Congressmen so they could be caught in
One Congressman said that because he voted to impeach
the President, he was threatened by people inside the
White House. This man is a Spirit-filled believer and
was then in a battle to hold his seat in congress. He
told us that he had even suffered night mares of losing
his children and family. When he told us this we
stopped and laid hands on him in prayer. During all of
these sessions we became very close. Our purpose was
to talk about "Separation of Church and State," but we
found our dialogue more on giving these Christian
Congressmen encouragement. You could sense that many of
them felt like giving up. One of the main topics of
discussion was the upcoming election. I was told that
the next President would most likely appoint three new
Supreme Court Justices, but were now being told it would
most likely be four new Justices appointed. (election
of 2000) They told us that the Christian vote nationwide
had dropped in the last two years by 20%. Each
Congressman who spoke to us begged us to call Christians
to pray and to vote!
The day following 'one on one' discussion with members
on congress was the most exciting. We were escorted
by guard to the Supreme Court. Chief Justice William
Renquist granted us a visit in a private room at the
Supreme Court Building. The room which few people ever
lay their eyes on was covered literally in 24 karat
Gold. I have been all over Europe, but have never seen
anything like it and (pictures were not allowed).
Before Chief Justice Renquist arrived several of us
were selected to ask him direct questions. I was one
of three people given this great opportunity. Chief
Justice Renquist is probably the second most powerful
man in the world. Even several members of Congress
said that they had never personally seen or met Judge
Renquist. It was a little overwhelming to say the
least. Finally after some waiting an old figure of a
man appeared at the door. Immediately everyone (about
30 people) including congressmen rose to their feet and
began to applaud this conservative man who has led the
fight for morality. As I was standing there applauding
and feeling a little intimidated I had a glimpse of how
powerful our Lord and Savior Really is. Even Judge
Renquist will one day bow His Knee before Christ and yet
Jesus is my best friend. This revelation helped me
when I stood to ask him my question!
Chief Justice Renquist is very concerned about
America. Many of the decisions for righteousness of
late have been lost by a five to four vote. It was
easy to sense the loneliness in Judge Renquist eyes.
Three years ago his wife passed away and it has been
hard for him to recover from it. Who does this man
confide in? Most who know him say he is a forced
recluse. We all had a time of prayer while at the
Supreme Court. While inside the Courtroom you can see
on the wall the face of Moses (first law giver) holding
the Ten Commandments. It was hard to imagine how this
nation has drifted so far from the Bible!
Dick Armey told me that the election of 2000 was to be
the most crucial election in the entire history of the
United States. Several others confirmed it as well.
In conclusion I beg each and every Christian to P.U.S.H.
(PRAY UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENS)
In His Service
Pastor Joe Kirkwood
Obtained from an e-mail circulating on the web.
The authenticity has not been validated, still,
the call to prayer is no less compelling.
Edited by the PoetPatriot
- "And all thy children shall be taught of
the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children"