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Simply said, this is not about a person or a political party. In today’s environment it may not even be P.C. However, Presidential Uplift is about praying for God’s will - for our country. The country that was founded on freedom of religion, freedom of speech & liberty and justice for all. The country where our currency states “in God we trust.” We are “one nation under God.” The country that has a national prayer. Oh you didn’t know? It’s surprising how many Americans don’t know. We can’t teach it to our children any longer in schools & how many do you think are getting it at home? Staggering statistic.
The country that when I grew up, we went to bed with the national anthem playing at the end of the day when broadcasting stopped. This was the standard ritual in households all across the country, in the beginning of simple tv. It was the typical end of the day, giving honor to our country & our veterans. Remember them? Our veterans, they are the ones who kick tail & protect us. The country where, as school children we could pause at the beginning of the day to lift up our country with the Pledge of Allegiance. And a moment of silence to observe prayer in the religion in which you and your family worshiped. No judgement. You remember don’t you? The Pledge of Allegiance. When it wasn’t politically incorrect or a bad word. Geeez, what has happened to us, our country in the name of being politically correct? And the country where people from countries not as great as ours, could come here and follow their dreams. Create a new life. The "American Dream." And they were/are accepted to do so. And we weren’t second best, we simply were arm and arm with these new pioneers. Just like the ones that founded our country. All of our ancestors... who wanted to speak our language & still keep their own. Where every life mattered. Well, no so much for the American Indians, but I digress.
Presidential uplift is about praying for god’s will - for our presidency
No matter of the political party, the gender, the race or the religion. Quite frankly, and I know I’m not alone with this, no matter which way the election goes, we are definitely going to need to keep praying and lifting up our next president.
So if this humble, little initiative, PresidentialUuplift ~ Pray God’s Will, causes one person to pray, then mission accomplished. Two? I’m ecstatic. Three? Things will begin to happen. What? I don’t know. But it’s not in our hands, when his will is done.
We are at a pivotal moment in history & we understand that the principles our country were founded under are under attack. It will take a tremendous amount of prayer to get us through this. I believe we simply should Pray for God’s Will for our country. And after the election, continue praying, for our president, whomever that shall be, for they will need it. As will we all.
Pray on. Pray strong. God bless. You. Yours. And our great country.
“Where two or more or gathered, I am there also.”- Matthew 18:20
Please share with your family, friends, church and neighbors . No matter gender, race, religion, or political standing, we are in this together.
Much love, peace & prayers to you.
by Dr. Tony Evans
Dear heavenly Father, we come to You today as a humble people desperate for Your supernatural intervention on behalf of our beloved nation. First, we thank You for all the blessings You have bestowed on our land, blessings that have allowed us to bring so much good and benefit to not only our own citizens but also to the rest of the world. The very ideals upon which this country was founded were based on biblical truths, no matter how some try to rewrite history to deny that very fact today.
This is why our hearts are so broken over how You continue to be marginalized and dismissed by both our people and our institutions. We are also saddened by the fact that Your people have contributed greatly to the spiritual apathy that now engulfs us. Our satisfaction in remaining religious without being fully committed to living out the truths of Your Word has caused us to become co-conspirators with the forces of evil that are destroying us as a society.
It is for this reason that we personally and collectively repent of our carnality and recommit ourselves to becoming visible and verbal disciples of Jesus Christ. Enable us, by Your Spirit, to no longer be secret agent Christians but rather to publicly declare and live out Your truth in a spirit of love so that You feel welcome in our country once again.
Thank You for Your promise to hear our prayers when we call to You with hearts of repentance and obedience, which is how we are appealing to You today, Father. On behalf of Your church, we affirm afresh the priority You are to us that You would fill every dimension of our lives as we seek to bring You glory through the advancement of Your kingdom in our personal lives, our family lives, and in the lives of our churches and our government leaders. We confidently invite heaven’s intervention into all the affairs of our nation and we praise You in advance for Your answer.
In Jesus’ name we pray.
May 4th, 2017
The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for our nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. Since its inception, this day has continually united Americans from all socio-economic, political, and ethnic backgrounds in prayer while also encouraging personal repentance and righteousness in the culture. The National Day of Prayer belongs to all Americans and is a day that transcends differences, bringing together citizens to celebrate our most beloved freedom; the freedom to humbly come before God and seek His guidance in prayer.
There are 3 ways to Get Involved with the National Day of Prayer:
1) Become a Person of Prayer — we call this a Prayer-Filled life
2) Mobilize Prayer — it is easier than you think
3) Become a Legacy of Prayer Partner
Ronald Reagan speeches
the role of government &
We the people tell the government what to do
Reagan’s First Inaugural:
“Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.”
January 20, 1981
Ronald Reagan’s First Inaugural Address urges Americans to recall the achievements of the American Founders, in particular their confidence in self-government and individual freedom. Against liberalism’s reliance on bureaucracy, Reagan insists that “government is the problem” and that ordinary Americans should be recognized as heroes. He allows the very setting of the Inauguration—for the first time on the west side of the Capitol, facing the monuments—to honor the Founders before his audience.
For an America beset by economic woes and a vacillating foreign policy, Reagan exudes a confidence in the people exercising their freedom to revive America. He draws on the strengths of earlier inaugural addresses—including the bipartisanship of Thomas Jefferson, the resolve of Abraham Lincoln, and the confidence of Franklin Roosevelt. Reagan takes great care to emphasize the achievements and responsibility of “‘We the people.’ This breed called Americans.” Against FDR, he uses his confidence in Americans to take power out of Washington and return it to the states and the people.
Reagan presents himself as a follower of the Constitution. “Our Government,” he emphasizes, “has no power except that granted it by the people. It is time to check and reverse the growth of government which shows signs of having grown beyond the consent of the governed.” The old Constitution, with its restraints and emphasis on limited government, allows individual freedom to work for the common good. “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.”
Reagan strikes at the heart of the Progressive-liberal conceit: “From time to time we’ve been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people. But if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else?” Reagan recapitulates the Founders’ teaching on liberty, equality, consent, and self-government in these two eloquent sentences.
Today, acting in the spirit of the revolutionary generation means America should remain an “exemplar of freedom” for those without it. “Above all we must realize that no arsenal or no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.” Americans not only have rights, they have responsibilities. Reagan connects American exceptionalism and the attitude of ordinary Americans in his moving quotation from the diary of a hitherto obscure American casualty of World War I, Martin Treptow, who wrote “I will fight cheerfully and do my utmost, as if the issue of the whole struggle depended on me alone.”
Even when Reagan notes the monuments to the great Presidents he cites Washington’s humility and Lincoln’s life, an allusion to his humble origins. In the spirit of the American Founders, Reagan affirms “I believe God intended for us to be free” and proposes that inauguration day “should be declared a day of prayer.”
It is for such a people—heroic yet humble, revolutionary but religious—that Reagan vows to transform the federal government, fighting cheerfully and at his utmost.
The Declaration of Independence: A Transcription
Drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776, the Declaration of Independence is at once the nation's most cherished symbol of liberty and Jefferson's most enduring monument. Here, in exalted and unforgettable phrases, Jefferson expressed the convictions in the minds and hearts of the American people. The political philosophy of the Declaration was not new; its ideals of individual liberty had already been expressed by John Locke and the Continental philosophers. What Jefferson did was to summarize this philosophy in "self-evident truths" and set forth a list of grievances against the King in order to justify before the world the breaking of ties between the colonies and the mother country. We invite you to read a transcription of the complete text of the Declaration.
IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
Source: The Charters of Freedom
Bill of Rights
On September 25, 1789, the First Congress of the United States proposed 12 amendments to the Constitution.
The 1789 Joint Resolution of Congress proposing the amendments is on display in the Rotunda in the National Archives Museum. Ten of the proposed 12 amendments were ratified by three-fourths of the state legislatures on December 15, 1791. The ratified Articles (Articles 3–12) constitute the first 10 amendments of the Constitution, or the U.S. Bill of Rights. In 1992, 203 years after it was proposed, Article 2 was ratified as the 27th Amendment to the Constitution. Article 1 was never ratified.
Transcription of the 1789 Joint Resolution of Congress Proposing 12 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution
Congress of the United States begun and held at the City of New-York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.
THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.
RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses concurring, that the following Articles be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States, as amendments to the Constitution of the United States, all, or any of which Articles, when ratified by three fourths of the said Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said Constitution; viz.
ARTICLES in addition to, and Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, proposed by Congress, and ratified by the Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution.
Source: The Charters of Freedom
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of the united states
The Federal Convention convened in the State House (Independence Hall) in Philadelphia on May 14, 1787, to revise the Articles of Confederation. Because the delegations from only two states were at first present, the members adjourned from day to day until a quorum of seven states was obtained on May 25. Through discussion and debate it became clear by mid-June that, rather than amend the existing Articles, the Convention would draft an entirely new frame of government. All through the summer, in closed sessions, the delegates debated, and redrafted the articles of the new Constitution. Among the chief points at issue were how much power to allow the central government, how many representatives in Congress to allow each state, and how these representatives should be elected--directly by the people or by the state legislators. The work of many minds, the Constitution stands as a model of cooperative statesmanship and the art of compromise.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
THE BALD EAGLE
The bald eagle was chosen June 20, 1782 as the emblem of the United States of America, because of its long life, great strength and majestic looks, and also because it was then believed to exist only on this continent.
On the backs of our gold coins, the silver dollar, the half dollar and the quarter, we see an eagle with outspread wings.
On the Great Seal of the United States and in many places which are exponents of our nation's authority we see the same emblem.
The eagle represents freedom. Living as he does on the tops of lofty mountains, amid the solitary grandeur of Nature, he has unlimited freedom, whether with strong pinions he sweeps into the valleys below, or upward into the boundless spaces beyond.
Source: American Bald Eagle Information