It's the night before the first debate. I am praying that TRUTH prevails when words are exchanged. And, for my chosen presidential candidate, I offer this little Irish Blessing pre-debate: "May the grass grow long on the road to hell for want of use."
Conrad Hilton (1887-1979) was the founder of the Hilton Hotels Chain. Yes, that Hilton. As in Paris. Same family. Anyway, Mr. Hilton was a man of conviction in fighting against communism in America during the Cold War. On July 4, 1952, he had published in many major magazines an "advertisement" which read as follows:
AMERICA ON ITS KNEES...not beaten there by the Hammer & Sickle, but FREELY, INTELLIGENTLY, RESPONSIBLY, CONFIDENTLY, POWERFULLY. America now knows it can destroy communism and win the battle for peace. We need fear nothing or no one...except God.
Our Father in Heaven,
We pray that You save us from ourselves.
The World that You have made for us, to live in peace, we have made into an armed camp. We live in fear of war to come. We are afraid of "the terror that flies by night, and the arrow that flies by day, the pestilence that walks in darkness and the destruction that wastes at noon-day."
We have turned from You to go our selfish way. We have broken Your commandments and denied Your truth. We have left Your altars to serve the false gods of money and pleasure and power.
Forgive us and help us.
Now, darkness gathers around us, and we are confused in all our counsels. Losing faith in You, we lose faith in ourselves.
Inspire us with wisdom, all of us of every color, race and creed, to use our wealth, our strength to help our brother, instead of destroying him. Help us to do Your will as it is done in heaven and to be worthy of Your promise of peace on earth. Fill us with new faith, new strength and new courage, that we may win the Battle for Peace.
Be swift to save us, dear God, before the darkness falls.
Patriot's Prayer: Lord, I pray that this nation will follow the principles in Your Word. May we rely on Your strength, follow Your guidence, and be faithful to Your path.
Patriot's Promise: "But You, O Lord are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head." Psalm 3:3
NOTE: All source material(unless otherwise noted)from God's Promises for the American Patriot by Dr. Richard D Lee & Jack Countryman; In God We Still Trust by Dr. Richard D Lee; and The American Patriot's Bible: The Word of God and the Shaping of America(NKJV) by Richard G Lee (general editor).