Open letter to President Obama (Part 397) Adrian Rogers on how to pray for America

(Emailed to White House on 1-29-13.)

President Obama c/o The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President,

I know that you receive 20,000 letters a day and that you actually read 10 of them every day. I really do respect you for trying to get a pulse on what is going on out here.

I truly believe that many of the problems we have today in the USA are due to the advancement of humanism in the last few decades in our society. Ronald Reagan appointed the evangelical Dr. C. Everett Koop to the position of Surgeon General in his administration. He partnered with Dr. Francis Schaeffer in making the video below. It is very valuable information for Christians to have.  Actually I have included a video below that includes comments from him on this subject.

Francis Schaeffer: “Whatever Happened to the Human Race?” (Episode 2) SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENTS

Published on Oct 6, 2012 by

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Picture of Adrian Rogers above from 1970’s while pastor of Bellevue Baptist of Memphis, and president of Southern Baptist Convention. (Little known fact, Rogers was the starting quarterback his senior year of the Palm Beach High School football team that won the state title and a hero to a 7th grader at the same school named Burt Reynolds.)

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I have a lot of respect for the teachings of Adrian Rogers and I have posted many of his videos over and over and over  before. He has taken up many issues such as alcohol, drunk driving, evolution,  character,  9/11, profanityconfronting atheists (like Antony Flew, , Carl Sagan),   and he has impacted millions of lives throughout this country through his Love Worth Finding tv  and radio ministry.

Another fine article by Adrian Rogers and this one should interest you Mr. President.

How to Pray for America

taken from a message given by Adrian Rogers

Hands over flagThese are important days indeed—ones that need our attention and diligence. But attention and diligence in what?

The waters of allegiance to God need to be stirred. And a call to action needs to be issued with prayer as our greatest resource and God as our only true hope. What is our first step?

● Revival prayer. Only prayer can hold back the floodtide of sin and God’s judgment and release the cleansing, healing hand of God.

One illustration of God’s mercy, deliverance, and revival among His people is when Israel had been taken captive by the Babylonians (Babylon is the ancient name for Iraq). In Daniel 9, Daniel offered a prayer to God to deliver the Israelites from their captivity.

Pray with Serious Concentration

Daniel said, “And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes” (Daniel 9:3). To “set our face” refers to the faith and fervency of our prayers. We are to sincerely pray with every inch of our being as individuals, as a church body, even as a nation. But not just any prayer, it must be prayer and fasting.

● What is fasting?
Fasting is not merely going without food. It is not dieting or cutting down on our eating for health reasons, though we ought to do that. Fasting is going without food, water, and other pleasures for a spiritual purpose.

● Why do we fast?
We are to fast with the correct motivation unto the Lord. Matthew 6:17-18 says, “…when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; that thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.”

● What can fasting do?
Fasting will strengthen your prayer life and turn you to God. When we fast, we are giving Heaven notice that we are earnest about seeking God with all of our heart. Fasting also brings faith into focus and holds back God’s judgment.

Have we crossed a deadline in America? Is it too late for our nation? No, absolutely not. God is righteous and holy. He is also merciful. And He would rather show mercy than judgment. He wants to forgive. And He is willing to change His mind (see Exodus 32:14 and Psalm 106:23).

● How should we fast?
First of all, you need to pray about it. Then, prayerfully choose your fast. As I mentioned earlier, fasting can be going without food or perhaps other pleasures for a spiritual purpose.

If you have never fasted, a one-day fast is a good beginning. Plan ahead of time that you’re going to fast, and if you’re sick, on medication, or pregnant, talk to your doctor first.

Finally, remember to fast as instructed in God’s Word. Don’t boast or brag about what you’re doing or for what purpose. But at the same time, you don’t need to be ashamed of it.

Pray with Sincere Confession

Hands over flagSin brings judgment; confession brings forgiveness. Daniel confessed his personal sin and the sin of his nation in Daniel 9:4-7 and 20.

If we want to see this nation turn towards God, it is vital that each person reading this go individually before God and confess personal sin. He tells us, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). There is no sin—none that is beyond God’s forgiveness. Every sin is covered under the blood of Jesus.

Daniel also prayed for God to forgive the sin of a nation. I call this “Identification Repentance.” Daniel identified himself with a nation and asked God to have mercy. Just as Daniel, identify with our nation and ask God to have mercy, as well, for the wicked of this nation are certainly not going to pray for themselves.

We need to confess our pride and materialism, neglect of the poor, our racism, sexual immorality, the merciless killing of the unborn, and the godless humanism that has invaded and pervaded our public schools.

Then, pray with spiritual concern that they will seek His forgiveness for themselves.

Pray with Spiritual Concern

What were Daniel’s concerns when he prayed? The removal of guilt (see Daniel 9:16) and the restoration of glory (see Daniel 9:17-19).

We need to pray for God to cleanse us and remove our guilt. Without this, we cannot expect God to bring revival. How I praise Him that with a multitude of sins, He has a multitude of mercy!

Oh, that every Christian would have a burning, yearning heart for the glory of God! I want to see God’s glory spread over this land. I want to see God do something that cannot be explained by the television pundits, news anchors and newspaper journalists. I want something that cannot be explained by technology, personality, propaganda, or persuasion.

It is prayer time in America. I want to ask you one final time—are you on praying ground? James 5:16 says: “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”

Prayer is our greatest resource, and God is our only true hope. Only prayer can hold back the floodtide of sin and God’s judgment and release the cleansing, healing hand of God. Will you pray?


This article is taken from a sermon by Adrian Rogers

Thank you so much for your time. I know how valuable it is. I also appreciate the fine family that you have and your commitment as a father and a husband.

Sincerely,

Everette Hatcher III, 13900 Cottontail Lane, Alexander, AR 72002, ph 501-920-5733, lowcostsqueegees@yahoo.com

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