Gov. Perry’s Prayer Call: Is it Scriptural?

2 Chr 7:14-16 would indicate that it is.  That’s one Scripture that I’m sure will be heard at the rally.

But I do understand the sentiments of those who have misgivings about the mixing of State with Church.  And I also understand the 5 reasons this Pastor has for objecting.

Personally, I would take it all a step further and quote those passages which I’ve quoted so often before:

“As for you, do not pray for this people, or lift up a cry or prayer for them, and do not intercede with me, for I will not hear you.’ – Jer 7:16

“Therefore do not pray for this people, or lift up a cry or prayer on their behalf, for I will not listen when they call to me in the time of their trouble.” – Jer 11:14

“Then the LORD said to me, “Do not pray for these people anymore.” – Jer 14:11

The Gov is free to pray for whatever and whoever he likes and so are the good people of Texas.  But I don’t think, given our national wickedness, God is paying too much attention.  I think, instead, that he’s waiting to see if we’re really serious about righteousness and justice and compassion and mercy and all of those other things we are required to exhibit.

Since, nationally, we aren’t exactly exhibiting those behaviors but instead greed and selfishness and self centeredness and malignancy and depravity, why, really, should God come ‘running’ to our aid???  We are simply reaping what we’ve sown.  Deservedly.

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I am a Pastor, and Lecturer in Church History and Biblical Studies at Ming Hua Theological College.
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3 Responses to Gov. Perry’s Prayer Call: Is it Scriptural?

  1. Jason says:

    This was on the cover of a neighboring association’s newsletter. I would gladly join others in praying for our nation, but not for a theocracy. Plus, I’m immediately skeptical when politicians start calling peoples to prayer.


  2. Scott F says:

    “when politicians want to pray, i pray with my eyes open”



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