For those who would revise our nation's history. For the 70% of those who voted for John Kerry who said they attended no Church at all. For the Democratic National Committee who just allowed a Muslim cleric, anti-Christian, and supporter of terrorism to pray this prayer at their winter meeting:
"In the name of God the most merciful, the most compasionate. We thank you, God, to bless us among your creations. We thank you, God, to make us as a great nation. We thank you God, to send us your messages through our father Abraham and Moses and Jesus and Mohammed. Through you, God, we unite. So guide us to the right path. The path of the people you bless, not the path of the people you doom. Help us God to liberate and fill this earth with justice and peace and love and equality. And help us to stop the war and violence, and oppression and occupation. Ameen."
For all who have forgotten that our national anthem has more than one verse, please sing along on the third stanza:
"O thus be it ever when freemen shall stand
Between their lov'd homes and the war's desolation!
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the Heav'n
Praise the Pow'r that hath made and preserved us
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust!"
And the Star-Spangled Banner in triumph
O'er the land of the free and the home of the
God has enemies, be they the godless, faithless pagans of our own nation, or the heretic Muslims who are murdering Christians all over the world. It seems they are uniting as one. Pray that the Orthodox Faith may be preserved in this nation and throughout the world.
"Love your enemies and pray for those who despitefully use you."
An Orthodox Prayer for Your Enemies
Lord Jesus Christ, Who didst command us to love our enemies, and those who defame and injure us, and to pray for them and forgive them; Who Thyself didst pray for Thine enemies who crucified thee: grant us, we pray, the spirit of Christian reconciliation and meekness, that we may heartily forgive every injury and be reconciled with our enemies. Grant us to overcome the malevolence and offenses of people with Christian meekness and true love of our neighbor. We further beseech Thee, O Lord, to grant to our enemies true peace and forgiveness of sins; and do not allow them to leave this life without true faith and sincere conversion. And help us repay evil with goodness, and to remain safe from the temptations of the devil and from all the perils which threaten us, in the form of visible and invisible enemies. Amen.