The LORD supports all who are falling
and raises up all who are bowed down.
Into your hands I commend my spirit;
you will redeem me, LORD, God of truth.
Help us, God our savior,
on account of the glory of your name.
Deliver us, pardon our sins
for your name’s sake.
Cast away from you all the crimes you have committed, and make for yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. Why should you die, house of Israel?
A clean heart create for me, God;
renew within me a steadfast spirit.
“Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”
-Jesus (Mark 10:14)
Do not be so confident of forgiveness
that you add sin upon sin.
It is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God: to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon.
-Abraham Lincoln, Proclamation, March 30, 1863
The safety and prosperity of nations ultimately and essentially depend on the protection and the blessing of Almighty God.
-John Adams, Proclamation for a day of prayer, 1797
The Free Speech Fairness Act is needed to protect the constitutional freedoms of pastors and churches. They should have the same protection as the rest of us.