Forty Days of Prayer XI

We have 30 days to pray regarding this election.  We have until our last breath to pray about anything!


My topic is respect today because I saw disturbing things today.  Both were bold, disrespectful actions that tell me the Enemy, (Satan, devil, Lucifer, adversary, roaring lion, etc) is busy.

1.  Someone posted a picture of a sign at a gasoline/quick store business.  At the bottom of the advertisement, read these large print words:  “Romney-Ryan bumper stickers removed here, FREE.”  The sign aroused an action in me of complaint, simply because someone did that to me!  More frightened that angry, I sighed and ordered a replacement.  Whoever took the bumper declaration had it backfire because now I had to send in another contribution!  Well, I didn’t HAVE to, but I did.

2.  This one is downright repulsive:  Adversaries of Romney-Ryan were caught peeing on yard signs.  In the first place, urinating in public is against the law and secondly, they were trespassing, and thirdly, they lacked simple respect.  I don’t know that anyone has peed on my yard signs, but I have had a yard sign vandalized.  It was one of those plastic signs that slip on over the wire.  The plastic was turned inside out and a vulgar message written on it.

Since I have been a victim in both of these areas, I do not find this action pleasant or amusing.  I ask this:  “Whoever you are, how would you like it if someone did that to your signs?”  Even if the violation seems somehow non-violent, it is still wrong and if I did that to your opponent, you would probably try revenge.

Jesus taught, however, in the Sermon on the Mount, these words after issuing  conduct for Kingdom living:  “. . .but I say unto you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them. . .”  Matthew 5:43-48.


Of course, I don’t know who took my bumper sticker and I don’t know who vandalized my sign, but I pray for you and your kind.  Only God can change hearts.  We need to ask on their behalf because they are not going to ask for themselves.


1 Comment

  1. Glenda

    Very sad that some people have to be so destructive to show their disagreement. Free speech, I guess, only applies if it matches what the other person wants to hear. I’ve seen MANY non-classy examples of behavior in the last few months, and I fear it’s only going to get worse. “Ole Slewfoot” is not about to give up without a fight, even though he knows the victory is already out of his hands. Just gotta double up on the praying!!

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