"Double Blessing challenges us to reframe our perception of blessing, seeing God's gifts as opportunities for increased generosity." —Pastor Louie Giglio

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Don’t underestimate the power of your PRAYERS for our Nation. George Flurry wrote: “Prayer is political action. Prayer is social energy. Prayer is public good. … Prayer is an act of patriotism in the largest sense of the word … The single most important action contributing to whatever health and strength there is in our land is prayer.”

The early Church took this admonition seriously. Listen to what Tertulian wrote in about 200 A.D. (Tertullian was an Early Church Father of Carthage, Egypt. He wrote this in a letter to try to convince Caesar (the Roman Emperor) to stop the terrible torture and persecution of Christians.)

He wrote, “So then, as we kneel with arms extended to God, let the hooks dig into us, let the crosses suspend us, the fires lick us, the swords cut our throats, the wild beasts leap upon us; the very posture of a Christian in prayer makes him ready for every punishment. Carry on, good officials, torture the soul which is beseeching God in behalf of the Emperor! Here will lie the crime, where there reigns truth and devotion to God.” (Apology Ch.30:7)

These early Christians prayed for the very government that was murdering them. How can we … who enjoy more Freedom than any people on earth … how can WE fail to pray for OUR leaders?

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