APPEAL TO HEAVEN!

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One of the flags carried by our Patriots during the Revolutionary War set forth the words, “AN APPEAL TO HEAVEN!”  We especially honor today, on July 4th, these amazing and courageous Patriots who fought another evil regime under the then ruling King George, as they gave their lives for the end of that tyranny.

Dear people of this great country, my soul, heart, mind, intellect and free will cries out for all of us to fight for our religious liberty, which has been violated and taken away by the current reigning king and his administration.  As little people who are great in the eyes of God, we are doing our best in our power to fight the obliteration of the evil HHS Mandate promoting abortion on demand and forcing American citizens to submit to a law that is against their Faith.  We refuse to submit and we APPEAL TO HEAVEN again to intervene for us in this horrible situation we find ourselves in which adds to the destruction of our Nation, under God.  I AM A ROMAN CATHOLIC AMERICAN AND I DEFY THE HHS MANDATE!

Pursuant to the official website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, “the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ final rule on the HHS mandate that requires employee health insurance for contraceptives, including abortion-causing drugs, and female sterilization does not appear. . .to eliminate “the need to continue defending our rights in Congress and the courts,” Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York said yesterday, July 3, 2013.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, provided, by and through its president, Cardinal Dolan, three areas of concern based on the March 2012 statement of the Administrative Committee, United for Religious Freedom: “(1) the narrow definition of “religious employers” that are exempted, (2) the “accommodation” of religious ministries excluded from that definition, and (3) the treatment of businesses run by people who seek to operate their companies according to their religious principles.”

Cardinal Dolan stated: “We are concerned as pastors with the freedom of the Church as a whole  – not just for the full range of its institutional forms, but also for the faithful in their daily lives–to carry out the mission and ministry of Jesus Christ.”

Accordingly, I offer this prayer drafted and proposed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, which is most appropriate for today:

O GOD OUR CREATOR, from your provident hand we have received our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  You have called us as your people and given us the right and the duty to worship you, the only true God, and your Son, Jesus Christ.  Through the power and working of your Holy Spirit, you call us to live out our Faith in the midst of the world, bringing the light and the saving truth of the Gospel to every corner of society.

We ask you to bless us in our vigilance for the gift of religious liberty.  Give us the strength of mind and heart to readily defend our freedoms when they are threatened; give us courage in  making our voices heard on behalf of the rights of your Church and the freedom of conscience of all people of faith.

Grant, we pray, O heavenly Father, a clear and united voice to all your sons and daughters gathered in  your Church in this decisive hour in the history of our nation, so that, with every trial withstood and every danger overcome-for the sake of our children, our grandchildren, and all who come after us — this great land will always be “one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

Amen.

ST. THOMAS MORE, PATRON OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, PRAY FOR US! 

Joan

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0 responses to “APPEAL TO HEAVEN!

  1. Go for it…………………………..Amen

     
  2. Be United in Prayer with Our Lady Tonight July 4, 2013 – 7:45 pm EST
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  3. I’m late but I am praying!

     
  4. I have always been more of a man of faith in God rather than in religious institutions of men but the prayer itself does seem exceptionally relevant for our world, our society and the invasive and oppressive nature of our government. As to the prayer itself, Amen!

     
    • I am so glad you like the prayer and I am glad you said “Amen” to it. I am most proud of our Catholic Bishops who have led the fight against the mandate by their involvement and assistance in 43 lawsuits filed in Courts of appropriate jurisdictions attempting to protect our religious freedom; they are Jesus’ Shepherds on earth.

       
  5. Thank you, Joan, for this timely reminder. Our Founding Fathers knew that they needed God’s help in winning the Revolutionary War, but too many Americans today not only have forgotten about the need to “appeal to Heaven,” some have outright rejected God.

    Like the Patriots of 1776, we too cannot win the political and culture war by ourselves. We need to get down on our knees and ask for our Lord Jesus Christ’s forgiveness, mercy, and help.

     
  6. In the book “Faith of Our Founding Father,” Janice Connell writes about George Washington receiving a visit from the Virgin Mary when he was at Valley Forge. Calling him, “Son of the Republic”, she gave him visions of five great wars the country would experience: Revolutionary War, Civil War, World Wars I and II, and the fifth war yet to take place.

     
  7. https://youtu.be/P1Vs08RkP-M

    You might like this version of This Is My Song. God bless the United States.

     

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