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Suggested Scriptural references ...

Now we know that the law is good if one uses it lawfully.  I Timothy 1:8


Suggested prayers ...

Thank You for founders who established this country on the fact that our rights come from You, and not from other men.  We ask for Your divine intervention against all attempts to re-define those rights on man's terms.

Lord, it seems new “rights” are claimed at every turn in our culture.  Please give the American people discernment to know the difference between God-given rights vs. desires or privileges.  Alert us, O God, and quicken our spirits to recognize counterfeit interpretations of "rights".  Free us, Lord, from attempts to claim rights that are clearly out of Your will and purposes for mankind.

We ask You to intervene in the mind-set that we are entitled, and turn us once again into a grateful nation.

Father, thank You that Your truth and our rights are eternally and unalienably linked.  May this fact become self-evident to Americans once again.  We petition You on behalf of our beloved country, once loyal to You, believing that You are hearing and answering our prayers.  

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"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness....That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."

The Declaration of Independence

"In its main feature the Declaration of Independence is a great spiritual document.  It is a declaration not of material but of spiritual conceptions.  Equality, liberty, popular sovereignty, the rights of man - these are the elements which we can see and touch.  They are ideals.  They have their source and their roots in the religious convictions.  Unless the faith of the American in these religious convictions is to endure, the principles of our Declaration will perish.  We can not continue to enjoy the result if we neglect and abandon the cause."

President Calvin Coolidge - July 5, 1926



 
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