December 27, 2019
Mitch McConnell on Religious Freedom in America
“The liberty of conscience and the freedom to live out our faiths has been a foundational principle from the Republic’s earliest days. Many of the first Europeans who arrived in the New World came here fleeing religious persecution.
“James Madison wrote that religion ‘must be left to the conviction and conscience of every man, and it is the right of every man to exercise it as these may dictate.’
“Samuel Adams said in the summer of 1776 that America would be ‘the last asylum’ for ‘freedom of thought and the right of private judgment.’
“Religious freedom in America has never meant, and will never mean, solely the freedom to worship privately. It has never meant, and will never mean, the ability to practice only a subset of faiths acceptable to some subset of politicians.
“It means the right to live your life according to the dictates of your faith and conscience – free from government coercion.” (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell)
“And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:15; ESV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Intercede today for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. As the leader of the Senate, he will be the one coordinating the impeachment trial in the Senate once Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi sends the Articles of Impeachment over to the Senate. The Congress is back in session on January 6, 2020.
- Thank the Lord for congressional leadership, like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who believe they are there to uphold our constitutional rights.
- Intercede for the security of those rights, and the support of them by many Senators and Congressmen and women.
- Declare, “Our freedom to worship the Lord, any way we desire, anywhere we desire, is a constitutional right. We will fight in prayer for it. We will write our leaders and tell them how important we feel the fullness of freedom of religion is to our culture. Inside our churches or in the public square, we have a right to worship Jesus! We will not let that change!”
A prayer you can pray:
God, thank You for giving us leaders that are not afraid to say they serve You. Thank You for those that feel protecting our constitutionally-guaranteed freedoms, including religious freedom, is important. Thank You that there are Senators and Congressmen and women who understand that freedom of religion is not limited to a type, a form, a place, or a time. Our freedom to worship You, Lord, any way we desire, anywhere we desire, is a constitutional right. We will fight in prayer for it. We will write our leaders and tell them how important we feel the fullness of freedom of religion is to our culture. Inside our churches or in the public square, we have a right to worship Jesus! We will not let that change! We will take full advantage of our ability to freely worship by getting out there in our communities and spreading the Gospel message without fear for as long as we can. Bless each of our congressional leaders that support our constitutional right of freedom of religion. Bless Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Thank You, Jesus, that Sen. McConnell is also the one You have positioned for such a time as this. It appears that our president is being impeached, but You have placed this one in the Senate that is able to navigate demands and pressure. He will make sure and get the process completed fairly, decently, and in order. President Trump will not be removed from office. We bless Senator McConnell today. We worship You, Jesus. Keep us free. Amen.
America is great because we have the freedom to choose. We must extend that right if we are to maintain that right.
Learn more about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell here.
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