National Prayer Platform for clarity

President Obama said this week that you “can’t separate faith and prayer and public office.” This is an extreme departure from the Democratic stance on the Separation of Church and State. But could it be that as he deals with the magnitude of war, unemployment and slipping in the polls that prayer is essential to live our lives?”

Everyday prayer
“I wake up each morning and I say a brief prayer, and I spend a little time in scripture and devotion. And from time to time, friends of mine, some of who are here today, friends like Joel Hunter or T.D. Jakes, will come by the Oval Office or they’ll call on the phone or they’ll send me a email, and we’ll pray together, and they’ll pray for me and my family, and for our country.”

More Prayer
“But I don’t stop there. I’d be remiss if I stopped there; if my values were limited to personal moments of prayer or private conversations with pastors or friends. So instead, I must try — imperfectly, but I must try — to make sure those values motivate me as one leader of this great nation.”

The National Prayer Platform counts this as good news. We can end this week with the President’s remarks and i do not doubt that he is sincere in what he says about prayer. I also hope that he will sign the proclamation for the National day of Prayer which is the first Thursday in May.

Presidents from George Washington to George W. Bush have relied on prayer. It is heart warming to see that the baton has been passed to President Obama as well. Continue to pray for him and the Republicans who are running against him in the next election. Help them to turn to God on a regular and daily basis admitting that they could not do anything with this glorious burden without talking to God.

President Obama:

“I have fallen on my knees with great regularity since that moment — asking God for guidance not just in my personal life and my Christian walk, but in the life of this nation and in the values that hold us together and keep us strong. I know that He will guide us. He always has, and He always will. And I pray his richest blessings on each of you in the days ahead.” A message from the National Day of Prayer.

The King of Everything

1. So you there

in Monday’s chair

You claim to know right from fair- so sincere

Say you there

with the blank stare

You claim to love freedom

and love is everywhere- maybe next year


But you sit and point

you stand and appoint yourself

King of everything.

You smoke your joint

and you bless and annoint

your lonely friends- but you’re their only friend!

2. Say you there

in the public square

you claim that God is

a friend. (but imaginary)

Hey you there- climbing up the monument stairs

You say you come and you haven’t got a prayer-

Well think again my friend (that’s Lincoln sitting there)



and you can’t cross at the corner

you don’t know the Father or the Son.

You’ve been tossed and they even forewarn-ya

The Spirits gone- He went to write your mournful song

3. Hey you there- Oh be prepared

to be the man you were made for

Hey there-you there don’t you care?

this could be your last tour.


BT Springs 2.3.12




Remix of The Edited Life

I have lived an edited life

when rewritten, it all turns out right

and the rain is gone

and the political response

comes back clean. (there must be a cover up)

I have lived an edited life

white out and cross outs with no wipe outs to see

so the truth never comes to light (someone cleaned up the scene)

and this train I’ve been riding on

never derails- it never fails

and I arrive well dressed at the station.

and the stain I am sitting on

from the campaign trail- is never written

but something is missing in the translation

I have lived an edited life

just ask my wife- the prose are rewritten

I have dreamed unseemly dreams, muffled screams

but I have never been bitten

and the strain of the flu is gone

no one responds- to the letter

and the sound is crystal clear

but there is fear

but it gets better, my image looks better!

I wash my hands.

He washes feet

He watches out for you-

I take a seat.

I watch from my window

He heals your wounds

I lock the door

safe in my room.

Living an edited life

when rewritten, it all turns out right

and the rain is gone

and the political response

comes back clean.

BT Springs