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Ethics States: NV & NH

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DAY 16 | States: NV & NH

DAILY TOPIC: Ethics

  • Prayer for Israel

  • Prayer for National Government Officials

  • State Focus: Nevada and New Hampshire

PRAYER FOR ETHICS

We ask for a rebirth of an understanding between right and wrong. Lead us, O God, in Your way of thinking, saying and doing the right thing.We ask that ethics, honor, integrity, morality, goodness, wholesomeness, fidelity, character, respect and manners gain prominence as virtues in our land. As the Author of right and wrong, we ask You to rekindle in us a clear sense of moral truth in America. We ask that You foil all efforts to redefine ethics apart from You and Your truth. We ask for the widespread teaching of ethics in our homes and educational institutions … not for the purpose of staying out of trouble, but for the ethical value of doing the right thing by You. We ask for leaders of impeccable ethical character and conduct. 

  • Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in (God’s) law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper (Psalm 1:1-3).

PRAYER FOR ISRAEL

Lord, we pray for the peace and prosperity of Jerusalem, the Biblical capital of Israel, and ask for an end to the violence and suffering. We pray for justice, and Your sovereign righteousness over Israel. We pray for mercy and Your Kingdom to rule over the land. Please protect the soldiers and civilians from bloodshed. Give wisdom to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Knesset (The legislature of Israel). May Israel remain strong, not dividing the land You gave as an inheritance to Your chosen people. May the United States continue to fully support Israel, the nation that gave us salvation through Jesus Christ.

  • Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, may they prosper that love thee (Psalm 122:6).

PRAYER FOR NATIONAL GOVERNMENT LEADERS

  • Lord God, we ask for Your blessing and wisdom on the lives of these leaders in our nation.

EXECUTIVE

  • President Donald Trump

  • Vice-President Mike Pence

THE PRESIDENT’S CABINET

  • Secretary of State: Mike Pompeo

  • Secretary of the Treasury: Steven Mnuchin

  • Secretary of Defense: Patrick Shanahan (Acting)

  • Secretary of the Interior: David Bernhardt

ATTORNEY GENERAL

  • William Barr

SUPREME COURT

  • Chief Justice John Roberts

JUSTICES

  • Clarence Thomas

  • Brett Kavanaugh

  • Samuel Alito

  • Neil Gorsuch

  • Elena Kagan

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  • Stephen Breyer

  • Sonia Sotomayor

Lord, we pray for three conservative, constitutional Christians on the Supreme Court that would assure a majority; to see the following decisions overturned…

1947: EVERSON V. BOARD OF EDUCATION
"Wall of Separation" Between church and state
(RULING: Ruled as Constitutional allocating taxpayer funds (to bus children) to religious schools because it did not breach the "wall of separation”: between church and state. Decision held that the establishment clause of the First Amendment applied to state, local and federal government. Bottom Line: Distributing public funds to parents to cover the cost of busing their children to religious schools did not breach the wall. And, finally, it was this ruling that established the vernacular ‘wall of separation’ which set the precedent for the next two Supreme Court decisions removing prayer and bible reading from our schools.)

Where did the term Wall of Separation come from?
Establishment Clause Definition

1962: ENGEL V. VITALE
Removed prayer from public education
(RULING: Unconstitutional for state officials to compose an official school prayer and encourage its recitation in public schools. PLAINTIFF: Steven Engel, New York parent / DEFENDANT: William Vitale, the school board president)

1963: ABINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT V. SCHEMPP
Removed the Bible from public education
(RULING: Declared school-sponsored Bible reading in public schools in the United States to be unconstitutional. PLAINTIFF: Edward Lewis Schempp and family / DEFENDANT: Abington School District)

1973: ROE V WADE:
Allowed Unrestricted Access to Abortion
(RULING: Unduly restrictive state regulation of abortion is unconstitutional. PLAINTIFF: Norma McCorvey, aka Jane Roe / DEFENDANT: Henry Wade, district attorney of Dallas County, TX, where Roe resided)

2003: LAWRENCE V. TEXAS:
Struck down the sodomy law, thus legalizing same-sex sexual activity in every U.S. state and territory
(RULING: The “Homosexual Conduct” law [prohibiting sodomy] was unconstitutional and violated the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause that protects a substantive right to personal liberty in intimate decisions)

2015: OBERGEFELL V. HODGES:
Legalized same-sex marriage nationwide
(RULING: The Constitution guarantees a nationwide right to same-sex marriage. State bans on same-sex marriage and on recognizing same-sex marriages duly performed in other jurisdictions are unconstitutional under the due process and equal protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. PLAINTIFF: Jim Obergefell, a same-sex widower / DEFENDANT: Richard Hodges, Ohio’s health director)

TODAY’S STATE FOCUS

  • We direct our prayers to the states of Nevada and New Hampshire and their leaders.

WE DECLARE THE 1864 PREAMBLE OF THE CONSTITUTION OF NEVADA:

  • “We the people of the State of Nevada grateful to Almighty God for our freedom … do establish this Constitution.” (36th State admitted to the Union on October 31st, 1864)

NEVADA GOVERNOR

  • Steve Sisolak [D]

NEVADA ATTORNEY GENERAL

  • Aaron Ford [D]

NEVADA SENATORS

  • Catherine Cortez Masto [D]

  • Jacky Rosen [D]

NEVADA REPRESENTATIVES

DEMOCRATS

  • Dina Titus

  • Steven Horsford

REPUBLICANS

  • Mark Amodei

WE DECLARE THE 1792, PART 1. ART. 1. SEC. V. PREAMBLE OF THE CONSTITUTION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE:

  • “Every individual has a natural and unalienable right to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience.” (9th State admitted to the Union on June 21, 1788)

NEW HAMPSHIRE GOVERNOR

  • Chris Sununu [R]

NEW HAMPSHIRE ATTORNEY GENERAL

  • Gordon MacDonald [R]

NEW HAMPSHIRE SENATORS

  • Jeanne Shaheen [D]

  • Maggie Hassan [D]

NEW HAMPSHIRE REPRESENTATIVES

DEMOCRATS

  • Ann Kuster

  • Chris Pappas

We ask that You turn their hearts towards You, Lord. We ask that You soften their hearts, Lord, to recognize and receive truth. Lord, we ask that You grant them the understanding and knowledge that come from the fear of You. We ask that You grant them wisdom and discernment, Lord, and that You make them bold to do what is right in Your sight. Lord, we ask that You direct their hearts to do Your will. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Earlier Event: August 15
Virtuous America States: MT & NE
Later Event: August 17
Truth States: NJ & NM