The Palin Prayer

By WND Staff

Who is this Wasilla Wonder that has recently captured the hearts of America? They say this former beauty queen has a pit bull personality, and can shoot and skin a 450-pound moose.

Her sudden rise to international political prowess has got Democrats scratching their heads and media liberals searching for their shovels. Joseph Farah, founder of WorldNetDaily, confidently considers her presidential, and world-renowned bible prophecy scholar Dr. David Reagan of Lamb and Lion Ministries believes the Lord may have set His heavenly hand upon her.

Is this former “hockey mom,” with a family of seven, ready to handle the queenly challenges that may soon fill her political plate? The polls suggest John McCain could be the next president, making Sarah Palin the first ever American female vice president.

Almost embarrassingly, Republicans recognize that candidate McCain rapidly approaches the ripe old ashes-to-ashes and dust-to-dust age, and as such, with bated breath both they and the Democrats ponder the Palin presidential possibilities.

Could it be that someday Sarah Palin could be the president of the United States? Is she, like the ancient Queen Esther, destined to be the matriarch of her people? As was the case with Esther, is it the same with Sarah? Has she been lifted up for such a time as this? (Esther 4:14)

Only time will tell, but in reality the only thing standing in front of a Palin presidency is a nearby November election and a subsequent breathtaking event.

This God-fearing woman, who many voters believe is an answer to their prayers, has special needs. Her husband and average American family have been advanced into a modern-day David-meets-Goliath scenario. This diamond in the rough appears wired to answer the gigantic call, and if she has been lifted up for such a turbulent time as this, then bipartisan prayer is the call of this all-important hour.

While twin financial towers, like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, still topple, foreclosure rates rise and natural cataclysms, like Katrina, Ike and Midwest tornadoes, advance against American soil, Russia bids for superpower status, an apocalyptic Iranian president seeks Jewish genocide, and al-Qaida plots nuclear terror.

All considered, there has never been a time such as this. With this understanding, American Christians have again lately been quoting 2 Chronicles 7:14, which reads:

If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. (NKJV)

Even though this is an Old Testament passage referring to the Hebrew descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the patriarchs of the Jewish people today, many Christians believe this scriptural shoe fits them and their country as well.

In what some consider the most important election year in our nation’s history, many voters have become apathetic to the election process. They believe that this go-round it is not about the best man for the job; rather, it is a choice between the lesser of two evils.

When Barack Obama decided upon Sen. Joe Biden as his running mate, the politics-as-usual sigh went out across the land, but when America woke up to the invigorating news that Sarah Palin was on the Republican ticket, e-mails began flowing, phones began ringing, and Christians began rejoicing – the resounding voice of one nation under God with liberty and justice for all.

Fellow Americans, if ever there was a time to pray for this beautiful and once bountiful country, it is now! Lift up your sincere petitions at a time such as this, and pray for Sarah Palin, that her family will be well and that she will have the opportunity to continue on as an encouragement to this great country.

Heavenly Father, we know according to Daniel 2:21 that it is You that changes the times and seasons, and furthermore, the One who establishes our leaders. We lift up Sarah Palin and her family to You for love, guidance and protection during these troublesome times. We ask that You would hear our pleadings in heaven, forgive us our sins, and bless our nation, that we could again resemble America the beautiful, a bountiful land of opportunity. If it is You that has lifted Sarah up to encourage and restore us at such a time as this, then Thy will be known, and done, on earth, and in America, as it is in heaven.

It is in the name of Jesus Christ we pray and lift Sarah and her family up.

Amen.