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Lord, we ask that you would continue to expose and bring to light corruption and corrupt officials, leaders and media representatives.

“Let’s Go Brandon,” has become a common chant across our nation in response to the ongoing frustrations with the Biden administration. The phrase was coined during an interview with Nascar racer Brandon Brown after a win at the Talladega Superspeedway. As NBC Sports reporter Kelli Stavast tried to interview Brown, the fans in the stadium were loudly chanting “F*** Joe Biden. This chant has become commonplace, reoccurring in almost every stadium and sports event across America.

Although the words of the fans were clear, Stavast claimed the crowd was chanting, “Let’s go, Brandon.”

The phrase stuck and has resulted in a plethora of t-shirts, memes, bumper stickers and jokes as the “clean” version of the derogatory chant against Biden and his administration.

Tracy Bost, the wife of U.S. Representative Mike Bost (R-IL), is an IFA intercessor and spoke with me regarding the phrase.

“I hear this phrase used often even as Christians gather. And I get it! We are all frustrated with the trajectory of our nation. But perhaps a better phrase that we can rally behind is, “Let’s go, Ed Durr. We need certainly more Ed Durr’s. Democrats fear that kind of response.”

(Note: Ed Durr is the truck driver who felt compelled to run for political office against incumbent Democratic State Senate President Stephen Sweeney. Reports are he spent a mere $153 to oust the long-time Democrat. When asked why he decided to enter politics and run, Durr realized he had the option to either run away and leave his home state of New Jersey (which had grown increasingly corrupt) OR he could run to the battle, as David did against Goliath. He wanted to make a difference and chose the latter. That choice resulted in action and he is now Senator-elect in New Jersey, flipping the seat from Democrat to Republican.

“What if we take the high road rather than chant ‘Let’s go, Brandon,’” Tracy continued. “We are better than that aren’t we? If we want to see change, then let’s stand up, like Ed Durr and run to the battle. If we believe in this country and if we believe in freedom, we don’t have the right to turn our heads as they did in Germany years ago as Hitler took over. We can see change if we will simply take a stand.”

“For years we have prayed, ‘Lord expose, expose!’” Well, He is! We are seeing it. We need to take strength in what He is revealing and showing us, even as it feels like it will overwhelm us,” Bost finished.

How we can pray:

  1. Lord, we ask that you would continue to expose and bring to light corruption and corrupt officials, leaders and media representatives. We pray that the fear of the Lord would sweep across our nation and fill the hearts of everyone living here for revival and a return to holiness.
  2. Give us strength to persevere through all that is being revealed that we will run and not be weary and walk and not faint. We continue to wait on You with hope and confidence that You are in control and nothing is too difficult for You.
  3. “When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice. But when the wicked are in power, they groan” (Prov 29:2 NLT). Lord, America and the world have been groaning under the weight of the corruption that has tried to take over. Hear our cry O Lord. Deliver us from evil. We ask that you would raise up godly men and women to fill these positions of leadership and flush out the ungodly who deny our Constitution and who deny You are Lord.
  4. Lord, we lift up Rep. Mike and Tracy Bost. We are thankful for their faithful service and stand for Christ and for righteousness. We pray Your hedge of protection over them as they continue to battle on the frontlines. We ask that You fill them with strength to endure and give them rest and healing in every area needed. We pray for them and for all of our governmental leaders who stand up to the corruption and injustice. Renew their courage and that of Your people, so that we will see our prayers avail much.

Comment your prayers about this article below!

Karen Hardin is a literary agent and writer. She is the author of “Infected: How to Stop the Global Spread of Rage, Deception and Insanity” and “God’s Justice after Injustice.” Her work has been published in USA Today, Western Journal, World Net Daily, Intercessors for America, Charisma, CBN.com and more. She is also the co-founder of the city-by-city.org prayer movement to take back our cities and nation. (Photo by Getty Images.)

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Steven Beason
November 21, 2021

Thanks for doing this article. I honestly had no idea what the whole “LGB” thing was (although I had an idea of the overall sentiment was). I agree with your premise that we are above such comments, especially in a public setting.

We are directed by scripture to pray for those in authority, not just that God would get rid of them. When the apostle Paul wrote this to the Romans, Nero was the emperor. I believe that God gives us authority in prayer for people when we truly love them. This love is a tough calling sometimes, but it is the standard that we as God’s exclesia are called to. Our love does not mean that we agree with, or even like the policies they espouse, but nonetheless we are called to pray for them in love.

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Gayle Snyder
November 21, 2021

On the whole I do not believe that Christians should be chanting FJB or LGB, but I’m not 100% sure because Jesus had some choice words for the Pharisees and hypocrites of His day. My prayers for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are 1) that they will repent and 2) Psalm 109:8 – let his days be few (in office) and another take his place.

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John Newman
November 20, 2021

Thanks for sharing this with us! Good solid advice from Rep. Mike and Tracy Bost. Another helpful slogan may be, fix2020first.com where one can sign up in support of the State Attorneys General and their petition to hear the evidence in the 2020 election. May God use the Bosts and fellow Christians on Capitol Hill and we in our own areas to see God bring a mighty Spirit led and directed revival here in America.

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Keith Hollers
November 20, 2021

I would be the first to admit that my light has often been dimmed by the thoughts, actions, and words of our secular world. As many have pointed out in the comments section, I don’t believe we (as Christians) should be chanting “Let’s Go Brandon” even though the current state of affairs in this country and the world seem so desperately bad. I think we can change the world if we express love in a way so extreme that everyone takes notice. Isn’t this what Jesus asked of us? If we don’t do this, we become indistinguishable from the crowd and our light cannot be seen.

I thank you for printing the story because we should be aware of these things. Jesus ministered in an ugly world just like today and he spent time with the sinners. If we hide from the world, then no light is available to the world.

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Linda Eldred
November 20, 2021

I see people objecting to you printing the phrase this chant represents. Yet I don’t see how you could make clear your objection to it without doing so. People are assuming that “Everybody already knows…” But that’s not always the case. And I agree, because of what it means it should not be our slogan. Allowing something like that into our vocabulary truly muddies the waters and too many Christians are willing to shrug that off. Let our yes be yes and our no be no. God knows the intentions of the heart.

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CK
November 20, 2021

I am disappointed that IFA has chosen to repeat the phrase. Not who we are as Christians or what we have prayed for for over a year. It makes me not want to direct people to this site because I am embarrassed of the headline. Please don’t do this type thing again. Overall I am thankful for this site to help guide prayers. Please keep focus on holy values and avoid “click bait” headlines that are inconsistent with the heart of this ministry. You will lose people if you keep this up. This is the second article that has crossed the line.

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    Jennifer Batchelor
    November 20, 2021

    Please re-read the article, I don’t think this article crossed the line. It’s bringing to the light what we should focus on, and that is prayer to God to forgive and to take the way of Jesus. We need to respond to the chant in a Godly, Christian way. That’s what I got from this article.

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Bob Huseby
November 20, 2021

I understand Tommy’s frustration. I even looked up a website to order a t shirt when it occurred to me I really don’t want to portray that that is a term I would use. I often wear patriotic t shirts and caps. There are plenty out there not quite so obtrusive..

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Delilah Bruch
November 20, 2021

My first thought was “we are better than that”. She confirmed it for me. Why would Christians stoop to a level below us when we can just as easily rise to a level above us and chant something positive.

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L Dorn
November 20, 2021

Yes, Michael Bethel…God says we are to pray not curse those in power. If one feels so frustrated, pray and see what the Holy Spirit speaks to you. We must be careful of the carelessly tossed out words of our mouth! We can’t take them back AND we will give account of the idle words of our mouth. Respect for your Creator should be a bit or rudder as James tells us. Father! Help us to ever be mindful of our words so that we honor you with them. Amen

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Michael Bethel
November 20, 2021

To speak these words with hidden meaning, knowing what they mean, is the same as speaking the actual meaning.
It’s not clever or cute, it’s perverse and wrong.
A Christian has no business participating in such behavior of the world because doing so defames the Name of Jesus.

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Tommy Tinga
November 20, 2021

I think of the crowds shouting “Hosanna” when Jesus entered Jerusalem. U-m-m-m. Many who may have not known who this “King of the Jews” was were caused to stop in their tracks and ask: “Who is this person?” Sometimes truth comes at you in different ways. The chant “Let’s go Brandon” is a chant that may wake some up and certainly it is more organically representative of the truth in the public square than attempting raise the inorganic appreciation of a widely unknown legislator. There are more reasons to join in the public disgust of the individual at the center of corrupt politics than try to dampen it. Come on, wo-man!

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    Maynard Beck Sr,
    November 20, 2021

    This comment is ridiculous and shows how far IFA has slidden when it gets 17 amens.
    George Washington had a young soldier FLOGGED for having a habitual foul mouth.
    When he was at a formal dinner with other officers he dropped his knife and fork into his plate with a loud noise after a fellow officer took the Lord’s name in vain.
    Derek Prince must be turning in his grave

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