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Father, we pray against this kind of evil division in our Country today. Prevent either political side from seeing its opposite as its enemies, Lord.

Platforms like Twitter seem to house nothing but vile political discourse and division. Let’s pray for unity instead.

From WORLD. For years, I’ve wondered what journalists and other influential liberals are doing on Twitter. They treat the social media network as if it’s some kind of private clubhouse where they talk to each other freely, blissfully unaware that they are confirming everyone else’s worst suspicions about how elites think.

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“I’ve covered extremism and violent ideologies around the world over my career,” Edward Luce, an author and the associate editor of the Financial Timesannounced recently. “Have never come across a political force more nihilistic, dangerous & contemptible than today’s Republicans. Nothing close.” Suffice it to say, Luce’s comments aren’t surprising—it should be abundantly obvious that the mainstream media is a completely broken institution, and that it profits by creating political conflict. And, speaking of Twitter, you can scroll down and find a number of prominent financial consultants and other notables purporting to agree with Luce—not to mention some 75,000 people who “liked” the tweet.

This was all bad, but what really raised eyebrows was when former Gen. Michael Hayden chimed in to say, “I agree. And I was the CIA Director.” (Hayden got 124,000 “likes.”) To be clear, if your job is studying violent ideologies or threat assessment and you conclude that “today’s Republicans”—whatever that broad category is supposed to mean—are more “nihilistic, dangerous and contemptible” than ISIS, Boko Haram, or Al Qaeda, you are completely consumed by politics or very bad at your job….

However, pointing out that Hayden defines “nihilistic, dangerous, and contemptible” in an entirely self-interested manner doesn’t make his remarks any less irresponsible and dangerous. If Republicans are worse than ISIS, how does that imply they should be treated?…

For all the complaints about Trump—and I’m sympathetic to a number of them—comments such as Hayden’s really make it obvious how he got elected….

Trump was the first major politician, let alone president, to question the judgment of our national security establishment. I don’t think Hayden took the unsubtle, Trumpian criticism of his role in America’s failed international conflicts very well, not that it matters much….

Suffice it to say, I could level my criticisms of Hayden and America’s foreign policy establishment in much more colorful and exacting terms, but I sincerely hope Hayden, and so many others in similar positions, see how this politically motivated hostility harms the country as a whole and is a mirror image of what they claim to oppose….

How are you praying for political unity in our country? Share your thoughts and prayers below.

(Excerpt from WORLD. Photo Credit: Brett Jordan on Unsplash)

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Carol
August 30, 2022

Luce and Hayden are today’s version of Hitler and his generals! Hitler spread lies and so are they! FATHER GOD I thank YOU that no weapon formed against us (YOUR children) shall prosper and every tongue that rises against us in judgment we shall condemn in JESUS MIGHTY NAME! Let the trap that these mouths have set for us, let them fall into it themselves in JESUS NAME! Amen!

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Augie
August 28, 2022

While I could be worng, it appears that there are a significant number of people on the left in positions of power and influence who appear to be seriously fomenting, if not outrightly delcaring civil war on their fellow citizens. The president who spoke of unity displays nothing but disdain for Christians, Conservatives, and Republicans. He has demonstrated scorn toward 50% of the US Population. They are promoting violence against American citizens through their rhetoric, they are flooding the country with illegal aliens, they promote falsehoods with their legislation, and are weaponizing bureaucracies to do their bidding. Heavenly Father, there is an ill wind blowing through this nation. Many have turned their backs on you, even those who have not fall short of your glory. Soften every American heart, that all may turn toward you, or gird us for the battle ahead that we may stand firm for your glory. You can calm all storms and bring peace to our hearts, may it be your will. In Jesus name, Amen.

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Shpend Shyti
August 25, 2022

If all freedom lovers abandon this socialist platform and every leftist business, then they will get a good lesson.

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Darlene Estlow
August 25, 2022

Father, I pray for Michael Hayden. Touch his heart and present him with the gospel. May he see his true state before you. Bring peace Father and halt the statements of hatred.

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Ellen Hoffman
August 25, 2022

I lift Michael Hayden to You Lord! Open his eyes to the real truth! Show him his own heart, full of hate, divisiveness and self aggrandizement. It seems to me Lord, that he cannot see himself. United we stand, divided we fall. Anyone who thinks they are never wrong or always right are delusional. I pray for his salvation because You really are the answer. Humble him Lord, because Your will is that none should perish, but all come to everlasting life!

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Mildred Hall
August 25, 2022

We are a team to pray for these people who need to see themselves as God sees them . A house divided cannot stand.

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