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Jesus, during this Russian-Ukraine war, we ask for wisdom and revelation for President Biden and our lawmakers, as they place more and more sanctions on Russia. Help them to know what to do as Putin threatens the United States. End this war now, Lord, and help the Ukrainian people.

The United States is effectively re-implementing Cold War era restrictions on Russian oil and gas imports, as well as ending trade relations with the Eurasian country. Facing bipartisan pressure, Biden has finally elected to halt all oil imports from Russia.

From Fox Business. President Biden on Tuesday announced a ban on all imports of Russian oil, gas and energy to the United States, targeting “the main artery” of Russia’s economy amid President Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine….

“Putin’s war is already hurting American families at the gas pump since Putin began his military buildup on Ukrainian borders,” Biden warned. “And with this action, it’s going to go up further. I’m going to do everything I can to minimize Putin’s price hike here at home and coordination with our partners.”

The president, speaking from the White House on Tuesday, said the ban has “strong bipartisan support in Congress and, I believe, the country….”

But not all of Europe will be on board with a similar ban because they lack domestic oil production, Biden said….

Russian oil exports account for about one-third of Europe’s oil imports, however, for the United States, Russian exports are just under 10% of U.S. overall imports….

Biden also said the U.S. and allies are “enforcing the most significant package of economic sanctions in history,” and said those sanctions are damaging Russia’s economy.

“It has caused the Russian economy to, quite frankly, crater,” Biden said, noting that the Russian ruble is down 50% since Putin announced his war on Feb. 24….

“We understand Putin’s war against the people of Ukraine is causing prices to rise—we get that,” Biden said, directed at “oil and gas companies and the finance firms that back them.”

“But it’s no excuse to exercise excessive price increases or padding profits or any kind of effort to exploit this situation or American consumers,” Biden said. “Russia’s aggression is costing us all, and it’s no time for profiting or price gouging….”

The president, though, went on to say that it is “simply not true” that his administration or his policies “are holding back domestic energy production….”

“We’re approaching record levels of oil and gas production in the United States and we’re on track to set a record of oil production next,” he said, adding that in the U.S. “90% of onshore oil production takes place on land that isn’t owned by the federal government.”

“And the remaining 10% that occurs on federal land, the oil and gas industry has millions of acres leased—they have 9,000 permits to drill,” he said. “Now, they could be drilling right now. Yesterday, last week, last year, they have 9,000 to drill onshore that are already approved….”

Biden added, though, that the crisis “should motivate” the United States to “accelerate the transition to clean energy.”

For American families, though, Biden admitted investments in clean energy “will not lower energy prices for families,” but said that transforming the economy to “run on electric vehicles powered by clean energy with tax credits to help American families winterize their homes, and use less energy, that will help….”

The president, shifting to the people of Ukraine, said they have “inspired the world” in a “literal sense.”

“They’ve inspired the world with their bravery, their patriotism, their defiant determination to live free,” he said, adding that Putin’s war has “caused an enormous suffering and needless loss of life of women, children, everyone in Ukraine….”

Biden called on Congress to pass the $12 billion Ukraine assistance package he has requested, saying the Ukrainian people will “defend their freedom, their democracy, their lives.”

Biden said the United States is going to continue “providing security assistance, economic assistance, humanitarian assistance,” and will support Ukrainians “against tyranny, oppression, violent acts of subjugation.”

“Putin’s war on Ukraine will have left Russia weaker and the rest of the world stronger,” Biden said. “And God bless those heroes in Ukraine.”

What will be the implications of the ban on Russian oil imports? Share your thoughts below.

(Excerpt from Fox Business. Photo Credit: Zbynek Burival on Unsplash)

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March 10, 2022

This must be the first good decision Biden has made.

Lord I pray that things in the gas industry will return to home production once again giving jobs back and decreasing havoc at the pumps for the nation.

March 9, 2022

This issue that we now face is not due to Russia. We had the problem way before that and it started with the shutdown of American pipelines and forcing us to be dependent on foreign imports of oil. All of this is to bring about the new green deal and to allow for the plan to flood
this Nation with everything electric. This administration has evil plans to change this Nation into a communist, goat Nation and to strip all freedoms from the American people. I pray that God takes the scales from their eyes and blinders from their minds of those who satan has bound in this current administration. I pray that they will see truth so they will bend their knees to God. That they repent of their wickedness and turn to God. If they refuse to do so, I pray that God will remove these leaders from office and strip them of power and authority and raise up Godly, righteous men and women who will faithfully follow God and His commandments and live by His word. Then peace, unity and prosperity will reign in this Nation. Hence, God will cause an awakening of His church and He will bring about a mighty revival to cause the deliverance of those lost in sin. Thereby, in the Name of Jesus, giving the wonderful gift of salvation, the infilling of the Holy Spirit and the overflowing of the love of Jesus Christ and Father God.

March 9, 2022

Lord, reveal your truth in this latest event that proves that we have our resources and have no need to get them elsewhere. Speak truth throughout this Nation in the name of Jesus

March 9, 2022

We need to get back to being energy- independent. President Trump had us there, and Biden comes along, put in office by the Globalists to ruin America, and the first thing that he does, is shut down the Keystone Pipeline, and put us at the mercy of OPEC to get our oil again. What a colossal mistake. The small amount of oil that we were getting from Russia cannot in itself be driving the price of gas unrealistically high. This is a good move, but, who are we going to go to next to buy oil? WE don’t NEED to buy oil from ANYONE. We have plenty right here in America. Let’s start pumping oil and natural gas that God has blessed this nation with.

Linda Dickman
March 9, 2022

All power comes from God. All of it. Just as all life comes from God. We have been praying for a Damascus road experience for President Putin. Yesterday, I began praying for that same thing for President Biden. God has used many fallen leaders to serve, to save, to redeem. We need only look at the Bible to see how God used King David, Rahab, Pharaoh’s daughter Bithiah , Gideon, and so many others to change the way things are going. God is bigger than all of us, and so I continue to pray bigger than I can imagine. That is our God.

    Holly Holy
    March 9, 2022

    I am a!so praying for revelation and wisdom to Biden.

    If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. ~~ 2 chronicles 7:14. ~~

March 9, 2022

Lord, we ask you to open the eyes of the American people. The twisting of the truth to appear that America is standing up for democracy when our rights here at home are under attack is how the enemy operates. Tear the veil and remove the scales from our eyes to see this for what it is! We pray that a righteous remnant would rise amidst the darkness to declare Your truth in the mighty name of King Jesus!

Caroline Colarusso
March 9, 2022

Biden is not rightly elected.
God hates the unjust weights – this an abomination to the Lord.
Biden murders – how can we pray for him in this context? He laughs at God and kills innocent babies. Our prayers must be in alignment in accordance with the will of God. We’re praying for guidance for a deeply depraved and crooked man we should be paying for repentance


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