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Dear Lord, we lift up the House of Representatives before you. Your Will be done. Raise up a strong, righteous Speaker who will help achieve Your purposes in our nation.
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UPDATE: Jim Jordan and Steve Scalise have both announced their intentions to run for the role of Speaker.

Following a weekend of chaos, the House now finds itself without a Speaker. What’s next for our Representatives?

From The Wall Street Journal. A Republican Party still reeling from the sudden ouster of Kevin McCarthy is now rushing to find a new leader who could unite a fractured conference and be elected speaker as soon as next week.

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After a chaotic day of voting toppled McCarthy, Speaker Pro Tempore Patrick McHenry (R., N.C.)—running the House temporarily—closed the chamber to give colleagues time to find their next leader. He said Republican hopefuls would make their pitch next Tuesday with the goal of a vote the following Wednesday. House business, including efforts to fund the government before a November deadline, was put on hold until then. …

Who could be next

Some names were already emerging as possible successors, but it wasn’t clear who could unite the conference. …

Rep. Steve Scalise, the House majority leader, started making calls to fellow Republicans about a possible bid Tuesday night, according to a House GOP aide. The Louisiana Republican is a clear choice for the post as the No. 2 leader who enjoys relationships across the conference. …

Other possible lawmakers who could get in the race: Minnesota Rep. Tom Emmer, the majority whip; Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, the chair of the House Judiciary Committee; Oklahoma Rep. Kevin Hern who leads a caucus that includes a majority of Republican members; and Texas Rep. Chip Roy, a conservative who voted to save McCarthy. …

A controversial rule

McCarthy’s ouster was orchestrated by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R., Fla.), a longtime foe of McCarthy, who forced a vote on a motion to vacate the chair. The motion then passed, with the support of eight Republicans and all Democrats, marking the first time that the procedure had been successfully used in U.S. history.

The same motion will hang over the head of the next speaker. … Some Republicans have suggested House rules should be changed to remove the ability of just one lawmaker to move to oust a speaker. …

Speaking on Fox News, Gaetz said he wanted to move directly to a speaker vote.

“We should get to electing a new, more conservative, more trustworthy speaker immediately,” he said. “This is not the time to go home for a week.”

A full plate for the next speaker

McCarthy’s final affront, in the eyes of most of his GOP critics, was the decision last weekend to push off a government shutdown in favor of short-term spending deal that Democrats supported. The new speaker will have to wrestle with the same questions, as the federal government is only funded through Nov. 17.

The person will also need to balance widely held GOP priorities such as border security with demands from the right flank, stepping up the impeachment investigation into the Biden family’s finances, and sharply cutting government spending. …

The next speaker will have to navigate pressure from the Biden administration and Senate leadership to send more aid to Ukraine, despite shriveling support from House Republicans. In a vote last week, less than half of House Republicans supported restoring Ukraine-related funding to an annual defense appropriations bill. …

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(Excerpt from The Wall Street Journal. Photo Credit: Harold Mendoza on Unsplash)

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Grant Windholz
October 9, 2023

Oh Lord God Almighty, you know this American government is in bad condition. So deeply divided like never before. So much wickedness and turmoil that has occurred for years and just keeps becoming more intense. Only you can help us and save us!!! In Jesus’s mighty name AMEN!

October 9, 2023

Lord, from the outside it appears our Congress is crumbling, at the same time our southern borders are being trampled. This could very well be Your judgement on America due to National atrocities, Nevertheless, as believers, we know Your mercies are new every morning. This truth allows me to ask You to call Your individual to this position. In Christ name:

Victoria Z
October 6, 2023

Psalm 94
1O LORD, the God who avenges, O God who avenges, shine forth.2
Rise up, O Judge of the earth; pay back to the proud what they deserve.
3How long will the wicked, O LORD, how long will the wicked be jubilant?
4They pour out arrogant words; all the evildoers are full of boasting.
5They crush your people, O LORD; they oppress your inheritance.
6They slay the widow and the alien; they murder the fatherless.
7They say, “The LORD does not see; the God of Jacob pays no heed.”
8Take heed, you senseless ones among the people; you fools, when will you become wise?
9Does he who implanted the ear not hear? Does he who formed the eye not see?
10Does he who disciplines nations not punish? Does he who teaches man lack knowledge?
11The LORD knows the thoughts of man; he knows that they are futile.
12Blessed is the man you discipline, O LORD, the man you teach from your law;
13you grant him relief from days of trouble, till a pit is dug for the wicked.
14For the LORD will not reject his people; he will never forsake his inheritance.
15Judgment will again be founded on righteousness, and all the upright in heart will follow it.
16Who will rise up for me against the wicked? Who will take a stand for me against evildoers?
17Unless the LORD had given me help, I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death.
18When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your love, O LORD, supported me.
19When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.20Can a corrupt throne be allied with you– one that brings on misery by its decrees?
21They band together against the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.22But the LORD has become my fortress, and my God the rock in whom I take refuge.
23He will repay them for their sins and destroy them for their wickedness; the LORD our God will destroy them.

Father raise up the most righteous candidate and help them win. Father deliver us from all evil politicians. McCarthy was trying to do right by America, bless him for thst and otgers who are genuinely FOR this nation, and judge those wjo are not. In Jesus name we pray in faith receiving what we have asked.

October 6, 2023

I don’t Not support sending more money to Ukraine. I’m a Republican and I did not say yes! I don’t Trust Scalise for Speaker, but I would like to see Jim Jordan try it.

Ann NMN Shaw
October 6, 2023

Almighty Father and Savior, we ask that you intervene and provide a clear path to elect a new speaker for the House that meets your qualifications and grant your favor to our government to restore peace.
In Jesus’s name Amen

Coletta Walker
October 5, 2023

I would be happy for Jordon or Scalise to be House Speaker!

October 5, 2023

Father, we appeal to Heaven for Your intervention in the OVER SPENDING of our children’s future. America has to borrow to pay interest on the debt to the tune of $73,000 per every second(more when the interest rate rises).
We cry Truth and Justice IN YESHUA’S HOLY NAME AMEN AMEN

October 5, 2023

Oh God, open the eyes of our representative leaders, so that they may see clearly through the deception of those who are working to destroy our country by creating division in this direction filled with lies. Open their hearts to God’s will and direction and pour out your spirit on them as they choose their new leader of the house. May the man or woman, chosen be a God-fearing, righteous believer in you. In Jesus name..AMEN

Carolyn Tormala
October 5, 2023

Oh, Lord; please open the eyes of those whose votes can affect all of the nation that they would see things as they really are. Grant them the wisdom and the insight and the integrity that is needed to bring our nation back to its roots. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Bo Ehrig
October 5, 2023

I pray we get a strong Godly person as leader. A person who will not bend on inch to make a deal with the devil.
We know that the dems years ago voted God out of their platform. And their results show the outcome. Just like our blue cities. Stop the criminals, stop giving money to the Ukrainian nazis. Stop Joe and Hunters criminal activity.
Please shake the House and Senate Lord. Get rid of anyone who does not put you first. If that means 95% of the Congress go home, then so be it. We need drastic changes now to be Godly.

October 5, 2023

The Lord told me to declare “a person with a tongue on fire from a heart of gold.” For the “mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” A heart full of Jesus.

Elsie Brutus
October 5, 2023

Yes dear Lord, a leader prepared by You and You alone.

October 5, 2023

Lord, please give us wisdom and favor as decisions are made concerning our leadership. We need You Father to please help us do and follow Your will. Please confuse and destroy Your enemies of the faith. We ask for grace, forgiveness, favor and Your help moving forward. Please hear our prayers and petitions. In the Holy, precious, powerful name of Jesus our Lord and Savior.

Bridget A. Bonczyk, Florida
October 5, 2023

Father God, Your will be done for the next elected Speaker of the House, nothing more, nothing less. Amen and amen.

Douglas Groves
October 5, 2023

Rep. Steve Scalise praying for him as I believe he is reported to have blood cancer?

Richard Kent
October 5, 2023

I don’t think it’s a good idea to print an article from a National Newspaper. The article itself is written from one perspective and represents a one sided view of what actually occurred and why. It is especially telling when it uses emotional terms like “chaos” to describe it. Why not have an IFA writer call us to pray for our beloved Country. Good is in all things working for our good. Romans 8:28. Amen?

October 5, 2023

Could Donald Trump be speaker

Jeannie Peninger
October 5, 2023

I have been praying for our Father to remove people from places of power, position, influence, wealth, who are harmful and set up those who he has chosen in their place to bring redemption to the dark places in our nation, according to the Word of God. Let the Light of Jesus illuminate the darkness and let it scatter according to the Word of God.
Lord search the hearts and instruct the appointment of the one you choose to this position, in the name of Jesus, and by the authority of Christ, let it be done.

Brian Lynch
October 5, 2023

Just one more incident that is symptomatic of how our government is so poorly functioning in the End Times. Lord Jesus, I pray for Your will to be done in this, and all, governmental situations. I pray also for Republican unity . It is so vital at this time. Thank You, Jesus.

October 5, 2023

Father God, it is hard for most people to understand how our Republican Party can be so divided at a time like we are in. I pray that they can come together and be in agreement about such utterly urgent matters. We know you are in charge Lord, we pray your guidance will be swift in this situation.
In the name of our Savior we pray. Amen

Jeannette Taylor
October 5, 2023

Wake up Americans by Your Holy spirit
May we seek holinesS before you in our oWn hearTS. BRING MORE WHO FOLLOW YOU COMPLETELY INTO

Beth Brown
October 5, 2023

I find it very concerning thst Rep Tim Burchett received a call regarding his faith from ex Speaker McCarthy and in light of his call we I am praying for a man of God to be the next Speaker

October 5, 2023

You are shaking the nation to bring forth Your will. Help Your people to hear Your voice and partner with You in intercession and godly actions to bring about Your plans and purposes in our nation. Let righteousness prevail.
May the leaders of our nation hear Your voice and act with Your wisdom and discernment in this time of transition and beyond. May they choose a godly and wise leader for the House of Representatives.
In the Holy and Mighty Name of Jesus. Amen.

    Jim Buchanan
    October 5, 2023

    Hebrews 12 and Amos 8 come to mind when talking about shaking and famine in the land which says God will send a famine of hearing the Word of God. It is time to come to Unity that it talks about in Zephaniah 3:9 where the Bible mentions restoring a pure language … to serve Him with one accord. There is much disunity in the Body. It is time to seek the Lord as never before in this Nation and put aside some of the differences and focus on praying in a revolution in this Nation like the spark @ Asbury and @ Auburn. In many instances in the Ole Testament, God relented after the Nation of Israel repented and sought Him with all their heart. Righteousness exalts a Nation. Jim Buchanan

Mac Garrison
October 5, 2023

Father, your power is absolute, your wisdom is infinite, your love is perfect.
Our country is in desperate need of God-fearing, patriotic, wise leadership.
Please have mercy on America, and by your grace, raise up the man of YOUR choice to serve as Speaker of the House of Representatives,
In Jesus Name.

Sally Humphries
October 5, 2023

Please Lord fill the minds of house members to do your will for our nation

Donna Reimer
October 5, 2023

Dear Lord.. I pray that you would set a Righteous Leader in place for the Speaker of the House..
One who would lay down their own agenda and pick up your Kingdom Principles..Help us to be immovable in prayer till this is achieved..In Jesus Name..

Grant R
October 5, 2023

As Christians we must first get our “house” in order. We must demand that are pulpits preach Christ and only Christ.
The weak churches in America are also to blame for where we are at.
When entire denominations allow pastors that are doing and living lives that are contrary to Biblical values how can we as a body of believers stand against this evil in our government?
Christ Church 100 years ago in America would call out evil. 60 years ago the church went silent when it allowed the Bible and prayer to be removed from our public schools by a handful of self-righteous Supreme Court justices. The church should have irrupted and demanded that Congress overturn this bad bench decision.
It did nothing.
Yes evil exists in our government. But as citizens we need to be the Salt and Light and stand firm for our beliefs.
We must continue to pray and ask God to deliver His Church in America from evil imposters and to allow for a generation of godly men and women to be elected to represent us as Americans and Christians.

    October 5, 2023

    Please remember that out the of heart the mouth speaks. That is why the churches that do not line up with the scriptures are not Christian. You can tell by their fruit and many who do everything to please man and not God are not really serving God. The true church is where the Pastors are not allowing themselves to give in to public opinion. God’s word is not an opinion, but rather the truth by which we serve Him and on which we stand. I do pray for all the fake churches to become saved and serving God.
    I agree with everything else you said and I ask God to bless you and thank you for you for not giving in to man’s opinions.

October 4, 2023

Lord Jesus, we ask you to guide The House of Representatives to look to you, to ask for your guidance in leading our Country.

October 4, 2023

Does it really matter at this juncture who will lead this feckless and cowardly Republican Party, one that couldn’t
even muster up enough support to overcome the charlatan and slovenly corrupt Biden? Our country is under the
most severe condemnation for fostering the most egregious mortal sins of abortion, euthanasia, homosexuality,
fornication and degeneration of marriage, family solidarity and childhood. As my Grandmother Antoinette said to
me time and time again, “with friends like these, who needs enemies?”, and our enemies are the very citizens within
who are championing the insurrection against our Blessed Lord and his commandments. When those who are
supposed to govern us with the wisdom and succor of our Lord turn around ,year after year and decade after decade,
and spit in his Holy Face and set up their own souls for permanent residency into hell with Satan, then our nation will
have no present and future hope for any semblance of reformation. The kingdom of heaven matters not to these imposters,
only their own phony and perilous ambitions for lust, power and money. Let us recall the three conditions that our Blessed
Lord put forth for entrance into his heavenly kingdom: 1) Unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and
pharisees, you shall not enter the kingdom of God 2) Unless you liken yourselves to little children, you will not enter the
kingdom of God 3) Unless you are born of water and the spirit, you shall not enter the kingdom of God. Let us all pray
most fervently that we leave this corruption behind and fulfill the three admonitions by our Lord above, so that we will
have eternal peace and joy with him forever and never have to write about or discuss this filth ever again. Now that is
worth living and dying for!



    October 4, 2023

    100 percent agree! Thankyou

    Susan CC
    October 4, 2023

    Dear Vincent,
    You have expressed your feelings with such passion and I believe, a great amount of frustration as well. So, I’m writing to encourage you and remind you that the entirety of all creation, every atom and every molecule, moves in accordance with God’s purposes. At His command, He creates and sustains everything and declares “the one He will favor is the one who is humble, who has a contrite spirit and who trembles at His Word.” Jesus is His Word made flesh and He declares, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven” and we know His concern is with spiritual not material. Thanks be to God, He has led you to realize your utter bankruptcy and you know Salvation. I join you fervently praying that we will leave this corruption behind and love our Lord and Savior with our hearts, minds and souls so that we will have eternal peace and joy with Him forever. You said “Now that is worth living and dying for!” YES, Jesus Christ lived and died for that and so much more…We will understand fully on the other side of this life… for God so loved the world….Today, may His Word overcome in (a number too large to count) the stoney hearts of those who call themselves leaders.
    Your sister in Christ,


      October 5, 2023

      Good afternoon, Susan.

      Many blessings to you and the Lord’s countenance shine on you for your thoughtful and veritable response. Having been born and raised in New York City and lived through the ‘satanic sixties and seventies” as a young boy and teenager, I was given a tremendous discernment by the Holy Spirit to call “a spade, a spade” when it came to identifying all stratifications of evil deportment and demonic behavior in the hell called the New York City school system. What we are seeing today is a simply a rapid mutation of it due to the pathetic indifference of the clergy, teachers and many adults who couldn’t tell their noses from their own faces. I am not so much frustrated, but downright disgusted as to how rapid this degeneration has been and how our adults even at my current age sixty parade around like wayward teenagers without a modicum of faith or morals to guide them and their kids out of this shipwreck. As I have written before, quoting our Blessed Lord Jesus, “be of good cheer, for I have overcome the world.”


      Your Brother in Christ


    October 4, 2023

    Understand the frustration vincent. Thats why we are here, as intercessors for America. Lets remember our passion is to pray for this nation, why, because God needs us to. Its the rightious thing. This nation needs us to pray for it and its elected law makers. The lord has said, “if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray… then He will hear from heaven and heal our land. Congress cant heal our land, the house cant heal our land, not the presedent, vise presedent, supreme court, or any governmental system of man. Only God can heal our land. And only the people of God called by His name can position themselves and intecede for the land and the lost. What a great thing the lord has done and promissed his people! Its very clear, the ball is not in the courts or high offices of man, but the governments of heaven. So as co-citizens of heaven in Christ Jesus, lets obey, and lets pray as we inter the throne room of heaven with full confidence that God will hear us as we humble ourselves under His mighty hand and pray according to His will. when the enemy comes in like a flood, the lord will raise up a standard against him. Thats us! Holding up the word of the Lord and His great promises as church, the mighty wall built upon Christ the rock unshakable, unmoveable, eternal. All glory be to god our father and Jesus the supreme!

    October 5, 2023

    We pray and take action. The hands of the Lord are not short nor His deaf to our cried..


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