Will A National Day Of Prayer Save America?

By Donald Bohanon…..Published Saturday…. September 2,2017



Much is being touted about the Presidents recent gathering with ministers of  different beliefs for a National Day Of Prayer.A sort of national day of recognition of God.It’s being compared to what Abraham Lincoln did when the nation was in turmoil and in the grips of Civil War.But is it really the same?


I think it’s important to consider that there were some really important points and beneficial societal virtues at that time,that need to be considered,that  are virtually non existent today.Abraham Lincoln called for a “National Day Of Prayer”,but there were some very different dynamics that were at play at that time,that ultimately resulted in the healing of the nation.One of  which was a national belief that God was the supreme authority and was to be feared,respected and heeded.


There was a respect and reverence for God at that time that you don’t see now.There was a willingness to submit to the word and authority of God that is absent in this day and age.And although they didn’t keep the word of God perfectly,there was a national respect for God and his word,and a consensus that God was real and he punished the sins of sinful,rebellious nations.This is something the nation as a whole believed and understood.



The nation as whole knew it was birthed and came to power by the divine will of God.There was a fear and reverence for God that is virtually non existent today.The practicing and promotion of abominable sin and perversion was simply unheard of,and wholeheartedly rejected at that time.



Unlike today,where these abominable sexual behaviors and perversions are accepted,promoted and even legalized.And although many claim to  know and live for God their actions and behavior clearly suggest otherwise 1 John 3:10,Titus 1:16,2 Timothy 2:19.God promises in his word that when the nation cries out in these times of distress he wont hear it.


The truth of the matter is God will always turn a deaf ear to the prayers of a stiffed necked and disobedient people.God will never come to the aid of an arrogant,stiff necked,disobedient people,unless that people depart from the very behaviors that anger God.A  people who will follow the lead and instruction of lying,demented,sexual deviants,and listen to sexual deviants,before they listen to or obey God.


In fact, he takes it a step further, and promises to deal with the disobedience and rebellion in fury/rage/great anger, and to show no pity/mercy, even if the rebellious and disobedient cry out to God with a loud voice in the time of their affliction and distress..Ezekiel 8:18,Zephaniah 1:14-18.


God informs us that his ear is not deaf that it cannot hear, nor his hand short that it cannot save, but your sins(not your lack of faith,that type faith which is meaningless and worthless without works or obedience to God and his word…James 2:20-26) has separated you from God that he will not hear you Isaiah 59:1-15 .



In other words your prayers and cries will fall on deaf ears and he will destroy you anyway.As long as you have sexual perversions,injustice at the highest levels,racism and violence,and the promotion of it in various forms,etc, so widespread and prevalent.And those who promote these kinds of behaviors in positions of leadership and influence throughout the nation, acting as barriers and impediments to beneficial social change and growth.


That is,the destructive,demented,demonic,psychotic,social experimentation they themselves promote.This atmosphere of rebellion will always act as a barrier to beneficial and constructive social change and will eventually result in your destruction.The focus needs to be on those  who practice and promote this destructive,social experimentation and environment an stop it in it’s tracks.


Incidentally the correct quote of “2 Chronicles 7:14” should have been in the context of the people praying in conjunction with “turning from their wicked ways “ then the lord will hear from heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land.Which was unfortunately redacted or left out by Mike Pence.Why? I’m not sure. 


But,I must say,the optics of so many ministers who teach contrary to the word of God,coming together certainly looks good on the surface.Ministers who appear to be more interested in photo ops with prominent world leaders,as opposed to speaking the truth and following God in truth and sincerity.Many who tell the people what they want to hear, as oppose to what God requires and desires.


Sad to say,God is not impressed or moved at all.And he is not impressed with the signing of executive orders that can easily be undone with the stroke of a pen,he wants these things to become the law of the land.


I’m convinced the nation and it’s citizens don’t fully understand how offensive and repugnant these abominable sins and perversions are to God.An ignorance that is ultimately going to be very costly.But ignorance is no excuse when God’s hate for it is clearly laid out in his word…Leviticus, 18:22,Leviticus 20:13,Romans 1:18-32, Jude 1:5-7.


God has destroyed whole civilizations because of practicing these abominable sexual perversions.Some recorded in the pages of the bible and some not.And he is about to do the same thing to the United States if they don’t completely reject these perversions and outlaw them. 



The truth of the matter is God is unmoved and unimpressed.God says these ministers who are respected and loved in their communities and on the world scene.And who,in many cases,teach that godliness can be equated to material gain,and who reject godly doctrine/God and Christ’s doctrine, are proud and know nothing ,and are not the types of men he seeks,or is working through.God strongly emphasizes they serve their own bellies and not him. Many of them also promote, support and secretly practice abominable sexual perversions that God detests..Isaiah 66:2,Luke 6:22-26,Luke 16:15,Romans 16:17-18,1 Corinthians 1:26-29,1 Timothy 6:3-9, 2 John 1:9-11.


And God instructs us to withdraw ourselves from them because their counsel,depending on what it is,can and will have destructive and deadly consequences on a physical,spiritual and national level.As the old saying goes “action speaks louder than words”…and that applies even more with God.


These ministers speak so often about faith alone being their primary guiding light.They  promote the false doctrine of salvation by grace through faith,as the only requirement for salvation.


Without uttering so much as a peep about the importance of obedience to the word and doctrines of God as a whole,in conjunction with the faith.Which is what’s required by God to be deemed or considered righteous in his eyes. Matthew 4:4,Mark 7:7-9,Luke 4:4,Romans 3:31,Romans 6:12-18,Romans 16:17-18,James 2:20-26,2 John 1:9-11.

2 Chronicles 7:14
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14 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.




Isaiah 59:1-15
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59 Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:

2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.

4 None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.

5 They hatch cockatrice’ eggs, and weave the spider’s web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.

6 Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands.

7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.

8 The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.

9 Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness.

10 We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noon day as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men.

11 We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.

12 For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them;

13 In transgressing and lying against the Lord, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.

14 And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.

15 Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the Lord saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.




Isaiah 66:2
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2 For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.





Ezekiel 8:18
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18 Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them.




Zephaniah 1:14-18
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14 The great day of the Lord is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the Lord: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly.

15 That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness,

16 A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers.

17 And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the Lord: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung.

18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the Lord’s wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.



Matthew 4:4
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4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.




Mark 7:7-9

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7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.

9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.




Luke 4:4

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4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.




Luke 6:26
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26 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.




Luke 16:15
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15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.




Romans 3:31
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31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.




Romans 6:12-18

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12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.

13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.

16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.

18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.





Romans 16:17-18
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17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.

18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.




1 Corinthians 1:26-29
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26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:

27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:

29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.





1 Timothy 6:3-9
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3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;

4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.

7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.




2 John 1:9-11
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9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.

10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:

11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

Some may say my words hurt and don’t heal.But God says speaking smooth words while abominable evil and perversion proliferates is not what he desires.The opposite is true.He is looking for men who will speak the truth boldly in these very wicked and deceptive times..


Speaking smooth things,while never addressing the gravity of the present day evil is offensive to God.God says these ministers speak smooth things and prophecy deceits/teach and speak lies as opposed to speaking  the truth and the people love it,but hate the truth..Isaiah 30:9-10


The bible clearly informs us that faith without works is dead and non existent…James 2:20-26.Some of them even fan the flames of war as a result of biblical misinterpretation,which can also have dangerous and deadly consequences.


Many  of them are blinded by their pride,arrogance, and rebellion against  God and his good,sound, godly doctrine,and lead astray those that hear them with the promotion of false doctrine,which encourages rebellion against God’s doctrine and word…Romans 16:17-8,2 Timothy 4:3-4

Romans 16:17-18
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17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.

18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.






2 Timothy 4:3-4
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3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.




James 2:20-26
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20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?

23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.

24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.

25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?

26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

I hate to sound like a pessimist.I’m just simply delivering the truth.God is not impressed or moved by National Days Of Prayer that never address the many underlying issues of  abominable sin and rebellion that need to be addressed and corrected,before God will even consider responding to the prayers from those,many of whom God views as hypocrites,and who are motivated by their own selfish goals and personal  selfish agenda’s…John 9:31.


I have no ill feelings against President Trump and pray for his success as he heeds God’s instruction.Neither do I want to sound overly critical of him or men with good intention,especially in such trying times.


And I will never allow myself to be caught up in the anti Trump hysteria,much of which I feel is unjustified.I just pray that God will guide him in the right direction,as he heeds the truth that is clearly and plainly laid out in God’s word,as opposed to the counsel of men who teach contrary to God’s word.By taking bits and pieces of scripture out of context, and in so doing lead many astray.

John 9:31
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31 Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.

Departing from abominable sin in word and deed should be the focus,not just national days of prayer which amount to empty words, if not backed by action,evidenced by a change in behavior to reflect the proper moral behavior that’s commanded and emphasized in God’s word.


The truth of the matter is it will all fall on deaf ears and God will respond to that rebellion by fury and chastisement upon the rebellious and defiant.And he wont hear the defiant and rebellious in their defiant and rebellious,sinful condition.


Even if they cry unto him with a loud voice in prayer and in pleas  for mercy and forgiveness.God will proceed with the destruction and chastisement….Ezekiel 8:18,Zephaniah 1:14-18.


God can destroy whole Universes with a word,how can a nation or nations stand against God’s wrath?As severe as the destruction is presently,God is still being patient with you,and is not pouring out his full wrath upon you,giving you a chance to repent of the more offensive,abominable sins.


God wants to see tangible action and results, he is not interested in or impressed by empty words in the form of “National Days Of Prayer”.And if not prepare to be thoroughly acquainted with the God of wrath outlined in the pages of the bible.

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