Many of you requested I post Pastor Steve's Prayer...Thank you Pastor, you are so inspiring!
Prayer Given at the Board of Supervisor’s Meeting on September 22, 2009
Lord, we come to humbly to ask you to guide this great Nation. Lord, please hear our prayers this morning. In a nation that is losing her way, a land that has forgotten you, a nation that turned away from that which is right; Lord, please forgive us.
May we never be guilty of making moral wrongs civil rights. May we never be found guilty of making what is evil seem right and making what is right seem evil. Forgive our nation that has abandoned what is right and has bowed down at the altar of political correctness. May you give us the courage to always elect leaders that would rather be statesmen rather than politicians.
Lord we ask that you place people in positions of authority who will recognize that America is great because America is good. Help us to remember that you are the Author of freedom and that In God We Trust is not just something that is stamped on our currency but should be stamped on the hearts of all true patriots.
Lord we seek your guidance in these darkened times. May your light shine brighter than ever before, for we need to see it more clearly than ever before. Lord, rescue this nation from ourselves and return her to her former glory, that if we would seek Your face, repent of our ways, and remind the government that they work for the people and not the other way around, that we would do well to remember that our laws and constitution were founded on Your precepts, then we shall prevail over the darkness that threatens to engulf this great land.
We thank you for these servants gathered here today who believe in something greater than themselves and have dedicated their lives to public service. Lord, we thank you for those that seek to lead instead of follow the crowd. We thank you for your abundant blessings. You have showered us with more blessing than we truly deserve. You have raised us up as the most powerful nation on this planet. You have raised us up from humble beginnings to towering heights. You have made us the agent of freedom to those enslaved by tyranny; and the vanguard of hope to the hopeless.
Lord, we ask for your blessings, not because we believe we are deserving of such blessing, but because we are unworthy. We need to feel your presence in a way we have never felt before. If you would shine down upon us with the grace of Your love; if You will awaken this nation of ours; if You would bring us godly men and women afraid of nothing except failing You, then we are confident that we can look toward the future and see that the greatest days of America are not behind us but are still lie ahead.
We thank you O, Lord that you are a loving and kind God, and may we as a nation remember your loving kindness throughout all generations. Lord, guard and protect these servants of our County, that your precepts shall guide their decisions. May you guard and protect this great body, and guard and protect the United States of America. In Jesus name we pray, Amen!
Dr. Stephen A. Colangelo, Pastor
Lucerne Valley Bible Fellowship
May 21, 2010
Has the Mojave Cross have been removed for good?
A cross replacing the original at the Mojave Desert war memorial has been declared illegal and taken down.
The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that the 9th Circuit overstepped its bounds when it ruled the cross must be removed. Since then, the memorial had remained covered with a plywood box until it was stolen on May 9.
Linda Slater, public information officer with the Mojave National Preserve, said the cross that mysteriously appeared last week was unauthorized.
"The main reason that we can't put a replacement cross up or allow one to be put up," she said, "is because we are under court order to not display a cross on Sunrise Rock."
Kelly Shackelford, president and CEO of Liberty Institute, said his team will work to convince the Justice Department to replace the cross.
"That's not a proper act to take," he said. "Our veterans deserve more than that, and that memorial needs to be put back up."
An anonymous donation means there is a $125,000 reward posted for tips leading to the conviction of whoever stole the cross that served as a memorial to Americans who served during World War I.
A decorated military veteran offered $100,000 for the reward, said Kelly Shackelford, chief counsel for Liberty Institute. That figure was added to the previous $25,000 offer.
The cross stood at Sunrise Rock, which is about 15 miles south of the 15 Freeway along Cima Road in the Mojave National Preserve.