Screen Shot 2016-02-04 at 8.57.30 AMThere’s really no other way to say it – American religious freedoms are under attack.

Over the past few decades we’ve watched as our country, rich in heritage for the free practice of religion, has slowly turned into a fascist/socialist state where free exercise of religious beliefs are attacked or stripped from us.

One of the most important, most fundamental aspects of freedom of religion the godless liberals have attempted to scrub from the fabric of American life is our freedom to pray when and where we want.

We’ve seen this as prayer inside of schools is banned, where invocations and prayer before public meetings are banned, and where people are openly vilified and attacked for praying on the football field, on military bases, and even in business meetings.

Though our right to freedom of religion remains intact, Christians still feel the pressure as the liberals desire us to conform to their atheism.

But Paul Ryan is having none of it.

Recently, he’s caught flak from conservatives because of the corpulent omnibus bill he worked to push through congress.

However, barely any conservative will find problems about his assertions on prayer.

Ryan said the following about prayer at the national prayer breakfast in Washington D.C.

I want to welcome all of you to Washington. You could not have come for a better reason. This breakfast is a national tradition because prayer is a part of our national heritage. It all goes back to the Declaration of Independence. We believe our rights come from God, and our job, as officeholders, is to protect those rights. So it is only natural we should ask for His guidance as we seek to do His will.

But I have noticed a growing impatience with prayer in our culture. You see it in the papers or on Twitter. When people say they’re praying for someone or something, the attitude in some quarters seems to be, “Don’t just pray; do something about it.” But the thing is, when you are praying, you are doing something about it. You are revealing the presence of God. Whenever people are in grief or even when they’re about to start a great undertaking, they feel the worst pain of all: They feel alone. How am I going to get through this? Why is this happening to me? “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

That is why there is nothing more comforting—or more humbling, really—than to hear someone say, “I’m praying for you.” Because when hear you that, you realize, you’re not alone. God is there. And hundreds, if not thousands, if not millions of people are all speaking to Him on your behalf. They’re not praying for some abstract notion. They’re praying for you the person. It says a lot about our country that people of both parties—and all faiths—will drop everything and pray for their fellow Americans. What it says is, we believe in the dignity of the individual. And that is why prayer should always come first.

All Americans believe this. But as Christians, we especially can appreciate this truth. We believe in Jesus Christ. We believe God came down from heaven and became a man—with a name and a body—so we could know him. We could begin to understand. He walked among the poor and lowly of this world so he could raise us to new heights in the next. It is a miracle. It inspires us every day. And that is why we should “rejoice always”; “pray without ceasing”; and “in all circumstances, give thanks.”

Paul’s comments about the power of prayer cannot be diminished by anyone.

Though a great body of antagonists might not agree with Paul there is nothing they can do to deny the power of prayer.

Even if prayer was banned completely there will be nothing anyone can do to sever a personal relationship with God. No government, no man, no evil will ever be able to take that away.

Many would agree our nation is great because men and women pray for this country. That is why the freedom of religion is built into our bill of rights.

This is why it’s so scary to see the tide of sentiment about prayer shift negatively.

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