Safe Place with Ruth Graham

Safe Place with Ruth Graham

Obama Care and God

The debate seems endless. Good people, highly educated people, thinking people are walking around in circles. What they are saying doesn’t make sense. They speak gobblety-gook. There are times I feel they puposefully complicate the issues so as to confuse the American people.  I don’t know about you, but I am weary of Congress’ inability to get anything done.  Not just weary, pretty mad, actually. I know it is a tough job in a tougher town but if businesses were run this way, they would be forced to close down and perhaps sued for not delivering the product paid for.

As Americans we have paid a high price for these overpaid, over-egoed folks to not deliver the goods they promised.  And we paid for this with our tax dollars. Why are we not demanding more from them? Have we been lulled into complacency? Are we like the proverbial frog in boiling water? Have we passed the time when we can jump out to save our lives? Are we only interested in our corner of the pie? Being comfortable?

I have a friend who lives in the D.C. area. He is optimistic about our future – that Americans will pull this out once again and straighten our course. I don’t share his optimism. I desperately want to…but I see such a lack of character in our leaders – whether Democrat or Republican. And there is lack of character in our population. We have forgotten integrity – to be the same inside as we are outside. This friend has a huge amount of integrity.

However, I was encouraged this week after dining at a restaurant in Bristol, VA. I got up to leave in a hurry and left my credit card; I also left a notebook I needed for my meeting. I returned to get the notebook unaware of my missing credit card and was greeted outside the restaurant by my young waiter who told me I had left my credit card. That’s character – he could have easily slipped it into his pocket. (He works at O’Charleys.)

There are glimmers of hope. Let’s fan them until there is a brightness the Congress cannot ignore. We have an obligation to hold these folks accountable. I know we have the power of the ballot…but right now I see that as a flaw –  too many people are voting to keep their subsidies. Irresponsible! (My more liberal friends will jump all over me.)

Now that I have “vented” my frustration…I have to come back to the sovreignty of God. He is still in charge…not the President. Not the Congress. God is. Psalm 75:7 says, “But God is the Judge: He puts down one and exalts another.” The people in leadership in the world are there because God put them there. They may think it is the voters or their hard work or their smarts…it is God. He will hold them responsible. And our job is to pray for them. We don’t have to agree – and there is little I agree within D.C. these days – but we are told to pray. Paul says in I Tim. 2:1-2, “First of all, then, I urge you that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgiving, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, in order, that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable in teh sight of God our Savior.”

Have you prayed for our President today? Your Senator? Your Congressman? Your Govenor? Your mayor? Take just a moment to do so right now.


  • Kristina

    Mark and Jill,… Thank you. I am happy to admit that I was offered the position.

    I feel so blessed. :-)

  • MarkandJill

    “Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you.” Those are Jesus’ words to you, Kristina.

  • MarkandJill

    We agree in Jesus’ Name! Grace and peace to you, Jason!

  • Jason Kellady

    Amen… I had tendered resignation last late dec and I prayed for a job. Next min afterd prayery phone rang and it’s an offer which is exactly I’m looking into it. However, the next day onward I’m sick coz chicken pox and eventually I’ve miss d job but it came back again by same co asking me. But this time they asked me whether I can wait for two months? I though and I agreed, now d time has come, I knew it’s a test from lord and I believe in him and his arrangement for me. Lord again I’ll pray for my meeting coming Monday, open d door for me as you’ve arranged as you’re d almighty lord and d merciful God, bless me with your grace and bless me with wisdom. In Jesus name I pray. Amen!

  • Kristina

    I love this prayer. It gets me through all of the nervousness. Right now, I am getting ready to go into a second interview for this department. Pray for me.


  • God’s Child

    I already had a job interview before coming across this prayer. I hope God hears my cries Hear my sorrows Shower me with his abundance and shine the light of success upon me for this position. Amen.

  • MarkandJill

    May the Lord walk with you as you walk with Him! May He BE your heart’s desire. God Bless you, my friend. “Whatever He tells you to do, do it.” (Great advise from Jesus’ mother!)

  • sa njay

    Praise the Lord , I have an interview tomorrow Thursday ,Please Pray for me about the round of interview ,Please jesus help me please give the right job for me and please give me peace an always be with you God please take care of me, Sorry Jesus for every wrong done by me please consider me today

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  • maryann

    my son joel has had many temp jobs he needs permanent has chid support now a new baby pray this wharehouse job is permanent or rather turns into permanent…. he has 2 misdemeanors but they are 4 years old now…..he needs to come back to jesus and have a sincerheart for the Lord…..asap!!!

  • MarkandJill

    The prayer of a mother for her son is a powerful force!

  • melanie

    A prayer for my sons job interview ,so important to him

  • MarkandJill

    Yes! Wonderful idea!

  • des

    This prayer is very wonderful.It really helps a lot. Thanks.
    I’m going to write my own too everyday, thanks for inspiring me..#totalpeace

  • Lorraine Hoban

    I have a job interview on Friday with a government body. I really want this job as it is what I do best. I need this job for financial reasons, I need this job for my self esteem. I am a mature aged person facing an age where we are looked at as being to old but in my heart and body I feel like a young women. I also know that I have the good lord to get me over this hurdle. I need all the prayers that can be said. AMEN

  • Robert

    i have interviews tomorrow. lord Jesus Christ send your be with me.

  • MarkandJill

    May you have a clear mind, a confident soul, a humble heart, and the blessing of the love of God upon you!

  • Kendra

    I got one tomorrow
    in Jesus name

  • MarkandJill

    God loves you, Keisha!

  • MarkandJill

    We agree with you, my friend, in prayer for your husband and all 6 of you! “Seek first the Kingdom of God, and all these things will be added unto you.”

  • a luke

    i prayed this amazing prayer and i know god will come and open the doors to my husband during this difficult time of the year. he will bless all 6 of us we him grtting a good job that will provide all of our needs in jesus’ name. plz pray for my husband to find a job he will love and be happy everyday with an handle all our need…. god bless yall

  • Keisha

    In Jesus name amen…. That was wonderful…

  • Lissa Kims

    He has and will always been my Leader,my trust is on Him alone, But this prayer helped too, what if it was not there and i have been praying a miss?

  • Lissa Kims

    okey, But If i dint see this prayer?

  • MarkandJill

    Hi Lissa! It’s not the prayer, but the Recipient of the prayer that works on our behalf: God Himself who loves you and has called you into relationship with himself. If you make Him the Leader and Director of your life, he will make something beautiful of it. May He bless you, my friend!

  • Lissa Kims

    i prayed this prayer and it worked, i was refereed to the HR who was not available but the Manager promised to call back, do i pray this prayer again?

  • Joanie 345

    Many thanks for this prayer it worked got the job Amen

  • MarkandJill

    Debra, thank you for sharing your heart-felt prayer. Mark and I stand in agreement with you today that God’s plans to prosper you – Jeremiah 29:11 – will be fulfilled and that the Kingdom of God would be established in your work place through your presence there and through the love of God flowing through you.
    “Peace and prosperity to you, your family, and everything you own!” 1 Sam. 25:6

  • Debra

    Please pray for me since I have one of the biggest interviews of my life tomorrow. I pray that God has put in front of me a path where I can use my gifts and be part of something bigger than me. I pray that the owner sees me as the perfect fit and through God’s work sees the person that he has created with his love and wisdom. I pray for strength as we work through details to come to a final decision and that no stumbling blocks are put in the way. I pray that you have created this path for me and with this new company will be a rebirth and renew of my energy and dedication of what I do. I pray that my love for you remains a constant force in my life and that of my family. That the strength you have given me during this really challenging time continues to move me forward on this journey you have set for me. I am so grateful for everything and pray that while I am in this meeting you hold my heart and the hearts of my family and work through me as I open this door for the next chapter. I ask for peace, strength, wisdom and love in Jesus’ name. God Bless…………

  • MarkandJill

    May God give you His favor. And may He be your confidence and humility.
    “Please, Lord, please save us. Please, Lord, please give us success.” Psalm 118:25
    “And may the Lord our God show us his approval and make our efforts successful. Yes, make our efforts successful!” Psalm 90:17

  • MS

    I have a 2nd interview with a great company tomorrow morning and I wanted to thank God for the opportunity and for the favor that He will grant me with this job. I have been unemployed for many months and I believe that this is it. I claim this job in Jesus’ name. I am also requesting your prayers.

  • Rose

    I think the interviews went well. Waiting to hear if it is God’s will for me to get this job. Thank you for your prayers………………

  • MarkandJill

    May the Lord go with you, Rose! Way to stand strong in your faith!!!

  • Rose

    I have a 3rd interview tomorrow. I was laid off from my last job which I loved but never built a relationship with my manager. I love this prayer and will read it before tomorrows interview.

    Thank you for sharing, Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans i have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you , plans to give you hope and a future “.

    It is difficult when faced with adversity to understand but faith has kept me optimistic.

  • AnnCat

    Amen, I was nervous concerning the interview I have tomorrow, but after reading the prayer I feel peaceful. I will print it and read it before going into the interview.

  • Trisha

    I hope and pray that you got the job. I was a teacher assistant when I was younger. One of the most rewarding jobs I’ve ever had. God will put you exactly where you need to be. :)
    Let us know if you were hired!

  • mohd tauseef

    God will help you
    believe your hard& smart work

  • mohd tauseef

    Sir, now i am doing job in retail) but now i am founding job in for your kind information i have 18th months of experience if you have any requirement in your knowledge so plz inform me

  • Karina

    l have a job interview for a teaching assistant on Wednesday the 5th of November. Please keep me in your prayers. The Lord knows how much l need this job. Amen

  • Robert

    I Thank god for breathing breathe and supplying wisdom into the author of this magnificent prayer

  • Keke

    Amen Amen i got this interview tomorrow and I claim this job in the name of Jesus. Amen

  • lyne

    Wow that’s an amazing prayer thanks.

  • lyne

    Jasmine keep your head up and vision yourself in the type of working environment you want to be in. Remember no weapon formed against you will prosper. Check out Les brown he is an inspiring motivational speaker.

  • Sonnen schein

    Thank you Lord for the good result of my interview tomorrow in Jesus Name!

  • Kristina

    I love this prayer!!! I’m heading into an interview in a few minutes and this gets me in the right state of mind.

  • jasmine

    I have a job interview tomorrow.. And I pray that I will get it.. Cause my current job give me soo much stress its like they’re trying to push me out they aren’t goin to fired me.. They want me to quit. . I pray everyday that something come through for me .. Cause I don’t know how long I can take it from working there.. They’re soo nasty and mean talks about you behide your back saying things to the district manager to get ur fired .. Please pray for me for a better opportunity and a better environment

  • Taylor

    Amen. I have an interview this morning. i trust that God will be with me.

  • Melissa

    Dear Lord, I am in need of your help. I quit my job of 14.5 years and would appreciate your help. I know that you are with me and my family as we work through these challenging times seeking employment. I look to you to pave the path to the perfect position. I have gone through the final rounds of interviews with one company and have 4 more interviews scheduled throughout the rest of the week. Please Lord help direct me to the position that is right for me, in you name I pray dear Lord, Amen.

  • Patience Mene

    Amen ,I have an interview on Thursday and i have been nerves since, After reading this prayer i remembered this verse on Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans i have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you , plans to give you hope and a future ” .. God is able ..

  • lyne

    Great prayer. I have my second interview tomarrow.

  • Mrn

    My husband was laid off and had interview for new job. I found this website and followed the prayer for him. Thank you Jesus that the interview went very well. Next, the final round of interview. I share this link with my husband. He prayed with faith. God has answered our prayers. My husband got the job. Thank you God for opening a new door. God , bless whoever that share this prayer with us that really guide us to pour our heart with You for help. God, let my husband testimony be the living example to encourage others who is looking for job that hope is there, Godis with us. You have blessed my husband with new job and much better compensation package. You will surely bless whoever now looking for job tthat keep the faith with you. In Jesus name, Amen

  • Sunshine Befine

    This is a prayer I recite through stressful times. It is short and
    works wonders. “My Jesus, be my words, thoughts, actions, and deeds, be
    everything I do in this interview. My Jesus, be the interviewer’s
    words, thoughts, actions, and deeds, be everything he or she does today
    in the interview. In Jesus’ name I pray. The Trinity – God the Father,
    Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit – stay with me – AMEN!

  • J.Edward

    I have job interview at 9:00am today. I ask our Heavenly Father God in Jesus’s Holy Name to be with me in the interview room and guide me and place the right words in my mouth as I answer the questions. I ask our Heavenly father god to let His Divine Light shine over me and light up the interview room today. I ask this in Jesus’s Holy Name. Amen and Amen

  • Scottie

    Amen! Thank you Lord of Lord and King of Kings for I know through the grace of your work and knowledge of my life’s plan that this company searched for me again after making the mistake not to interview me initially that you directed them back to me again for my interview tomorrow. I know that you are opening this door for me and that this job will be the perfect job that you have planned for me to carry out your works. I thank you Lord God, in Jesus Name…

  • Gabby

    Amen. Thank you very much, I have a job interview tomorrow afternoon & need prayers for success as I have been struggling financially from my current job & need to move on. May God shine His beautiful light upon us & open the doors for me to be able to keep going forward. I fully believe in God, if it’s meant to be it will be & He knows what’s best for me. Amen.

  • kim coleman

    amen ! i have an interview tomorrow. this will be my first job, i am 16 and i believe that God see’s my situation and he is granting me with the chance to take a step forward to overflow!

  • dan rutz

    I am sitting here reading that prayer from that man, who prayed, and man this is so helpful and just fills me up with Gods peace, not like peace around here like quiet nice peaceful, nature peace, but the peace like there is an ok word being said over us, like everything is going to be ok with you because I got you and I’ll never let your out of my sight, I know where you are and in fact I see where you are going, and its good.!!! That kind of mindset hitting my heart right now is of God and I am thankful to the man that wrote this and also God because I am in a transition period right now and know when we come together and pray and see what God is saying He wants to give us the job of our dreams, He wants us to have a smooth ride here before heaven and that prayer is just getting to see what God already is providing and giving us in our lives hahaha… there is a victory here in Jesus name, let the fear of financial provisions, food provisions, gas provisions, house provisions, begin and end knowing that God is going to give us these things lol its almost more believable that He gives us these things than to believe out of our own hands or random events make it happen you know, I’d rather release that word of belief in my Father who wants to give me His stuff His cool and awesome blessings. I know I wrote like a novel, but I have been talking to God for the whole weekend about this issue and because my heart wants what he wants I know that someone will read this and be like wow that there is the way God is doing it for him, well I want that to, I want some peace from God, you know, thanks Lord you are providing and here with us in this very place. peace. dan.

  • Makisha

    I just prayed this. Whoever wrote I thank God for allowing you to be used by him, because I said it out loud and now I have peace! My interview is tomorrow but no matter what happens I trust God’s will, plan, and protection over my life!!

  • angelique

    Lord i know that you have a best plan for me.. i believed that you are always at my side, please guide me in my interview for tomorrow. Enlightened my way for my journey that will give a great outcome. Sorry for everything, what i’ve done before! thank you for youre unending love.Guide us especially my GRANDMOTHER.Amen!

  • Crystal Perdue

    Yes, amen! Peace be with me.

    My interview is tomorrow. I will be interviewing for the first time in the job profession I have studied for. I am very nervous. Thank you to whom wrote this prayer it has brought back prospective in my eyes. You are doing great things.

  • nandi

    Thank you, Lord Jesus.
    Jehovah , Shama, Jire. King of Kings , Alpha and Omega.My one and only God.The only one I bow down to.You are mighty , be lifted up high, increase Lord, we magnify your name, we give you praise. We glorify your name, Be exalted mighty God.

  • simon bvumi

    God help me get a right job for me in Jesus name amen

  • Tunde

    Amen. Oh Lord, I confess I don’t have any power of my own but depend on you. See me through.

  • Andrew

    it’s is nice being able to express my feelings to God here.

  • suman

    In Jesus name Amen…

  • Andrew

    I have been through the final round of my interview, and I pray that God will open doors for opportunities and faith that it will go smoothly. I have always been struggling with finding the right job, I pray that God will create this peace in me in the process of finding a job.

  • suman

    Amen. I have an interview next week. I pray for confidence, peace, God’s presence and His favour for me and others in similar position. God has best in store for His children and soon we will get a breakthrough in Jesus name.

  • priest brown

    I have a interview for a transfer with my job that will require me to relocate keep me in y’all prayer

  • Chibz

    I have an interview for medicine on Monday. I ask of you to pray for me so they see I have the qualities of a doctor. I believe God has gone before me to pave the right way. Amen

  • Kennith Patrick

    Amen…. I prayed that God have open the door for you…..In You Jesus…

  • Xoxluluzxox

    Got a interview in 3 hours please god help me ace this interview I really this job I promise if I get this job I will help the homeless please be with today in the interview

  • USER1

    i am here to give testimony of how i got back my husband, we got married for more than 9 years and have gotten two kids. thing were going well with us and we are always happy. until one day my husband started to behave in a way i could not understand, i was very confused by the way he treat me and the kids. later that month he did not come home again and he called me that he want a divorce, i asked him what have i done wrong to deserve this from him, all he was saying is that he want a divorce that he hate me and do not want to see me again in his life, i was mad and also frustrated do not know what to do,i was sick for more than 2 weeks because of the divorce. i love him so much he was everything to me without him my life is incomplete. i told my sister and she told me to contact a spell caster, i never believe in all this spell casting of a thing. i just want to try if something will come out of it. i contacted Dr papa for the return of my husband to me, they told me that my husband have been taken by another woman, that she cast a spell on him that is why he hate me and also want us to divorce. then they told me that they have to cast a spell on him that will make him return to me and the kids, they casted the spell and after 1 week my husband called me and he told me that i should forgive him, he started to apologize on phone and said that he still live me that he did not know what happen to him that he left me. it was the spell that he Dr papa casted on him that make him comeback to me today,me and my family are now happy again today. thank you Dr Papa for what you have done for me i would have been nothing today if not for your great spell. i want you my friends who are passing through all this kind of love problem of getting back their husband, wife , or ex boyfriend and girlfriend to contact and you will see that your problem will be solved without any delay.

  • rose

    amen got my interview tomorrow, may God be with me and many other in my position. The God’s light shine upon us as we emabrk of a journey that wil give us the outcome that the Lord has intended for you. Amen.

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