The title is a deliberate misspelling of the word "prayer" for a reason - the reason being to pseudo-patronize scoffers who misclaim that audibly uttering in-whatever-spoken-language for-God's-invisible-ears-only words into what they presume is mere thin air is a means to delusionally deceive people into committing and not performing all sorts of vicious diabolical atrocities against humanity.
More about that to come in this not-so-short webpiece.
So Donald Trump has now verbally mouthed that Obama "was born in the United States, period" -- despite his previous questionings concerning that premise. He has drunk the "Obama-was-not-born-in-Kenya" political-expediency kool aid which almost all of the network media, and overwhelming horde of their morlock patsies conforming to them, have also thoroughly intoxicated themselves with...despite evidence such as is hopefully yet available to observe at http://layleftlayrite.tripod.com (containing the Mombasa-Kenya-sourced birth certificate which Lucas Daniel Smith obtained but which document Satan's media proof-lessly purports is: [fraudulent] "conspiracy theory" (while they ignore the fraudulent photoshopping of the green "long-form" alleged to be Obama's Hawaiian birth certificate, and the admitted fraudulence of the previous short form concocted by some renegade DHS guy).
Should genuine Christians (and a few devout Jews destined to become authentic Christians) cave in to the Obama-was-born-in-Hawaii myth....at the threat of not becoming employed, losing their present jobs, or even being arrested for community disturbance, brought to court, convicted and condemned, then terminated with electrocution, lethal injection, gas chamber and crematorium, or firing squad?
Job 34:33 Will He then make requital to suit you, because you reject it? For you must choose, and not I; therefore declare what you know.
Galatians 2:5 ...to them we did not yield submission even for a moment, that the truth of the [pro-birther-and-more] gospel might be preserved for you.
It's a free country - at least more so than in ISIS-controlled Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, China, North Korea, various parts of Europe like France or Germany or Sweden, and so on?
Why do the demonic network media vainly attempt to divert the Obama birther issue into something racist? Birth-location geography has absolutely NOTHING to do with skin-color "race" - whether the person in question is pink, green, orange, purple, red, yellow, or whatever...or Caucasian, Negroid, Asian (or a motley combination of several such)?
If federal courts during the upcoming Trump(?) administration, supported by a GOP?-controlled Congress, finally will have the obviously-skin-colorblind honesty and courage to admit to Obama's Kenyan-birth Indonesian-citizenship origins, what would happen pertaining to all that has transpired during the eight years that Obama was faux "president" of the United States? Could (not to mention would) ALL be overturned - being that almost everyone and their uncle has called Obama "President?" Would Obama be ordered to be permanently exiled out of American territory - only to be back and remain in charge as Secretary General of the United Nations if (by Congressionally-approved or Executive-Order international treaty) American territory becomes United-Nations-controlled global territory?
The following prophetic snippet is stated in the Jewish/Christian Old-Testament book of Daniel, which (as Hitler was a foreshadowing of Antichrist) smacks of both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama:
Daniel 11:20 Then shall arise in his place one who shall send an exactor of tribute through the glory of the kingdom; but within a few days he shall be broken, neither in anger nor in battle.
Daniel 11:21 In his place shall arise a contemptible person to whom royal majesty has not been given; he shall come in without warning and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.
Combine that with the ecumenical and global-economic-regulation inferences of:
Revelation 13:11 Then I saw another beast who rose out of the earth; he had two horns like a lamb and he spoke like a dragon.
12 He exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose mortal wound was healed.
13 He works great signs, even making fire come down from heaven to earth in the sight of humans;
14 and by the signs which he is allowed to work in the presence of the beast, he deceives those who live on earth, bidding them make an image for the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived;
15 and he was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast so that the image of the beast even speaks, and to cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain.
16 Also he causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead,
17 so that no one can buy or sell unless [he] has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of his name.
18 This calls for wisdom: let [him] who has understanding reckon the number of the beast, because it is a human number, his number is six hundred and sixty-six.
Most worldly people love to be significantly tattooed and pierced already, with the latest styles probably to become popular chic branding with a possibly-666-RFID-embedded chip.
One might be tempted to pray for so-called "president" Barack Obama, rather than pray about him, because pro-Planned-Parenthood-abortion and pro-same-gender-homosodomy-unions-pseudomarriage-licensings "inspired" decisions are said, by Scripture, to be on "the lips of a king" whose "mouth does not sin in judgment:"
Proverbs 16:10 Inspired decisions are on the lips of a king; his mouth does not sin in judgment.
And such would indeed be the case for king Obama to let abortionists and homosexuals ultimately (and thankfully) consign themselves to humankind extinction, per:
Revelation 22:11 Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy.
However, OTHER persons are involved as to becoming and being adversely affected, interfered with, disrupted, harassed, and harmed (sometimes lethally, as in the case of infanticide and AIDS) if free rein is given to abortionists, homosexuals, pornographers, indecent-exposure public exhibitionists, evolutionists, and other deviates.
It's the "your freedom ends where my eyes, ears, and nose begin" thing.
The anti-birthers are going to have a practically impossible time definitively countering the following pro-birther documentation on even YouTube:
The wife and I recently viewed the movie God is Not Dead: 2 at church, and the movie was about a female schoolteacher (who I think was mopheaded at times throughout the movie, but I am not sure, being that I was at some distance from the movie screen without my nearsightedness-correcting glasses on), which history teacher, teaching in some public school, was asked by some student about the relationship of some of what "Jesus" said in comparison to what Marty L King had said, in response to which she gave a short but concise and knowledgeable Biblical-history-detailed answer, because of which she was brought not only to the school board but into civil court as she refused to recant her Bible-history-based classroom answer to the student and refused to mis-call her answer (and motivations for words spoken) "religious preaching" and "discriminatory proselytizing."
The jury agreed with her that her classroom response was merely a statement of Biblical history, but in the courtroom process she declared that "God spoke to me" and when queried by her defense-attorney-temporarily-turned-prosecutor what "God" answered, she merely quoted a Scripture verse which she considered had applied to her...although she did not say that God Himself appeared and answered her audibly or verbally Himself.
But that does bring us to the interesting topic of Christian (and for now we will exclude jewish or islamic) prayer, and the why and what of it all.
When yours truly quietly says an audible prayer in a public restaurant asking the Lord to bless the food (and I have consequentially yet to die of food poisoning or ingestion-based maladies, except occasional diarrhea), to who am I speaking?
Those nearby (especially if they are anti-religious anti-Christians) probably wonder the same thing.
Now, I myself do NOT like hearing people talk out loud to themselves, particularly if it seems that they are audibly talking to someone who is not physically visible. Chatting to whoever with bluetooth cellphone is bad enough, and irritating for a non-participant nearby to have to listen to.
Why speak to God quietly but audibly during table prayers? Is not simply SILENTLY thinking a prayer inside one's head (or at least near-inaudibly whispering it) adequate?
WHERE is the VISIBLE form of "Jesus" near whoever is praying? If there is NO visible form in the presence of the restaurant guest who is praying, WHERE are the VISIBLE ears of "Jesus" to hear whatever is audibly spoken?
Generally, it is common to assume that if a person speaks to some imagined being who or which does not exist (or at least is not able to be detected with at least some of the five physical senses), they are a noxious nuisance perhaps needing psychological or even psychiatric assessment and treatment in an asylum of the mentally ill.
That is not to say that God the Creator (in the form of Jesus) CANNOT audibly speak to humans rather than simply "putting thoughts into their head." In fact, the authoritative-because-of-many-factors Holy Bible is full of examples of SPECIAL (or certain) humans being verbally talked to by God from Heaven - both in the Old and in the New Testaments.
But does God YET talk to humans verbally and audibly? He has never done so to nor with me personally. And anyone who claims to have heard God audibly and verbally talk to them I have every right to not only question, but disbelieve...and I invariably and wholeheartedly always use that privilege. What is the POINT of vocalizing to the God who ALWAYS (at least nowadays) is invisible and who nowadays NEVER audibly responds back to petitions of spoken prayer?
To put it simply in two words: things change.
This probably seems eerie and spooky to many, but yours truly sincerely believe that entities within the environment ARE indeed altered or directed in logical and discernible response to prayer petitions, with various aspects of actual success or even survival effecting the one who has prayed or been prayed for.
The contents of the Holy Bible were obviously written by humans only - NOT by God in physical form Himself. We Christians believe, however, that those particular and uniquely-inspired humans who authored written Scripture were actual recipients of Divinely-communicated concepts, commands, directives, and admonitions which God the Creator wanted to convey to ALL humans.
A few Bible verses clearly indicate the seamless continuum of original Bible-verse authors from then on to ALL readers and recipients of such semantical-and-linguistic literary enlightenment:
Romans 15:4 Whatever was written in former days was written for OUR instruction, that by consistency and by the encouragement of the Scriptures WE might have hope.
Ephesians 3:9 ...and to cause ALL humans see what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created ALL things [including humans who pray and humans who do not pray].
Concordantly, obligatory proselytizing comes into play:
Matthew 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Matthew 28:20 teaching them to observe ALL that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age."
But if Jesus is "always with us," WHERE are his terrestrial geographic coordinates so that He can be spotted?
John 14:16 And I will pray to the Father, and He will give you another Counselor, to be with you forever
John 14:26 But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance ALL that I have said to you.
John 15:26 But when the Counselor comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, will bear witness to me
John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you.
Sounds kinda spooky...but it IS for real!
Of course, discretionary (NOT inconveniently annoying) timing, approach, and techniques must accompany such general-public/public-school/government-agency-and-official Biblical preaching and teaching:
Ecclesiastes 8:5 He who obeys a command will meet no harm, and the mind of a wise man will know the time and way. Galatians 6:1 Brethren, if someone is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual should restore them in a spirit of gentleness. Look to yourself, lest you too be tempted.
First Timothy 5:14 And we exhort you, brethren, admonish the idlers, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.
First Timothy 6:11 But as for you, man of God...aim at righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.
Second Timothy 2:24 And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kindly to every one, an apt teacher, forbearing,
25 correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant that they will repent and come to know the truth,
26 and they may escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.
First Peter 3:15 ...but in your hearts reverence Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to make a defense to any one who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, yet do it with gentleness and reverence
There will be (sometimes rude, harsh, and even vigorously-aggressive) resistance from many:
Matthew 5:10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, because theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 5:12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so men persecuted the prophets who were before you.
John 5:16 And this was why the Jews persecuted Jesus, because He [healed] on the sabbath.
John 15:20 Remember the word that I said to you: "A servant is not greater than his master." If they persecuted me, they will persecute you; if they kept my word, they will keep yours also.
First Corinthians 4:12 ...and we labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure
Second Timothy 3:12 Indeed all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted
Why? Because many adamantly do NOT like NOR want to hear the call to repentance for righteousness:
Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 3:11 My son, do not despise the LORD's discipline or be weary of his reproof
Proverbs 23:9 Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, because he/she will despise the wisdom of your words.
Isaiah 30:12 Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel, "Because you despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and rely on them;
13 therefore this iniquity shall be to you like a break in a high wall, bulging out, and about to collapse, whose crash comes suddenly, in an instant;
14 and its breaking is like that of a potter's vessel which is smashed so ruthlessly that among its fragments not a sherd is found with which to take fire from the hearth, or to dip up water out of the cistern."
15 For thus said the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel: "In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength." And you would not,
16 but you said: "No! We will speed upon horses," therefore you shall speed away; and, "We will ride upon swift steeds," therefore your pursuers shall be swift.
Jeremiah 4:30 And you, desolate one, what do you mean that you dress in scarlet, that you deck yourself with ornaments of gold, that you enlarge your eyes with paint? In vain you beautify yourself. Your lovers despise you; they seek your life.
Jeremiah 23:17 They say continually to those who despise the word of the LORD: "It shall be well with you"; and to every one who stubbornly follows his own heart, they say: "No evil shall come upon you.'"
Amos 7:16 Now therefore hear the word of the LORD. You say: "Do not prophesy against Israel, and do not preach against the house of Isaac."
Amos 7:17 Therefore thus says the LORD: "Your wife shall be a harlot in the city, and your sons and your daughters shall fall by the sword, and your land shall be parceled out by line; you yourself shall die in an unclean land, and Israel shall surely go into exile away from its land."
Micah 2:6 "Do not preach" -- thus they preach -- "one should not preach of such things; disgrace will not overtake us."
7 Should this be said, house of Jacob? Is the Spirit of the LORD impatient? Are these His doings? Do not my words do good to him who walks uprightly?
8 But you rise against my people as an enemy; you strip the robe from the peaceful, from those who pass by trustingly with no thought of war.
10 Get up and go, because this is no place to rest, because of uncleanness that destroys with a grievous destruction.
11 If a man should go about and utter wind and lies, saying: "I will preach to you of wine and strong drink," he would be the preacher for this people!
Luke 16:16 "The law and the prophets were until John; since then the good news of the kingdom of God is preached, and EVERYONE enters it violently."
Romans 1:18 The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all godlessness and wickedness of those who by their wickedness suppress the truth.
Acts 4:17 "But so that it may spread no further among the people, let us warn them to speak no more to any one in this name."
Acts 5:28 ...saying: "We strictly charged you not to teach in this name, yet here you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and you intend to bring this Man's blood upon us."
Hebrews 4:7 again He sets a certain day: "Today," saying through David so long afterward, in the words already quoted: "Today, when you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts."
Why don't media and judicial adversaries against Obama birthers could the Obama-was-born-in-Kenya "conspirators" arrested, fined, jailed, and executed? And why do not they choose to "see the light" and admit to the Kenyan birthplace of Obama?
Job 32:15 They are discomfited, they answer no more; they have not a word to say.
Job 34:32 "Teach me what I do not see; if I have done iniquity, I will do it no more"?
Some diehards simply do not learn, do NOT improve, they are the type who cannot be rehabilitated, and the only viable solution is, in fact, to execute them:
Proverbs 19:19 A man of great wrath will pay the penalty, because if you deliver him, you will only have to do it again.
Isaiah 42:25 So He poured upon him the heat of His anger and the might of battle; it set him on fire round about, but he did not understand; it burned him, but he did not take it to heart.
Maybe it is best to "keep a low profile" and "not rock the boat" but rather "let someone else confront the anti-birthers and thus get oneself in disrepute?"
Job 32:16 And shall I wait, because they do not speak, because they stand there, and answer no more?
Job 32:20 I must speak, that I may find relief; I must open my lips and answer.
Jeremiah 20:9 If I say: "I will not mention him, or speak any more in his name," there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I am weary with holding it in, and I cannot.
Ezekiel 3:18 If I say to the wicked: "You shall surely die," and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand.
First Corinthians 9:16 ...necessity is laid upon me. Woe to me if I do not preach the [pro-birther] gospel!
But there is hope for the persecuted:
Deuteronomy 30:7 And the LORD your God will put all these curses upon your foes and [anti-birther] enemies who persecuted you.
First Chronicles 17:9 And I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may live in their own place, and be disturbed no more; and violent men shall waste them no more, as formerly
Psalm 10:13 Why does the [anti-birther] wicked renounce God, and say in his heart: "You will not call to account"? 14 You DO see; yes, you DO note trouble and vexation, that you may take it into YOUR hands; the hapless commits himself to YOU; YOU have been the helper of the fatherless.
17 Oh LORD, you will hear the desire of the meek; you will strengthen their heart, you will incline your [invisible] ear
18 to do justice to the [pro-birther] fatherless and the oppressed, so that [anti-birthers] who [are] of the earth may strike terror no more.
Psalm 28:5 Because they do not regard the works of the LORD, or the work of His hands, He will break them down and build them up no more.
Psalm 83:4 They say: "Come, let us wipe them out as a nation; let the name of Israel be remembered no more!"
Isaiah 33:19 You will see no more the insolent [anti-birther] people, the people of an obscure speech which you cannot comprehend, stammering in a tongue which you cannot understand.
Jeremiah 23:36 But "what's the Lord's problem?" you shall mention no more, because the problem is every man's own [anti-birther] word, and you pervert the words of the living God, the LORD of hosts, our God.
Nahum 1:12 Thus says the LORD: "Though they be strong and many, they will be cut off and pass away. Though I have afflicted you, I will afflict you no more."
So that brings us to the subject of reverent and urgent prayer to the Sacred Invisible, petitioning to the Nothing Visible To Be Observed Deity Wherever He Supposedly Is Located.
Should it be done? What use is it? What purpose or purposes would it accomplish? Would it help?
First Corinthians 1:2 To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours:
Acts 10:4 And he stared at him in terror, and said, "What is it, Lord?" And he said to him, "Your prayers and your alms have ascended as a memorial before God.
Romans 15:30 I appeal to you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf
Philippians 1:19 Yes, and I shall rejoice. For I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance.
Philemon 1:22 At the same time, prepare a guest room for me, for I am hoping through your prayers to be granted to you.
James 5:13 Is any one among you suffering? Let him pray. Is any cheerful? Let him sing praise.
14 Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord;
15 and the prayer of faith will save the sick man, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
16 Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man has great power in its effects.
17 Elijah was a man of like nature with ourselves and he fervently prayed that it not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth.
18 Then he prayed again and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought out its fruit.
First Timothy 2:8 I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling...
First Peter 3:7 Likewise you husbands, live considerately with your wives, bestowing honor on the woman as the weaker gender [NOT "sex"], being that you are joint heirs of the grace of life, in order that your prayers may not be hindered.
First Peter 4:7 The end of all things is at hand; therefore keep sane and sober for your prayers.
Thus, we in our modern age accept those precepts of written Scripture to apply to us personally, as it did to the original authors.
Amazing it is to read in Scripture that UNIVERSAL applicability of what all is contained in the Bible to ALL humans who have lived, are living now, and will live....and although there are literally THOUSANDS of references in Scripture using that word "all" (or inferences to the same regarding or concerning whatever) relating to both religious and non-religious humans, here are a VERY-tiny sampling:
Second Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow about his promise as some count slowness, but is forbearing toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that ALL should reach repentance.
First John 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out, that it might be plain that they all are not of us.
First John 2:20 But you have been anointed by the Holy One, and you all know everything.
First John 3:24 ALL who keep his commandments abide in him, and he in them. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit which he has given us.
Jude 1:3 Beloved, being very eager to write to you of our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.
Jude 1:15 ...to execute judgment on ALL, and to convict ALL the godless of all their works of godlessness which they have committed in such a godless way, and of all the harsh things which godless sinners have spoken against Him."
Revelation 15:4 Who shall not fear and glorify your name, Lord? Because you alone are holy. ALL nations shall come and worship you, because your judgments have been revealed."
The proof of the veracity of assuming that is not merely providential happenstances resulting in our successes and even survival, but in something best described as "not of this world" - which is the Holy Spirit internally convincing us Christians of the historical and ongoing validity of the Scriptures we not only profess to believe in, but also believe in and ourselves audibly declare as very much applicable to us and others.
We bonafide Christians do not pray to dead humans (including who was considered the virgin Mary), so the following Scripture verses (relating to now-deceased Saint Paul) has to be understood correctly:
Hebrews 13:18 Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things.
Assuredly in NO way guilty of "diabolically committing atrocities against humanity" by expressing allegiance to the Creator by audible prayer, whether petitioning or praise!