The chaplain of the House of Representatives prayed to remove "darker spirits" from the chamber
It has been quite the week in Congress, with lawmakers battling over a forced impeachment resolution against President Donald Trump, partisan squabbling, and rampant infighting within the House Democratic Caucus.
Things have become so vexed in the Capitol that Rev. Patrick Conroy, the House of Representatives' official chaplain and a Jesuit priest, prayed to "cast out all spirits of darkness" on the House floor Thursday morning during his opening prayer.
Chris G P wrote: We can ask the Lord to remove evil spirits, but it is not really unto us to seek to remove them by ourselves.
This is a standard response, Chris, and I have heard it many times. But I do not believe it, brother. What I do believe is that we have today a very lukewarm and powerless Christianity, which would be rebuked by the Lord himself.
Matthew 17:14-21 Mark 11:23 Luke 17:5-6 Matthew 21:21-22 Mark 9:14-29 1 Corinthians 13:2
As ambassadors of Christ, and members of the royal family, we have far more authority in this world than we have been led to believe.
I am discussing this very thing with a few people at the moment.
Why is this called a 'prayer'.
When Jesus cast out devils from people, would that be called a prayer?
What is this man trying to accomplish? Is he trying to cast out the presence of devils from the room? Or the influence of devils in the hearts and minds of the people? Are they actually really fallen angels he is dealing with? Or is it all imagination?
Personally I do not think it wise to approach an evil spirit with something like, "Excuse me, but if you don't mind, would you please leave the room and let us get on with our business."
Well, shame he was a Jesuit, and therefore an ardent follower of the Jesuit Pope, Pope Francis, and also of his own Jesuit superior, known as the â€śBlack Popeâ€ť.
The actual prayer is a good one, if it had been uttered by an Evangelical Protestant born again and regenerated chaplain.
There are indeed darker forces operating freely in the House of Representatives, and we must hope that the US electorate sees through the terrible deception, and gets many of the Communistic Socialist folks out of office in 2020.
However, with many of the professed evangelicals buckling, the US only needs to lose the House once again, the Senate, and maybe the President and his deputy, or even if Trump and Pence scrape through but are hamstrung, then I fear your US is finished for good!!