Texas Lawmaker Tearfully Implores God for Forgiveness of America’s ‘Manifold Sins’

WASHINGTON — A Texas lawmaker tearfully implored God to forgive the manifold sins of the nation this week during a prayer gathering at the U.S. capitol.

Rep. Randy Weber delivered a prayer at Wednesday’s “Washington—A Man of Prayer” event, which was organized to honor the life of America’s first president, George Washington.

“‘Washington—A Man of Prayer’ commemorates the events of April 30, 1789, when, after being sworn in at Federal Hall, President Washington, accompanied by Congress, proceeded to St. Paul’s Chapel where, as one of his first official acts, the president offered a prayer of dedication to God on America’s behalf,” the event website outlines.

Organizer Dan Cummins said that the gathering is in its fourth installment, and the use of Sanctuary Hall for the prayer gathering was approved by Speaker Paul Ryan.

“Speaker Ryan has granted us use of prestigious Statuary Hall, formerly the Old House Chamber, which was the location of weekly Christian church services from 1800 to 1869. It was actually the largest church on the east coast,” he explained. “Legislation allowing that use was signed into law by President Thomas Jefferson who attended there as did President Adams after him.”

The 2017 gathering was hosted by Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Mich.

During the “Man of Prayer” event, as Weber took the podium, he asked—like Christ taught His disciples to pray in Matthew 6:9-13—that the Lord’s will would be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

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“Lord, Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on Earth here in the halls of Congress,” he prayed. “In our nation’s capital, Lord, may Your will be done.”

Weber then proceeded to outline the ways that God’s will is not being carried out in the United States.

“You say in Your word [that] the man who meditates on Your word is like a mighty oak tree. Blessed is he who meditates on it daily,” he outlined, referring to Psalms 1. “But Lord, we have endeavored to kick Your word out of public schools. We have endeavored to take the Bible out of classrooms, the Ten Commandments off the walls.”

“Father, we think we’re so smart. We’ve replaced Your word and You precepts with drug-sniffing dogs, with metal detectors, with uniformed police officers in our schools,” Weber lamented.

The Texas lawmaker became visibly moved as he spoke of how the nation has sought to redefine God’s design for marriage, and to kill our own children in the womb.

“Father, we’ve trampled on Your holy institution of holy matrimony and tried to re-write what it is, and we’ve called it an alternate lifestyle. Father, please, please forgive us,” Weber prayed, becoming tearful, his voice breaking.

“Lord, we have gone to killing the most innocent among us. Your servant Moses warned in Deuteronomy 30:19 for us to choose life so that we and all our descendants might live. [B]ut Father, we’re killing our descendants and we’re calling it a choice,” he mourned, again being moved to tears. “O God in Heaven, forgive us, please.”

Weber also noted that even Abraham Lincoln observed in his day that the people of America had neglected their Creator.

“Lord, forgive our sins. Father, help us to get back on Your precepts, on Your path, to a true understanding of ‘Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,'” he implored. “Lord, let that please be us. Don’t remove Your hand of protection from us, Father, please. Lord, forgive us our manifold sins. In Your great mercy, bring us back to You.”

Weber’s prayer moved others in the room as well, as camera operators captured a man with tears wetting his face as he listened to the lawmaker’s words.

As previously reported, throughout America’s early history, a number of the Founding Fathers issued proclamations calling inhabitants to prayer, including in 1798, when President John Adams proclaimed a national day of humiliation, prayer and fasting.

“As the safety and prosperity of nations ultimately and essentially depend on the protection and blessing of Almighty God, and the national acknowledgment of this truth is not only an indispensable duty which the people owe to Him,” he wrote, “…this duty, at all times incumbent, is so especially in seasons of difficulty and of danger, when existing or threatening calamities—the just judgments of God against prevalent iniquity—are a loud call to repentance and reformation.”

President Abraham Lincoln also proclaimed a National Fast Day in 1863.

“[I]t is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon; and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord,” his proclamation read.

“[I]nsomuch we know that by His Divine law, nations like individuals are subjected to punishments and chastisements in this world, may we not justly fear that the awful calamity of civil war, which now desolates the land, may be but a punishment inflicted upon us for our presumptuous sins, to the needful end of our national reformation as a whole people,” Lincoln said.


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  • paullwrt

    Awwwww. Poor idiot. Drink your milk and daddy will get you a cookie, you whiny bitch.

  • William of Glynn

    Dry your eyes, cupcake.

  • Doggett

    Now lets see him cry for the sins of adultery and divorce. Both were practiced by Trump and both cause far more damage to families than gay people.

    • Nana

      Thank goodness God forgives sin for none of us are perfect, including you, sir.
      God can, and does, use sinners to accomplish his works.

      • Doggett

        Excuses, excuses….Would you extend the same generosity to Obama if he had 5 kids by three different women and married his mistress?

        • justus

          Yes, if Obama repented, was born again and started living for God, those of us who are real Believers in Jesus Christ would forgive him in a heartbeat.

          • Ambulance Chaser

            Trump repented? When?

    • Jason Todd

      How is this even relevant to the story?

      • Doggett

        To point out the hypocrisy of the religious right.

        • Jason Todd

          What hypocrisy? What are you talking about?

    • Amos Moses

      “Both were practiced by Trump and both cause far more damage to families than gay people.”

      ummmm ….. no …. they both sin against their own bodies …… but as is said below ….. “God can, and does, use sinners to accomplish his works.” ………………..

      • Doggett

        Adultery and divorce leave numerous scars on children. Our parents are our models of stability and trust. Divorce and adultery shatter both of those.

        • Amos Moses

          telling children that homosexuality is “normal” is as bad or worse ….. it is child abuse …. and that having two “daddies” or two “mommies” ……. makes that lie even worse ……….. if that was your point …… and when you say things like “cause far more damage to families than gay people.” it is wrong ….

          • Doggett

            According to your Bible, all sins are equal in God’s eyes. Why only make legislation for homosexuality? Why are we not making adultery, masturbation, etc. illegal and punishable by fines and jail time?

          • Amos Moses

            no ….. the sins against ones own body are worse ………..

            “Why are we not making adultery, masturbation, etc. illegal and punishable by fines and jail time?”

            ummmm ….. in many states ………. ummmm …. IT IS ………….

            1. Arizona

            Getting it on with someone other than your spouse is a Class 3 misdemeanor here, punishable by up to 30 days behind bars. And not only will the spouse be penalized but also the other person (now that’s justice!).

            2. Florida

            In a place where bathing suits are the dress code, how can eyes not wander? Still, he should keep his hands to himself: Floridian adulterers can spend up to two months in jail and be charged up to $500.

            3. Kansas

            “Intercourse or sodomy” with someone other than your spouse is a Class C misdemeanor here, punishable by up to a month in jail and a fine of up to $500. Remember, Kansas couples: There’s no place like home.

            4. Illinois

            Frank Sinatra probably wouldn’t consider Chicago “His Kind of Town” if he knew about this state law. The consequences for adultery in Illinois is up to a year in jail for both cheaters.

            5. Massachusetts

            Straying in the Bay State is a wicked bad idea. It’s considered a felony with a fine of up to $500 and a jail sentence of up to three years.

            6. Oklahoma

            If Oklahoma native Dr. Phil’s anti-cheating advice doesn’t persuade him, perhaps this will: Not only do adulterers face fines of up to $500 but also incarceration for up to five years.

            7. Idaho

            The penalty for cheating in Idaho is no small potatoes: Adultery is a felony that comes with a fine of up to $1,000 and as much as three years in jail.

            8. Michigan

            It’s a felony and a Class H offense to two-time your spouse here, but the price for your crime is “jail or other intermediate sanction,” according to the State of Michigan Sentencing Guideline Manual. With an unclear consequence like that, it’s not worth it to succumb to temptation.

            9. Wisconsin

            Cheating cheeseheads better be rich. Those caught may need to cough up a whopping $10,000. Oh, and the possible three years behind bars doesn’t sound fun, either.

            10. Minnesota

            The law for adultery in Minnesota is just as cold as the state itself. If you’re caught cheating, you can be fined up to $3,000 and imprisoned for as long as a year.

            11. Utah

            We’re not sure how the state’s famous polygamists are free men, but infidelity can land you a sentence of up to 6 months with a fine of up to $1,000.

            12. New York

            Sleeping around in the city that never sleeps, or anywhere else in the Empire State, for that matter, could result in as long as 3 months of jail time.

            13. Mississippi

            Vow-breakers better pray the system treats its inmates to Southern hospitality. The Mississippi statutes say that cheaters “shall be fined in any sum not more than $500 each, and imprisoned in the county jail not more than six months.”

            14. Georgia

            Be a peach to your partner to avoid a fine of up to $1,000 or a jail sentence of up to a year.

            15. South Carolina

            Cheating here can send you to the slammer for anywhere from six months to a year, or could get you a fine between $500 to $1,000.

            16. North Carolina

            This southern state isn’t as hard on their cheaters. The unfaithful spend no more than 30 days in lockup.

          • Amos Moses

            6:18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
            6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

          • ppp777

            Sins in general are natural , homosexuality is unnatural they have been given over to a ” reprobate mind ” , it is a sin worthy of death .

    • RWH

      He’s only going to cry over his pet sins, the ones that are messing up his apple cart. He’s not going to cry over adultery, divorce, and breaking the sabbath. That would get him into too much trouble with the people who pine for the days when the Catholics, the Jews, the minorities, and the nasty women didn’t bother his nice, white Protestant civilization.

    • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      You can repent from your sins, too. I hope you have prior to pointing out everyone else’s.

      • Parodyx

        You should worry about your own sins and not other people’s. That’s what the prig in this news story should do as well.

    • ppp777

      Its because of adultery e t c that the sodomites are rampant now .

  • Parodyx

    Is he serious? He’s totally ripping off Joe Wright’s famous speech from 1996 that offended so many people. This is all over the snopes website.

  • Darlene

    I know just where he’s coming from. I love this country and have no wish to ever live anywhere else, but it is no longer a lovable country. Who would have predicted that such a great country could ever condone and even celebrate such brazen immorality? I think about my grandmother, who is in her 90s. Her mind is still alert, but she gave up watching the news years ago. Who can blame her? To someone her age, this must seem like a foreign country, or an alternate universe. Our government at every level has allowed itself to be browbeaten by the most degenerate people, who use emotional manipulation and claim to be “excluded” or “discriminated against.” There is nothing wrong with discrimination against bad behavior. Such discrimination makes a country great. We ought to always discriminate in favor of the good and against the evil.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Good. Hopefully Americans won’t repeat the mistakes of the Germans of 80 years ago, though it may be too late by now; but when America gets punished, all her greedy servant nations will as well, and the holiness of God will be revealed on Planet Earth again. White people in the former Christendom need to have humility before God. All others do evils by ignorance and mimicking, but the Westerners are haughty against God knowingly. It is not just blasphemy but also a disrepect against one’s own good parents and forefathers Today’s Westerners are not at all better than the Westerners of yesteryears. Racists are better than pervs.

    If the Westerners truly abhor slavery and racism, they must stop bashing their own superb white Christian ancestors and pushing homosexual depravity on earth. Anyone in history was morally better than the baby-killing Sodomic moderners. Today’s people may have become Sodomic by drinking polluted waters and having full stomach for all the time, but there is no excuse for trying to enslave mankind by installation of homosexuality and abolishing morality to children. The comminists were not that suicidal evil. If the planet burns, the West and its mental slaves could blame their own sick immoral inclinations. God reigns.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Yes, USA should cherish children over money. What is a gain if godly children are gone from the nation? Foreigners will possess the land and they will talk about for-ever why the US Sodom was destroyed. Man lives by the Word of God, never by immorality. Living out God’s truth is the happiness. All others are either barbaric or Sodomic. Americans must fear God rather than men. The USA must go back to God and its godly creation purpose and live. Today’s USA is another proof that God lives.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Amen! May we always seek the Lord God and live! The only way to life. The USA – the whole Western Christendom – is glorious only because of her Christian faith and virtues and the godly Christian legacy.

  • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    This man’s a hero.

    • Parodyx

      He’s a self-righteous prig. And that was not the right place for a moralizing soapbox.

      • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Speaking of pigs, why do you have a pedophile symbol and name as your avatar?

        • Parodyx

          I said “prig”, and I don’t choose my avatars based on your imaginary symbology or fake news sites.

          • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Dude, you’re so busted.

          • Parodyx

            Get over your imagination.

          • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Pervert.

          • Parodyx

            Rich coming from someone who thinks homosexuals are pedophiles.

          • Plainsrabbit

            You are.

        • Plainsrabbit

          Their goal is to legalize pedophilia.

          • Parodyx

            You actually believe that, don’t you?

  • L2Talk2

    God hear his prayer as all our own, personally and nationally, for You said, “when My people, over whom My Name is called, humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
    (2 Chronicles 7:14)

  • Laszlo Dolak

    BUNCH OF DUMB FUCK PILLBILLIES!!!

  • “He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.” (Proverbs 28:9)

    Most of today’s Christian prayers are mere window dressing on whitened sepulchers being that most of contemporary Christians are opposed to Yahweh’s moral law as the standard for government and society. This is especially true for the those holding public office, as they have not only rejected Yahweh’s law but have sworn to uphold the biblically seditious Constitution as the law of the land.

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  • peanut butter

    I am well pleased with this. We needed someone in our government to say these things. Personally, I believe our prayers are slowly but surely being answered. But what this Country truly needs is for the President to re-dedicate this Land to God one more time. Maybe that will allow Him to take away the curse that has been on us since Obama said that we are no longer a Christian Nation. I would love to see THAT happen, but maybe this prayer will get us back in His favor.

  • Dianne

    It is so good to hear that some men in government are showing true Godly sorrow. May many, many more join him in true sincerity.
    2 Corinthians 7:10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.