In a letter I found in my mailbox today, Tim Wildmon of the American Family Association asked me to pray as hard as the heroic genocidal baby-killers of the Bible.
In a very real sense I am asking you and every other AFA member to act as Aaron and Hur did when Moses prayed to God for victory over the Amalekites. You are familiar with this story. It is a powerful testimony to the fact that we are all called upon to uphold one another in prayer. Here is the passage from Exodus that describes the scene:
So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses’ hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.
We are at war with the powers of evil no less than Moses was. In the physical realm of politics, our leader is House Speaker Boehner.
‘Course, then the Lord commanded Saul and Samuel to kill every last Amalekite man, woman, child, baby, camel, donkey, ox and sheep, which they did, praise be. One hopes that’s not the “very real sense” of Tim Wildmon’s appeal. The point is that your prayers are what will bring John Boehner to victory. That’s right, the political fate of the strongest nation on Planet Earth is in your hands! If John Boehner doesn’t get his way, then you just didn’t pray hard enough, slacker. So start praying hard, right now.