Saturday, October 17, 2020

Pre-Election Encouragement

We have the inside scoop on an upcoming online event that you won't want to miss. Are you seeking encouragement in the midst of the tumultuous election season that our country is experiencing? Tune in on Monday, November 2nd, at 7pm CT for a night of prayer and worship. No endorsements will be made for political candidates. This is simply a time to pray for God's guidance.

Jeremy Vuolo will give a short message and lead viewers in prayer. Worship music will be provided by Ricky Skaggs, Andy Leftwich, and the Foto Sisters. The event will stream live online.


Artwork courtesy of faithfulonline.com

88 comments:

  1. I imagine they'll be praying for a Trump victory, so I won't tune in. I'll be praying for a Blue Wave!!!

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    1. You just had to go there, didn’t you? This country will need peace and healing after the election no matter WHO wins. We should all be praying in my opinion.

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    2. Who knows what will happen? Frankly, I don't think religious leaders should support one candidate over another. We don't live in a theocracy after all.

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    3. I hear ya we need the blue wave also for us Canadians

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    4. I bet they won't. Our country needs God's help, no matter who gets in.

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    5. I have long followed this family, this blog, their show, social media, etc. I enjoy all of the things I just mentioned. BUT, I completely agree with you. Their political views are one thing I strongly disagree with them on. I will also be praying (have been praying) for a “blue wave.”

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    6. Don’t let your beliefs overcome your faith! Prayer is more important than who you are voting for! Don’t be crazy, 4 more years to Trump!!!!!

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    7. Same here! Go Joe!

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    8. Blue wave in Canada is right wing.
      Blue wave in America is left wing.

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    9. Can anyone tell me what positive things Joe Biden will do for this country if Elected? I don't understand his message. What will he do about covid? What will he do about the economy? I know this is a Duggar site. but yall started the political stuff.

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    10. I’m in the UK but I really hope Joe Biden wins your election. At the moment I don’t think either Trump or our PM Boris Johnson have handled this pandemic well at all. They are like two bumbling buffoons in their behaviour. I also am not sure if religious leaders should become so involved in politics, but that’s only my personal opinion.

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    11. If you are praying for a Blue wave then you must be praying to Baal. Claiming to be a Christian and voting democrat (death to full term babies!) is an oxymoron. The immorality/amorality of democrats is astounding - so utterly lost and corrupt.

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    12. Based on all the continuously nasty, snarky remarks that are ALWAYS in the comment section of this blog, I am not in the least surprised by the comments supporting the utterly corrupt democrats.

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    13. Fuzzyferet I don't know how your Boris handled the covid pandemic but our President Trump shut down travel from China as soon as it was made clear that this covid was from there and it was Biden who called him racist for doing it. Our President equipped the state's with ventilator machines, masks etc. He started immediately getting the pharmaceutical labs to produce a vaccine which they have been producing in human trials now. This was something totally new to us and to expect anyone to have all the answers to a virus we knew nothing about is unreasonable. What we do know about is that a child in the womb can be slaughtered in my country at any stage and now even right after birth too. Biden the one you want to win is perfectly ok with their slaughter but our President values life and stands for the unborn. So if we want to talk about care and concern for American citizens, we pick Trump over a bumbling baffoon who could care less about the life of the innocent and who called Trump a racist for trying to protect us.

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    14. You'd better fact check that "death to full term babies!" claim, because it is FALSE.

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    15. 11:47 Have you watched his town halls or visited his website? He certainly is more clear about the big issues moving forward than Trump has been.

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    16. Trump has fast tracked vaccines and treatments for covid to save lives. He has done so much but people won’t admit it. Joe has NO plans for anything

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  2. Thank you Ellie for posting this, my family and I will definitely be tuning in to watch it. Our Country needs prayer for leaders to stand for Godly principles and wisdom and to defend our bill of rights and who protect LIFE.

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  3. To 3:31pm.... pray tell... why are you on this site... anyone that is saved and washed in the blood of Jesus Christ could not possibly vote for Biden. He believes in murdering .. Killing precious babies. Taking our rights away from us. This is a wonderful thing Jeremy is doing praying for our country!!! If we call upon the lord he will heal our land. This country USA was founded on the principles of God. I’m very excited to tune in. Praise God πŸ™

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    1. Beautifully said. How can anyone believe it is ok to abort babies?? It is not a Trump, Biden choice it is choosing life, police protection, supporting the flag and so many wonderful thing that makes America great.

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  4. My Church will be opened for us all to get together for prayer Nov.2nd and from what I am hearing there will be a lot of Churches opened that day holding prayer meetings, which is such a blessing.

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  5. Is this becoming a political blog?
    If so, I'm done.

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    1. We assure you that this is not becoming a political blog. The online event is simply a time of prayer for the country the night before an election. No one is endorsing any political candidates. No matter who you will be voting for, we can all get together and pray for God's guidance for our country.

      Lily and Ellie

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    2. Ellie: Perhaps you didn't mean to be political but I think promoting this event was a bad idea. It will lead to many posting political comments based on their strongly held beliefs regarding the candidates for president.

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    3. I'll settle for the guidance of a sane and capable leader. Doesn't necessarily need to be God.

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    4. Very good sentiments. In this time of world upheaval & so much death & suffering because of this pandemic we all need extra prayers & so long as this event isn’t endorsing one candidate over another (I don’t think religious leaders should become involved in politics), then prayer in whatever form is a good thing.

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    5. Thank you Lily & Ellie! We're in the Jesus 2020 camp in our household. God's already been to Election Day, as He knows the beginning from the end. We're not getting spun up about this election or the candidates. We're praying God's will be done here, as it is in Heaven. The souls of the people in this nation outweigh party allegiance. As for voting, it's really pretty simple: If you identify as a Christian, you'll vote according to the principles God laid out in His Word (which means anti-abortion because it is killing) because He is God. If not, you're not a Christ-follower; you're following someone or something else (like the culture). It's really pretty simple.

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  6. We will tune in for prayer and to listen to the music. I tried the website with no luck. Prayers for mommies Jinger and Kendra to stay safe and the babies to be healthy. Always looking forward to the next season. Natasha b.

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  7. Time 5:38PM Sat 10/17/20
    Before I want to talk about election day
    Lauren from the CaldWell family is engaged
    To Titus Hall. Some of u hear some havent.

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    1. I understood she s engaged but i didn t know who the lucky man is. Do you know how they met? I hope to read more about it! Lauren seems like a sweet young lady. I wish her all the best.

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    2. That's nice. I hope she will be happy.

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  8. Time 5:40PM Sat 10/17/20
    My vote is for Joe Biden as president.

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    1. Good for you Neddy. I agree with you on this one.

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    2. You're voting for a senile man who's party took God out of the Pledge of Allegiance twice. Very sad. :o(

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    3. Neddy, please reconsider that vote. The Democrat party wants to do incredible damage to families like the Duggars. Families who want to keep the freedom to raise their families according to their personal beliefs. The Democrats are not pro-family in their policies.

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    4. Wow I am actually surprised you are voting for Biden. Considering you always defend the Duggars vehemently. Anyways I am glad you are supporting Biden.

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    5. That makes me sad. Mr. Biden is creepy. Have you seen all the pictures and videos of him touching children and women in predatory ways in public? I can only imagine his conduct in private.

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    6. 2:31 Specifically, what rights do Biden and the Dems propose to take away from families like the Duggars? How will they be prevented from raising their children as they see fit? Will they be forced to attend public schools or prevented from going to church? Please explain your thinking behind your claim.

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    7. Amen! As a European, we are still shocked (in a very bad way) that a person like Trump could have won last time. Makes us question your countries‘ mental capabilities...

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  9. This comment section will be most interesting to read!

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    1. I thought I was the only one who immediately jumped to the comments. :-)

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  10. TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP
    2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020

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  11. I am surprised at this website. This is NOT a political site AT ALL and politics should never be addressed here. Stick to what you have done best in the past...tidbits about this family. It is their website for those things as related to the show....NOT POLITICS. Jeremy Vuolo needs to stay in his lane. He is a self-inflated student....not the teacher.

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    1. Yes, I agree with you, 5:42PM.
      Talking about praying for our country is wonderful and much needed; giving out candidate's names loud and clear is not.
      This sure does seem like a political site.

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    2. Anon 5:42 I don't know why you are acting like you are because there have been lots of different topics that have come up on Ellies blog so what's your problem with this topic? No one is forcing you to vote one way or another. We all vote according to our convictions and what is important to us. I for one believe in a child's right to life, I believe in the rights given to us by God and our forefathers. I believe in the security of our borders, I believe in the rule of law, etc. I will be voting for Trump along with all of my family and friends. You get to vote who you want in office.

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    3. The post is not about politics but encouraging us who believe in prayer to pray for our country and the election. Since some of us that follow this blog are Christian, we will be praying.

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    4. This IS a tidbit about the family. It's literally an even featuring a member of the family.

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    5. This is NOT addressing politics. This is spiritual. Our welfare as a nation depends on our nation's spiritual health, and right now our country is spiritually unwell.

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    6. 1. This is not about politics. It's spiritual. They are not espousing any candidates.
      2. This is a tidbit about the family. Jeremy is part of the family.
      3. This is a website for things related to the family, not just the show.
      4. Jeremy is in his lane. He's a pastor/seminary student talking about spiritual things.

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    7. Christianity is something that applies to 100% of a person's life. There are no cubbyholes that should be kept shut to God, and there is no area of life that God cannot influence.

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    8. Well said @8:41

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  12. Oh brother. Whomever ends up winning the electio, and our entire country needs prayers and support from the U.S. citizens. God bless the Duggar family for caring about how our country is being run and wanting to do something about it.

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    1. @5:48- yes; even if you don’t agree with Jim Bob’s political views; he got involved and ran for office! Most of us complain about politics and politicians; but, do not run for any office. If you or me are unhappy with our leaders than we should put our money where our mouths are and campaign!!!

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  13. Biden and Trump will take you down different paths to the same destination. Put no faith in men, especially ones paid to act out scripts that pit you against your neighbor.

    No king but Christ

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  14. Thanks Lilly and Ellie for sharing this. Might tune in with my family if I can. We like bluegrass/folk music artists. But unfortunately,its at the same time our church is having its third day of revival with evangelist Dwight Smith. Ever heard of him?

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    1. Dwight Smith has been to our church a number of times! He always preaches things I need to hear.

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  15. Thank you Ellie. I appreciate this and will be tuning in.

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  16. We have achieved our 6-3 majority on the High Court which has been our long-standing and noble goal to protect the unborn! Therefore, it is now our obligation as Christians to direct our pro-life votes to support the refugee, the immigrant, the stranger, the elderly and the disabled (“whatsoever you do to the least do My people, that you do unto Me”). Recall that the Holy Family was reliant upon the kindness of strangers during its flight into Egypt. Please consider how the current administration’s COVID policies have relegated the elderly and infirmed to utter insignificance — to mere statistics. My American grandparents are not numbers; they are Christians who deserve our honor and respect. I am thrilled that we now have the requisite votes on the High Court to protect the unborn. However, my grandparents are not part of an “over-80 expendable cohort”; they are Godly, gracious and holy people who, should they pass, deserve to have proper Christian funerals surrounded by their families and friends. I pray that you vote to reject the callous, inhumane and unscientific rhetoric and policies of this administration. Please pray about your vote, recognize the tremendous judicial goals we have achieved to protect the unborn and consider how your vote may further the pro-life needs of the immigrant, refugee, stranger, elderly and disabled now that the unborn have been judicially protected. May God bless each reader of this blog and bless the great nation that is the USA.

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    1. The Democrat governors were the ones putting covid patients in nursing homes!!!! How on earth is Trump's fault?

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    2. @11:37 I’m curious, how is a different administration going to handle the pandemic better? In what way will your grandparents receive better treatment and, if they pass, a proper funeral under a different president?

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    3. I doubt that the "6-3" group of judges on the SCOTUS is going to achieve your goal of ending abortions but we'll see. I don't think the unborn are MORE valuable than the people already here and that social agenda doesn't sit well with me.

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  17. Religion and politics DON'T MIX.

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    1. Not true Anon 1:53, This country was founded on Godly principles by people who were fleeing religious persecution. God blessed this nation because we honored Him.

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    2. In the Netherlands they do, actually..

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  18. Sounds like some of the posters here are advocating for a theocratic government. No thanks. I'm voting BLUE!

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  19. Easiest way on Earth to stir up anger, promote a religious event on politics. Pity this happened.

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  20. I will not tell anyone how to vote. We need prayer and fasting for our nation oct 25 next sunday is prayer and fasting for our nation.

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  21. This topic is about prayer and worship. If you want to talk politics please go to a political blog.

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  22. To the Christians on this board: Please explain how you can possibly back a candidate who has publicly demonstrated a lifetime of very un-Christian morals. How can you overlook everything he has done in his personal life that goes completely against your Christian values? Don't you see that he is only feeding you what you want to hear in order to gain your vote? Can't you see who he really is or what he really stands for? For the past 4 years, I have not been able to understand this overlooking and acceptance by the Christian voters. Please explain that logic.

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    1. I have seen the things he has done. Been pro-Israel (God told Abraham that He would bless those who blessed Abraham and his descendants), been pro-life (not like Dems who cheered last year when states were pushing abortions up til birth- wicked!), been pro-school choice, been pro-religious freedom (It's the Democrats who were fining people for sitting in their own cars in church parking lots); Trump said that people shouldn't be fined for going to church, etc. A vote for Biden is a vote for ripping away people's rights, people's safety (Biden has not condemned the violent, pro-communist, and murderous BLM). He said 7 and 8 year olds should be allowed to choose whether they "change genders." He has failed at running for president in the past for things like racist statements and plagiarism. He had an adulterous affair and married the wife of a man working for his former campaign. Now we have the Hunter Biden bombshell that the corrupt media is trying so hard to cover up. Go read the #walkaway testimonies of all the people who have had their eyes opened to the gross corruption of the Democrat party and have walked away. There are a million reasons to vote Trump, and I've only scratched the surface. We are not voting for who will be our next pastor. We are voting for freedom or socialism.

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    2. @1:00 Trump surely has the evangelicals in his pocket and I don't understand it either. If he had been a member of their churches, he'd have been excommunicated or shunned, or the evangelical equivalent of that. At the very least, he'd have been brought before the board or the congregation and made to confess and apologize. He would not be a member in good standing. Yet they strongly want him to be the leader of the country? I don't understand.

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    3. And you think Biden is so morally superior? Unfortunately, neither has a stellar background. We have a choice between two flawed men, but one of them is running on a platform that is definitely more based on Biblical values. I voted against Hillary at the last minute. I was about to vote independent for the first time, but I just couldn't throw a vote toward Hillary. So I was no Trump fan or apologist. But if you actually look at the list of what Trump has accomplished, it's a pretty long, impressive list. I didn't know about most of it, and do you know why? Because the media only pushes a negative narrative. And the only reason they do it is because he has an R next to his name on that ballot. Do you know how many mainstream media people are Democrats? The scale is tipped way past the line of a fair balance, and you can sure tell. Do you know how many stories I've heard of former Democrats who have walked away this year because they heard Trump say one thing at press conferences and then heard media lie about what he said? A lot.

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    4. If Trump is just feeding what voters want to hear, then why did he actually accomplish so much that his voters wanted? Do you even know what he has actually done the past four years? Because if you're only listening to the biased major media stories, they aren't telling you.

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    5. Biden's morals are highly questionable. Do you want us to back him?

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    6. I've gotten a good look at what the Democrats have to offer, and it's much less appealing, believe me!

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    7. Well, you're badly mistaken if you think the Democrats have a better choice for Christians. Abortion, including up to the point of birth? Limiting home schooling? Aiding and abetting those who are killing policemen and destroying peoples' livelihoods with their false narrative of racial equality? Calling the president a racist in January when he cut off travel from China because of Covid? I have seen so much hypocrisy, gaslighting, slander, and outright lying from the other party this year that it makes Trump look like a choir boy.

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  23. To oct 18 at 1:00 pm.... Our President is for America and helping the USA not for open boarders and killing innocent babies.... so if you don’t care to watch the pre election prayer and worship that’s ok too. No one is pressuring you to be in this site.... we are praying for our country that God will heal our land

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  24. Sounds like a nice event, I'll be watching. Jane

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  25. How in the world are these the best 2 choices we have to be president? So night of prayer- definitely needed!

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  26. Ellie states that this is not a political blog yet I'm reading so many comments here above that state TRUMP TRUMP. etc... political views etc. Why are you and Lilly posting these political comments if this site is NOT a political one? Please do not post any more political views here. This site comments on the FAMILY, the show, etc.

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  27. @1:00 I ask you the same question about Biden, given his conduct with young girls, the situation with Ukraine, his 47 year record, and his obvious health issues, how can you vote for him?
    The problem is that neither has good character. Christians, therefore, vote for the platform, not the man.

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