Prayer Warriors?

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Sat, 09-04-2010 - 4:24am

In the course of reading a Vanity Fair article about Sarah Palin, I came across this term. The passage below reminded me of previous discussion here about secularism. Is anyone here familiar with the idea of "Prayer Warriors" and Domionist theology?

"The term “prayer warrior” describes a person who offers a specific kind of supplication: asking God to direct an unseen battle between forces of light and darkness—literal angels and demons—that some Christians believe is occurring all around us. A leading member of Wasilla’s Church on the Rock, the non-denominational evangelical congregation where Palin sometimes attends worship, confirmed this understanding of the term. When Palin thanks prayer warriors for keeping her covered, she is thanking them for calling on angels to shield her from demonic attacks.

On the night of the vice-presidential debate with Joe Biden, Palin received an e-mail marked “URGENT … Urgent for Sarah to read … ” The e-mail came from pastor Lou Engle, a prominent right-wing activist who identifies himself as a prayer warrior and is a central figure in dominionist theology. (Dominionists believe that, until Jesus Christ returns to earth, society should be governed exclusively by God’s law as revealed through a literal reading of Scripture.)

In the e-mail, Engle compared Palin to the biblical Queen Esther. ���This is an Esther moment in your life,” he wrote. “Esther hid her identity until Mordecai challenged her to risk everything for such a time as this. Your identity is ‘Sarah Barracuda.’ Esther removed corruption from the Persian government and Haman fell. She didn’t have experience, she had grace and favor. Sarah, don’t hide your identity tonight.”"

http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2010/10/sarah-palin-201010?currentPage=4


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Sun, 09-05-2010 - 12:33pm

"I have absolutely nothing to add, but would like to let you all know how much I've enjoyed reading this thread.

Anne"

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Sun, 09-05-2010 - 12:29am

I have absolutely nothing to add, but would like to let you all know how much I've enjoyed reading this thread.

Anne

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I have no need for anger
With intimate strangers
And I got nothing to hide


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Sat, 09-04-2010 - 5:13pm
Thanks!

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Sat, 09-04-2010 - 5:03pm

Not prying, I grew up Lutheran then Methodist.


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Sat, 09-04-2010 - 4:43pm
Thanks! :) It is really good to get all this input on the concept.

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Sat, 09-04-2010 - 4:41pm
Evangelical Christian I assume? As I said, although I am Christian, I had never heard or seen the term before reading the article. Sorry for prying.

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Sat, 09-04-2010 - 4:39pm
How interesting, I did not know that. Thanks!

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Sat, 09-04-2010 - 4:33pm

I keep looking for a 'like' button, like on FB...



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Sat, 09-04-2010 - 4:10pm

It is a term used to any Christian group that is committed to praying for others.


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Sat, 09-04-2010 - 4:04pm
Laying of hands and speaking in Tongues is not uncommon during Friday night revival services.
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