Last year, Rep. Michele Bachmann told James Dobson that “God is going to answer our prayers and bring about the repeal of Obamacare” … and it looks like she is maintaining her faith, asserting that if Christians will pray, God will deliver the Senate to Republicans in the midterm election so that the party can finally repeal Obamacare.
Speaking with the American Family Association’s Sandy Rios, Bachmann declared that “God listens to his people and I think if believers humble themselves, confess their sins, and pray, I think God hears from us, hears our hearts and He moves, He moves in miraculous ways.”
This story reminded me of a story posted a year ago concerning James Dobson–you may recall he was so heart-broken at the results of the last election he bewailed that,
The Dobsons and Michele Bachmanns of this world have this strange idea that all it takes to ‘make’ things come about their way, is to ask God to do it. In other words, other Christians (who may be praying just as hard, for an opposite result) don’t matter–and most importantly, God’s will doesn’t matter either!
Some people believe to include, “Nevertheless Lord, thy will be done”, is showing a lack of faith. I don’t believe it is. What it is saying is that regardless of our want or desire, our ultimate desire is to see God’s will accomplished in the situation. Why? Because we’re acknowledging He knows best.
I don’t think the Bachmanns and Dobsons of this world see prayer in the same way I do…