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Senate Republican Leader Grove releases statement on Biden/Harris Administration

Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) released the following statement after the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States:

“Today the 46th President of the United States was sworn into office. I join many Americans across our country in praying for our leaders and nation. California Republicans have seen first-hand the consequences of far-left policies. Republicans will continue to bring balance and fight to restore both the California and American Dream through peaceful and productive civic engagement,” said Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove.

This article was released by Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove.

4 Comments

  1. I would never pray for people who want to destroy the United States of America. Therefore, no prayers for Joe Biden or anyone in his family because if I pray for Biden Family I have to pray for all communist leaders starting with China.

    1. GI Jane,

      Thank you for reading Orange County Breeze, and for taking the time to comment on this article.

      I am hearing that you believe that you can only pray in support of a person’s agenda, or that in praying for the person, you are praying for the support of that person’s agenda.

      For myself, I pray for the frustration of policies that are loathsome, but for the conversion of heart of the person supporting the loathsome policies.

      As an example, I can pray that President Biden has a conversion of heart, and revokes the Executive Order that directs the United States to pay for overseas abortions, a practice that is inherently immoral.

      Or I can pray that Governor Newsom has a conversion of heart, and ends his attempt to appeal the judicial ruling that restricting religious observance is unconstitutional.

      In neither example am I praying for the success of the policy but I am praying for the benefit of the person.

      Further, nothing requires you to pray for Chinese Communist leaders, although I agree that they need prayers on their behalf for conversion of heart.

      Again, thank you for reading Orange County Breeze.

      Shelley Henderson
      editor, Orange County Breeze

  2. Everyone says they are praying for Joe Biden. Would they pray for someone who has stolen their car to drive safely? Just asking for a few.

    1. Duke,

      Thank you for reading Orange County Breeze, and for taking the time to comment on this article.

      As you include “everyone” in your comment, and “everyone” includes me, I will speak for myself as I do not want to put words — even prayers — in other people’s mouth.

      I will preface my answer by noting that I strongly suspect that the comment is merely meant to needle those who mouth pieties without living them, rather than as a sincere inquiry.

      Yes, I would pray for the car thief. I would be mad, and frustrated, and dejected at the theft but I would pray for the safety of the thief and those around the thief. I would also pray that the thief be caught, for the thief’s own good and for the good of those around the thief.

      Now the question can be turned around. Would you pray for the leaders of our country, our State, our County, and our City if those leaders supported policies opposed to your preferences?

      Again, thank you for reading Orange County Breeze.

      Shelley Henderson
      editor, Orange County Breeze

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