Asezarea geografica :
– America de Nord, invecinandu-se cu Oceanul Atlantic de Nord si Oceanul Pacific de Nord, intre Canada si Mexic.
North America, bordering both the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean, between Canada and Mexico .” (CIA-The World Factbook )
Populatia : 303.8 de milioane (July 2008 est.) (CIA-The World Factbook )
Religia: Protestant 51.3%, Roman Catholic 23.9%, Mormon 1.7%, other Christian 1.6%, Jewish 1.7%, Buddhist 0.7%, Muslim 0.6%, other or unspecified 2.5%, unaffiliated 12.1%, none 4% (2007 est.) (CIA-The World Factbook )
white 79.96%, black 12.85%, Asian 4.43%, Amerindian and Alaska native 0.97%, native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander 0.18%, two or more races 1.61% (July 2007 estimate)
note: a separate listing for Hispanic is not included because the US Census Bureau considers Hispanic to mean a person of Latin American descent (including persons of Cuban, Mexican, or Puerto Rican origin) living in the US who may be of any race or ethnic group (white, black, Asian, etc.); about 15.1% of the total US population is Hispanic
2 Cronici 7:13,14 “Când voi închide cerul, şi nu va fi ploaie, când voi porunci lăcustelor să mănânce ţara, când voi trimite ciuma în poporul Meu: dacă poporul Meu peste care este chemat Numele Meu se va smeri, se va ruga, şi va căuta faţa Mea, şi se va abate de la căile lui rele, îl voi asculta din ceruri, îi voi ierta păcatul, şi-i voi tămădui ţara.”
“If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people, and My people who are called by my name humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (II Chronicles 7:13-14)
Benjamin Franklin, certainly one of the least religious of the Founding Fathers and co-authors of the Declaration of Independence, reminded his fellow delegates at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 for the need prayer in and by our government bodies said it best.
“In the beginning of the contest with Great Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayer in this room for the Divine protection. Our prayers, sir, were heard, and they were graciously answered. All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of a superintending Providence in our favor… And have we now forgotten that powerful Friend? Or do we imagine we no longer need His assistance? I have lived, sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth-that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? We have been assured, sir, in the Sacred Writings, that “except the Lord build the House, they labor in vain that build it.” I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without His concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel:… I therefore beg leave to move-that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in this Assembly every morning before we proceed to business.”
Realitati si provocari pentru rugaciune:
– In ultimul secol, Statele Unite a trimis mai multi misionari decat orice alta tara, avand impact in fiecare natiune de pe pamant. 35% dintre toti misionarii straini sunt americani . Roaga-te ca acesti misionari vor avea posibilitatea sa lucreze in parteneriat cu Bisericile locale. “In the last century the United States has sent out more missionaries than any other country, impacting every nation on earth. 35% of all foreign missionaries are American. Pray that these missionaries would be able to work in partnership with local churches. “ (Operation World)
– S-au facut mai mult de 50 de milioane de avorturi în cei treizeci şi cinci de ani de când Curtea Supremă a SUA a legalizat avortul nerestricţionat, la 22 ianuarie 1973. Sa ne rugam pentru stoparea acestui genocid si sa ne rugam lui Dumnezeu pentru iertarea acestei natiuni. There have been more than 50 million abortions in the thirty five years since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized unrestricted abortion on January 22, 1973. Let us pray to stop this genocide and we ask God’s forgiveness for this nation.
– Aproximativ 45 de crime sunt comise în fiecare zi în SUA” Sa ne rugam pentru poporul American si toti cei ce traiesc in aceasta tara sa-l cunoasca pe Dumnezeu si sa abandoneze pacatul.
“ Approximately 45 murders are committed each day in the U.S. “(WikiAnswers) Let us pray for the American people and all those who live in this country to know God and to abandon sin.
– Cei 5.4millioane de evrei care trăiesc în America sunt cea mai mare concentrare de evrei din lume. Se estimează că 10% din populatia New York-ului sunt evrei. Să ne rugăm ca tot mai multi evreii sa-si predea viata lor lui Isus.
“ The 5.4million Jews living in America are the largest concentration of Jewish people in the world. It is estimated that 10% of the people in New York are Jewish. Let us pray than more and more Jews will giving their lives to Jesus.“ (Operation World)
– Statele Unite are cea mai mare rată de detentie si cei mai multi oameni inchisi in inchisori din lume , si de departe are cele mai mari cifre din toate tarile democratice sau ţările dezvoltate: In 2006, 750 din fiecare 100,000 de americani au fost închişi în timpul anului. “ The United States has the highest documented incarceration rate and total prison population in the world and by far the highest figures among democratic, developed nations: in 2006, 750 out of every 100,000 Americans were jailed during the year. “ (wikipedia.org)
– 12.5% din consumul mondial de droguri se face in Statele Unite. 80 de milioane de americani au folosit droguri candva. 12.5% of the world’s drugs are consumed in the US. 80 million Americans have used drugs at some time.
– Industria pornografica din intrega lume este mai mare decât veniturile companiilor de top din tehnologia de vârf combinate: Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo!, Apple, Netflix şi EarthLink … La fiecare 39 minute: un nou video cu caracter pornografic este creat în Statele Unite … În SUA , pornografia este o industrie de $ 12 – $ 13 de miliarde de dolari annual Sa ne rugam pentru eliberarea oameniilor de sub robia viciilor si pentru a fi expusi la Evanghelia Domnului Isus Hristos. ” The pornography industry is larger than the revenues of the top technology companies combined: Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo!, Apple, Netflix and EarthLink… Every 39 minutes: a new pornographic video is being created in the United States … In USA, Pornography is a $12-$13 billion- a-year industry .” (Internet-filter-review…com) Let us pray for the release of people under slavery addictions and to be exposed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.