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John 3:16 KJV: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Prayer Requests Anonymous 02/12/2023 (Sun) 09:27:20 ID: 726d05 No.23695
Didn't see one active, so I decided to make one. Reply with your prayer requests and I will include them in my daily prayers and when I go to Mass. Other anons are encouraged to do the same.
I have an absolutely horrendous roomate forced into my institutional sober living quarters. I'm near to murder, and don't know how to deal with this situation. Pray for me Anons.
>>23696 Praying for you.
Pray that I learn to trust God more and that I have a fruitful and penitential Lent.
>>23775 Amen.
prayers for me overcoming my porn addiction. Its been tumbling highs and lows
>>23953 Amen.
>>23695 go away anime
go away moslem
I was kicked out of my church not donating enough, please pray for my faith to heal and for me to find a forever church home with a community of Christians who will love and accept me
>>23997 thats a thing? Dang. Godspeed.
>>23997 Sounds like a bad church. The Church i go to doesn't ask for donations during the sermon besides having a box in the church. So it's more voluntary. I never liked the idea of paying the church 10% (or however) of your income, but they unfortunately need money as well.
>>24003 >I never liked the idea of paying the church 10% its a biblical concept, although i think in the Bible it was worded as 10% for God since there was a difference between tithe and the temple tax
>>24004 >its a biblical concept Could you show me where in the Bible it says ?
Oral Arguments for Hachette v. Internet Archive will begin on Monday https://archive.is/J7451 Pray that the Internet Archive wins their court case.
Pray that the Restrict bill doesn't pass. Here is a summery of the bill: In addition to Sens. Warner and Thune, the legislation is co-sponsored by Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Susan Collins (R-ME), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), and Mitt Romney (R-UT). Vendors from the U.S. and allied countries have supplied the world’s information communications and technology (ICT) for decades. In recent years, the global ICT supply chain has changed dramatically; a number of prominent foreign vendors – many subject to the control of autocratic and illiberal governments – have gained significant market share in a variety of internet infrastructure, online communications, and networked software markets. The growth and prevalence of these untrusted vendors pose serious risks to the nation’s economic and national security. The RESTRICT Act comprehensively addresses the ongoing threat posed by technology from foreign adversaries by better empowering the Department of Commerce to review, prevent, and mitigate ICT transactions that pose undue risk, protecting the US supply chain now and into the future. THE CHALLENGE: Over the past years, foreign technology, including telecommunications equipment, social media applications, security software, and e-commerce platforms, have entered the U.S. market and become increasingly embedded within our information and communications networks, posing novel threats to U.S. citizens’ data, U.S. critical infrastructure, the privacy of Americans’ and businesses’ communications, our information ecosystem, and security of everyday products. Notable ICT products – such as Kaspersky antivirus software, telecommunications equipment supplied by Huawei, and software products from firms based in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) – gained traction while the United States government struggled to identify and respond to threats posed by these products in a timely manner. Growing concerns with consumer software from vendors in the PRC – such as ByteDance’s TikTok, Tencent’s WeChat, and Alibaba’s Alipay – have raised serious concerns about a lack of consistent policies to identify threats posed by foreign ICT products and insufficient authorities to act decisively and comprehensively to address them. Further illuminating these concerns, the top two apps by absolute downloads in the United States from January 15, 2023 to February 13, 2023 were from PRC vendors Temu and ByteDance. Individual agencies have attempted to utilize their various authorities to address foreign ICT threats within their own jurisdictions, but efforts have often been disjointed, failed to comprehensively address identified risks, or, simply proved slow and under-suited to the complexity and interconnectedness of the global ICT supply chain. Further, these efforts often rely on antiquated authorities delegated to the President by Congress in a pre-digital age. A new approach is needed to systemically review and address the challenges posed by technology from foreign adversaries. Both the current and previous Administrations have rallied around a more holistic solution: granting the Department of Commerce authority to review, block, and mitigate a range of trans- actions involving foreign information and communications technology that pose undue risk. Restricting the Emergence of Security Threats that Risk Information and Communications Technology (RESTRICT) Act THE SOLUTION: The RESTRICT Act establishes a risk-based process, tailored to the rapidly changing technology and threat environment, by directing the Department of Commerce to identify and mitigate foreign threats to information and communications technology products and services. This measured, risk-based approach is especially vital in the context of personal communications services, where federal courts have blocked prior efforts to take remedial steps against foreign software vendors as insufficiently tailored and based on insufficiently-substantiated risks. The Restricting the Emergence of Security Threats that Risk Information and Communications Technology (RESTRICT) Act would: • Require the Secretary of Commerce to establish procedures to identify, deter, disrupt, prevent, prohibit, and mitigate transactions involving information and communications technology products in which any foreign adversary has any interest and poses undue or unacceptable risk to national security. • Prioritize evaluation of ICT products used in critical infrastructure, integral to telecommunications products, or pertaining to a range of defined emerging, foundational, and disruptive technologies with serious national security implications. • Ensure comprehensive actions to address risks of untrusted foreign ICT by requiring the Secretary to take up consideration of concerning activity identified by other USG entities. • Educate the public and business community about the threat by requiring the Secretary of Commerce to coordinate with the Director of National Intelligence to provide declassified information on how transactions denied or otherwise mitigated posed undue or unacceptable risk.
>>24050 If anyone is wondering they lost. https://archive.ph/AOCrN
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>>24103 This is what happens as soon as we get too comfortable having nice things. >>24101 Will pray. Can I get a tl;dr on this? Just further increase of government overreach under the guise of "national security"? I can't really find anyone else sounding the alarm on this.
>>24103 shame it's a good place to find old Christian books that are out of print
>>24106 A summery would be the government is trying to get more control of social media, one aspect of it is they will require you to present a license to use social media.
>>24106 Call your representative and tell them to oppose the Restrict Act because it's an invasion of internet free speech and privacy and if they don't oppose it then tell them that you will vote against them in the primaries.
Suffering from a lot of mental stress/anxiety/depression/lack of motivation for the past couple weeks, and a lot of anger that things that really shouldn't bother me. Prayer would be appreciated.
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>>24141 I was planning on at least e-mailing my representative and maybe my senators (all Democrats). Are there any specific points I should cover or bring up. >>24143 Will pray.
>>24146 Say you want the representative/senator to oppose the bill because it restricts free speech and privacy and say that if they don't that you'll vote against them in primaries.
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>>24147 >if they don't that you'll vote against them in primaries A pretty empty threat in a mono-party state such as mine, but it's better than doing nothing and just complaining online.
>>24148 It's making a difference. https://archive.ph/LKQhp
>>24149 There's an open letter/petition that you can sign. Supposedly it'll automatically contact your representative. If you don't want to tie yourself to this particular petition it has a letter in the description that you could just copy and paste in an e-mail to your congressmen. >https://resist.bot/petitions/PUERDB Meanwhile, pray that my fears about technological/scientific advancements and their ramifications may be assuaged.
>>24157 Okay, i emailed my representative the description.

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