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Shallah Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-25-10 05:09 PM
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Grayson Foe Daniel Webster Credits Success To "Hedge of Thorns" Prayer - Bruce Wilson
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"I wrote the prayer down, and as a matter of fact I passed it out to all our campaign workers and I asked them to begin praying this prayer. And, I will tell you, it was an absolute miracle that we ended up winning that race in 1984... I thought, "you know that was... I believe that prayer was one of the keys to us winning." " -- Daniel Webster


"It absolutely changed my life," declared Webster, referring to the teachings of evangelist Bill Gothard, in a 2003-published speech Daniel Webster gave before an audience of Gothard's followers. Webster then attributed his political success to a magical prayer called "The Hedge of Thorns of Protection", which Gothard claims can force unfaithful spouses back to their mates, redeeming them from the influence of Satan. Webster also stated that the Bible calls on wives to submit to their husbands but emphasized he did not usually demand or pray for that.

What the 2003-published footage makes especially clear is the depth and sincerity of Daniel Webster's commitment to Bill Gothard and his teachings. It's not an act. In the speech Webster says he adapted Gothard's "Hedge of Thorns" prayer for use in his political campaigns, causing God to influence the decisions of Florida voters and warding off possible election rivals in his former Florida state congressional district. Daniel Webster also credits the prayer with helping his rise to speaker of the Florida State Legislature in 1996.


Bill Gothard's institutions expressly teach female submission within marriage, and his "Hedge of Thorns" prayer doctrine includes calling down divine misfortune upon spouses, either male and female, who stray from the marital fold. But the heavier animus is against women. In his foundational movement book , Bill Gothard quotes Ephesians 5:22 and I Peter 3:1 as commanding that "Wives are instructed to submit to their husbands" and rebellious wives cause horrific damage to their families according to Gothard:

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