Mental Health Awareness, Broken Treaties and Standing in the Gap: A Historical Perspective on Intercessory Prayer for Native America

Nationally, many mental health organizations recognize the month of May as Mental Health Awareness Month. We affirm the tremendous need for mental health awareness and recognize the significance of focused prayer on “broken treaties” and “standing in the gap” at this time. Read the original post on this month’s prayer initiative in regards to the Indian Removal Act of May 28, 1830.

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MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

Nationally, many mental health organizations recognize the month of May as Mental Health Awareness Month.  We affirm the tremendous need for mental health awareness and recognize the significance of focused prayer on “broken treaties” and “standing in the gap” at this time.

BROKEN TREATIES

Historical References / Anniversaries:

Excerpt from Andrew Jackson’s State of the Union Address 12/8/29
http://stateoftheunion.onetwothree.net/texts/18291208.html

May 28, 1830 – Indian Removal Act
http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/removal.htm

Indian Removal Act – Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/Indian.html

May 17 1836 – Senate Approved New Echota Treaty by 1 vote
http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/nchist-newnation/4548

May 23 1836 – New Echota Treaty ( 7 stat 478)
http://digital.library.okstate.edu/kappler/vol2/treaties/che0439.htm

May 23 1838 – Deadline of Forced Removal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherokee_removal

Oklahoma Territory – History
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma_Territory

Scriptural References

Scripture gives some great insight on how we can proceed in prayer.

Exodus 23:2; Numbers 30:2; Deuteronomy 16:18-20; Deuteronomy 27:19; Joshua 9:1-26; 2 Samuel 21:1-14; Psalm 10:17-18; Psalm 72:4; Malachi 2:17; Matthew…

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