This is Farewell!

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Dear Friends,

I have been struggling for some time with writing Praying Citizen newsletter. Perhaps you’ve struggled with reading it. The daily onslaught of lies and propaganda tends to overpower our sense of peace and zap our strength. 

In times past, God always provided me with a direction and the understanding that my writing had purpose. Bob and I began this journey in 2015 as a way to equip believing Christians with knowledge and understanding so they would know how to vote—especially in the 2016 presidential election. Looking back, we both feel that our assignment was accomplished, and more. 

We made it through the Trump presidency, even though the very devils of Hell strived to destroy his conservative agenda. Trump’s appointment of three pro-life Supreme Court Justices and the overturn of Roe v. Wade is something we only dreamed of until God made it happen. 

That is something for which we can all be thankful. Hallelujah!

Here we are on September 11, 2022. I am not a prophet, but I look around and see the spirit of lawlessness everywhere. Society has lost the will and the ability to claim there is any truth whatsoever—it’s just “your” truth or “my” truth. The “offended class” must be coddled, not asked to take responsibility for their actions. Criminality is rampant. 

How long will America survive with laws such as the Safe-T-Act in Illinois where violent criminals who commit second-degree murder and kidnapping will no longer be put in jail?

How will our nation thrive with open borders and masses of deadly drugs flooding in and causing tragedy? 

Who will be here to give birth to successive generations when states like California pay for surgeries and travel expenses for those mothers wishing to kill their babies? 

Who will make up for the sterilizations of “transgender” teenagers when ten percent of a generation can’t bear children?

Again, I’m not a prophet, but I recognize that the time for waking up has ended. We’ve discovered what there is to discover, and it’s all wickedness. Notwithstanding the tiny pockets of revival in corners of our nation and the world, the veil over people’s eyes will remain because they have refused to see. They are like their demonic idols, who have ears and eyes and mouths and hands and feet but can’t hear, see, speak, touch, or move. Scripture tells us they will become what they serve, unless God intervenes.

It doesn’t mean I am giving up, but as a result of prayer, I believe God is calling me to something new. 

Bob, my husband and editor, and I hope Praying Citizen Newsletter has been worthy of your time and attention. Thank you for joining us to pray—only God knows how bad things would have gotten if His people weren’t praying. We must continue to pray, never cease, never give up!

We leave you with this refrain from Paul in Second Corinthians 13:11: 

Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.

Lori and Bob Colley


  1. Reblogged this on Zero Lift-Off and commented:
    Hi my fellow Christian sister and brother. Thank you for this fine message which interestingly enough came and coincided with exactly what my heart and mind have been aligning with as far as a true sense of purpose and direction in this world gone mad! I just thought early today how it’s not getting any better out here and is still incrementally getting worse so I’ve decided this is the Lost Generation of all time and this world does not have much time as far as individuals making up their minds once and for all if they actually believe in Jesus Christ or they are just one of the reckless minions of this Modern Day Fall of The Roman Empire!

    Yesterday in my local supermarket I did as I many times will do and struck up conversation with what appear to be decent folks like you or me and some that I know over time in the community; even store employees if they aren’t too busy. Because of my interest in serving God’s will in what I see as the “Latter Days,” I first check to see if they are interested and receptive to a bit of honest discussion about what we are experiencing in this obviously very sick world lately and get their honest opinions; to better equip me in expressing my own gut feelings and thoughts here in my writing. One of the persons I spoke to, a middle aged mother and grandmother was very candid and expressed how she thinks people are so stupid and is really disgusted with the human race, so much so that she wishes she could drop off the grid! I told her she isn’t alone for sure, and that a man I know that had a landscaping lawn care business who is a retired Marine Corp Veteran had told me several years ago how he bought a parcel of land out in the remotest area in our region and planned to end up there; which he just did recently, and did “drop completely off the grid” with his wife. In my entire life I never saw anything close or even similar to this overwhelming sense of defeat and loss by my fellow human beings and even devout Christians!

    Matthew 24:21-23 “For at that time there will be great tribulation, unmatched from the beginning of the world until now, and never to be seen again. 22 If those days had not been cut short, nobody would be saved. But for the sake of the elect, those days will be cut short. 23At that time, if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There He is!’ do not believe it.”

    I’m someone who had my life altered by external nefarious forces acting upon it well over 15 years ago that were no doubt from evil origin, forcing me into as they say a hell-ride and I too was like many or most people, having taken some things for granted or having been mesmerized by the “great delusions, distractions, ulterior designs and massive deception going on which is all being driven by absolute evil through many persons with earthly power facilitating it! I did wake up and suffered greatly through this personal battle, when I had been anticipating things getting so much better and relaxing in middle age and beyond, but, this unexpected horror show was good in my case to set my mind and heart on a new course that would be more focused on “trying to make a difference” according to “God’s plans and wishes for me,” and so I figured it out, that I work on myself while simultaneously I can shine some light on something that needs to be exposed; with “God’s will being my compass” in this to help others see Truth; then I’m making a difference.

    But now I see where the corruption is so deep and so many are actually luxuriating in it or as you alluded to the idea of “worshiping things that are not of God” but of the Devil and selfishness! We are now as Christians in a place that is much worse than climbing a steep hill in our attempting to penetrate so many who will not see or hear any of it; as in most cases “they even don’t care” and I’m literally being setup to be stuck between a rock and a hard place getting nowhere at all, but, so much more frustrated and ill over the sorrow and pain of that which is enveloping the world!

    I try to encourage; like in my posting today, to tell people we can and must hang in there but to be honest nearly nobody is listening or cares. So just before I opened my email and started to check my WP account I saw your posting listed at the top and it “hit straight home” for me or the “proverbial nail on the head” like a “Godsend” saying , “yes it is time to reel in the effort” and tend to what’s close to home and my own heart and not waste so much energy or precious time with “a world gone mad” and “mostly not listening or even having heart about any of it,” it’s so sick and out of control; pure evil is rearing its ugly head everywhere now! Churches are contaminated and even elementary schools are also; so where is the true sanctuary in this world, where now “nothing is held up as scared anymore!” I’m not expressing true defeat but I am seeing “the writing on the wall” and how lost this civilization is now and I know it will get worse but hopefully sooner rather than later “God will step in directly to end it once and for all;” because in my humble opinion it must be ended!

    Evil is now running rampant throughout civilization and even given a platform as if to say; “here worship this because this is all there is, take it or leave it!” The WEF is literally saying that and states as you know, that by 2030 we will own nothing and be happy; if that isn’t Satan’s work then this all must be a mass hallucination and we will all wake up tomorrow! Biden who is linked directly to the WEF came right out and said as much about his agenda for America being like that, to more than half the nation’s citizens in his now infamous rant where he literally said, everyone has to fall into line with the plan; which goes back to what I’ve tried to tell people for years now, that he is absolutely tapped directly into diabolical evil straight from Satan himself!

    Nobody can prove to me that there are individuals that can put the clamps on this and control it to the point of saving America and the world, because I don’t see the potentiality of that at all now; save only through God Almighty and the return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

    I would love to be totally wrong about this and have someone toss a wet blanket on my perspective but I know in my heart, mind and soul; that isn’t going to happen.

    I’m not going to withdraw from here completely but I am going to be much more limiting on what I do and with whom I engage with moving forward on this platform; I never wanted to be a click bait follower like multitudes are doing here which is why I never had Facebook or any of such trash.

    I think any of us needs to pray more and be devout to our faith and serve God and His will through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
    I will see what the Spirit instructs me to do and say moving ahead.

    Thank you for all of the work and effort you have put into this fine Christian News Advisory Site of yours.
    God bless both of you! Amen.
    Brother in Christ Jesus,
    Lawrence Morra III

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    • Hello Lawrence

      You have as ever written very well. But I am not giving up with the Cloud and telling the truth in love with some humour I hope.

      The tide is on the turn, we follow a timeline similar to WW2, only 80 years ago as I have written in a post. If you haven’t seen it yet, here it is.

      The time is to strengthen the defenses but in truth, offensives are underway and by the end of the year things will look much different.

      And don’t forget it is written He is coming in the Clouds and that there are the internet Clouds nowadays.

      And that there is a sword coming out of his mouth, the Words of God.

      Your ever



  2. Donna Lehman says:

    God bless you for your tireless work in bring the truth to the forefront. I wish you well in what and where the Lord is guiding you for the future. Never give up! Our Lord does not abandon His own, no matter how wicked the world may be! And He wins in the end, anyway.

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  3. thank you for your forthrightness and honest ywe are most sorry to see you go.

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  4. Dear Lori and Bob
    Your work has not been in vain. I know because seeds of truth and a view from a higher vantage point grow in me. Seeds that you carefully cultivated for 7 years.
    Thank you.
    God bless your next steps.
    My dancer daughter always told me transition steps are the most important.

    Will you keep the same email? Staying connected is important.
    Jana Rea

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  5. Donna McClain Callahan says:

    Hi Lori ~

    Your posts have stirred me to pray with even more understanding and focus throughout my time as a subscriber. We are admonished to pray in the Spirit and also with understanding. Your posts have been so helpful in aiding the prayers of understanding.

    Let me ask this – have you prayed about adding other posters to your team? The load is easier when spread across many shoulders, obviously. Perhaps that would assist with the burden of having to see and deal with writing about the tsunami of darkness.

    I had a blog for over 10 years. My focus was as a watchman gleaning information that pertained to Tampa Bay. The Lord provided unique details that were not readily available elsewhere. My subscribers were able to use it to pray with insight that they may not have had otherwise.

    If you think you should move forward with others to help pull the load, I will gladly volunteer to help provide you with whatever skills I have to assist.

    I am very sad that you are discontinuing the Praying Citizen. The watchman’s keen eye and cries in the darkness are needed now more than ever. Isaiah 61 provides the template for the watchman’s responsibilities and the value of the intel he brings from the watchtower. Obviously, the Lord has other watchmen who will/have taken their positions and continually cry out. But your voice was one of those I personally appreciated.

    Regardless, please know you have been a blessing to me, and no doubt to countless others.

    Richest blessings,

    Donna McClain Callahan 813-298-8800

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  6. Karen and Grover Carver says:

    Dear Lori and Bob. Thank you so much for all the time and pray you put in to help us and bless us with so much truth. You have been a Blessing to us and we pray that you will receive many Blessings and wisdom with whatever you do. God Bless you both.

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  7. Thank you for your dedication to this “ministry” of truth telling, light in the darkness, and guidance. God bless you both on your new mission. Prayers up and hope to meet you in heaven one day. God bless.

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  8. Thank you, Ms.Lori for your diligence in keeping us informed and equipped to Stand upon The Promises of our Great God and Father…He is Faithful and you have reflected that characteristic.
    God Bless you and Keep Looking Up🙏💕🤗

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  9. Thank you Lori and Bob, your encouragement and prayer guides have been awesome. May you be re-fired by the living God for your next ministry. May God bless you richly.

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  10. Dear Lori, thank you so much for the sacrifices you and Bob made to keep us truthfully informed. I pray God gives you an even more exciting job to do, this time, easier and more fun! You were the beacon that brought me light in times of uncertainty, leading to understanding of world events. Things ARE crazy, aren’t they? At times, not even Trump seems to make sense. GOD IS OUR ONLY HOPE. May He shelter you with Indescribable LOVE and PEACE. I would have been lost without the confidence and peace you brought to your followers. God bless you both as your wonderful journey continues!

    Love, Marianne K.

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    • Marianne, thank you for taking the time to comment. I do have a new “job” from the Lord, and I’ll be posting a series of Bible studies on cleaning up our souls and spirits called “Getting to the Root of it.” I’ll post it here as well.

      Yes, God is our only hope. I’m so glad you found us to be a beacon. You’re very welcome. God Bless you and yours! Lori and Bob

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    • Trump does not seem to make sense, but is not all he seems, or indeed what the MSM makes him out to be.


  11. Kathy Close says:

    We will miss your wise words and encouragement in the Lord. Thanks for the time and commitment you put in. Blessings for you in the future. Kathy Close

    Sent from my iPhone


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