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Praying over Palin

A YouTube video emerged yesterday showing Sarah Palin being blessed in a prayer for her protection from "witchcraft."

The Associated Press reports that a Kenyan pastor Bishop Thomas Muthee prayed over her the the Wasilla Assembly of God where she used to go to church.

"Come on, talk to God about this woman. We declare, save her from Satan," Muthee said as two attendants placed their hands on Palin's shoulders. "Make her way my God. Bring finances her way even for the campaign in the name of Jesus. ... Use her to turn this nation the other way around."

Update: Frank Lockwood of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette writes this:

"A year ago, Mike Huckabee was getting blessings like this one at Pentecostal churches, but the national media was ignoring him at this point, so the episodes never attracted much attention. "Laying on of hands" is a common way of praying in many evangelical churches. [Gov. Huckabee got prayed for this way at a Baptist megachurch in Orlando in January 2008 and at a Charismatic church in Irving, Texas in November 2007.]"
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Posted:September 25, 2008 at 9:52AM
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