Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Election Day Prayer

Dear Readers,

It is now early on election day in the US. The day and the outcome of this Presidential election is heavy on my heart. I wanted to share my prayer with you. Perhaps, you too, would take a moment to offer a prayer for the US of A. For those readers that are outside of the US, please don't think me selfish this morning. I hope that you can recognize that a better US is best for this global society of ours.

John

Heavenly Father,

The out come of today's election is heavy on my heart. I know that it will be a close contest. I have already committed to pray for the winner, for our new President. Today, I would like to pray for the other guy. I don't have the foresight to know which candidate will be the winner or who will lose, but my prayer this morning is for strength and honor for the loser. I ask that you will give him a heart of humility and strength to now stand by the man that was once his opponent and will soon be his President. I ask that you would give to him leadership to lead his supporters to rally behind our nation and our new President. I pray that a nation divided by politics will unite in purpose.

I pray that our nation can leave behind the divisions of red states and blue states; conservatives and liberals; Republicans and Democrats; and serve as These UNITED States..."one nation under God." I think of how our Founding Fathers must have felt as they wrote the words to the Preamble to our Constitution..."WE the People, of the United States, ..." Their purpose, our purpose "...in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

Oh, that we would unite in purpose again, that we would become a more perfect Union; that we would establish justice and peace, safety and security. I know that my country has its many faults and I would ask for your mercy and forgiveness. I would ask that you would unite the people of this great nation and that the grand experiment that is the United States would continue. I ask that you, O God, would heal this nation and help us to continue to serve well in the global society. Secure us from our enemies and allow us to be a blessing and sanctuary to those in need.

Bless us this day, O God.

I ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen

6 comments:

Mike said...

"that we would unite in purpose again"

You need to pray really really hard.

Bilbo said...

We're all praying today, John. Whatever the outcome, the winner will need all the help he can get.

Claudia said...

AMEN, AMEN!

Sicilian said...

Thank you for putting in print what is on all our minds. . . . . . true words of wisdom.
Ciao

Mike said...

It's now Wednesday about 12:20 am. All I can say is good luck at church. Keep your head down and stay in the shadows. Everything bad that happens over the next 8 years will be your fault. (notice I have him reelected already?)

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