Friday, October 31, 2008

Prayer and Fasting for the Elections

I am going to devote the final four days of this campaign season to prayer and fasting. Beginning Saturday, November 1, and continuing through Election Night I am committing to lifting this nation and our leaders in prayer. For those of you who know me well, you know that prayer is not my strength and that I never pass up a meal, so this may be difficult, but again considering what is at stake it is a small sacrifice.

Here is what I'm praying for:
  • That the next president will seek the will of God and humble himself to it.
  • That voters will turn out in force to support their chosen candidate. Our input, through voting, is the bedrock of democracy.
  • That the voting process goes smoothly and is in the end credible.
  • That America will recognize and respect our new chosen leader.
  • That parties not pleased with the results of the elections will communicate their disappointment civilly.
  • That those newly elected to office, whether to city, county, state, or national positions, would use their influence to act responsibly and in the best interest of their constituents.
  • That God's will be done.
  • Strength for those participating in this fast.
Check back tomorrow for my prayer for the day. Feel free to post your prayer in the comment section if you like.


Someone Famous Once Said...

"If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated,
let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does
in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right."

-- Bill Cosby