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.

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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