Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Prayer for the President


My favorite quote of the day:

"Let it be said by our children's children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God's grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations." - President Barack Obama

I read this and loved it. Wanted to share it with you today.

Our prayer today, Our Father, is for President-Elect Barack Obama.
Our prayers include: That You, the infinite font of wisdom, might grant him wisdom daily.

That You, the loving God of all, might grant him love for you and for others, including our enemies.

That You, the holy and righteous God of justice, might empower him to do what is right in all that he does.

That You, the Lord, might grant him the charisma of insight to lead in this turbulent world and time.
That You, the Healer, might grant him the grace of reconciling damaged relations in this country and in the world about us.

That You, the God of Life, might grant him a commitment to act for all -- the unborn and born, the young and old, the civilian and the soldier -- to preserve life and honor that each of us is fashioned in the image of God.

That You, the Father, might grant him the time and wisdom to father his two young daughters and love Michelle, his wife.

And that You, the God of all comfort, might grace him and his family as they mourn the loss of his grandmother.

Lord, hear our prayer.Through Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.

Amen.

6 comments:

Laura Jean said...

He certainly needs prayers with the job he's taking on! The best of luck to him and his family!

Elizabeth said...

Amen.

I loved that; thank you for sharing it.

MindiJo said...

Completely agree with that prayer. It covers a lot of important areas.

~ Junkyard Jennifer said...

I agree with Laura! That is the toughest job anyone can take on.

Leanne said...

I do love opening my blog to this picture. Not sure how long I'll leave it at the top.

andy said...

Wonderful prayer. Amen.