Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A Prayer for President-elect Obama

We have  a new President-elect, and I am filled with hope.  While others may not, it is important that we all understand a few things.  First, no one person (Jesus excepted) is perfect.  Neither can he do it all alone.  Second, we as a country are bigger than the work of any one person -- good or bad, we will persevere.  Most importantly, we have the obligation as citizens and people of faith to support and pray for President-elect Obama.  With that in mind, here is a prayer from our Book of Common Prayer.

Lord our Governor, whose glory is in all the world: We commend this nation to your merciful care, that, being guided by your Providence, we may dwell secure in your peace.  Grant to President-elect Obama and to all in authority, wisdom and strength to know and to do your will.  Fill them with the love of truth and righteousness, and make them ever mindful of their calling to serve this people in your fear; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.  Amen.