Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A Prayer

Dear Lord,

Even though my heart is sick at what our country has done, I know that you are in control. I know that neither candidate could live up to the standards that your Son set for us (none of us could!), but it saddens me, nonetheless.

My insides are in turmoil, but I want to express my gratitude to you. You have given me a place to live that is free from fear, free to choose, free to express, free to just be. Our country is beautiful, with a beautiful heritage. You have given us so much to be thankful for - far too many things for me to ever remember or enumerate.

I know in my head that you are in charge, but sometimes my heart needs to be reminded, Lord. Please give me a spirit of peace and not of fear. Help me not to worry too much for tomorrow. Gently remind me that tomorrow will take care of itself.

And Lord, even though I have such an intense dislike for the man, please be with our future president. Let your precepts be his guide; lead him into decisions that are good for our country, good for its people, and most importantly, will cause your church to grow.

Our nation is forgetting you, Lord. We are brushing you aside so easily. For that, I beg your forgiveness. If hardship or a lack of freedom is what we have earned, then let us bear the weight without complaint. Give us hope for tomorrow. Please don't let our children suffer for our sins.

You are in control. Use this to your glory. I love you, and I am so grateful for the rich blessings you've given me.

In Jesus' name, amen.

4 comments:

Elle said...

Amen.

Christina M said...

It's nice to know someone feels the same way as I.

Aimee said...

Oh Amanda, you completely summed up everything I have been feeling since Tuesday night... Even thought I knew it was happening, when they announced Obama as pres-elect... My stomach just turned. I can honestly say I was in tears from the turmoil I was feeling.
What you said was absolutely powerful, emotional and honest... Thanks.

Cathy... said...

Thank you for posting this.