A Call to Action

Dear Lord of Heaven and Earth,

Last night was cold.  While I slept warm and snug in my bed, there were people sleeping on the streets, under bridges and in doorways:  People in this very town slept under the stars and exposed to the winter chill.  They are unknown to me.  They are a problem for some government agency to fix.  They are people who would benefit from a program of some sort.

I’m praying today because I realize that these people are not unknown to you.  You know them by name.  If they matter to you, they should matter to me.  If they are precious in your sight, they should be precious in my own.

And so I pray that you will lead me to action.  Guide me to caring.  May I know how to act on your behalf before another blanket of bone chilling cold settles this night.

I pray.

AMEN.

For Our Nation

God of All Nations,

We lift these United States to you today, asking that you would unite us, not under one President or a Congress or Senate.  Unite us under One God.  Make us Indivisible.  Draw us under Your Banner.

May we put aside our politics and pick up our Bibles.

May we stop the arguing and begin loving.

May we seek not the spotlight but Your Kingdom.

So that, in the end, we will be a light to the nations, a beacon of hope.

Amen and Amen.

Election 2012

Dear Powerful God,

I want to just be honest with you, Lord.  I’m sick of politics.

I want to believe that the system we have here works, that the best man or woman for the job will be chosen by the people and then they will lead us with integrity and honor.  I want to know that each candidate brings wisdom and knowledge to the position.  I want to trust that the leaders of our towns, our states, our country will see that our education system is declining, our people are hungry, our status is waning.

But all I hear is accusation and innuendo.  All I see is petty politics and foolish argument.  All the while, the people they serve are lost in the pointless debate.

As we near election day, I pray that someone will rise above and give us a choice, give us leadership and give us hope.

God Bless America and we pray that America will Bless God.  AMEN.