Monday, November 03, 2008

Democracy, A Prayer and Some Advice.....

Democracy:

A Prayer:
Lord God of all creation,
You rule and judge all nations,
You scatter the arrogant of mind and heart,
You cast down rulers from their thrones and raise up the lowly.

As we elect those who will serve in our government:
the voices that call us to go this way or that way are confusing,
the signs of these times that we must discern are tragic and unjust,
the culture of death that afflicts all people is powerful.

Open our eyes to see your Reign in history,
our hearts to share your love with all people,
our ears to hear the cry of the widow, the orphan, and the stranger among us.

Send your Holy Spirit upon the people of this land:
Teach us to make wise and prudent decisions.
Increase our faith and hope.
Help us to live the Gospel we profess.

May all who are elected this day:
do justice,
love goodness,
and walk humbly before You and all people.

We ask for these blessings,
confident in your providence through all time,
calling upon Mary our Mother
and all the saints who have served the cause of justice,
through your Son, Jesus Christ, Redeemer and Savior, Amen.

Some Advice:

5 comments:

Jack said...

Can you imagine? A prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance, and The Star Spangled Banner all at the Obama rally. And here I thought we Democrats were supposed to be Godless commies and flag-burning haters of the US of A.

d5thouta5 said...

have to agree with Happy Jack there...seems most of our problems started when we took the speration of church and state too seriously..
when does this country realize that it was built on church and state....and we wonder why we are faced with the problems of today...
we stopped believing in a higher power.....

Anonymous said...

Beg to differ, d5.

Go in peace...

Jack said...

I don't think that's what I said, D5. But thanks for agreeing with me. I never get tired of people seeing things my way.

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