A Prayer For Barack Obama
I'm a praying person. Randomly and throughout the day I'll bring prayers to God for people and situations. Praying for other people is something that comes easy to me and it is something that I really enjoy. I'm part of a prayer chain and we routinely pray for people that most of us have never met. Some would call us Prayer Warriors, but I don't know if that is the correct title. Sometimes I forget when I've prayed for someone, so I might pray for the same person multiple times. I figure that a Prayer Warrior would have a better memory. Anyway, I enjoy praying and I figure that it is the least that I can do.
Lately, I been praying for Barack Obama. Not just for this upcoming election (which I have a vested interest in), but for the protection, safety, and security of Barack, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, Joe, and Jill. This was really ramped up, yesterday, after the "Kill Him" and "Terrorist" comments happened at the McCain and Palin rallies. I was sickened and so very upset when I heard about these things that I rushed to prayer. However, I was really frustrated by the comments and I found it difficult to form the prayers that I really wanted to offer.
So, earlier today I was lurking around Daily Kos and seeing what they were concerned about and I found a dairy dedicated to praying for Barack Obama. Pretty shocking when you consider some of the negative things that have been posted on Daily Kos about faith, praying, and religion. The prayer was very heartfelt and beautiful, if just a bit general for my Christian background. As I read the prayer I adjusted to my prayer background and found that it was what I had been wanting to say all night. Who knew that I could find just what I needed on Daily Kos?
After I prayed this prayer, I wanted to share it with everyone here. If you're a praying person, I hope that you join me in praying for the Obama and Biden families. Please feel free to adjust the following prayer for you own prayer backgrounds.
Father God, May Your Holy Light shine upon Barack Obama,
May Your Holy Light surround him and may he be protected
Lord Jesus, May Your Presence go ahead of him and come behind him,
May Your Presence kiss his forehead and cushion the soles of his feet.
May the Holy Spirit inspire him and touch his heart,
May his words carry strength, and inspiration and hope,
May he be used by You, Father God, to help us heal our Nation
May his enemies be confounded, their hatred turned back on them, and their wicked schemes be defeated permanently.
May the Shield of Righteousness be in his left hand
May the Sword of Truth be his to wield
May You, Lord Jesus, forgive this country its transgressions as we attempt to begin to change our path from wrong thinking and violence, to justice and peace,
May the Holy Spirit protect Barack Obama from all harm and guide him to victory for the sake of all the people who seek liberty, justice, and prosperity for our nation's citizens and for the citizens of our world.
And So We Pray, In Jesus Name, Amen.