God Help Us

OK, we’ve all heard the ads, speeches, arguments, rebuttals, opinions, excuses, attacks and we’ve just about had enough.  Tuesday is that pivotal moment, that one day where our vote takes center stage as the rhetoric fades into an eerie quiet.  Left alone for a moment in our own thoughts, the one thing you seldom hear in the build-up to the election is the role God plays.  Both candidates invoke God in their agendas, one directly, the other by implication, Trump referencing God by name and the Biden campaign speaking about the soul of America.

In this election season, one which most American’s consider to be the most important presidential selection in our lifetimes, it might be valuable if we could take this single opportunity to pray together, left and right, Republican and Democrat, liberal and conservative, and find, just for that fleeting moment, something we can agree upon, solemnly and sincerely, as we face down our future together.  Let’s try this as we honor our singular God together, even when we might quarrel and disagree about the worldly, let’s set that aside just for a few moments and join together in this prayer.

Dearest Father in Heaven, please hear our prayer.

Father, today we pray for your guidance, your protection, and your wisdom, as we navigate through the troubled times facing us.  Father, we confess our sins and proclaim to you that we are your humble children, seeking your forgiveness and your blessing, as we decide what kind of nation we are to be.  Dearest Savior, I trust that You will not allow our nation to lose our focus, our Godliness, our divine attachment to you and the Father.  Dear Lord, we believe in American Exceptionalism only because of the grace you have shown on this great nation since its founding.  We as people Lord are not exceptional, but collectively and with Your blessings and guidance, You have made us an exceptional nation when we band together.  You alone God are indeed the true example of exceptional, and it is with humility and grace we accept the responsibility you trust in us, as a nation, to uphold the ideals and principles You forge within us, in order to protect and honor the responsibilities of maintaining our nation under God.  We exist on your Earth in order to advance Your will.  Please Father, bestow upon us You glory, your righteousness and Your will, on Earth indeed as it is in Heaven.

Dearest Father, we acknowledge, that You will see us through our storms, and that You will protect us and insure our future, as you may judge us to be deserved of that protection through the goodness of our dreams, our desires and our aspirations, in keeping with Your Word.

God in heaven, we look to You and repeat the words you told us when you told us to; Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your understanding.  In all ways acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight.

Amen.

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