Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Please PRAY for our country and be sure to cast your VOTE

We made it to the poles this morning. Yes, I took all 4 kids with me. I thought it went very well despite the cold rainy weather. Jessie and Violet worked on their math keys while we stood in line, but the wait was only about 10 minutes. Benny just stood there quietly, and baby Henry passed the time observing the other people in line. Jessie held baby Henry for me while I actually went in the booth to vote, and then we came back home and picked up school where we had left off.

As I was perusing OneNewsNow.com this afternoon, I noticed a blog entitle "A Prayer For Our Country". I've copied the contents of the blog below to keep for myself for the long term. To be honest, I found the prayer to be rather convicting. It asks for many of the things that I want for my kids and this country, but it never occurred to me to pray for them. So in the midst of your day, please take the time to pray with me to the one who is really in charge and who will continue to be so regardless of who is named the next president of the United States.

This is a prayer for our country from the 1928 Book of Common Prayer:

Almightly God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage; We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of thy favour and glad to do thy will. Bless our land with honourable industry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord and confusion; from pride and arrogancy, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into our united people the multitudes brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in thy Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to thy law, we may show forth thy praise among the nations of the earth. In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulnesss, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in thee to fail; all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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