05 November 2008

PRAY for Obama



Randy Alcorn's blog has a fantastic post on this subject. Although I voted heartily against Obama, I cannot tell you how THRILLED I am that very soon we'll have an African American president! What a monumentous day it is!

Now that he's our guy, I commit to pray for him every day of his term and I encourage every Christian (no matter how you voted) to do so, too. We need to pray for him: to make wise and godly choices, to put Supreme court justices in place who value human life(!), and to hear the voice of God.

Completely aside from his political stances, I just think it's amazing that my babies aren't even going to remember life before America voted a black man into the White House! How AWESOME is that!

God bless America, land that I love.

18 comments:

JourneytoFamily said...

I love your attitude. This is exactly what we all need to do, even if we didn't vote for him. He was elected, he is going to be our new leader and we should pray for him!

Dad and Linda said...

We will pray, too

Liesl said...

Very well said. Regardless of whether we voted for or not for him, Obama is about to enter into the toughest job in the world and I will definitely be praying for him and also for our country. I'm so glad that God is ultimately the one who is in control. Yay for that! :)

ErinOrtlund said...

Great post, Laurie. We will definitely be praying for him. And despite the things I disagree with him about, it was very moving to see African-Americans crying with joy in Grant Park. I also saw some touching BBC videos from places like Kenya--I think it means so much to so many that America would elect a black man.

darci said...

you're so right! i have committed to praying for him and his family.
it has been hard, this election. but it's over, he's in, and God can change any heart towards Him!

Kristi J said...

thanks for your sweet comment...God was definitly good giving us Julia that night...such a bright moment at such a dark time. Loved your post...will definitly remember to pray for him, kristi

Lisa said...

You're so right. Regardless of our political views, it is a beautiful day in America!

Kristin said...

I just wrote the same thing on my blog. I could not disagree with Obama more on his stance against life but he has now been fairly elected by our peers so I will pray for him nonstop. Maybe he will see and have a new outlook on the value of human life? Prayer can do amazing things, we all know that! May God bless Barack Obama and the United States of America.
Kristin
www.irishopian.blogspot.com

Michael and Michelle said...

We do need to pray for our leaders (even if I'm sad about this)....I will be praying for him:)

Erica said...

Absolutely! We are commanded to pray for our leaders and we absolutely will. You posted my heart. I was debating on blogging about this because I wasn't sure how to word my thoughts. You did it so beautifully.

Lori said...

Oh my gosh, I just literally posted a comment on Danni's blog about how thrilled I am that we have a black president elect (just not one that shares my views on some issues that I feel are important.)

Beautiful job Laurie - I'm at peace with what the country has decided...

Teabo Chica said...

Awesome, Yes, and really what a great picture of those sweet girls, I will be praying for them especially I can not imagine what life that would be for the rest of thier lifes. Wow!

The Six of Us said...

My thoughts exactly! It is a great day for the country...even if we didn't vote for him.

Rebecca of "China, Baby!" said...

What a great reminder, Laurie. I was feeling a little bummed out about him winning, but you're so right, we need to pray for him to make good decisions for our country.

xoxo

Melissa said...

Amen!

Ted and Lori said...

Laurie, I just read your comments on Courtney's blog, and I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your stance. More people should be like you.

Jana said...

Amen sister.

Phatchik said...

You have a great attitude and I hope others can learn from what you've written here. Putting your religious, moral and political feelings aside, you were able to be excited for and stand beside those who see this as truly monumental and ground breaking.

I personally supported Obama (possibly for all the reasons you didn't) and I couldn't be more excited about the hope he brings to America, but I love this post and I appreciate your positive attitude!