My husband came home from work last night and we sat down together to enjoy our (often repeated) spaghetti dinner. We held hands to pray, but this time, his prayer was different. He prayed for Obama.
Harris and I had not had time to talk about the outcome of the election at all yesterday morning because he had to leave extra early. Honestly, when he came in from work yesterday evening we did not mention a word about the election. The first mention of the results between us was done when we talked to the Lord.
It was a genuine prayer. It was as though he was praying for a friend or someone he cares for. I looked up after "Amen", and he began to explain how he is choosing to live 'post-election'. He then stated that as a family, his goal is that we would pray for Obama. We will pray for wisdom for him. We will not pray with a condescending tone, but with a genuine concern for the weight of his responsibility. We have heard so many believers saying that they would pray for Obama, but it has been with the undertone of hatred, defeat, and sarcasm. So our goal as a family, small as we may be, is that we will lift Obama and his family up to the Lord.
We want to remember firstly that you are Lord and King over this world. We also want to remember that you have the ultimate victory in this whole story.
You are God of the past, present, and future. You knew this would be the outcome of the election, and we know You are good. Please guide Barack in his responsibility of leading our country.
Please give him wisdom to handle all situations that come his way.
May we have the love, patience, kindness, and faithfulness to spread Your light to others. Let it start here at home.
May the Obama family be lifted up to You. We ask that you guide them, speak to them, touch each of their lives personally as you have ours.
We love you Lord. Guide us as we seek to show You to others through our actions, words, and thoughts through this, and any other time in our lives.
Thank you that we live in a country that allows us freedom here on Earth. More importantly, thank you for sacrificing Your Son so that we may have ultimate freedom. Amen.