Day 6 - Thankful for a choice.
After 2 long years of political back and forth, election day is finally here. We are so blessed to live in this great country. My prayer for today...
Heavenly Father, be with us today.
I praise you for allowing me to be born into such a great nation.
I thank you that I can make choices - about who to worship and who to lead this country.
So many others can't say the same.
May whomever wins this election lead with conviction.
May he remember his role, the government's role, in the lives of citizens.
I pray you give him ears to hear your voice and the courage to make the hard choices.
I pray that you will teach us how to embrace our differences rather than fighting them.
We will not always agree. May your love and gentleness smooth the bumps and fill in the gaps between us.
Open our ears and our hearts so that we can listen and learn from one another.
Help us to put down our picket signs and hang up our boxing gloves.
Open our eyes to the world at the end of our pointing fingers.
Break down the walls of judgement and hatred.
We are neighbors. We are brothers and sisters.
Each of us is your child, precious in your eyes.
Teach us to treat one another that way.
Keep your ways at the forefront of our hearts.
Those in positions of leadership have responsibilities that we can not fathom.
As a citizen, we have responsibilities, too - to respect our fellow man & this land.
Let today, a day of choice, be the day that we choose to do things differently. Amen.