Together, As One

“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 ASV

Photo-1(Chris @ Big Obama card in DC)

How To Pray: II Timothy 2: 1-8
First of all, I ask you to pray for everyone. Ask God to help and bless them all, and tell God how thankful you are for each of them. 2) Pray for kings and others in power, so that we may live quiet and peaceful lives as we worship and honor God. 3) This kind of prayer is good, and it pleases God our Savior. 4) God wants everyone to be saved and to know the whole truth, which is,

There is only one God, and Christ Jesus is the only one. I, (Paul) want everyone everywhere to lift innocent hands toward heaven and pray, without being angry or arguing with each other. 1 Timothy 2:1-8 CEV And, I Sara, want the same and pray the same for God’s World!

Together we can, yes, we can! This has been my prayers for President Bush and First Lady Laura, as well as for any and all our Presidents and leaders of the World. Why, because I believe the message in the letter that Paul, the apostle, wrote. Paul wrote this letter around AD 64, believed to be just prior to Paul final imprisonment in Rome and near the end of his life.

How to feel and act:
You may be angry about President Elect Obama winning, ok, be angry but sin not! Psalm 4:4 “Be angry, and do not sin; ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. Selah

This point written by Paul has been one of my very favorite teaching of all times that has 0 chance of failure when acted upon, Romans 12:21 “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” NLT writes it like this “Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.” I hope if Senator Obama was not our choice we would be as gracious and Christ like as Senator John McCain in saying congratulations to President Elect Obama and proclaim in words and actions we will be with you, Mr. President.

Don’t you just love doing it God’s Way!

7 thoughts on “Together, As One

  1. Yes! That’s statesmanship a la graciousness by Senator McCain. And Kindness graced the meeting today at the White House between the Bush Family and the Obama family . The charred rhetoric, caustic criticisms and diatribes were nowhere to be seen, today. The men shook hands and spoke diplomatically and cordially to one another. Secrets were shared and vital information passed between the two. They have a common cause….us, the US! The women embraced and the house that has been Laura Bush’s home for eight years was graciously turned over to Michelle Obama. President Bush’s press secretary Dana Perrino told the press to the effect that President Bush allows the slings and arrows of political life to slide off his back. The actions of the president and the President to be were honorable and respectful . A smooth transition of administrations will be a good start for our new president for whom we Christians have been commanded to pray for his sake and even greater, for our own.

  2. Grace was at a premium watching both President Bush and President Elect Obama in their meeting at the White House today. What a privilege to live in a Nation that has a smooth transition and respect from one President to another. It is a great lesson for our school children to be able to experience this.

    I know we have many issues that we all disagree passionately about but having diplomacy in dealing with issues speak volumnes to the world that watch us for both leadership and wanting to attack us. I sure hope, we the people arise to the occasion.

  3. The points in this blog should be great encouragement for us to pray right, do right and do good.
    It was a blessing to watch the hugs, handshakes and smiles as the Obama’s arrived, greeted by President and Mrs. Bush, sending that message of unity to the world.
    None of us lives in isolation to himself. Even though we are unique individuals we are all part of the fabric of this great nation as the Big Card photo with a smiling Chris shows so well. This country is everyone’s big garden. And if we can think of our good and kind and respectful individual deeds as being a vital sun or rain drop that helps it grow healthy, I think we can gain a clearer perspective on Sara’s quote above “Don’t you just love doing it God’s Way!

  4. Lord, I pray that you would lead and guide President elect, Obama, in all of his decisions and responsibilities, as our President. Equip him, with the knowledge and all that he needs, to carry out Your perfect plan, for this nation. In Jesus name, Amen.

  5. I stand in agreement with prayers for our next President. I pray also for a smooth transition of one administration to another. This transition from President George W. Bush to his successor will be somewhat more anxious than usual. The United States is now steeped in a financial crisis and we have more than 150,000 soldiers in combat abroad. Dear God, we cry out to You for a Heavenly Fix for our Nation. Come Holy Spirit we need You. Your counsel, Your comfort, and Your teachings.

  6. I, too, agree with my friends the LILIES concerning covering our new president (as well as the old ones) with prayer and the precious blood of the Lamb. We ask that the Lord not only lead and guide him but that HE would send HIS angels to guard our president and his family. We pray for wisdom and knowledge and understanding and discernment for our new leaders and the old ones, too.
    Thank God that the Government will be on HIS shoulders but we have to pray.

  7. I read in Sara’s “Are we seeing” blog that Michelle Obama said, ” I will work daily on the issues closest to my heart: helping working women and families, particularly military families”. With 150, 000 soldiers in combat abroad this is a significant number of military families to work on daily in addition to our other working women and families. I pray that she will have God’s wisdom and direction in helping to meet these vast needs and that God will be gracious to us as a nation as we reach out to others in other nations as well as ours to give and help…”remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

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