Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Prayer for our new president- Barack Obama

I will used the words of Peter Marshall to pray for our new president on the day of his inauguration:

We pray, Lord Jesus, for our new President, Barack Obama. We are deeply concerned that he may know the will of God, and that he may have the spiritual courage and grace to follow it.

Deliver him, we pray, from all selfish consideration.

Lift him above the claims of politics.

Fill him with the Spirit of God that shall make him fearless to seek, to know, to do the right.

Save him from the friends who, in the name of politics or even friendship, would persuade him from that holy path.

Strengthen and empower his advisers. Bring them, too, to their knees in prayer. May their example and their influence spread, that we, in these United States, may yet have a government of men and women who know Thee, the Almighty God, as their Friend, and who place Thy will first in their lives as well as in their prayers.

Hear and answer, we pray Thee, forgiving us all our unworthiness; cleansing us from every ignoble thought and unworthy ambition that we may be renewed in spirit and mind and heart, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.


Phantom495 said...

And may God not remove His hand of Grace from this nation!

Rick Calohan said...

Praying that prayer with specificity is above my pay grade. Pastor is this for our leader or for our enemy or both?

I do pray that God will work his heart to see the evils of his proposed policies especially his Infanticide Freedom of Choice Act for starters.

Since I was in a cave when he was sworn in can anyone on the outside tell me did the seas parted was the earth restored, are we now out of Iraq, Afghanistan, is the budget balanced, the debt paid off, everyone has a job now, a home, and everything they ever wanted that was suppressed by the former President? Has Obama of Kenya healed the sick, raised the dead?

Yes, I shall pray that pray for Christ commands us to pray for our Leaders, even if he is the leader of the Obamanites and our country is now an Obamanation.

Since its been already removed from the website here is what our last President was brave enough to do, may Obama have the same convictions.

January 15, 2009
National Sanctity of Human Life Day, 2009
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

All human life is a gift from our Creator that is sacred, unique, and worthy of protection. On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, our country recognizes that each person, including every person waiting to be born, has a special place and purpose in this world. We also underscore our dedication to heeding this message of conscience by speaking up for the weak and voiceless among us.
The most basic duty of government is to protect the life of the innocent. My Administration has been committed to building a culture of life by vigorously promoting adoption and parental notification laws, opposing Federal funding for abortions overseas, encouraging teen abstinence, and funding crisis pregnancy programs. In 2002, I was honored to sign into law the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, which extends legal protection to children who survive an abortion attempt. I signed legislation in 2003 to ban the cruel practice of partial-birth abortion, and that law represents our commitment to building a culture of life in America. Also, I was proud to sign the Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004, which allows authorities to charge a person who causes death or injury to a child in the womb with a separate offense in addition to any charges relating to the mother.
America is a caring Nation, and our values should guide us as we harness the gifts of science. In our zeal for new treatments and cures, we must never abandon our fundamental morals. We can achieve the great breakthroughs we all seek with reverence for the gift of life.
The sanctity of life is written in the hearts of all men and women. On this day and throughout the year, we aspire to build a society in which every child is welcome in life and protected in law. We also encourage more of our fellow Americans to join our just and noble cause. History tells us that with a cause rooted in our deepest principles and appealing to the best instincts of our citizens, we will prevail.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 18, 2009, as National Sanctity of Human Life Day. I call upon all Americans to recognize this day with appropriate ceremonies and to underscore our commitment to respecting and protecting the life and dignity of every human being.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.


Frontier Forest said...

Had to google to find out who Peter Marshall was, but what a moving prayer Pastor Tony! On this very special day, I stand with millions of the elect, praying for our new President! Horribly tough times ahead, may President Obama continually seek the Lord for His wisdom.

Rick Calohan said...

Nice to see we have overcome…

“We ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to give back, when brown can stick around, when yellow will be mellow, when the red man can get ahead man, and when white will embrace what is right, that all those who do justice and love mercy say amen, say amen and amen.” The Reverend Joseph Lowery remarks from his closing prayer at the Big O’s inauguration today, January 20, 2009.


Just when you thought, our race issues were behind us. I guess I failed to embrace what is right when I voted for John McCain & Sarah Palin.

pjw said...

The movie "A Man Called Peter" came out when I was in high school. It was such a thrill to have a Presbyterian minister (with a Scottish accent, no less) as the hero.

Frontier Forest said...

Thanks PJW! After reading your comment about Peter Marshall, I immediately put this movie on my NetFlix. Here is what the critics had to say. "Based on a true story this drama centers on young Scotsman Peter Marshall, who heeds his "calling" from God to be a minister. Marshall leaves Scotland and travels to America, where he lands the position of pastor of the Church of the Presidents in Washington, D.C., on his way to becoming chaplain of the U.S. Senate."
The movie received the 1956 Academy Award for Best Cinematography Color nominee.