Time For A Change

Today at PCC, we prayed together for our new president.  Regardless of your political preferences, he is our president, and we are compelled to pray for our leaders.  As Brian said this morning, if you can’t pray for Barack Obama, you have a spiritual problem.

Thanks to Tim Stevens, I came across this video.  I was immediately struck by the way Obama is using YouTube to communicate with his constituency, surprised by the comfortable way in which he speaks to “us” through the camera – and inspired and excited by his call to “make a lasting commitment to make better the lives of your fellow Americans”.
I am praying for this man, and for our country and all that looms ahead of us.  
Hope you are, too.

Oh, and check out the website he mentions: usaservice.org. There’s a lot going on around here and several ways for us to participate in “making better the lives of our fellow Americans.”
EDIT:  Please go read Scott’s post about this – great point, well-taken.  Good stuff….
Click here.

On The Eve Of The Election

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Carlos Whittaker posted today about the election and what we can do, other than vote, that will make a difference.  You can read his post here, and perhaps you’d be interested in participating in the live video stream prayer gathering he will host tonight.
If not, at the very least, I challenge you to do the following.  Put feet to your faith.  Quit arguing and worrying about who is right and who is wrong.  Stop condemning and complaining.  Stop with the anxiety.
If you are a person of faith, then pray.  As my friend Bartley might say, “Shut up and pray.”
Here’s what Carlos suggests; I think his ideas have merit.  How about you?
1. Pray that our leaders would grown in faith and in their relationships with Jesus Christ.
2. Pray for their marriages.
3. Pray for their children.
4. Pray for those around them.
5. Pray for their emotional and physical health.
6. Those on the left pray blessing on McCain, those on the right pray for Obama.
6. Those on the left pray blessing on McCain, those on the right pray for Obama.
6. Those on the left pray blessing on McCain, those on the right pray for Obama.