Monday, November 03, 2008

Prayer for National Leaders

(inspired by Jeremiah 23:1 & 4)

Lord we believe you when you say you will lead us. But we have suffered at the hands of those who would destroy and scatter your sheep.

You promised that you would raise up shepherds who will gather us together so than no one will have to live in fear. So we look for those shepherds, Lord.

We pray for those who will do good and do right, for those who will protect the children, who will school the children, who will give the children hope.

We pray for those shepherds who will pursue peace, who will walk humbly, who will reconcile nations.

We pray for shepherds who will fight injustice, who stand on the side of justice.

We pray for shepherds who will feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and set at liberty the captives.

We pray for shepherds who will spread love, show mercy and practice hospitality.

Lord we pray for our shepherds, we pray for our people, we pray for our country, we pray for the nations. Amen.


Kevin Gooding said...


tdadpete said...

Hey Kevin, Where've you been?

Kevin Gooding said...

Under a rock!

Naw...I've had to really focus on the dissertation to the exclusion of pretty much everything else. Got back my first couple of adviser said I needed to do some major rework. So, I spend a lot of time in my basement office (with the water heater, the water softener, the furnace, and the well pump--not the quietest place to work) and emerge periodically to greet my family, take some nutrition, and check out the state of the election.

This morning, before I went to vote, I loaded "Yes We Can" on my Mp3 player and as I sat down to fill out my ballot (we use optical scanners), guess what I was hearing!


Mary Bernard said...

that is quite eloquent!