Now, I am not a religious person. Spiritual, sure. But as we close in on November 4th, I feel the need to say a prayer of my. Please bear with me…I rarely do this.
Please take away the anxiety I’m feeling, it’s almost as bad as the post- 9/11 stress that went on for months and months as we waited for “the other shoe to drop.” Looking at where we are now, dozens of pairs of dropped shoes later, I pray for help…and yes, Hope That We Can Believe In.
- I pray for the election win of Barack Obama. Let his integrity, intelligence and intuition guide Our Nation into a more peaceful co-existence with each other and with the rest of the world.
- I pray for the safe-keeping of Barack Obama. A man with such vision needs to be protected, but there is still too much hate in this world and I fear what the worst-case scenario would bring to this country. Please, keep him and all of us safe from harm’s way.
- I pray for the well-being of our country. Let’s separate Church (and Mosque, Synagogue and 12-Step Programs while we’re at it) and State. The lines have gotten far too blurred lately and fundamentalism seems to be everywhere. There’s no difference in committing a terrorist act in the name of Allah or going into an unjustified war in the name of G*d.
- This Election Day, I pray that the people of this nation are able to vote freely and without fear of their vote not being counted. No hanging chads or rigged electronic booths. I further pray that Obama wins substantially, to provide him with the mandate he needs to make this country great again.
- In July 2008, Obama visited the Western Wall in
. He wrote: "Lord — Protect my family and me. Forgive me my sins, and help me guard against pride and despair. Give me the wisdom to do what is right and just. And make me an instrument of your will." Jerusalem
Please hear his prayer...
Also, a friend of mine sent this along from earlier this week in The New Republic (Oct. 26 - Photo of the Day).