Wednesday, November 05, 2008

And the winner is...

My congratulations go out to Senator Obama as the new President-elect. I will pray for him (and I hope you will as well regardless of whether you voted for him or not) and for his coming adminstration. I certainly wish him and his familiy well, especially over the loss of his grandmother who died before she got to see him elected.

As such, I offer the following prayer 'For the President of the United States and all in Civil Authority' which is found on pg. 820 of the Book of Common Prayer:

"O Lord our Governor, whose glory is in all the world: We commend this nation to thy merciful care, that, being guided by thy Providence, we may dwell secure in thy peace. Grant to the President of the United States, the Governor of this State (or Commonwealth), and to all in authority, wisdom and strength to know and to do thy will. Fill them with the love of truth and righteousness, and make them ever mindfulof their calling to serve this people in thy fear; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen."

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