Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Prayer from Peter Marshall

Good Morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! When I stepped outside this morning, I was thinking it was fall already! The breeze was so nice and cool and the humidity seemed lower, so maybe cooler weather is not far off!

I got some errands done yesterday that needed doing,...batteries in a couple watches, and glasses nose pieces replaced; all done within a mile of home! Good to have a little shopping strip so close to home! When I went to the park a couple days ago, I saw a big, black, shiny gator sunning himself on the bank of the canal near the weir. I have not seen one there in a long time. There is a lot of trash piled up against the pipes along side the bridge over the weir, from all the rain Sunday. Also the canal is filled up again with water. We have had so much rain lately, but that makes up for the time when the weather is dry. God is good!

Since the election takes place in a couple months, I thought this prayer by Peter Marshall is just as relevant as it was when he was Chaplain of the Senate;

                                        Before An Election  (from Hymns for the Family of God)

Lord Jesus, we ask Thee to guide the people of this nation as they exercise their dearly bought privilege of franchise. May it neither be ignored unthinkingly  nor undertaken lightly. As citizens all over this land go to the ballot boxes, give them a sense of high privilege and joyous responsibility.

Help those who are about to be elected to public office to come to understand the real source of their mandate-a mandate given by no party machine, received  at no polling booth, but given by God, a mandate to represent God and truth at the heart of the nation, a mandate to do good in the name of Him under whom this country was established.

We ask Thee to lead our country in the paths where Thou would have her walk, to do the tasks which Thou hast laid before her. So may we together  seek happiness for all our citizens in the name of Him who created us all equal in His sight, and therefore brothers. Amen.
Peter Marshall

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!

Love and hugs,