A president's prayer

“When I wake in the morning, I wait on the Lord, and I ask Him to give me the strength to do right by our country and its people. And when I go to bed at night I wait on the Lord, and I ask Him to forgive me my sins, and look after my family and the American people, and make me an instrument of His will.
I say these prayers hoping they will be answered, and I say these prayers knowing that I must work and must sacrifice and must serve to see them answered. But I also say these prayers knowing that the act of prayer itself is a source of strength. It’s a reminder that our time on Earth is not just about us; that when we open ourselves to the possibility that God might have a larger purpose for our lives, there’s a chance that somehow, in ways that we may never fully know, God will use us well.

May the Lord bless you and keep you, and may He bless this country that we love.”

— President Barack Obama, February 3, 2011, National Prayer Breakfast

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5 responses to “A president's prayer”

  1. I hope our president also prays for an end to pre-natal infant murder, euthansia, artificial contraception, same sex unions.
    If he really puts his faith in God, I am sure he would do this.

  2. I did not vote for this guy and believe his two years thus have not been good for the USA. However, he should be given some space on the faith issue. What we have in our soul and how we relate to God is unique with each of us.

    I do notice that when mentioning those who have been important to his faith, he failed to mention Reverand Wright who was his and Michelle’s spiritual mentor for almost 20 years. This does not bother me on a faith standpoint, but on a character standpoint. He is very quick to throw people off the bus when it threatens his own hide or election. I understand why he wanted to distance himself, but the tie between these two was so strong, that it is hard to believe he was not in tune with what this person preached and if so, he should have stood by him at any cost and defended why he was there for all those years. I would not want Obama as a friend. Peter denied Christ three times, but he felt instant remorse and took the first opportunity to set things right. Judas took another route and frankly I see that this is the path Obama took with this long time friend and mentor. That bothers me.

  3. “If you really put your faith in God, you’d pray for same-sex marriage.”

    Thats odd because homosexual unions are condemned in a plurality of instances in Sacred Writ, Sacred Tradition as well as in the perennial Magisterial teaching of Gods Church; in the Catechism.

    Same sex unions are completely unnatural and fly in the face of the primary reason of marriage which is procreation and the rearing of children by a Mother and a Father for the salvation of their souls.
    It is also one of the sins crying to Heaven for Vengeance.

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