Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Change is in the Air...

I found this video of Mahalia Jackson singing "Hold Me". It's one I had not heard before, but I loved it. I hope it has meaning for you.

With change in the air today, as millions cast their votes, I said a prayer for our next president. No matter what our personal beliefs and politics are, we need to stand behind our leaders with prayer... even if our choice is not the winner of this election.

I also said a prayer for President George Bush and his family as they prepare to step down from the presidency. I pray for them to be blessed, and that they would have peace in the days to come. I believe he lead this country the best he knew how. I am grateful for the effort, even when I did not share his views.

I am not a political person, and I find it difficult to debate issues. The one thing I can say for sure, is that the shoulders of our next leader must be strong and broad. As with every person who steps into office, they inherit "what is" and must deal with those issues that are most pressing, starting from day one. What a huge, awesome responsibility. Please join me in praying for our next president... Democrat or Republican... Obama or McCain... equally, they will need our prayers and support.

I voted... have you?

5 comments:

Pam Warden Art said...

Thanks for all your sweet comments Nita Jo. I voted and then took my 91 year old friend (we go together every year) with me.
Blessings,
Pam

Donna said...

It is so true that the responsibilities are huge for the president. God bless whoever gets elected, and I pray that they lead us with wisdom.

I haven't always agreed with everything that President Bush did, but I voted for him and don't regret it at all. He is an honorable man and has done a remarkably fine job. The criticism he has endured has been unjust and mean-spirited.

This Country Girl said...

I voted! Now all we can do is pray and watch the returns! Then afterwards, pray more for this great country and the American people!

God Bless America!
Tammy

tattered lace diary said...

Your sweet heart touches me. How kind for you to pray for the President's transition. It will be hard for him I am sure.
And thank you for the kindness you show to me. It will never be forgotten.
xoxo Nita

Donna said...

What a sweet post...I agree totally. Sweet day to you!hughugs