An Inauguration Day Prayer

(First Posted on Facebook)

“Lord on this Inauguration Day help us to pause long enough to remember:

First, to give you thanks that we live in a country where we get to choose our political leaders. Every fours years we are reminded of that when we have a peaceful transfer of power. Most of the world looks on in amazement at that transition.

Second, to pray for our leaders whether we agree with them or not. They may be godly or not but you can direct their steps and minds as we pray.

Third, to remember to focus our trust on you not on political institutions. You are always dependable, they are not.

Fourth, to love each other with patience, respect and kindness. It is time we move forward from this divisive period and deepened our relationships with those we love, even those we disagree with. Only in that love will we glorify you and bring richness to life.