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An Election Year Prayer

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An Election Year Prayer

Dear Lord, we pray for Your guidance in this election year.
May those we choose for office uphold the values we hold dear.
We've heard so many grand schemes, some dubious to perceive.
Father, we hardly know which of the candidates to believe!

We ask for discernment as we approach that sacred booth.
May electees put national interest above self and speak the truth.
May only honorable people represent the citizens they serve,
And with insightful vision, our precious liberties preserve.

When facing tough decisions, may they seek counsel with You,
Praying for perception and wisdom in all that they do.
May they strive for peace and brotherhood among all nations,
Keeping in mind that their decisions will affect future generations.

We pray that our legislators will cast all bickering aside,
And that a spirit of goodwill and reason will abide.
May leaders surround themselves with advisors true and sage,
That they may reason together in this very demanding age.

When facing matters of principle, may they take a moral stand.
May they always look to You and heed Your guiding Hand.
Help us to recognize that Divine guidance should never be ignored.
As the Psalmist said, "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!"

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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  1. Date: 9/11/2012 9:48:00 PM
    A slam dunk ending, Robert!!! Oh, I truly love this patriotic rhyme...just grand...it is true in each and every line...I fear OUR US FAVOR WITH OUR CREATOR HAS SLIPPED! Thinkin of u and Vera! gwendolen

    Rix Avatar Gwendolen Rix
    Date: 9/11/2012 9:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    US--UNITED STATES, I MEANT..OOPS.
  1. Date: 9/4/2012 2:13:00 PM
    great work and prayer!! I don't think either of the candidates are prayer warriors.

    Rix Avatar Gwendolen Rix
    Date: 9/11/2012 9:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    agreeed!
  1. Date: 8/31/2012 6:17:00 PM
    Beautiful words Bob but I wonder if either of the combatants are worth the thoughts you pen.

  1. Date: 8/28/2012 9:32:00 PM
    I really liked this one and am so happy to see that you did one that was impartial . Very good poem!

  1. Date: 8/27/2012 7:22:00 PM
    Anybody who doesn't make it into politics can always make a living selling used cars. Judgment Day will arrive before we ever see a totally honest politician. Good write as usual Bob.

  1. Date: 8/24/2012 9:37:00 PM
    Amen, for this prayer. It is beautiful. Blessed is the Nation, whose God is the Lord. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend. Lucilla

  1. Date: 8/22/2012 2:33:00 PM
    A beautiful prayer bob ! Hope your day`s been nice. - love Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/22/2012 5:45:00 AM
    Bob this one should be posted outside each voting booth worldwide luv.. if only humans got back to basics.. how wonderful it would be.. awesome.. how r u doing my friend? how is Vera?

  1. Date: 8/20/2012 4:08:00 PM
    Amen! what a great prayer...this is awesome. Hope all is well..Hello to Vera..BG

  1. Date: 8/20/2012 2:42:00 PM
    If all could get self out of the way and pray to the Higher Power things all around would be so much better..Great political work...I hope that we get some strong God fearing men in there from the counties, cities, states, and federal offices so that our countries direction turns around...I have finised my "Grand Jury Duty"...Sara

  1. Date: 8/20/2012 1:55:00 PM
    a timely and honored message, robert... i am reminded of the phrase" of the people, for the people, by the people."... an enlightening prayer to read aloud... and of course, great write... :) huggs!