Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Welcome Mr. President!

Yesterday, Barack Hussein Obama became the 44th President of the United States of America.

I did not vote for President Obama. My reasons are my reasons. Chief among those reasons was his lack of experience in political life. Running for political office doesn't quality a person for the job.

While I didn't vote for Mr. Obama, he can know that he has my constant prayers during his term in office over the next four years. Over these next four years, I will pray:

1) For his safety.

2) For his sanity.

3) For support of the American people as he leads to the best of his ability.

4) For wisdom to lead our country in the right direction.

5) For his cabinet and those who surround him daily, that they will not be just "yes men" and "yes women" but will have the backbone to stand up for what is right and just.

6) For a peace of mind and heart that surpasses all understanding.

7) For his family and his balance of their needs to the country's needs.

8) For his walk with the Lord God and his personal knowledge of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

9) For the ability to know right from wrong and the way that is broad between the two.

Mr. Obama, if the national media is correct, the world is watching. I hope and pray that the promises you made genuinely reflect the desires of your heart for a better country and one that retains our freedoms. You have the eyes and ears of the world watching every step you take and listening to every word you utter. I doubt you will find the job as easy as you thought it to be and you'll probably come away with a greater respect for the man who preceded you in office.

You have my prayers Mr. President.


  1. He also has mine Steve. I truly believe America is at a crossroads and it has nothing to do with whether we have an African-American president or not. I pray he will show wisdom beyond his years and not listen to all his "yes" people and those who want something for their vote.

  2. Now that he took the oath of office, he is MY president, too. I won't always agree with him. In fact, we are at opposite ends on many, many issues. What I can promise him is that I will lead my church to pray for him consistently. Our prayers are for a filling of the Holy Spirit, Heavenly wisdom, and a heart that seeks God.

  3. Steve, I couldn't have said it better myself. I do not agree with Obama on a lot of issues. However, he is my president and I consider it my "job" to pray for him and pay respect to him.

    During the election I heard things like, "If McCain/Obama is elected, he will NOT be MY president," and I think that is sad. Whether or not I voted for him, BO *is* my president now, and I just hope and pray that the optimism that seems to be pervasive carries on throughout the term, and that there is substance and reason for the optimism.

  4. I can tell you already that Barack Obama is the real deal. Even though I did not vote for him, I'm thrilled that he is now the Chief Executive in this nation. He brings an intellect and personability that is UNPARALLELED in this country of ours. His Michelle will be a terrific First Lady, and those two adorable girls have already captured the heart of this nation.

  5. And don't forget what a FANTABULOUS dress Mrs. White House wore. Sheesh!! Love it!! I mean, I'll be praying too. ;)



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