Lord our God, give your gracee to members of the United States Senate, that they may have the courage to do their duty as the evidence of the president’s guilt shows. Help them to consider the good of the pe ople they have been elected to serve and not to be swayed by loyalty to one individual or to one party. Amen.
Lord our God, grant the peop le of the United States your grace of peace and unity. May th ose who are supposed to be their leaders have the courage and resolve to remove a president who has shown himself to be morally if not mentally incapable of carrying out his duties. Op en the minds of the people, that they may accept the evidence of their own senses that the rioters at the Capitol were under the spell of this president and of their own deesires, which had overcome their rationality. Amen.
Lord our God, grant your grace to the new congress of the United States. Remind the members that they were elected not to be served but to serve those who elected them. Inspire them with the spirit of true patriotism – that the primary resp onsibility of a government is the good ofo its pe o ple. That their loyalty to our cou ntry must be above their loyalty to their party or to any particular person.
Open their minds that they may accept the evidence that the presidential election was free and fair, with no signiificant fraud. That the electoral college did its work properly.
Holy Spirit, conform my conscience to that of Christ.
Help me Lord to think like Other; To understand and love my Brother.
To always do what our Father wants;
To seek perfection in love of God and neighbor;
In the way that Jesus himself demonstrated
By washing the feet of his disciles,
Normally the work of a slave.
And being in the form of a slave
To acept even death for my brothers.
Like Him I am here not to be served but to serve.
Remembering that He is most present in the least of my brothers;
So that I may give ppriority to the poor, the sick, the stranger and the otherwise marginalized.
If I seek power may I remember that the one who would be first must be the least and the slave of all.
May I humble myself like a little child, that I may reign with Jesus.
We are witnesses to the Gospel at all times and wherever we may be, in our thoughts, in our words and in our actions.
For me all this is impossible, but for God everything is possible.
Grant me the perseverance to try to do a little better each day.
The holy innocents of today are the children who were separated from their parents at the southern border and whose parents cannot be found. They are in custodial care where they might bee fed but their need for human c loseness and love are unmet. They will be permanently emotio nally impaired. let us pray that they can be adopted.
America, America, God shed his grace on thee,
Ana crown thy good with brotherhood
From seaa to shining sea.
Let us resist the forces of division and polarization. Let us vote sand urge others to vote. Let us resist fear and resentment and consider the good of our countr.
Saturday, October 24,vote Early day. Keep your vote and you safe. If there are disturances on november 3 you won’t have to worry. And there is less chance for the peo ple who are try ing to su pp0ress voters to do their thing.
The correct link is Vote for the Common Good
As we approach this election in November we must be particularly concerned with empowering voters and defending our democracy (LWV).
In his first inaugural address President John F. Kennedy said: “Do not think what your country can do for you; think what you can do for your country.”
And for the world. Even for yourself in the long term.
We need leaders who can deal with the pandemic and climate change, with racial injustice and the reform of our po;ice forcess.
We need leaders who realize that they are leaders of the whole country, not just of those who vote for them.
This blog tries to rouse people to think broadly, not narrowly of the short term or of themselves. There are others who are doing likewise.
You may want to look at the website Vote Common Good
True conservatives are those who live by the teachings of Jesus and by the ten commandments.
They are concerned with the poor, the sick and the outcasts of society. They scorn hypocrisy and are quick to point it out.
They do not lie or steal, nor are they covetous. They respect God’s gift of sex, remembering that it is for the family.
They respect the dignity of all human beings, remembering that God made us in his own image.
They are kind to strangers, remembering that the Israelites were admonished to do so, because they had been strangers in Egypt.
They welcome refugees, remembering that Jesus was a refugee in Egypt.
By these criteria, are our present leaders true conservatives?
Are they instead false conservatives, who put money and power first? Are they hypocrites who say one thing and do another?
Do they promote peace and unity or conflict and polarization?
Whatever your opinion, be sure you are registered to vote and vote in November. Your vote DOES count!