Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Opus 2012-282, An Election Day Prayer


We have heard it said that people get the government they deserve.  Let it not be so.  We know our hearts and our lives.  We know how short we are in the area of worthiness.  So today start by forgiving our sins and renewing our hearts.  Make us into the servants we are meant to be for this day.

And guide us as we exercise this strange privilege called voting.  Let Your will be done today, Lord. 

And tomorrow, Lord, give us the grace to move forward into the future you have provided.  No matter what individuals are elected help us to realize that they will all need to be watched and have their feet held to the fire.  You caused Pharaoh to let your people go.  You arranged a sabbatical for Ezra and Nehemiah.  We are told that You can raise up children of Abraham from the very stones of the ground.  It should be a snap to get a bunch of politicians to act like they knew what truth and morality were. 

Let it be so.

I for one will trust You tomorrow, just as I do today.

Thank you for the liberty and plenty I enjoy.  Make your people a blessing.  I love You.

I pray in the name of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit.


1 comment:

  1. And now that the election is over, Maranatha!

    Grace and peace.


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