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Monday, November 17, 2008

Max Lucado

Thanks to my dad, I receive weekly emails sent by Max Lucado. They always have great, short devotionals. (Mostly excerpts from his books) This week’s email also had some thoughts on the election. I was very impressed with what he said and I wanted to share it. I copied it verbatim and pasted it here:

"I'm genuinely hopeful about the next few years in the US. Our democracy has given the citizenry the right to select a leader and we have. Now is the time for us to pray for President-elect Obama and the next administration. I, along with a group of religious leaders, met with Senator Obama last June. We discussed a wide-range of faith-related issues. He expressed his belief in God, trust in Jesus and need for a Savior. I left the meeting with the feeling that I had met a man of genuine convictions. I hope you will join me as we pray for his wisdom, discernment and safety.

I also offer prayers of gratitude for President Bush. He has weathered one of the most difficult eras in American history. His personal conduct has been exemplary and devotion, inspirational. He has kept his pledge to keep America free from attack and the Oval Office free from scandal. For that we can be grateful."


Max Lucado,
November 11, 2008

4 comments:

lynnrush said...

Wow. I'm a bit surprised, but glad you shared this.

The president-elect is on my list to pray for daily, and I hope all he says is true and that God will bless his presidency.

gzusfreek said...

I was also suprised, LRush. I'll admit, I forget sometimes to pray for the president. Hoping to get better. Thanks for all you do!

Avily Jerome said...

Thanks for posting that!

Great thoughts- I too am in prayer for Obama and our country.

gzusfreek said...

Thanks for the comments AJerome! I liked Max's attitude. I admit I forget about praying for the president. I try to pray "without ceasing", but with this election, I am remembering the president. Thanks again!