Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Definitive proof: God doesn't answer prayer

Just found the inaugural invocation from 2001, by Franklin Graham.

We pray, 0 Lord, for President-elect George W. Bush and Vice President-elect Richard B. Cheney, to whom You have entrusted leadership of this nation at this moment in history. We pray that You'll help them bring our country together so that we may rise above partisan politics and seek the larger vision of Your will for our nation.

Use them to bring reconciliation between the races, healing to political wounds, that we may truly become one nation under God. Give our new president, and all who advise him, calmness in the face of storms, encouragement in the face of frustration, and humility in the face of success. Give them the wisdom to know and to do what is right, and the courage to say no to all that is contrary to Your statutes of holy law.

I'm thinking that didn't happen.

Actually, maybe they DID bring the country together to rise above partisan politics, etc., etc. It just wasn't around them. I take it back: God does answer prayers, in God's own peculiar way.

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