Monday, August 25, 2008

Donald Miller's Prayer at the Democratic National Convention (DNC)

I for one think Donald Miller rocked the prayer tonight at the DNC. He wasn't the original person chosen, but he filled in admirably. Represented well. This is not an endorsement of the DNC/Democrats, just a congrats to Donald Miller for a job well done.

Donald Miller's prayer at the DNC tonight:

Please join me for the next few moments in our Benediction.
"Father God,
This week, as the world looks on, help the leaders in this room
create a civil dialogue about our future.
We need you, God, as individuals and also as a nation.
We need you to protect us from our enemies, but also from ourselves,
because we are easily tempted toward apathy.
Give us a passion to advance opportunities for the least of these, for
widows and orphans, for single moms and children whose fathers have left.
Give us the eyes to see them, and the ears to hear them, and hands willing
to serve them.
Help us serve people, not just causes. And stand up to specific injustices
rather than vague notions.
Give those in this room who have power, along with those who will meet
next week, the courage to work together to finally provide health care to
those who don’t have any, and a living wage so families can thrive rather
than struggle.
Help us figure out how to pay teachers what they deserve and give children
an equal opportunity to get a college education.
Help us figure out the balance between economic opportunity and corporate gluttony.
We have tried to solve these problems ourselves but they are still there. We need
your help.
Father, will you restore our moral standing in the world?
A lot of people don’t like us but that’s because they don’t know the heart of the
average American.
Will you give us favor and forgiveness, along with our allies around the world?
Help us be an example of humility and strength once again.
Lastly, father, unify us.
Even in our diversity help us see how much we have in common.
And unify us not just in our ideas and in our sentiments—but in our actions, as
we look around and figure out something we can do to help create an America
even greater than the one we have come to cherish.
God we know that you are good.
Thank you for blessing us in so many ways as Americans.
I make these requests in the name of your son, Jesus, who gave his own life
against the forces of injustice.
Let Him be our example.
Amen."

(HT: Resounding Truth)

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2 comments:

Steve said...

The prayer "rocked"? The purpose of the prayer, then, must have been to impress people like you.

God is not impressed by our pious acts. For democrats to wear a mantle of righteousness is nauseating, considering their advocacy for the murder of 4200+ babies every day.

mrclm said...

Steve,
Your argument fails the logic test. They are not mutually exclusive. Miller's pray can rock, honor God, and the Democrats can be the evil murderous baby slayers. Nothing in the post, nor in Miller's pray endorsed Democrats or Republicans for that matter. You are bring politics into something that was apolitical. If you don't like my choice of words, fine, you don't have to.