Monday, January 21, 2013

Inauguration Day

This day takes over the DC area unlike other parts of the country. In Indiana, I'm sure it will be mentioned on the evening newscasts, but here, the local news stations have wall-to-wall coverage, some starting at 4 am! Truthfully, it gets tiresome. We'll be having a Bible Study during the event, so I won't be watching. No, it is not a special study for that reason, but our regular Monday afternoon Psalms study. But it will be good to have our minds on Scripture and not on the craziness and obsession of the inauguration. And at our Bible Study, as well as in Morning Prayer this morning and in church yesterday, we will pray for our president, that our good and gracious Lord grant him wisdom and strength to fulfill his vocation with honesty and integrity and for the good of all people. We may not always agree with him or like what he does, but he needs our prayers. And it is the best thing we can do for him (or anyone!) as Christians - bring him before the throne of our Father in heaven.
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.
~ 1 Timothy 2:1-2

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