Tuesday, January 20, 2009

So Help Me God

Today is a historical day.

I have sat this morning (while waiting on Mr. Roto-Rooter AGAIN!) watching the media frenzy revolving around today. The reporters have talked about everything from the ancient traditions to the clothes our President and his wife are wearing.

One phrase caught my attention.

The speculated on the trivia regarding the phrase in the inaugural oath "So help me God".


So - help me God.

It is my prayer today that our new President will lead our nation with the HELP from God - the Lord of Lords, the King of Kings, the Creator of the Universe, the Lover of our souls.

It is my prayer today that our new President will be mindful of the fact that he is in power because GOD allowed him to be.

It is my prayer today that we, the people of the United States, remember to pray for this man who will utter these words today - "So help me God".

May our new President have a heart that prays something like this:

So help me God- may all of my help come from the Lord.
So help me - that I trust in You and You alone.
May You help me with wisdom from above.
May I be a leader influenced not by the media, not by the majority, but by the decrees, statutes and laws of Almighty God.
May I recognize Your Holiness, Your Justness, Your Mercy, and Your Amazing Grace.
May I daily rely on Your Truth to guide me in all matters.
May I trust in You and You alone.
~so help me God.

In the greatness of this moment~ that history is in the making ~ let us not forget to pray for the man who is now the leader of the most powerful nation on the face of this earth.

blessings to each of you,


LAURIE said...

nice post today Dorinda.

I get tired of listening to all of the debates on the radio and on tv about our new President.

Whether you voted for him or not - it is our Christian responsibility to lift him up in prayer and support him. I didn't say it - God did!

We are living in the days that we all need to live by "so help me God".

-love, Laurie

Jennifer said...

Amen! I count it all joy to pray for President Obama and wait to see what God is going to do in his 4 years. I pray that his heart will be in tune with God and His values for our country.

I didn't vote for him either but I am at complete peace with him as president only because...it didn't caught God by surprise and He (God)has a plan for our country. Whether it is to change the heart and lives of our new president, lead this country in a united, revived manner or the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. Either way...I'm at peace.

Beautiful post!