This past Wednesday Hillary Clinton spoke to her supporters after a hard fought election cycle. She spoke of pain that would stick with her and them for a long time. She mentioned disappointments everyone in the room knew well. She referenced glass ceilings, and female empowerment, and the dreams and hopes of little girls everywhere.
In the midst of her concession speech Secretary Clinton quoted Scripture–Galatians 6:9, which she used as a pivot toward hope–hope meant to sooth the downtrodden spirits of those who share her values and desires for our country. I thought it was a good speech that spoke to the hearts of many in that room.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9
Today, we stand at the precipice of a new era in our country. We have challenges ahead and a work of reconciliation that needs to be done, and I have every confidence it will get done. We will be okay.
Operating in the center of God’s will for us we can’t help but be okay!!
Today, I’m praising God for our military men and women, and not forgetting to thank them for their service on this Veteran’s Day.
I’m also turning to the nation, and addressing in my prayers those wounds that want to fester, especially as they are taking form in the hearts and minds of our young people across this nation. Those not raised with a strong faith are targets for the enemy today. Please pray for our youth!
I’m asking Papa to send a spirit of reconciliation to the USA…
…and I’m praying for those who won and those who lost, and that we all will set our hearts and minds on being gentle, loving and inclusive agents of grace in the days to come. As the church of Jesus Christ, this is our calling, our duty, and maybe our most important work in addition to presenting the gospel every chance we get.
How are you praying for our nation on this Veteran’s Day? Will you remember our youth, and the childlike way they are processing the election results? In my mind, they need the most prayer support right now. Please remember them when you pray today.