You have seen fit to allow a fairly honest election, foiling the plans of Rove et all to once again fix the voting machines. You made sure that Connell, the fixer, was under subpoena and scrutiny, and so could not steal this election for the GOP, as the last two were stolen. Thank you, Lord.
You have seen fit to allow a black man, (a mutt, as he calls himself), to be elected to the highest office in our land, despite our heritage of racism, and despite the efforts of Palin and others to stir up primitive emotions of fear and hatred. You have guided the American people to look at the worth of the individual rather than allowing knee-jerk racist responses to rule. Thank you, Lord.
You have given this man, Barack Obama, the strength and courage to withstand assassination threats, hateful rhetoric, dirty tricks, and to respond with clarity and dignity to slurs. You have given him the ability to raise the level of political dialogue in America to one of issues and common sense rather than reflex reaction to fear. Thank you, Lord.
You have given Obama a vision of a world free of nuclear weapons, a world where quarrels among nations are solved by talking rather than killing, a world where the wealth is spread around. You have given him the ability to articulate this vision in a way that resonates with the voters. He is taking this vision to the White House. Thank you, Lord.
May Obama truly be a peacemaker, and receive your blessing. It will not be easy. He is surrounded by people who are part of the war machine. He has already stated his intention to raise the Pentagon budget, expand the war in Afghanistan, perhaps extend it to Pakistan.
Turn his heart toward peace. Let him look at his little girls and act in such a way that they, and all our children, will inherit a peaceful planet, with nations cooperating to solve global problems. Give him the strength to resist the pressures of the corporations which profit from war, and their allies in the government.
Thy will be done, on earth, as it is in heaven.
In the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace, Carol Wolman