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Monday, November 3, 2008

Choose Peace

The single clenched fist lifted and ready,
Or the open hand held out and waiting.

For we meet by one or the other

An now for what I have to say.

I fear our world will change dramatically on Tuesday. No matter who wins this election, there will be those who cry foul and express their disappointment violently. No matter how the losing candidate's camp pleads for calm and rationality, there will be those who choose riot and imprudence. The world we awake in on Wednesday morning may be a very scary place for a while.

I pray to God that this feeling in my gut is wrong; that our children will not have to suffer because of the stupidity of adults who cannot accept defeat graciously. Or worse, cannot accept victory graciously.

I pray that regardless of which side wins, we don't all become losers in the process.

I pray the winner's supporters accept victory with grace and calm.

I pray the loser's supporters bow out with dignity in diplomatic acceptance.

I pray that the change that so many are clamoring for is not heralded by menace and mayhem regardless of who brings that change.

I pray that each of you takes time to pass on a prayer for peace, whether it's this message or one of your own. No matter what higher power you believe in, now is the time to call on it for strength and wisdom for all. In the days to come, this country will need all the positive energy we can muster.

Peace, Love, and


  1. Great post. I'm with you in those feelings of anxiousness. And my kids' school is a polling place with school in session, and that makes me really nervous.

  2. That was simply awesome, and if I remember - which I should, I will be linking to you with my prayer for tomorrow.

  3. Thanks for the great post.
    I'm with ya in "choosing peace".
    We all have our different opinions, but in the end we all want something better than what we have now.
    No doubt the rest of the world will be watching how this election turns out, and how we Americans deal with it. Hopefully we don't turn out to be a bunch of hypocrites that preach peace, yet go out and join in on riots because we didn't get our way.

    Prayers are powerful, we all need to be praying for our country!

  4. Well put. I too have had these same concerns.

  5. Ditto.
    Thanks for your bright spirit!
    Praying for calm...
    Pax, E

  6. Well put. And now that the election is over, if the person we voted for did/didn't win, we need to continue to pray for our country. At the same time, remember that God is in control. Whether it seems that way or not. Margie

  7. Whoever is your candidate, as Amarican citizens, whoever will become your president, seen from outside, I admire your great love for your country, your great patriotism.


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