Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Dangers of Political Prayer

If I am asked to pray at a political event (which happened recently at a Kay Hagen for Senator breakfast), I make sure that if you didn't know who I was voting for, you wouldn't be able to tell from the prayer. I know that may sound weird, but I don't believe it's appropriate to ask God to take sides in politics. God is 'providential', I believe, and has a role in determining the future of nations and peoples. But I don't think I know enough to tell God what to do. So I pray that 'God's will be done,' which is the same as praying for justice, freedom, and peace, and I pray for the well-being of our nation, and for divine guidance for our leaders, all of which are completely non-partisan and proper.

Now, the pastor in the following video clip believes that he knows exactly who God should be voting for. His prayer is, in my opinion, disgraceful and polarizing.

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