Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Prayers for America
By now many of us have seen the tearful video of the four-year-old girl from Colorado who is sick of the federal election in the US. Little Abigael is upset that all she ever hears about is Bronco Bamma (love it) and Mitt Romney.
National Public Radio sent her a letter of apology and some gifts as consolation. Maybe they should send some gifts to Canadians as well. It's not our #*%*# election but it is inescapable as the kid who lives next door. Enough already!
That said, a few prayers are in order today. While American elections are drenched in religious talk they are bitter and acrimonious affairs. The issues seem to get lost in the mud-slinging, yet the leadership in the States has a profound impact on Canadians and the world.
We can pray for the election of the party which will best work toward peace for the planet, both in terms of international diplomacy and environmental care. We can pray that the rights of women will be protected. We can pray that health care will be a right, not a privilege, and that everyone will be treated equally under the law.
The United States of America is a great country, despite its flaws, and the world needs its leadership.