Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Hail to the Chief

I congratulate Barack Obama for his win tonight.

God is in control, and though some might disagree with certain beliefs he holds, let's not forget that God isn't surprised by this.

I believe Obama could make a great president.  

Join me in praying for him!


ChrisSligh said...


Though I would love to agree with you and leave your comment up, unfortunately I can do neither.

This isn't a political forum. This is not a political discussion. I am asking people to pray for our new president. Period.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


risalea said...

Indeed, Obama will need our prayers, as McCain would have if he had won. This is one of the most challenging times America has faced in recent history, and man alone cannot overcome the adversities that we face. This is the verse posted earlier, this time from the New Living translation:

1I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. As you make your requests, plead for God's mercy upon them, and give thanks. 2Pray this way for kings and all others who are in authority, so that we can live in peace and quietness, in godliness and dignity. 3This is good and pleases God our Savior, (1
Timothy 2: 1-3)

EmilyBoo said...

I am praying for President-elect Obama and for all of our newly elected leaders and judges.

Audra said...

I think any person attempting to run our country needs our prayers. While I agree that I don't neccesarily agree with all Obama stands for we do live in a democracy and the people have spoken and as good Americans we need to stand behind our new president. I will be joinging you in praying for our country and our new president. It is nice to see people taking the high ground:)

Cathy Storms said...

I will be praying for our new President elect and for our country.
I also believe that God is in control and that he is not surprised by this.

HstryQT said...

It was so refreshing to come here this morning and see encouraging and gracious words from all of you about our new president, whether you're in agreement or not. Put a smile on my face! All have a right to be joyful or to be disappointed, but handling either emotion with grace, positivity and open mindedness is key. ::Hugs:: to all!

Indeed. God is not surprised. Continuing to prayer for God's work to be done as we begin a new path in our nation's history!

DJ in AL said...


Lovely post, well said dude.

Audra, get out my head!

Nothing more to say except God Bless America!

Anonymous said...

Hello Chris & All,

Not in my memory has the American election been so closely watched by Canadians.

I was in Toronto late last week and the election discussions were passionate. Here in B.C., people held parties to watch the returns.

We live in interesting times, and that curse / blessing should keep us connected , engaged and challenged.

I believe that the people spoke yesterday and they asked for integrity and truth.

My prayer is that President Elect Obama... and all world leaders... govern with the responsibility and care that merit the hope reflected in the joyous faces that celebrated last night.

Hope is everything. Truly. Shalom

DJ in AL said...

I love this blog.

That is all.

ChrisSligh said...

This is a landmark decision in many ways.

I disagree with Obama's stand on some things and love what he stands for on others.

There's been a lot of talk throughout the campaign about change. I think that change is needed in this country. Bush is not as bad a president as everyone makes him out to be. I think history will be more kind than pundits have been over the last 4 years. But I honestly believe some kind of change was needed.

It could be America's "biggest mistake" (in quotation marks on purpose) or it could be just what America needs right now.

Barack Obama has presented himself as a non-partisan defender of the little people. In reading both of his books, I think he's proven over his career to be that. His choice of Joe Biden was a little baffling since Biden seemingly goes against everything that Obama stands for in that regard, but I'm willing to take a chance and hope that Obama can be the uniter he claims to be.

If he's not...well, he's a politician, what can we expect.

I hear Christians crying foul and saying this is the end of America (I have actually seen people saying this) and that Obama will be the worst president in the history of America. Someone posted on this blog that they were ashamed to be an American today.


The point of this post is this: God is in control. He is not surprised by Obama's election. He is not wringing His hands up in heaven wondering what to do with America because a black man won the presidency. He is not up in heaven worried about the next 4 or 8 year term. God is in control and this is how He planned it before the dawning of time.

If Obama makes mistakes so be it. But let's be honest, foreign policy can't get much worse. Gas prices can't get too much higher than they were 2 months ago. Banks can't get much stupider than they have been the last 10 years. The financial crisis can't get much worse.

After 8 years of a man I voted for both times, I think that something had to change. McCain might have been that change...Obama might be that change.

Either way, God is in control and He's not worried, so I'm not either.

Peace and love,

GirlyGirl45 said...

Anonymous Shalom 10:49,
I don't pray, but you get an Amen for that.

Hello, all! a new day has dawned in America. One firm, assured step by Barack Obama, and a giant leap for mankind.

kjl said...

Amen, brother! :) I hope all believers in our country will pray for our president, as God has called them to do!

DJ in AL said...

I hope, no I pray that there never comes a time in my life where I ever have the thought that I am ashamed to be an American. I can't imagine what would have to happen for me to have such a thought, but it certainly isn't having Obama as my president.

Nique's Nana said...
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Nique's Nana said...

Folks, how amazing this has been. We have been fortunate to witness history being made. This truly has been one exciting campaign/election. I did not vote for Obama, however, I will pray for him, his family and our country.

Carrie said...

All I'm going to say is that I've been a die-hard Democrat all of my life. I know there are people who may disagree with my beliefs and I don't always agree who votes for who, etc, but I would never put someone down for who they voted for. People have told me I can't be Catholic/Believe in God if I vote for Obama. That all of us should have been drug tested before voting because it's the only reason he won. My FRIEND got GROUNDED for voting for Obama. I've seen so many people lately talk crap about people for voting for Obama and it makes me sick. There's a reason he won the majority of votes. I have faith he'll help us out of this financial crisis. :)

I didn't agree with Bush getting two terms in a row, but I know there was a reason behind all of it and have come to accept that.

To me, personally, I'm just so proud that for once, not only did someone I vote for win, but I helped create major history. It feels great.

In the end, we are all humans. We all deserve to be treated the same. Bush, McCain, Obama, ALL OF US, black, white, for or against gays, whatever -- he deserves to be prayed for and loved just as much as the next person.

Anonymous said...

This was a wonderful thing to do, in support of our new president-elect, and each other. Thank you Chris.

Everyone has been so awesome in their responses! *hugs group*
I don't know that I can add anything worthwhile to what has been said already. They can definitely use the prayers. As can we all.

One God, One Love.

rosalee said...

The Electoral College votes for 48 states counted at the time, put Obama over McCain 349 to 163. This looked like a very decisive victory. However, using this method, all Obama needed was a 1% margin to win a whole state. The tighter race showed Obama winning 52% of the Popular Vote to McCain's 46%.

The people have spoken and have expressed a need for change, so here's to an optimistic future for all.

julie said...

Politically I'm in Carrie's camp (and also a practicing Catholic), and I thank you, Chris, and everyone else for your graciousness. I think John McCain set a good example in his concession speech. We can differ and still go forward together.

risalea said...

I was going to add, McCain's concession speech was truly one of the finest and most gracious I've ever heard. I hope Obama will use McCain to help build bridges across the aisle in the Democratic controlled House and Senate.

Carianne said...

Amen, Chris! The country is facing a difficult time, and anyone who is leading this nation needs our prayers.

Although I am sad to admit that I have spent the last month volunteering and rallying for a certain political issue (won't say which one to avoid fights) and I never got a chance to upload the video I made for your music video! This election literally consumed all my free time!

Oh well.

Brade said...

Great thoughts, Chris. Although I didn't vote for him, I am excited about the barrier our nation just crossed, and I wrote about it:

IknowIam said...

I know I haven't posted in a looong time, but I'd just like to say that I still keep up with the blog.

Also, my only comment about this post is this: Amen Chris. If it weren't for the fact that God is in control, I think many many people (like me) would be panicking about what Obama plans to do. But I'm comforted in that fact that you brought forth. God is in control.

My second comment is about Obama, and that is this: I fear for the babies.

That's all.


risalea said...

Norm! Good to see you posting!

Anonymous said...

Here's an interesting thing, and it has to do with Doing What We CAN Do:

We are selling those Toys for Tots sort of United Way charity cards at work. For one dollar, you get a card, and put your name on it, and while eventually your card goes on the wall? The dollar goes towards a good cause, for needy kids. Right? The gift is in the Giving, ITSELF.

Well, in soliciting a customer yesterday, my co-worker told me an amazing story. She said when she asked a guy if he would like to put a dollar towards the needy kids, he responded, "If the money was going towards Obama's kids, then I sure would." She said, gob-smacked, "Obama is a millionaire! His kids want for NOTHING! He doesn't need your dollar!" The guy shrugged and walked away, laughing.

If you are going to Give, do it for the KIDS. Do it for Jesus. Do it in the memory of a loved one, or with a loved child in mind! Do it, because it is the right thing to do, to be kind. If the guy really felt that way about Obama, then do it with Obama and his family in mind...but sheesh. Give, because it's a good thing you can do, no matter *what* your personal motivation is.

Participating in an Angel Tree like say at your local bank, or donating toys towards the different needy children's events like that are really important. It can make all the difference to a child. Most of our kids are pretty fortunate-- but there are some whom without intervention, would have nothing.


adrianne said...

We as Christians are called to prayer ,anything less is a disapointment to the father.GOD loves Obama and wants us to dillgently pray for hom.GOD can use our prayers to change his heart ,which could happen if people quite complaining and get on their knees.