In line with my sermon on Sunday, I felt compelled to share the benediction prayer that Jena Nardella gave at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.  I would encourage you to perhaps just listen with your eyes closed the first time it plays, the video footage of people praying and not praying, etc. can be distracting.  But listen to the words and see if you also can’t say “amen” to her prayer.

I also feel compelled to add here that we are first and foremost citizens of the Kingdom of God.  Christianity should not be identified with a political party or a nation, God is much bigger and better than that, to be so identified cheapens the blood of our Savior and builds fences rather than gates.  We as Christians should support what is of Christ and of the Bible, and oppose whatever is contrary.  But as I pointed out in my sermon on Sunday, our enemies are not flesh & blood, but as 1 Cor. 10:4-5 say, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ…”  Fight the good fight, the fight against lies and deception, but as we fight, remember that the person across from you is also made in the image of God and that Jesus also died for them.  Let us be known for love and truth, not our hate and prejudice.

Again, listen to prayer with your eyes closed at first.

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