Abraham Lincoln’s Humble Prayer


NPR did a three-part series on Politics and Religion.

In the segment on John Kerry, I like what he said that contrasts sharply with President Bush’s comments about politics and religion:

And let me say it plainly: In that cause, and in this campaign, we welcome people of faith. America is not us and them. I think of what Ron Reagan said of his father a few weeks ago, and I want to say this to you tonight: I don’t wear my own faith on my sleeve. But faith has given me values and hope to live by, from Vietnam to this day, from Sunday to Sunday. I don’t want to claim that God is on our side. As Abraham Lincoln told us, I want to pray humbly that we are on God’s side. And whatever our faith, one belief should bind us all: the measure of our character is our willingness to give ourselves for others and for our country.

By Greg Taylor Posted in General

One comment on “Abraham Lincoln’s Humble Prayer

  1. GT-
    I am really more comfortable with taking this approach and appreciated it when he said it that night. It makes me cringe every time someone intimates that God is on the side of America. Have we forgotten that Jesus died for men and women in Iraq–even the ones doing suicide bombings? It’s a tough place to be. I appreciate GWB’s faith as well and how he is seeking the Lord. I just pray that God will direct our steps as we vote and dive into the next 4 years.

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