Sunday, January 18, 2009


The Opening Ceremony for Barack Obama on HBO was Fantastic!
We were thrilled by all the great words and singing. We have already been prepared by God for changes and growth toward better. We are already living and walking by Faith in God, So allowing the HOPE that comes from having our First Black President is just added Joy for us. Amen.
AS the ending of the program was apporaching we realized that we must have missed the Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson saying his prayer to God over us all in the name of Jesus.
As I waited for words-thoughts-reactions from the lgbt community concerning the absence of the Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson during the Opening Celebration of Obama's Inauguration; I was going over all that his absence from the broadcast meant, and I just could not get mad.
For us in this home, We began to pray and seek His Wisdom to help us understand and to see His way through this.

Learning How to not allow our emotions to take control of us when things like this happen. Is a gift of the Spirit. Having discernment
to be calm and alert enough to see the truth in as many situations as possible.

Getting mad and angry the wrong way, will not help the situation. Being concerned and seeking some answers from the people that organized the event is a better way to go for me.

Standing for the Truth no matter what excuse they give a better way to go.

We also noticed that they never labeled the Chorus that were performing either.
That is a very good evil strategy, not giving the names of Any of the Choirs so that you don’t have to name the The Washington Gay Men’s Chorus that performed. Stab, Stab, Stab.

This is all so wrong and sneaky that it stinks to High Heaven!
But I have no real anger towards them. I do know that God is in total control. And when I leave things in His hands they Always Work out for the Good and Glory to Him

If who we love threatens so many people, I really feel sad for them. These people must really be living in fear without love.
I just have to stand for the truth
No matter how much anyone wants people that look and live differently than they do to be invisible we will not be able to do that.

I just cannot be mad.
It is just not in me anymore.
Yes, I'm dissappointed, I'm concerned, I can see right through the shallowness of these peoples actions toward us all; and I know we all are in Father God's family Through Christ Jesus.

He was supposed to say a Prayer for us all. I really wanted to hear him speak his prayer to God for us all. I met him back in October '08 and the love that pours from his heart for those that live in and by the Love of God in the name of Jesus, for those that are somewhere inbetween getting to know God, and those that don't know anything about Him; Rev. Gene meets and accepts us all through his enormous heart that God has touched.

He was there and he spoke his Prayer to God for us all, but for some reason, HBO did not broadcast the Pre-Celebration.

I just can't get mad to the point of forgetting who my Father IS.

I understand the strategy they used-they are not that bright at all and evil never does anything new and it never takes a day off.
Which is why I pray all the time.

I checked out
Pam's House Blend and she posted the Rt. Reverands Prayer. Thank you sister Pam!

I am honored to be able to share this beautiful Prayer with you.

From the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire web site:

A Prayer for the Nation and Our Next President, Barack Obama
By The Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson, Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire
Opening Inaugural Event Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC January 18, 2009

Welcome to Washington! The fun is about to begin, but first, please join me in pausing for a moment, to ask God's blessing upon our nation and our next president.

O God of our many understandings, we pray that you will...
Bless us with tears - for a world in which over a billion people exist on less than a dollar a day, where young women from many lands are beaten and raped for wanting an education, and thousands die daily from malnutrition, malaria, and AIDS.

Bless us with anger - at discrimination, at home and abroad, against refugees and immigrants, women, people of color, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

Bless us with discomfort - at the easy, simplistic "answers" we've preferred to hear from our politicians, instead of the truth, about ourselves and the world, which we need to face if we are going to rise to the challenges of the future.

Bless us with patience - and the knowledge that none of what ails us will be "fixed" anytime soon, and the understanding that our new president is a human being, not a messiah.

Bless us with humility - open to understanding that our own needs must always be balanced with those of the world.

Bless us with freedom from mere tolerance - replacing it with a genuine respect and warm embrace of our differences, and an understanding that in our diversity, we are stronger.

Bless us with compassion and generosity - remembering that every religion's God judges us by the way we care for the most vulnerable in the human community, whether across town or across the world.

And God, we give you thanks for your child Barack, as he assumes the office of President of the United States.

Give him wisdom beyond his years, and inspire him with Lincoln's reconciling leadership style, President Kennedy's ability to enlist our best efforts, and Dr. King's dream of a nation for ALL the people.
Give him a quiet heart, for our Ship of State needs a steady, calm captain in these times.

Give him stirring words, for we will need to be inspired and motivated to make the personal and common sacrifices necessary to facing the challenges ahead.

Make him color-blind, reminding him of his own words that under his leadership, there will be neither red nor blue states, but the United States.

Help him remember his own oppression as a minority, drawing on that experience of discrimination, that he might seek to change the lives of those who are still its victims.

Give him the strength to find family time and privacy, and help him remember that even though he is president, a father only gets one shot at his daughters' childhoods.

And please, God, keep him safe. We know we ask too much of our presidents, and we're asking FAR too much of this one. We know the risk he and his wife are taking for all of us, and we implore you, O good and great God, to keep him safe.

Hold him in the palm of your hand - that he might do the work we have called him to do, that he might find joy in this impossible calling, and that in the end, he might lead us as a nation to a place of integrity, prosperity and peace.


Resting In His Faithfulness,
One Day At A Time By Faith.
Joshua 1:9

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