The President-Elect Prayer Project | Day 26

January 13, 2017 | “A Prayer for Political and Personal Accountability”.
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O God our Judge, you teach us that there is no community without accountability and no accountability without community.

May we who will be our President-elect’s community take seriously our sacred duty as Citizens to hold him accountable for his actions as President, regardless of our personal political affiliation.

May we understand that this requires our “patting him on the back” when we believe he is right as well as our “calling him on the carpet” when we believe he is wrong.

May we be as diligent in holding ourselves accountable for our actions as Citizens as as we are in holding him accountable as President.

May the truth always be spoken in love and may it always be heard in humility.

And may we all — Citizen and President alike — recognize our ultimate accountability to you.

NOTE: The official, public part of the President-Elect Prayer Project will end on Inauguration Day (he will not be President-elect after that). But if others want to partner in doing weekly prayers after that, we’ll see…
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1. Please understand that I am trying to achieve a difficult balance of honesty, specificity, and the good of the recipient, the country, and God’s kingdom.
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