Obama's Prayer...

I've tried to avoid being overtly political on this blog. I prefer to post more openly political rants at www.essenceproject.blogspot.com. Here's an exception: (I've already admitted being a somewhat-guilty sellout to the emerging Religious Left, though I don't approve of myself for it...)

Someone pryed out the slip of paper that Barack Obama scribbled his personal prayer on, and inserted into the famous Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. The prayer was handed to a newspaper.

Time Magazine writes:

Obama didn't pray for an election victory, a lottery win to help pay for his campaign, or for his Republican rival Senator John McCain to be felled by lightning or a pecadillo. On the contrary; his prayer hints at the struggle within, how Obama is seeking divine guidance to surmount the obstacles that lie ahead of him in his lonely, awesome challenge to become the next president of the United States.

On hotel stationary, he penned the following prayer, according to Maariv, which ran a photo of the note:

"Lord, protect my family and me," Obama wrote. "Forgive me my sins and help me guard against pride and despair. Give me the wisdom to do what is right and just. And make me an instrument of your will."

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