While praying for the President
I also pray for those in need,
whose hopes have long ago been spent
on unkept promises decreed.
Christ said care for the least of these;
yes, even if they’re enemies.
For orphans, foreigners who mourn,
my God I pray our country aims
to care for those to whom I’m sworn
instead of rashly casting blame.
You told us to put others first;
to do that, let our grace emerge.
Oh Lord, please unify and reach
all those in power; open minds.
Let hearts invite – please, I beseech –
so shelter, food the least will find
along with safety, friendly eyes.
Please give us hearts to empathize.
And God, I pray for one more thing;
please give me strength to spread your light;
please lift me high upon Your wing
to speak of Your great love’s delight.
Allow Your grace to show through me
So all Your children can be free.
And when I hear the Spirit groan,
His prayer lifts when I’m broken, beat.
God lets me know I’m not alone;
without You I am incomplete.
Immanuel consoles me now
and evermore does He avow.