at this point, this is old news, but i’ve been debating whether not to post this. this felt a little too personal and it seemed like a violation to obama, but i think it delivers a simple, yet profound statement that is worth reading. some cynical people will view this as just a marketing ploy by obama, but either way, it’s difficult to not be moved by this prayer.
basically, last week, during a middle eastern trip, obama visited the wailing wall and placed a prayer in the wall (which is customary for visitors). these prayers are private and typically left alone…unless you’re running to be the leader of the free world. some jerk took his written prayer out and sold it to some paper.
here’s the actual written note.
“Lord – Protect my family and me. 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.”