Rick Warren is praying...starts well...
cheers in the middle of a prayer
"justice for all" [even the unborn, President Obama]
"respect they deserve" [even the unborn, President Obama]
"common good of all" [even the unborn, President Obama]
leads in the Model prayer
A well done prayer - but a missed opportunity to speak prophetically.
... His passion for being "the most inclusive" is the sole reason he has involved both Rick Warren and Bishop Vicki Gene Robinson-not because he agrees or disagrees with either one of them. (Obama is clearly his own god.)
The central message he intends to give through his inaugural ceremony, then, is that truth doesn't really matter. And I would not want to help him send that message, especially in the context of a prayer offered to God....
Read his entire response here. HT Dan Phillips
Dr. Albert Mohler shares his prayer for President Obama here. It is worth reading.
Two important paragraphs:
Father, we pray that you will change this president's heart and mind on issues of urgent concern. We are so thankful for his gifts and talents, for his intellect and power of influence. Father, bend his heart to see the dignity and sanctity of every single human life, from the moment of conception until natural death. Father, lead him to see abortion, not as a matter of misconstrued rights, but as a murderous violation of the right to life. May he come to see every aborted life as a violation of human dignity and every abortion as an abhorrent blight upon this nation's moral witness. May he pledge himself to protect every human life at every stage of development. He has declared himself as an energetic defender of abortion rights, and we fear that his election will lead directly to the deaths of countless unborn human beings. Protect us from this unspeakable evil, we pray. Most urgently, we pray that you will bring the reign of abortion to an end, even as you are the defender of the defenseless.
Father, may this new president see that human dignity is undermined when human embryos are destroyed in the name of medical progress, and may he see marriage as an institution that is vital to the very survival of civilization. May he protect all that is right and good. Father, change his heart where it must be changed, and give him resolve where his heart is right before you.
One important sentence:
May we learn anew how to confront without demonizing, and to oppose without abandoning hope.