Step away from the bong because today is the National Day of Prayer. And in celebration of such we offer our own free (you might even say liberal) adaptation of the official 2007 Prayer for Our Nation, penned by none other than the curiously-homonymed Dr. Charles R. Swindoll:
Almighty God, we pause to reflect on Your characterI'll drink to that!
as we seek wisdom for such a time as this.
In these unsafe days,
You choose to conceal your powers of protection;
In these uncertain times,
You lead us closer to the abyss;
In the unprecedented events we're facing,
You remain absolutely silent.
Our times are in Your hands.
Therefore, our dependence on You, is total, not partial
. . . our need for Your forgiveness is constant
. . . our gratitude for Your grace is profound
. . . our love for You is deep.
We ask that You guard and guide our President
and all who serve the people of these United States.
May the people's sacrifices not have been in vain.
May our leaders' crimes and negligence forever mark their lives.
We also ask that You unite us as truly "one nation,
under God." May genuine humility return to our ranks.
And may a newfound blend of integrity and humility
heal our land.
In our Lord's name we pray,