I'm thankful to vote



Oh, Lord, 

I could have been born anywhere--

Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan, North Korea,

Argentina, Afghanistan, India, Mexico....

But I was born in the United States.

I don't know why you gave that to me;

the privilege and responsibility overwhelm me with gratitude.

My country is not perfect.

It's not the Promised Land. 

It's not heaven on earth.

But I am free.

I have opportunity.

I can speak out.

I can vote people in or out of office.

Thank you, Lord.

I'm grateful for this privilege.

I don't discount it.

I will not malign what you've given me 

or demand more, as if I'm entitled 

to this freedom, prosperity, and support.

I deserve much less.

And so many millions around the world don't have a fraction of what I do.

Thank you for my freedom.

Thank you for my voice.

Thank you for my vote.

I promise to use each to honor and glorify your name.

In Jesus' name, 

Amen.


"You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love." (Galatians 5:13)


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