May we all offer a prayer for unity among the nation and the world. May this prayer be heartfelt and continual. May our words be a mere preview of the actions we take. May the unity we long for come about because of mutual respect and love for one another and not violence or military might. May the God of all creation, sustainer and victor over all people, times and places bring us to our knees in repentance for our country. May we as God’s children and leaders among His people accept the mantle of leadership given by God. May we lead with kindness, honor and respect for all people. Amen.
Published by Todd Nelson
I'm one of the pastors at First United Methodist Church in Lexington, Kentucky where I've served for the past twelve years. My wife Susan and I have three children: Madelyn, Marshall and Melisa. When we aren't attending a ballet or ballgame somewhere, you can find us...oh who am I kidding... this season of life always finds us at a ballgame (Marshall and Melisa) or a ballet (somewhat less now that Madelyn is living in Anapolis, MD.). The sub-title of this blog is "Grace is no accident" which happens to be the defining reality of my life. God's grace (gift) is the reason we have breath in our lungs and hope in our hearts. View all posts by Todd Nelson