A prayer picture for my country

Earlier this week, I read some of George Washington’s “Farewell Address.” In it, he warned of the tendency of political parties attracting people that just wanted to increase strife in discord for their own power.

So this morning, as I was praying, I found myself praying for the USA that we’ll heal inspite of the election. That those sowing discord and strife would be thwarted.

The Picture

Almost as soon as I was praying this, a fun image came to mind:
I saw people tossing seeds of thorn bushes and strife into well plowed rows. They were moving quickly.

But something remarkable was happening. Almost as soon as the seeds hit the soil, they sprang up into beautiful flowers that people naturally gathered around and admired together.

As the image ended, the sowers of discord turned around and saw what they’d planted had turned against them. The shock on their face was priceless.

Will you join me?

So I’m praying that picture today as we go through the elections here in the USA. Wherever you are, would you join me?

Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman helps leaders lead their teams with more effectiveness and less stress. The author of "Ask Without Fear!®," he is the founder of The Concord Leadership Group and FundraisingCoach.com. He's also the executive director of TheNonprofitAcademy.com and an Advisory Panel member of Rogare, a prestigious international fundraising think tank. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family! You can connect with him on Google+, on Twitter @marcapitman, and like "Ask Without Fear!" on Facebook. To get his free ebook on 21 ways to get board members engaged with fundraising, go to http://thenonprofitacademy.com/21waysebook

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Joseph Ruiz

    Marc,
    Love the picture, sentiment and purpose.
    I’m in!
    Grace and Peace
    Joe

  2. Marc A. Pitman

    Thanks Joe! I’m loving having this picture in my head today!

  3. E Bell

    I’ve heard a lot of crazy stuff this election. This I could actually pray. Thanks Marc. I’m in too!

  4. Marc A. Pitman

    Ha! I have heard some crazy stuff too! 🙂

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