October 27, 2008

Manic Monday: Ghosts (Day of Prayer and Fasting)

The theme for this week's Manic Monday meme is 'Ghosts'. It made me wonder what our American ghosts are thinkg about as we move towards next week's elections.

Americans have the ghosts of Medgar Evers, John Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz and Emmett Till watching down on this election. These great Americans paid the ultimate price for their dream of a country that lived up to its ideals.

Each of those ghosts died before their dream was realized.

Now we sit with 9 days to go until our next national elections. This election cycle has been long and rough. However, the chance exists for the dream of our American ghosts to be realized.

We are 9 days away from the possibility of a Black man being elected as President of the United States. Robert Kennedy predicted the possibility 40 years ago. MLK wanted America to judge a man by the content of his character. 14-year old Emmett Till died before America was willing to overcome its racism.

Our American ghosts are looking down with interest in the election next week.

As such, it is fitting that a Day of Prayer & Fasting for Barack Obama has now been called for November 3rd, the day before our national elections.

I encourage all villagers to join me and others throughout the world in prayer and fasting for Senator Barack Obama. If you are so inclined, I'm also asking that you help spread the word.

When: November 3, 2008
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Instead of eating, let us all "join hands in prayer" and give up one meal that day for:
  1. The Hand of God to move in a mighty way over this election.

  2. The election to be handled in a fair and honest manner and in a way that pleases God.

  3. The protection of Barack Obama and his family.

  4. The results of the election will not result in any activity or events that will further divide the citizenry of this Nation.

Think about our American ghosts during that lunch hour of prayer and fasting. Amen!


chris said...

I'll be doing a limited fasting for the next thirty days for discipline, mind and body. But especially for Manic Monday.

Unknown said...

It will be a joy to stand with others praying and fasting for our country. Thanks for the call to action!

Hagar's Daughter said...

The "ghosts" of America were murdered, they didn't just die. They were killed by selfish, evil doers, by other human beings.

May these martyrs find rest.

SjP said...

Much obliged Villager for spreading the word for the Day of Prayer and Fasting.

I hope and pray that our ghosts and especially God is looking down on us smiling for getting closer to a dream.

Mo and The Purries said...

Great ghosts post.
I'll be praying for certain.
I can only hope that the nation makes a sane choice on November 4th and we don't get another 4 years of the same.

maryt/theteach said...

While I'm not much of a pray-er, I have been holding Obama in my head and heart almost willing him into the White House. I feel very positive that the "ghosts" you mentioned in your post will be proud of us! :)

earthlingorgeous said...

Goodluck in the US elections. I hope the people will vote the righteous and something who can really make a difference.

Marilyn said...

I think this is a wonderful idea. I'll join you and I'll spread the word.

Unknown said...

All - Thank you very much taking time to share your thoughts on my MM post this week!