Of Our Government,
look down with favor on your servant, and
our President of the United States,
Spirit, please hover over our leader
as he makes world-changing, life-and-death
him, please, to be prudent
in national matters, and cautious
in international negotiations.
him the energy and focus of intellect
to consider the very great range of programs,
projects and challenges which come
to his desk requiring sage analysis
and strong, sensitive, sensible action.
him honest, careful, wise, farsighted and
persuasive, and as poet Maya Angelou described
him, "smart, fierce and kind."
him, Lord, with smart, ethical, prudent
and visionary advisors.
Please guide the Members of the Congress
of the United States to negotiate fairly
with the President, putting the safety
of our country and the welfare of our people
above divisive party politics.
all voices be heard and sage decisions made,
with sensible cooperation between
the Senate, the House of Representatives,
and the Chief Executive.
the President, his wife, Michele,
and his children from harm.
All this I pray in confidence and hope.
bless our leader, Barack Obama,
President of the United States of America.
2013 Donn B. Murphy
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