คำอธิษฐานของริค วอร์เร็น Invocation of Dr. Rick Warren

 
 
ชอบหนังสือของริค ชอบริคที่ฉลาดและให้ความคิดดีๆ มากมาย
ถ้าอยู่อเมริกาก็จะไปคริสตจักรที่ริคเป็นศบ. อยู่แน่นอน
เมื่อคืนนี้เปิดทีวีที่ริคกล่าวในพิธีสาบานตนของโอบามาก็ถึงตอนจบพอดี
เลยมาตามข่าวดู เห็นว่ามีกลุ่มรักร่วมเพศไม่พอใจที่ริคได้รับเชิญมากล่าวในงานนี้
แต่ผู้นำก็ต้องมีจุดยืนที่ชัดเจนแหละนะ
ว่าจะเชื่อฟังพระเจ้าหรือตามใจมนุษย์
 
 
 
Obama Inauguration
 
RICK WARREN, SADDLEBACK CHURCH: Let us pray.

Almighty God, our Father, everything we see and everything we can’t see exists because of you alone. It all comes from you, it all belongs to you, it all exists for your glory, history is your story.

The scripture tells us, here, oh Israel, the Lord is our God. The Lord is one. And you are the compassionate and merciful one, and you are loving to everyone you have made.

Now today we rejoice not only in America’s peaceful transfer of power for the 44th time, we celebrate a hinge point of history with the inauguration of our first African-American president of the United States.

We are so grateful to live in this land, a land of unequalled possibility, where the son of an African immigrant can rise to the highest level of our leadership. And we know today know today that Dr. King, and a great cloud of witnesses, are shouting in heaven.

Give to our new president, Barack Obama, the wisdom to lead us with humility, the courage to lead us with integrity, the compassion to lead us with generosity.

Bless and protect him, his family, Vice President Biden, the Cabinet, and everyone of our freely elected leaders. Help us, o God, to remember that we are Americans, united not by race, or religion, or blood, but to our commitment to freedom and justice for all.

When we focus on ourselves, when we fight each other, when we forget you, forgive us. When we presume that our greatness and our prosperity is ours alone, forgive us. When we fail to treat our fellow human beings and all the earth with the respect that they deserve, forgive us.

As we face these difficult days ahead, may we have a new birth of clarity in our aims, responsibility in our actions, humility in our approaches, and civility in our attitudes, even when we differ.

Help us to share, to serve, and to seek the common good of all. May all people of good will today join together to work for a more just, a more healthy and a more prosperous nation and a peaceful planet. And may we never forget that one day all nations, and all people, will stand accountable before you.

We now commit our new president, and his wife, Michelle, and his daughters, Malia and Sasha, into your loving care. I humbly ask this in the name of the one who changed my life, Yeshua, (INAUDIBLE), Jesus, Jesus, who taught us to pray.

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

 
 

ข้าแต่พระบิดา
ของข้าพเจ้าทั้งหลาย
พระองค์สถิตในสวรรค์
พระนามพระองค์จงเป็นที่สักการะ
พระอาณาจักรจงมาถึง
ขอให้ทุกสิ่งเป็นไปตามน้ำพระทัย
ในแผ่นดินเหมือนในสวรรค์
โปรดประทานอาหารประจำวัน
แก่ข้าพเจ้าทั้งหลายในวันนี้
โปรดยกโทษข้าพเจ้า
เหมือนเรายกใ้ห้ผู้อื่น
อย่าปล่อยให้ถูกผจญ
โปรดช่วยให้พันภัย
อาแมน

Source: http://www.catholic.or.th/service/song/song1/gs02.html

Rick Warren
America’s New People’s Pastor: These are heady times for Rick Warren. His book The Purpose Driven Life, which says that meaning in life comes through following God’s purposes, has sold more than 20 million copies over the past two years and is the best-selling hardback in U.S. history. When he took the podium to pray on the final night of Billy Graham’s Los Angeles crusade at the Rose Bowl in November, the 82,000 congregants cheered as if Warren had scored the winning touchdown. And on the eve of the presidential Inauguration, Warren, who pastors the 22,000-member Saddleback megachurch in Lake Forest, Calif., delivered the Invocation at the gala celebration. Later he met with 15 Senators, from both parties, who sought his advice and heard his plan to enlist Saddleback’s global network of more than 40,000 churches in tackling such issues as poverty, disease and ignorance. And when 600 senior pastors were asked to name the people they thought had the greatest influence on church affairs in the country, Warren’s name came in second only to Billy Graham’s. Although Franklin Graham is heir to the throne of the Billy Graham organization, many believe that Warren, 51, is the successor to the elder Graham for the role of America’s minister.

Source: http://www.time.com/time/covers/1101050207/photoessay/

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