We figure that any presidential candidate will be under media surveillance 24/7. That is a given. But certain things should be off-limits like, say... their prayer requests to the Supreme Being.
According to The Los Angeles Times, Barack Obama visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem and, according to tradition, wrote a prayer and slipped the paper into a crack in the wall. Well, that paper was removed and the prayer was published in an Israeli newspaper.
And what did the presumptive Democratic candidate say in his prayer?
“Lord—Protect my family and me. Forgive me my sins, and help me guard against pride and despair. Give me the wisdom to do what is right and just. And make me an instrument of your will.”
Some have taken offense at Obama wanting to be an instrument of God’s will. But, then again, didn’t our current president say some words to that effect?
Anyway, the fact that those words are reminiscent of the prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi makes them feel authentic to me.
Of course, to quote Dennis Miller, that’s just my opinion. I could be wrong.