HUGE Advice for Voters Today from 1774

HUGE Advice for Voters Today from 1774

David Roseberry

David Roseberry is the founding pastor and rector of Christ Church, Plano, Texas. He and his wife, Fran, came to Plano in 1985 with the vision of planting a new church for the growing community. Christ Church was built on the principles of lay ministry, evangelistic preaching, and small group ministry. Fr. David is a 1982 graduate of the Church Divinity School of the Pacific and has been an ordained priest since 1983. Canon David helped found the Anglican 1000 church planting movement, and has been an Episcopalian/Anglican from childhood.

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ea2dc62fbfeee2a5945b322d879d8e58-1The quote is from John Wesley‘s journal.  He offers some great advice for every voter today…and for the days to come.  This advice was given to members of his churches/societies who were preparing to vote in the election of 1774 (British Parliment).

It is, in my opinion, pitch-perfect.

Here is the printed version of his journals.

Wesley's Advice for Voters

This prayer from the Anglican world is beautiful. (John Wesley died an Anglican, we like to remember.)

Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage: We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of thy favor and glad to do thy will. Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in thy Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to thy law, we may show forth thy praise among the nations of the earth. In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in thee to fail; all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Here is a graphic of the quote to copy and share.

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