Along Life's Road

Let all things be done decently and in order

Let all things be done decently and in order. – 1 Corinthians 14:40

Ever since the masses began voting in our country. January 10, 1967, I cannot remember that there has been as peaceful and orderly an election as witnessed and felt as on September 16, 2021. Even when the “unsavory bitterness” of campaigning spurred on with feelings of defeat lowered the standard of dignity, decency and decorum, the people forged on with the hope and faith of victory at the polls.

Perhaps I should use our text as a welcomed liturgy for our land. It is not until you experience the Moses situations, mountains on either side, Pharaoh and his army in hot pursuit, and the Red Sea in front of you, that instructions from God allow you to escape the enemy.

Lord, help us to let all things be done decently and in order, especially as those who were overwhelmingly elected prepare for the Opening of Parliament on October 6, we pray that they will be true and faithful according to the tasks assigned to them.

Lord, help us to let all things be done decently and in order – for the sake of the poor, the needy, the despised and rejected. We pray they will find grace, mercy and compassion in their time of need.

Lord, help us to let all things be done decently and in order – for those who “knock on doors of justice” seeking justice for the injustices netted to them and their families.

Lord, help us to let all things be done decently and in order – for those who are entrusted with the molding and preparation of the lives of those who are the future generations of any nation.

Lord, help us to let all things be done decently and in order – for those who captain the ship of the health of our nation, that they be ever-mindful that the health of the nation is the wealth of the nation and that public health is not personal wealth

Lord, help us to let all things be done decently and in order – for those who would travel abroad spreading peace and goodwill to all mankind of the God-given gifts of our land.

Lord, help us to let all things be done decently and in order – for the untold wealth of earth and trees, and beneath our seas.

Lord, help us to let all things be done decently and in order – for right to prevail and wrong to fail.

Lord, help us to let all things be done decently and in order – for the national, unified blessings of the biblical Baraks and Deborahs.

Lord, help us to let all things be done decently and in order – for the citizens of our land to arouse their social, moral and spiritual consciences as to the precious God-given gifts of this chain of scattered islands in the midst of a powerful ocean.

Lord, help us to let all things be done decently and in order. Father, we thank you for the peace you will give us in the midst of our boisterous life’s storms.


• E-mail haystreet241@gmail.com or rubyanndarling@yahoo.com. Write to P.O. Box 19725 SS Nassau, Bahamas, with your prayer requests, concerns and comments. God’s blessings.

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