Had an opportunity to be with John McCain this morning as he was here in New Mexico (yes this is one of those "battleground states"). He was firing on all cylinders today reaffirming our need to be free from the dependence on foreign oil and develop alternative energy while exploiting our own oil resources in the meantime. Being a military superstar (former POW), he also understands the threat of Iran with it's aggressive nuclear enrichment program and recent missile launch. in the Middle East, along with its arrogant palaver about destroying Israel. McCain was clear on this point, "There MUST not be another holocaust!" I raised my hand throughout the whole meeting to ask a question (yes, this was a town-hall meeting so I wasn't acting out of line). I wanted to get his take on the relationship the government plays with faith-based organizations in solving social and moral ills. Didn't get that chance. I was sitting next to Sam Winder (chairman of Promise Keepers, former asst. U.S. State Attorney and one our church Board Members). Sam is a good friend with the Senator from Arizona and has worked in the past with him. It was a fun morning but also a reminder to me that we as Christians must first and foremost PRAY for the upcoming election and be responsible to vote. Remember, Paul said, "supplication, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men...for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence." We can do more than pray AFTER we've prayed, but we can't do more than pray UNTIL we've prayed.