Regardless of who you voted for, we need to pray for Mr Rudd, for his party, and for all the candidates who were elected - in both the House of Representative and the Senate.
"I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. As you make your requests, plead for God's mercy upon them, and give thanks. Pray this way for kings and all others who are in authority, so that we can live in peace and quietness, in godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior, for he wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth. For there is only one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and people. He is the man Christ Jesus. He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone. This is the message that God gave to the world at the proper time." [The Apostle Paul - 1 Timothy 2:1-7.
The public mood seems to be that many people are pleased that the election is over... and everyone can get on with life. After all, political campaigns and campaign promises can tend to get tedious after a while.
It is important that we don't buy into the illusion that every problem has a political solution. Politics are important but we must keep everything in it's proper perspective. As Charles Colson says, "Politics is, after all, only an expression of culture. It cannot be the ultimate source of meaning and influence if people wish to remain free." Other things, such as family, church, faith, and community are the ingredients of a truly meaningful life.
Together, let's believe and pray for Australia to continue to be a great place to live, to work, to raise a family, and to share our faith.