Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Prayer on Election Day

Lord God of all creation, you rule and judge all nations; you scatter the arrogant of mind and heart; you cast down rulers from their thrones and raise up the lowly.

Today in the United States of America we elect those who will serve in our government. The voices that call us to go this way or that way are confusing; the signs of these times that we must discern are tragic and unjust; the culture of sin and death that afflicts all creation is powerful.

Open our eyes to see your reign in history, our hearts to share your love with all people, our ears to hear the cry of the widow, the orphan, and the stranger among us.

Send your Holy Spirit upon the people of this land. Teach us to make wise and prudent decisions, today as we vote, and every day that follows. Increase our faith and hope in you, and in you alone. Help your Church to live the gospel she professes.

Guide the people of our nation today as we cast votes. Grant us wisdom, patience, and humility.

May all who are elected this day do justice, love goodness, and walk humbly before you and all people. May the President, the Congress, the Judiciary, and leaders at every level of government know your protection and your insight.

We ask for these blessings, confident in your grace through all time, through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
- adapted from a prayer by JustPeace.org

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