Monday, November 03, 2008

an election prayer

would you join me in praying this prayer tonight and tomorrow? it was written by a blogger named ken carter.

Creator of us all:
you are the source of every blessing,
the judge of every nation
and the hope of earth and heaven.

We pray to you on the eve of this important and historic election.
We call to mind the best that is within us:
That we live under God,
that we are indivisible,
that liberty and justice extend to all.

We acknowledge the sin that runs through our history as a nation:
The displacement of native peoples,
racial injustice, desecration of your creation,
economic inequity, regional separation.

And yet we profess a deep and abiding gratitude
for the goodness of ordinary people
who have made sacrifices, who have sought opportunities,
who have passionately loved and cared for the earth and its fruits,
who have journeyed to this land as immigrants
strengthening its promise in successive generations,
who have found freedom on these shores,
and defended this freedom at tremendous cost.

Be with us in the days that are near.
Remind us that your ways are not our ways,
that your power and might transcend the plans of every nation,
that you are not mocked.

Let those who follow your Son Jesus Christ
be a peaceable people in the midst of division.
Send your Spirit of peace, justice and freedom upon us,
break down the walls of political partisanship,
and make us one.
Give us wisdom to walk in your ways,
courage to speak in your name,
and humility to trust in your providence.
Amen.

1 comment:

mary said...

definitely an important prayer. my pastor preached to us yesterday that no matter what happens on Tuesday, God will still be God on Wednesday, and His will would have been done. Also, no matter what happens on Tuesday, we are still Christians on Wednesday...so we better act like it (whether our candidate wins or loses) and we should try to bring peace to the disgruntled around us...another opportunity to live as a Godly example....should be interesting!