Nov 4, 2012

Prayer for the Election


Here’s a prayer written in advance of the American election on November 6.  It was written by Joanna Harader.

Prayer for the Election

God of justice and compassion,
God of Republicans and Democrats and Independents,
God of the poor and the 1% and the middle class,
in the heat of this election year
we pray for our nation, our churches, and ourselves.

In the midst of meanness and deception,
may our words be kind and true.

In the midst of loud speeches and harsh accusations,
may we listen well and try to understand.

May those who follow Jesus do the work of Jesus–
breaking down the dividing walls
speaking the truth in love
meeting together in the face of disagreements.

Holy, loving God, have mercy on your children.
Amen.

~ written by Joanna Harader, and posted on her Spacious Faith blog. http://spaciousfaith.com/