Dear heavenly Father we pray for the world and all its leaders. May leaders of nations have the courage to walk the path of peace together so that the most vulnerable in our lands may live with dignity and hope.
Father we pray for our nation in this time of discernment, election, and transition. May all citizens cast their vote in a spirit of reverence for what is right, charity for those they disagree with, and concern for the good of all as we strive for a more perfect and peaceful union.
Father we pray for all Christians and people of faith and goodwill. May the Father of all grant us through Christ a spirit of wisdom and understanding, counsel and knowledge, fortitude, right judgment, patience, and kindness, as we discern what is good and just and follow our conscience.
Father we pray for all candidates who desire to serve in our national and local government. May all seeking election commit themselves to the common good and encourage a peaceful response so that our nation may be faithful to its pledge of liberty and justice for all.
Father we pray for our President. May he who seeks the immense responsibility of the highest office of the United States know the peace that comes from God alone. May he and his family be protected from harm, the hearts of his opponents be softened by mercy, and may God forgive him and each of us our faults.
Father we pray for reconciliation among families and friends divided. May we learn to love each other despite our differences and focus on the work that continues beyond this election: the work of unity, respect for one another and for all life, and peace in our land.
Father we pray for the ones most affected by the choices we make. In all we do, may we keep the merciful face of Christ ever before us who is seen in those who are poor, those who are sick or without homes, those without food or meaningful work, those unborn, and those whose lives are unvalued.
AS THE LORD LEADS, PRAY FOR
“A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs which must not be compromised to political expediency or simply to swell its numbers.” – Ronald Reagan
Lifting our elections up to the Lord helps all of us keep the focus on the most important topics as well as softens our hearts to love everyone, even those with whom we may disagree. Believing differently shouldn't stop us from sharing God's love and His Word with others.
“By yourself you're unprotected. With a friend you can face the worst. Can you round up a third? A three-stranded rope isn't easily snapped.”
Ecclesiastes 4:12 (MSG)
“Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.”
– Thomas Jefferson