Tuesday, November 7, 2006

An Election Day Prayer

O Lord, our God, on this day that we hold so dear in our nation, bless us with the resolve to support candidates to represent us in government that will seek justice.

Bless the efforts of those who seek to lead in good conscience, with the goal of serving all citizens, regardless of their background, political leanings, sexual orientation, race, economic status, or personal faith traditions.

We ask that you bless us with the wisdom and strength to elect men and women of character and goodwill, who will not forget that those who are poor, homeless, unemployed, or are mentally ill, are also citizens worthy of the protections of a nation that you have blessed with untold wealth.

We ask that you bless us with the wisdom to elect peacemakers; those who would make peace in our society as well as in war. Bless us with representatives that will serve their "blue" and "red" constituents equally, with fairness and justice.

We ask these things in the name of the Father, and of The Son, and of The Holy Spirit.

Amen.

11 comments:

Zanne said...

Amen! :)

Janet M. Kincaid said...

Good morning!

It's my first time here, too. Thanks for your comment over on my blog (to which I've replied.... over on my blog....)

This is, I think, one of the most amazing prayers I've ever read and been moved by. Thank you for this.

Here's praying the House and Senate tilt tonight in the direction of justice and peace.

Blessings,

Janet

Kelley said...

I'm not a religious person, but I will certainly say "amen" to that. Your prayer was beautiful.

I got to the polls bright and early this morning. It felt great. I don't think we're going to be disappointed this time.

Anali said...

Amen! Preach on!

Gunfighter said...

Hiya Zanne!

Welcome, Janet! Come back and visit any time.

Kelley,

WOOO HOOO!!!

Anali,

Will do, friend!

Tasha said...

Preach Brother Gunfighter!!! Amen

Elizabeth said...

Are you a Catholic? Only Catholics invoke the Holy Spirit as far as I know. I ask because I was born and raised a Catholic.

When crossing himself, instead of saying 'the father, the son and the holy spirit', an uncle of mine would say 'spectacle, testicles, wallet and watch.' I never knew anyone else said that until I saw Austin Powers III.

Anywho, I don't believe in God but if God does exist I certainly hope he hears your prayer!!!!!!!

Gunfighter said...

From my mouth (or fingers) to God's ears, Tasha!

Hiya eb!

Am I Catholic? I suppose that depends on whom you ask. My usual response to that question is: "Yes, but not Roman Catholic."

I'm a Lutheran... and the Triune God is at the very center of our faith tradition.

Good to see you, friend!

Lawyer Mama said...

Amen! I guess only time will tell if your prayers have been answered but I'm very hopeful.

PunditMom said...

Keeping my fingers crossed about the Senate!

Gunfighter said...

Keep the faith, LM & PM!!!