“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Corinthians 7:14
Today, on Election Day, I will pray. And then I will vote for my selection of the next President of the United States. And then I will pray more (and watch the election coverage obsessively all day and night, of course). I hope you can join with me and, no matter the outcome of the election, pray for our newly elected leaders, and the future of our country and it’s citizens. Lord knows, we will all need it.
Like my pastor said in church this past Sunday, no matter the results of the election, on Wednesday, November 9th, the Bible will still have all the answers we need. There will still be room at the cross, and Jesus will still save. On November 9th, our prayers will still be heard.
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He chose for his inheritance.” Psalm 33:12
“O God of justice and compassion. You have called us to use our gifts to your glory. You challenge us to claim Your power and presence in us. Today we lift up the gift of citizenship that we have been given in the United States. We give thanks for the opportunity to participate in this democracy. We know that You expect us to use the gifts You have given us. We will step forth in faith. We will become faithful citizens. We will use our gifts. We will study the issues. We will study Your word and the guidance You have given us. We will pray for our democracy, our current elected leaders, and our future leaders. We will seek to support the candidates that we think best reflect our values. We will use our power. We will claim our gifts. We will vote on Tuesday, November 8. And when the elections are over, we will pledge to support those elected through prayer and regular communication of our concerns to them. Thank you, God, for your gifts and the opportunities you see before us. Amen.”
By: National Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice Source: Education for Justice