Post-Election Day Prayer

(Adapted from Prayers for a Privileged People by Water Brueggemann)

Post-Election Day
You Creator God
who has ordered us
in families and communities
in clans and tribes
in states and nations.

You creator God
who enact your governance
in ways overt and
in ways hidden.
You exercise your will for
peace and for justice and for freedom.

We give you thanks for the peaceable order of
our nation and for the chance of choosing--
all the manipulative money notwithstanding.

We pray now for new governance
that your will and purpose may prevail,
that our leaders may have sense
of justice and goodness,
that we as citizens may care about the
public face of your purpose.

(and I add to this prayer....)
We pray for our diverse nation,

united in our love of family and country.
Heal our divisions and
grant us whatever it is that we need
to truly become
that more perfect union 
we yearn for and work towards.

May peace prevail,
in our national discourse and debate,
in our homes and neighborhoods
in our global community.

God bless all your children,
in every nation
on every continent.
May neighbor watch over neighbor.
May your kindom come.

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