Almighty God, on this Election Day we pray for our country. We pray for peace. May our sense of community and connection be greater than our perceived divisions and differences. As we stand in line at schools, churches, and synagogues, may our commitment to care for one another grow. As we chat with neighbors, may we recognize our common bond. We are all your children!
We thank you, Sovereign God, for the freedom to vote our conscience.
We are keenly aware that after the polls close, acrimony, anger and fear will remain. Grant us the courage to step into the breach. Send your Spirit to drive us to the places where you are already working to bring reconciliation. Remind us relentlessly that You are greater than every category we can devise; You are more powerful than any estrangement we have created; You are eternal, ever present and forever calling us to justice, peace and abundant life.
Show us today, and everyday, how to live in the love of Jesus Christ, the perfect love that casts out fear. Amen.