Prayer For Peaceful Elections
I pray for truth to be an established standard in our news media. "In your majesty ride forth victoriously in the cause of truth, humility and justice; let your right hand achieve awesome deeds. Amen.
Almighty God, to whom we must account for all our powers and privileges: Guide the people of the
United States (or of this community) in the election of officials and representatives; that, by faithful
administration and wise laws, the rights of all may be protected and our nation be enabled to fulfill your
purposes; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Grant, O God, that your holy and life-giving Spirit may so move every human heart [and especially the
hearts of the people of this land], that barriers which divide us may crumble, suspicions disappear, and
hatreds cease; that our divisions being healed, we may live in justice and peace; through Jesus Christ our
Almighty God, to whom we must account for all our powers and privileges: Guide the people of the United States (or of this community) in the election of officials and representatives; that, by faithful administration and wise laws, the rights of all may be protected and our nation be enabled to fulfill your purposes; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage: We humbly beseech thee that we may
always prove ourselves a people mindful of thy favor and glad to do thy will. Bless our land with
honorable industry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion;
from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united
people the multitudes brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endue with the spirit of wisdom
those to whom in thy Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at
home, and that, through obedience to thy law, we may show forth thy praise among the nations of the
earth. In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our
trust in thee to fail; all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Lord God Almighty, who has made all the peoples of the earth for your glory, to serve you in freedom
and in peace: Give to the people of our country a zeal for justice and the strength of forbearance, that we
may use our liberty in accordance with your gracious will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and
reigns with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Lord Jesus, we think of those men and women who are at the front line of the
fighting in n, and all the reasons they may be there, whether as armed forces,
paramilitaries or civilians. For those who experience the soul-damage that is
caused by hurting or killing another human being, we ask above all, Lord, for
your compassion and mercy;
We ask also, Lord, for those who are physically injured in the fighting, that you
bless them with patience and strength throughout their healing, and with
determination in their re-adjustment to life after injury;
Lord Jesus, you have all authority in Heaven and on Earth; grant those who
have political or economic authority in n compassion and wisdom to use their
influence to bring about peace. For those who have so far refused to consider
the suffering they have directly or indirectly caused, convict them by your
Spirit we pray; Amen