Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Prayers after the Election

For Our Nation (& the World)

O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which  infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and  confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in  harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the President of the United States and all in Civil Authority

O Lord our Governor, whose glory is in all the world: We  commend this nation to thy merciful care, that, being guided by thy Providence, we may dwell secure in thy peace. Grant  to the President of the United States, the Governor of this State, and to all in authority, wisdom  and strength to know and to do thy will. Fill them with the love of truth and righteousness, and make them ever mindful  of their calling to serve this people in thy fear; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.
For Congress or a State Legislature

O God, the fountain of wisdom, whose will is good and gracious, and whose law is truth: We beseech thee so to guide and bless our Senators and Representatives in Congress  (or in the Legislature of this State), that they may enact such laws as shall please thee, to the glory of thy Name and the welfare of this people;  through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For Courts of Justice

Almighty God, who sittest in the throne judging right: We  humbly beseech thee to bless the courts of justice and the magistrates in all this land; and give unto them the spirit of  wisdom and understanding, that they may discern the truth, and impartially administer the law in the fear of thee alone;  through him who shall come to be our Judge, thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

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