Prayer Before the Election

Lord God, as the election approaches,

we seek to better understand the issues
and concerns that confront our town/city/province/country,

and how the Gospel compels us to respond
as faithful citizens in our community.

We ask for eyes that are free from blindness
so that we might see each other as brothers and sisters,
one and equal in dignity,
especially those who are victims of abuse
and violence, deceit and poverty.

We ask for ears that will hear the cries
of children unborn and those abandoned,

Men and women oppressed because
of race or creed, religion or gender.

We ask for minds and hearts that are
open to hearing the voice of leaders
who will bring us closer to your Kingdom.

We pray for discernment
so that we may choose leaders who hear your Word,
live your love,
and keep in the ways of your truth
as they follow in the steps of Jesus and his Apostles
and guide us to your Kingdom of justice and peace.

We ask this in the name of your Son Jesus Christ
and through the power of the Holy Spirit.


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