A prayer on Election Day


God help us choose a president who will seek your justice.

God help us choose a president, under whose leadership

. . . All people – of all colors — will be judged righteously

. . . The poor will be delivered out of poverty

. . . The land will flourish – and flourish sustainably

. . . Peace will break out in our communities and world

. . . Oppression will be put to an end, so that there will be no more refugee families fleeing halfway around the world with their young children

. . . Cities wrecked by abandonment and violence will once again be full of thriving, hopeful life

And under whose leadership there will be . . .

. . . a peaceful international order in which our nation is perceived as a blessing to all the nations.

This prayer was inspired by Psalms 72 and written by Rev. Gary Cook, former director of church relations at Bread for the World.

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