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O God, we acknowledge you
today as Lord,
Not only of individuals, but of nations and
We thank you for the privilege
Of being able to organize ourselves politically
And of knowing that political loyalty
Does not have to mean disloyalty to you.
We thank you for your law,
Which our Founding Fathers acknowledged
And recognized as higher than any human law.
We thank you for the
opportunity that this election
year puts before
To exercise our solemn duty not only to vote,
But to influence countless others to vote,
And to vote correctly.
Lord, we pray that your people
may be awakened.
Let them realize that while politics is not
Their response to you requires that they be
Awaken your people to know
that they are
not called to be a sect fleeing
But rather a community of faith renewing the
Awaken them that the same
hands lifted up to you in prayer
Are the hands that pull the lever in the voting
That the same eyes that read your Word
Are the eyes that read the names on the ballot,
And that they do not cease to be Christians
When they enter the voting booth.
Awaken your people to a
commitment to justice
To the sanctity of marriage and the family,
To the dignity of each individual human life,
And to the truth that human rights begin when
human lives begin,
And not one moment later.
Lord, we rejoice today
That we are citizens of your kingdom.
May that make us all the more
To being faithful citizens on earth.
We ask this through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.