Election Prayer: part 1
On Tuesday, November 8 at 7:30pm, we will hold a special Eucharist service at Restoration for Election Day. A number of churches around the country are holding prayer vigils and services and we’ve invited our sister churches to join us for this service.
No matter what your political leanings, praying for our nation and our leaders is something we are all called to do (1 Tim 2:1-2). And on a day when we will name some people winners and others losers, when the pull toward power will be felt especially strongly, it is good to come together in common submission and supplication to God, to remind ourselves that He is God and we are not, and to ask for His wisdom and guidance for our leaders — whoever they may be.
In preparation for our time together, we’ll be posting a prayer for our country and the election each Tuesday between now and Election Day. We invite your prayers for our country.
Almighty God, who has given us this good land for our heritage: We humbly entreat you that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of your favor and glad to do your 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 here out of many kindred and tongues. Empower with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in your Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to your law, we may show forth your praise among the nations of the earth. In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, do not allow our trust in you to fail; all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.