Thursday, October 21, 2004

October 22nd Prayer

Lord,

We ask your blessing in these days before the election. May the outcome lead to a reduction in bitterness and anger, no matter who wins the election.

May the winner ask for your guidance in leading the nation. May he receive your assistance, and always seek to follow in your path.

May we remember that it is YOUR will that shall be done, not ours. We often want so badly to see our candidate win, that we forget the outcome is ultimately in your hands. We can work and plan for a successful outcome, but we must have confidence that you will not abandon us in our hour of need.

For all Americans, help us understand that it's more important to open our hearts than our mouths. Help us to listen to your voice, rather than to overwhelm you with our own speech.

Help this to be an election that leaves us on the road to healing, not left with greater emnity and distrust.

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