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A Prayer for the Election

A Prayer for the Election



A Prayer for the Election by Rev. Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia, pastor at Trinity UMC in Sarasota. This prayer was read during the opening session of the global Council of Bishops meeting today. 

Holy God
One yet Three
Reach into the abundance of your companionship
Bring forth unity and healing in our land
Cover this election with fairness and dignity
Dismantle voter suppression and intimidation
Grant simple, safe, equal access to the polls
Make the way for all voices to be heard
All votes to be counted
Cover this election with grace and integrity
Protect the process from corruption
Strengthen all working for an honorable election
Make the way for all voices to be valued
All results to be trustworthy
Cover this election with compassion and hope
As we await results and move into a new era
Soften and soothe hard, violent hearts
Rain down generosity of spirit and a commitment to the common good
So all may know blessing and opportunity and belonging.
Amen.