Posted by: Keith Clark | November 7, 2012

A Post-Election Day Prayer

Here is a post-Election Day prayer from Walter Brueggemann’s  Prayers for a Privileged People.

You creator God

who has ordered us

in families and communities,

in clans and tribes,

in states and nations.

You creator God

who enact your governance

in ways overt and

in ways hidden.

You exercise your will for

peace and for justice and for freedom.

We give you thanks for the peaceable order of

our nation and for the chance of choosing–

all the manipulative money notwithstanding.

We pray now for new governance

that your will and purpose may prevail,

that our leaders may have a sense

of justice and goodness,

that we as citizens may care about the

public face of your purpose.

We pray in the name of Jesus who was executed

by the authorities.

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