Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ.
As we move forward together after Election Day, we acknowledge a wide range of emotions, reactions, and responses. In our democracy, we freely voice our perspectives and elect leaders who seek to translate our perspectives into public policy.
We cast votes, knowing well the differing views and visions of people for the United States.
I offer this prayer, in humility and hope.
“O God of Compassion,
look upon us with mercy and grace:
use your people and your church
in these days of leadership transition.
We pray for our President-Elect, and for all others who were elected,
as well as all who offered
themselves for public service
in our communities, state, and nation.
Through Jesus Christ,
Good Shepherd and Great Physician,
bind our wounds,
heal our divisions,
give us gracious hope.
Breathe upon us once again
your refreshing Holy Spirit
for the work and witness
that lies ahead.
In faith and unity, we pray. Amen.”
In these days, let us all seek a new personal and social holiness, our Wesleyan heritage and distinctive gift to all people and the entire creation.
With gratitude to God for our life together in Christ,
Hope Morgan Ward