A Prayer for our Government

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Tonight I have the privilege of giving the Invocation at our local Town Council meeting. Here’s what I will be praying. Please join me in lifting up our nation and community in prayer…

O God, you are a Father to the fatherless and a Protector of widows.

On this historic election night, we echo the words of the prophet Daniel, who served long ago in the royal palace of Babylon…

“Blessed be the name of God forever and ever,
To whom belong wisdom and might.
He changes times and seasons;
He removes kings and sets up kings;
He gives wisdom to the wise
And knowledge to those who have understanding.”

Almighty God, millions have stepped into the polling booth today, casting their vote and exercising their American right.

We thank you for that privilege and eagerly await the results, knowing full well that YOU are the one who removes kings and sets up kings. You are the architect of history, the invisible hand behind every blessing, the powerful one who can always trump our plans.

Now, as we meet here tonight, we ask that this body would conduct its business with dignity, with fairness, and with compassion for all. You promise to give wisdom to the wise, so we claim that promise now, asking that you would pour out wisdom generously upon us tonight.

To you be all glory. Amen.

Photo credit: Diego Villuendas Pellicero