Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Post Election Day

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.

from Prayers for a Privileged People, by Walter Brueggemann

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