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A Prayer for Election Day

A Prayer for Election Day

Today, Lord, fill our hearts and the world – 

with compassion for our neighbors

hope for the despairing

healing for the sick

justice for the oppressed 

calm for the anxious

peace for the restless. 

Open our hearts to listen

for your song of hope

keep our attention fixed on you, Lord.

Wherever we go this day

may we go with peace.

Whoever we encounter

may we greet them in peace. 

In all that we do and say

may all our actions point to the One who brings hope and healing for the world. 

Keep us fixed on Jesus who embodied love and a servant heart.  

When we go to sleep this night

may we remember

that in our waking and sleeping

in rising again to a new day

you are God –

the God who calls us your beloved children

a God of justice and peace

a God of healing and wholeness

a God who brings hope

and delivers mercy 

a God ushering in a kingdom

where love reigns

forever and always.


Kimberly Knowle-Zeller is an ordained ELCA pastor, mother of two, and spouse of an ELCA pastor. She lives with her family in Cole Camp, MO. You can read more at her website, follow her work on Facebook, or sign up for her monthly newsletter


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Phil Bangert

Boy, did I need to read and heed this! It comes to me at just the right time.

Barbara Freund

A beautiful prayer!!! Thanks so much for sharing today!!!

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