A Prayer on Election Day

God help us choose a president, under whose leadership
. . . All people – of all colors — will be judged righteously
. . . The poor will be delivered out of poverty
. . . The land will flourish – and flourish sustainably
. . . Peace will break out in our communities and world
. . . Oppression will be put to an end, so that there will be no more refugee families fleeing
halfway around the world with their young children
. . . Cities wrecked by abandonment and violence will once again be full of thriving, hopeful life
And under whose leadership there will be . . .
. . . a peaceful international order in which our nation is perceived as a blessing to all the nations.

This prayer was inspired by Psalms 72 and written by Rev. Gary Cook, former director of church relations
at Bread for the World.