2 Prayers to Election Day: Healing of the Lord


Great Physician, Heal us Lord. Break the chains of injustice Untie the cords of persecution to set the oppressed free and break our shackles of prejudice. Heal us Lord. You call us to share our food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter— when we see the naked, you call us…

3 Prayers to Election Day: Our Constitution of Hope


Compassionate Ruler, Thank you for your faithful constitution to guide us in our relationships with one another and you. We pray your principles of hope, love and forgiveness guide us through this election season. Thank you for President Obama and his family. I owe them honor and respect for their leadership and care. Bless all…

5 Prayers to Election Day: Freedom Ordained


Adonai , Praise awaits you, our God, to you our promises are fulfilled. You answer prayer. You ordained our freedom. We come to you. When we are overwhelmed by sins, you forgive us. Blessed are those you choose and bring to live with you. Your hope reaches the ends of the earth and the farthest seas. You…

Trainwreck – Why I Stayed


Originally posted on Sisters of Christ:
How does a speeding train blowing its horn, heading in the right direction get derailed? I was moving forward. I had a job, an apartment, an education and I was in graduate school. I was “smart enough” to avoid the trap that kept following me home. I knew I didn’t want…

7 Prayers to Election Day: Reformed by Grace


Lord of Reformation: I confess. Word Alone. Faith Alone. Grace Alone. All have sinned. All fall short of your glory. We are justified by your grace. Word Alone Faith Alone. Grace Alone. Our redemption came through the death and resurrection of your son, Christ Jesus. Word Alone Faith Alone. Grace Alone. Reformed by Grace. Amen…

 8 Prayers to Election Day: Work out My Faith


Faithful Padre, Grumble, grumble. We drag ourselves overwhelmed, tired and so ready for Election Day to be over. Do everything without grumbling? Forgive me Lord for I sin. In humility, I value my neighbor even if we disagree. Reform  me Lord for I sin. I continue to work out my salvation with fear and trembling. You work…

 9 Prayers to Election Day: Spirit of Knowledge


Spirit of Gifts, Thank you for making us a beautiful tapestry to bridge our talents together in love and grace.  Celebrate our gifts. Some are given through your Spirit a message of wisdom, to others a message of knowledge by means of your same Spirit. (1 Corinthians 12:8) I pray we celebrate those gifts and seek them during this…

10 Prayers to Election Day: God’s Righteousness


Lord, You love righteousness. We love you. Your righteousness is our freedom. You love justice. We love you. Your justice is our liberty. The earth is full of your unfailing love. Thank you Lord. Amen Psalm 33:5

11 Prayers to Election Day: Liberty is a Year of Jubilee


Christ, We seek your freedom. Proclaim your liberty throughout the land. We seek your sign. Send your smoke signal of your year of jubilee for everyone. Make forgiveness and healing abundant. Give us the courage to return to each their property and restore our neighbors. They will know us by our love. They will envy us by our…

12 Prayers to Election Day: Blessing the Banned and Persecuted


Lamb of God, Bless those who are persecuted because of righteousness, theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Ease their pain. Wipe their tears, Hold them in your warm comfort. Let us be a blessing to those who are persecuted because of righteousness, theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Let us bless not ban them with…