Merciful and loving God, as we prepare for the November 2016 U.S. Elections, send the light of your spirit into the hearts of all in our nation.
Bring peace and hope wherever there is confusion, discord and apathy. Awaken in us a strong desire to work for the common good of all peoples, especially the most vulnerable in our world.
Enable us to differ and to dialogue with reverence and respect for one another. Pour out on us a spirit of wisdom and discernment to help us choose government officials who will lead our country in the path of truth, justice and peace.
We ask this in the name of the Risen Christ, who is always with us. Amen.