O God, we acknowledge you today as Lord,
Not only of individuals, but as a nation and government.
We thank you for the privilege
Of being able to organize ourselves politically
And of knowing that political loyalty
Does not have to mean disloyalty to you.
We thank you for your law,
Which our Founding Fathers acknowledged
And recognized as higher than any human law.

We thank you for the opportunity that this important day puts before us,
To exercise our solemn duty not only to pray,
But to influence countless others to pray,
And our leaders to do the right thing.

Lord, we pray that our leaders may be awakened.
Let them realize that while politics is not their salvation,
Their response to you requires that they listen to the people.

Awaken your people to know that they are not called to be a sect fleeing the world
But rather a community of faith renewing our nation.
Awaken them that the same hands lifted up to you in prayer
Are the hands that will vote today;
That the same eyes that read your Word
Are the eyes that will do the right thing,
And that they do not cease to be Christians
When they cast their vote.

Awaken your people to a commitment to justice for the America people,
To the sanctity of marriage and the family,
To the dignity of each individual human life,
And to the truth that our country was founded on conservative principles and values,
And not one moment later.
Lord, we rejoice today
That we are citizens of your kingdom.
May that make us all the more committed
To being faithful citizens on earth.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.


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