Prayers for Election Day
On November 3rd, 2020, St. Andrews will be dedicating space for prayer and meditation — for intercessors to come together to believe and pray a future of love, justice and compassion into being.
Our prayers will center around the tradition of the Daily Office in our Book of Common Prayer. Corresponding Zoom links can be found below:
If you can’t join us online, pray with us in spirit using these or any other prayers of your heart.
And Vote. By all means, vote.
Prayers for Election Day
Grant, O God, that your holy and life-giving Spirit may so move every human heart and especially the hearts of the people of this land, that barriers which divide us may crumble, suspicions disappear, and hatreds cease; that our divisions being healed, we may live in justice and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Almighty God, to whom we must account for all our powers and privileges: Guide the people of the United States in the election of officials and representatives; that, by faithful administration and wise laws, the rights of all may be protected and our nation be enabled to fulfill your purposes; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Loving God, creator of this world who is the source of our wisdom and understanding, watch over this nation during this time of election. Help us to see how our faith informs our principles and actions.
We give thanks for the right to vote. Help us to hold this privilege and responsibility with the care and awareness it merits, realizing that our vote matters and that it is an act of faith.
Guide us through this election as a nation, state, and community as we vote for people to do work on our behalf and on the behalf of our communities. Help us to vote for people and ballot initiatives that will better our community and our world so it may reflect the values Christ taught us.
Help us create communities that will build your kingdom here on earth — communities that will protect the poor, stand up for the vulnerable, advocate for those who are not seen and heard, and listen to everyone’s voice.
We pray for this nation that is deeply divided. May we come together for the common good and do as you have called us to do — to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with you through creation. Help us act out of love, mercy and justice rather than out of arrogance or fear.
Loving God, continue to guide us as we work for the welfare of this world. We pray for places that are torn by violence, that they may know peace.
We pray for communities who are struggling with inequality, unrest, and fear. May we all work toward reconciliation with one another and with you.
Help us to listen in love, work together in peace, and collaborate with one another as we seek the betterment of our community and world.
— by Rev. Shannon Kelly, Missioner for Young Adult and Campus Ministries
A National Service for
Healing and Wholeness
Sunday, November 1st at 3pm
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will lead a live-streamed prayer service from Washington National Cathedral Sunday, November 1st from 3:00-4:30pm.
In the midst of pandemic, racial reckoning, and a historic election, the live-streamed service will gather Americans for prayer, song, lament, hope, and a call to love God and neighbor.
The service will be streamed here.