Prayer for After Election Day

Rev. David Tokpah casts his ballot at the United Methodist Church Liberia nomination process for candidates for election for bishop. Photo by Julu Swen, United Methodist Communications.
Rev. David Tokpah casts his ballot at the United Methodist Church Liberia nomination process for candidates for election for bishop. Photo by Julu Swen, United Methodist Communications.

Almighty God, you rule all the peoples of the earth.

Inspire the minds of all women and men to whom you have committed the responsibility of government and leadership in the nations of the world.

Give to them the vision of truth and justice, that by their counsel all nations and peoples may work together.

Give to the people of our country zeal for justice and strength of forbearance, that we may use our liberty in accordance with your gracious will.

Forgive our shortcomings as a nation; purify our hearts to see and love the truth.

We pray all these things through Jesus Christ. Amen.

— United Methodist Book of Worship #442