Prayers for an election

My church sent out few prayers for the election that you might find helpful in guiding your own devotion today, so I thought I would share them with you. 

For the Spirit of Prayer

ALMIGHTY God, who pourest out on all who desire it, the spirit of grace and of supplication; Deliver us, when we draw nigh to thee, from coldness of heart and wanderings of mind, that with stedfast thoughts and kindled affections, we may worship thee in spirit and in truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the Nation at the Time of an Election

INTO Thy hands, O Lord God of our fathers, we commend our nation and people this day. Forgive our selfish aims and our blind forgetfulness of Thee. Purge out from among us the sins that displease Thee; give us true religion; crown our faith with righteousness; renew our hope and courage; deliver us from all weakness and fear; lift us up, a holy people, to Thy praise and honour,  O God, Thou King of earth and heaven; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For Citizens Preparing for an Election.

O GOD, by whom the meek are guided in judgment, and light riseth up in darkness for the godly; Grant us, in all our doubts and uncertainties, the grace to ask what thou wouldest have us to do, that the Spirit of Wisdom may save us from all false choices, and that in thy light we may see light, and in thy straight path may not stumble; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O LORD, we beseech Thee to govern the minds of all who are called at this time to choose faithful leaders to govern this nation; that they may exercise their choice as in Thy sight, for the welfare of all our people; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

ALMIGHTY God, who dost hold us to account for the use of all our powers and privileges; Guide, we pray Thee, the people of these United States in the election of their leaders and representatives, that by wise legislation and faithful administration the rights of all may be protected, and our nation be enabled to fulfil Thy purposes; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

ALMIGHTY God, Who has created man in Thine own image: grant us grace fearlessly to contend against evil, and to make no peace with oppression; and, that we may reverently use our freedom, help us to employ it in the maintenance of justice among men and nations, to the glory of Thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For Those (to be) Elected.

O LORD, we pray Thee to raise up leaders of the people who will fear Thee and Thee alone, whose delight shall be to do Thy will and work Thy work: that the heart of all this people may be wise, its mind sound, and its will righteous; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

O HEAVENLY Father, we bend the knee before Thee on behalf of all elected leaders in this world, especially those who hold authority in our own land, beseeching Thee to grant unto them by Thy inspiration to rule in righteousness, to rejoice in peace, to shine in piety, and to labor for the well-being of the people committed unto them, so that by the rectitude of their government all faithful people may live without disturbance in the knowledge of Thee, and labor without hindrance for Thy glory through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For Quiet Confidence.

O GOD of peace, who hast taught us that in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and in confidence shall be our strength; By the might of thy Spirit lift us, we pray thee, to thy presence, where we may be still and know that thou art God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


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