Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Prayers for General Election Day

Lord, we give thanks for the privileges and responsibilities 
of living in a democratic society.
Give us wisdom to play our part at election time, 
that, through the exercise of each vote, your Kingdom may come closer.
Protect us from the sins of despair and cynicism, 
guard us against the idols of false utopias 
and strengthen us to make politics a noble calling 
that serves the common good of all.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

[The Church of England, 6th May 2015]

Almighty God, the source of all wisdom: 
direct, we pray thee, the minds of those now called to elect fit persons 
to serve as our representatives in the House of Commons, 
that they may have clear discernment and an earnest desire for the common good; 
this we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

[The Church in Wales Book of Common Prayer 1984]

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