Prayers for the Election – November 8, 7am – 7pm
Prayer for an Election
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.
This year’s election campaign process has been especially divisive. And yet, we are called to participate in our form of government and we are blessed with the privilege of being allowed to vote in this country. We also acknowledge that as important as our President is, our allegiance as Christians is to God as we know him in Jesus Christ. Therefore, St. Matthew’s will make the sanctuary available for prayer and reflection on election day, Tuesday, November 8, from the time the polls open at 7am, until they close at 7pm. We will offer prayer cards to guide your prayers and meditations on that day.
A service of Holy Eucharist will follow at 7:30 p.m.