Democracy Prayers

For Our Country

Almighty God,
Ruler of all the peoples of the earth,
forgive our shortcomings as a nation,
purify our hearts to see and love the truth, give wisdom to our leaders,
and steadfastness to our people,
and bring us at last
to that fair city of peace whose foundations are mercy,
justice, and goodwill,
of which you are the designer and builder;
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

By Woodrow Wilson

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In Our Country

We give thanks for the democracy alive in our country and for the freedom to worship You.
Help the elected government and all in positions of power and authority to govern wisely and for the common good of all.

Help us all to recognize that humility and respect for democracy are characteristics which make

America a beacon for stability and prosperity around the world – characteristics which should be upheld, as they were fought for by ancestors who sacrificed so much for the freedoms we too often take for granted today.

Adapted from A British Prayer for Democracy

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Government Leaders and Families

God, thank You for the men and women who serve our country in leadership roles and for their families.

Please provide our leaders with reminders each day of why they decided to dedicate their lives to public service, and use that commitment to encourage them.

Give them peace when their work takes them away from their families.

We also pray specifically for the wives, husbands, and children of our leaders. We ask that You draw near to them and give them the wisdom on how to best support one another while their loved one is away working.

Adapted from prayer written by Samantha Urban Tarrant

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