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A Prayer in a Time of National Crisis
God of all the ages,
In your sight nations rise and fall, and pass through times of peril.
Now when our land is troubled, be near to judge and save.
May leaders be led by your wisdom;
may they search your will and see it clearly.
If we have turned from your way,
reverse our ways and help us to repent.
Give us your light and your truth, let them guide us;
through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of this world, and our Savior. Amen.
–The United Methodist Book of Worship, No. 517
As your pastor, I have been, and shall remain, politically neutral. However, actions at our nation’s Capitol last week must be condemned, no matter which side of the aisle you sit on.
As Christians, we are called to pray for our elected officials and support them when we can morally do so. Let us pray for calm, civility, wisdom, peace, and justice.
God give us eyes that see, ears that hear, and minds that recognize the truth.
Grace and Peace and Calm and Wisdom and Hope,