Some candidates don’t have a prayer of winning, but you might want to share an election prayer on your church website or on your church’s social media accounts. Here are some suggestions to get you started.
- A Concord Pastor, who regularly offers prayers and reflections for many occasions, shares Prayer Before Voting
- The Curt Jester cites a prayer by St. Teresa of Avila as an election prayer that inspires perspective
- Kathryn Jean Lopez on Patheos.com gives us Election Day is a Day for Prayer
- The First Letter of St. Clement of Rome to the Corinthians gave election inspiration to the Guild Review
- Prayer and Fasting on Election Day was penned by Roman Catholic Spiritual Direction
- A Prayer on Election Day comes from Leading From the Sandbox
- Franciscan Missionaries offer up this Election Prayer
- Catholic Online posts a Call for a Lord’s Prayer Monday Before Election Tuesday
- John Piper delivers A Prayer for the Election
- CrossWalk presents A Prayer for America on Election Day
- WorldVision presents Election 2012: A prayer guide for Election Day
- Ubi Petrus transcribes A Prayer for Our Country from a holy card of the Men of the Sacred Hearts
- Rev. Steven Thomason led this quiet prayer on Capitol Hill
- Taking a different approach, InGodsImage.com suggests 10 Things to Pray For on Election Day
- Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke shared An Election Year Prayer for the Faithful Witness of Catholics in the United States
- Angela Mackey recommends the Psalm 40.
- And USA Today, not typically known for devotions, suggests:
Deliver us a decisive outcome. The nation is best served by an unambiguous result.
Lastly, here’s an election prayer by the US Catholic Bishops:
Prayer Before An Election
Lord God, as the election approaches,
we seek to better understand the issues and concerns
that confront our city/state/country,
and how the Gospel compels us
to respond as faithful citizens in our community.
We ask for eyes that are free from blindness
so that we might see each other as brothers and sisters,
one and equal in dignity,
especially those who are victims of abuse and violence,
deceit and poverty.
We ask for ears that will hear the cries of children unborn
and those abandoned,
men and women oppressed because of race or creed, religion or gender.
We ask for minds and hearts that are open to hearing the voice of leaders
who will bring us closer to your Kingdom.
We pray for discernment so that we may choose leaders
who hear your Word, live your love, and keep in the ways of your truth
as they follow in the steps of Jesus and his Apostles
and guide us to your Kingdom of justice and peace.
We ask this in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ,
and through the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.