One week from today we will be asked to cast our vote in the general election. The right to vote is a valuable commodity which need to be used wisely and prayerfully. As we take these few days to ponder deeply how we will cast our vote, here is a prayer to ask God for guidance.
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.