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A prayer for our country after the election

Help us, God, to unite our great country In the wake of a contentious election season.
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November 11, 2016

Help us, God, to unite our great country
In the wake of a contentious election season.
Teach us to listen to one another,
To heal and to hope.
The days that lie before us are ours to shape.
Let them be days of repair,
Days when we join together
To build a new future.
For some of us the results of this election were a deep blow,
For some of us those same results were a cause for celebration.
Our charge today must be to rise above all conflict,
To rise above our differences,
And welcome in a new time of understanding.
Bless us God, with ears to hear,
Hearts to love,
And hands to reach across party lines,
So that we can ensure liberty for all,
Dignity for all.
Land of opportunity and dreams
May we protect your majestic landscape,
And may we treasure the freedom that is our birthright.
Teach us, God, to pledge our allegiance
To every soul in need
And every child praying for a better tomorrow.
Bless America, God,
With peace, with prosperity, and with justice for all. Amen.

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