Oh Lord, to rest in Your Sovereign grace;
This is our aim.
So, in faith, we work at steady pace
Inviting You to ignite a flame
That light may in darkness shine;
That warmth may our hearts align;
That truth may be recognized;
Our voices harmonized.
In that spirit, be with us as we vote;
Give us courage, give us wisdom, give us hope.
May apathy be far from us;
Help us cut through all the fuss.
Keep our hearts steady in Your love as we navigate
The latest “newsy,” juicy outrage.
Help us keep our eyes up above,
Never intimidated by the mob.
We pray for leaders who will fight
For all that is good and true and right;
Who know Your Word is not a footnote;
For these, we pray and work and vote.
We ask that we may live in peace,
Trusting You above all, more than anything.
Let all quarrel amongst neighbors cease
May You alone be declared King
That we may sing the new song of salvation;
That joy may reign in our streets and homes and nation.
Give us also the strength and courage to correct
All our mistakes, for we know we are not perfect.
These things we ask with hearts full of thanksgiving,
Knowing the impossible is real when we trust
Him Who is most loving and forgiving —
The One, the Christ, our Lord, the Just.
In whose name we pray,
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Mario Diaz, Esq. is CWA’s general counsel. Follow him on Twitter @mariodiazesq.