An Election Year Prayer

Written by: Robert L. Hinshaw

Dear Lord, we pray for Your guidance in this election year.
May those we choose for office uphold the values we hold dear.
We've heard so many grand schemes, some dubious to perceive.
Father, we hardly know which of the candidates to believe!

We ask for discernment as we approach that sacred booth.
May electees put national interest above self and speak the truth.
May only honorable people represent the citizens they serve,
And with insightful vision, our precious liberties preserve.

When facing tough decisions, may they seek counsel with You,
Praying for perception and wisdom in all that they do.
May they strive for peace and brotherhood among all nations,
Keeping in mind that their decisions will affect future generations.

We pray that our legislators will cast all bickering aside,
And that a spirit of goodwill and reason will abide.
May leaders surround themselves with advisors true and sage,
That they may reason together in this very demanding age.

When facing matters of principle, may they take a moral stand.
May they always look to You and heed Your guiding Hand.
Help us to recognize that Divine guidance should never be ignored.
As the Psalmist said, "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!"

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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