Jewish Prayers From the Heart and Pen of Alden Solovy

For Wisdom During U.S. Primary Elections

800px-US_Flag_BacklitThe Presidential primaries in the United States are in full swing. It’s looking more and more likely that Donald Trump will win the Republican nomination. This is a real and frightening possibility. It’s time for wisdom and experience to prevail over authoritarianism, racism, misogyny, xenophobia and bravado.

For Wisdom During U.S. Primary Elections
G-d of Justice,
Protector and Redeemer,
Grant guidance to our nation
As we select presidential nominees
The men and women who promise,
To serve and to govern,
To bring prosperity to our land,
To protect our homes and secure our future.

Grant wisdom and courage to voters
To select a visionary,
One who will serve our citizens,
And all who reside within our borders,
With honor and integrity
To forge a flourishing and peaceful future.

Bless our future President with
Wisdom and strength,
Fortitude and insight,
Balanced by a deep humanity
And a love of peace,
Leading us to a time
When liberty and equality will
Reign supreme throughout the land.

G-d of Truth,
Source and Shelter,
Grant safety and security to all nations,
So that truth and harmony will resound
From the four corners of the earth.
Let the light of our U.S. democracy
Shine brightly,
A beacon of hope
For every land and every people.

© 2016 Alden Solovy and tobendlight.com. All rights reserved.

Postscript: This prayer is based on “For Wisdom During Democratic Elections.”

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