Jewish Prayers From the Heart and Pen of Alden Solovy

For Wisdom during U.S. Presidential Elections

800px-US_Flag_BacklitTime to vote. Cast your vote wisely. The future depends on it. Then, pray that others will also think, vote, and act with the best interests of the United States and all citizens at heart. Here’s a related Psalm of Protest against voter suppression.

For Wisdom during U.S. Presidential Elections
G-d of Justice,
Protector and Redeemer,
Grant guidance to our nation
As we select leaders,
Members of the Senate,
Members of the House of Representatives,
And a President,
The people who promise
To uphold the Constitution,
To uphold our values,
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 President
And steadfast leaders,
People 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” and first appeared here on July 16, 2016.

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