#VoteFaithfully


“Voting and participation in our government is a way of participating in our common life and that is a Christian obligation.” -Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

Jesus speaks powerfully of our responsibility to love our neighbors as ourselves. His Gospel is political, speaking to our common life. His Gospel is not partisan, inviting us to eschew human sides and to instead work on God's side. Fighting against evil and sin in our world, we must be for freedom and liberation. Fighting against racism and sexism in our world, we must be for equality and justice. Fighting against fear and division, we must be for unity and peace in Christ for all of God's children.

Many, hopefully all of us who are eligible, will go to the polls tomorrow to vote for leaders of our communities, states, and nation. We do this as we do everything in our lives, as disciples of Jesus Christ. Please vote tomorrow. Please vote in love, in faith, and in hope.

Peace, Cayce+

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PRAYERS FOR THE ELECTION

Prayers of the People By Rev. Shannon Kelly, Missioner for Young Adult and Campus Ministries, The Episcopal Church.

Loving God, creator of this world who is the source of our wisdom and understanding, watch over this nation during this time of election. Help us to see how our faith informs our principles and actions. Intercessor: God, our creator, People: Guide us in truth and love.

We give thanks for the right to vote. Help us to hold this privilege and responsibility with the care and awareness it merits, realizing that our vote matters and that it is an act of faith. Intercessor: God, our creator, People: Guide us in truth and love.

Guide us through this election as a nation, state, and community as we vote for people to do work on our behalf and on the behalf of our communities. Help us to vote for people and ballot initiatives that will better our community and our world so it may reflect the values Christ taught us. Intercessor: God, our creator, People: Guide us in truth and love.

Help us create communities that will build your kingdom here on earth – communities that will protect the poor, stand up for the vulnerable, advocate for those who are not seen and heard, and listen to everyone’s voice. Intercessor: God, our creator, People: Guide us in truth and love.

We pray for this nation that is deeply divided. May we come together for the common good and do as you have called us to do – to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with you through creation. Intercessor: God, our creator, People: Guide us in truth and love.

Help us act out of love, mercy and justice rather than out of arrogance or fear. Intercessor: God, our creator, People: Guide us in truth and love. Lord, continue to guide us as we work for the welfare of this world. We pray for places that are torn by violence, that they may know peace. Intercessor: God, our creator, People: Guide us in truth and love.

We pray for communities who are struggling with inequality, unrest, and fear. May we all work toward reconciliation with one another and with God. Intercessor: God, our creator, People: Guide us in truth and love.

Help us to listen in love, work together in peace, and collaborate with one another as we seek the betterment of our community and world. Intercessor: God, our creator, People: Guide us in truth and love.

#vote #justice #VoteFaithfully

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