Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Prayers for the US election

I offer these prayers from the BCP about the US national election:

From pg 822 (National Prayers section) of the BCP:
" 24. For an Election Almighty God, to whom we must account for all our powers and privileges: Guide the people of the United States (or of this community) in the election of officials and representatives; that, by faithful administration and wise laws, the rights of all may be protected and our nation be enabled to fulfill your purposes; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."

And for our country, regardless of whatever happens tomorrow (Pg 820 of the BCP):
"18. For our Country: Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for ourheritage: We humbly beseech thee that we may always proveourselves a people mindful of thy favor and glad to do thy will.Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, andpure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion;from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defendour liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudesbrought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Enduewith the spirit of wisdom those to whom in thy Name we entrustthe authority of government, that there may be justice andpeace at home, and that, through obedience to thy law, wemay show forth thy praise among the nations of the earth.In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness,and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in thee to fail;all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."

2 comments:

The Archer of the Forest said...

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Kyle said...

I wonder if this little polemic will make it through: REAL ULTIMATE ANGLO-CATHOLIC POWER!