Monday, February 4, 2008

A Prayer for Voting

A friend forwarded me this awesome prayer:

With my vote today I am ready and intending to seek peace for this country, as it is written:

“Seek the peace of the city where I cause you to roam and pray for her sake to G-d, for in her peace you all will have peace.”

May it be Your will that votes will be counted faithfully and may You count my vote as if I had fulfilled this verse with all my power.

May it be good in Your eyes to give a wise heart to whomever we elect [for primaries: whomever we support] today and may You erect for us a government whose rule is for good and blessing to bring justice and peace to all the inhabitants of the world and to Jerusalem, for sovereignty is Yours!

Just as I participated in elections today so may you help me to do good deeds and repair the world with all my work, and with the deed which I pledge today [insert your pledge] on behalf of all creatures and in remembrance of the covenant of Noah’s waters to protect and not destroy the earth and her plenitude.

May you give to us, to all the peoples of this country the strength and will to pursue righteousness and to seek peace as one unity to cause to flourish, throughout the world good life and peace and fulfill for us the verse:

“May the pleasure of our G-d be upon us, and establish the work of our hands for us, make the work of our hands endure.”

It comes from a website called I've never heard of them before but I'm going to be exploring their website.

1 comment:

sybil law said...

Lovely! I will be exploring, too!