Finding Our Way

. . . “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined and every city or household divided against itself will not stand.” Matthew 12:25

Thank you Lord for those who take up the hard work of governing, and especially those who are volunteers in our cities and counties, or serve school and fire districts or on other boards and commissions.  Bless and encourage those who work for the common good and persevere in the face of great challenges.  Help free those who are caught in the vise of party partisanship and enforcement.   Save us from those who would abuse their public trust.   Mitigate the voices of paid lobbyists and partisan media, and help those who govern to hear instead the voices and needs of the governed.  Help us examine our public life and turn away from the behaviors that discourage many who are capable from serving – mockery, misstatement, false accusations, and other behaviors designed to limit debate and consolidate the power of  a faction.  Let us, both leaders and citizens, find new ways to connect, engage, and listen to each other.  Help those who would lead our communities reach across divides, focus on core needs, and move forward together, adding to their ranks as they go.  Lead us, O Lord.

Amen

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One Response to “Finding Our Way”

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