A Prayer for Voting

A Prayer for Voting
By Rabbi David Mevorach Seidenberg (adapted)
With my vote today, I am prepared and intending 
to seek peace for this country, as it is written:
 
"Seek out the peace of the city where I cause you to roam and pray for her sake to God, for in her peace you all will have peace." (Jeremiah. 29:7)
 
May it be Your will that votes will be counted faithfully,
and may You account 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 today and may You raise for us a government whose rule is for good and blessing, to bring justice and peace to all the inhabitants of the world.
Just as I participated in elections today, so may I merit to do good works and to repair the world with all my actions on behalf of all living creatures.
May You give to all the peoples of this country the strength and the will to pursue righteousness and to seek peace as a unified force in order to cause to flourish, throughout the world, good life and peace.
 
It's your vote, it's your right, it's your responsibility. Please use it well.
 
Thanks to our friends at the Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice for sharing this prayer.

Posted on November 8, 2016 at 11:14 am in Featured Content.

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