the day is yours, and the night;
you have prepared the light and the sun;
they continue this day according to your ordinance,
for all things serve you.
For these and all your mercies, we praise you:
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit:
Blessed be God for ever!"
On election day, it is good for me to remember the God whom the sun and the moon obey, the God holding all of creation together, the One who shows mercy.
"God of grace, let our concern for others reflect Christ’s self -giving love, not only in our prayers, but also in our practice. Especially we pray for:
those subjected to tyranny and oppression...I am also thinking about Syria, and Hurricane Sandy victims, and others who suffer, and I am asking God to show me how to love them in deed and not just word.
(Lord, hear our prayer.)
wounded and injured people...
those who face death...
those who may be our enemies..."