Prayer After an Election

Prayer After an Election

God of all nations,

Father of the human family,

we give you thanks for the freedom we exercise

and the many blessings of democracy we enjoy

in these United States of America.

We ask for your protection and guidance

for all who devote themselves to the common good,

working for justice and peace at home and around the world.

We lift up all our duly elected leaders and public servants,

those who will serve us as president, as legislators and judges,

those in the military and law enforcement.

Heal us from our differences and unite us, O Lord,

with a common purpose, dedication, and commitment to achieve liberty

and justice

in the years ahead for all people,

and especially those who are most vulnerable in our midst.

Amen.

Prayer taken from Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers, revised edition (Washington, DC: United States Conference of

Catholic Bishops, 2007). The “Prayer After an Election” by Cardinal Adam Maida, former Archbishop of Detroit, is used

with permission.

Copyright © 2007, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, DC. All rights reserved.