Lord of Us All,

Our nation has decided. We have elected our next President and Vice-President. And we celebrate how the democratic institutions that are the heartbeat of our nation have continued to function well when so many things could have gone wrong. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer!

We pray for President-Elect Biden and Vice-President Elect Harris, and all who support them, that they will serve with integrity, compassion and concern for every single person who lives in our beloved nation. We pray for President Trump and Vice-President Pence, and all who support them, that they will help our nation transition gracefully in this time of uncertainty. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer!

Our nation faces so many challenges. We are painfully divided. And the fact of the matter is that we need to work together or we will all suffer together. It will be hard. Indeed, it will be risky. And so we look for people of good will – Republicans and Democrats – to come together to work on behalf of all of us. Lord, in Your Mercy, hear our prayer!

Many of us are ecstatic. Many of us are deeply despondent. And the reality is that it is about evenly divided. May those who have won act with humility. May those who have lost act with good will. Give every single one of us a heart concerned for the common good. And keep working on us until we all treat each other exactly the way Jesus has taught us. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer!

We pray this in the strong name of Jesus.

Amen.