I find myself still reeling from the election results. Still processing with God. Still looking for words. So, since I do not have all of the words I need right now, I decided you all could help supply them.
First, make a list of words that fit the categories listed here:
positive adjective; Divine name/title; adjective; adjective; type of person-plural (x3); negative adjective; verb; verb; negative adjective; body part; small group you are part of-plural; larger group you are part of-plural; large noun; term for excrement; cooling device; adjective; negative adjective; Divine name/title; verb; positive adjective (x3); direction; direction; Divine name/title; adjective; noun; famous duck; card suit; verb; verb; positive adverb; body part-plural (x2)
Second, fill these words into the prayer below as indicated.
Third, share your best line(s) in the comment section.
Finally, take a deep breath and know that you are not alone. We are not alone.
O [positive adjective] [Divine name/title],
In the wake of the [adjective] election, have mercy on us, your [adjective] people.
In the face of increased hate crimes, we pray your protection especially for [type of person-plural], [type of person-plural], [type of person-plural], and for all others who may be targets of violence. May we refuse to normalize [negative adjective] acts. May we always [verb] and [verb] against hatred and discrimination.
As we anticipate [negative adjective] policies and legislation, we pray your divine [body part] will sustain us—sustain our [small group you are part of-plural], our [larger group you are part of-plural], and the entire [large noun]. When the [term for excrement] hits the [cooling device], let us not be afraid to get [adjective] in our efforts to clean it up.
As we encounter [negative adjective] conversations, O [Divine name/title], give us the words to [verb]—words that are [positive adjective] and [positive adjective] and [positive adjective]. And if you do not give us the words, then give us the grace to shut [direction] and walk [direction].
O [Divine name/title], as we face a(n) [adjective] future with our [noun]-elect, [famous duck] [card suit], give us the wisdom and courage we will need to [verb] against all injustice. Let us continue to [verb] [positive adverb] in the way of Jesus. Grant us peace in our [body part-plural] and strengthen our [body part-plural] for the work ahead.
Rev. Joanna Harader pastors Peace Mennonite Church in Lawrence, Kansas, and blogs at SpaciousFaith.com.
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