Dear God,

Not even a contentious US election can keep the sun from rising anew

As we await results, please–

Cause peace to rise up in our spirits and kindness in our conversations

Continue to draw out determination and hope for the shift this nation needs

Compel decision makers to ensure all votes are counted and that the voice of the people is heard

Collude with those on the side of justice and love as strategies are developed and put in place

Conquer and dismantle white supremacy and the choke hold it has on our electoral politics

Create within us a renewed commitment to your vision of the beloved community

Dear God,

It is morning, and we yet await the joy that has been promised

We have not given up!

Like the sun, your people are ready to rise with power and promise

It ain’t ova!

Amen.

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Rev. Dr. Marilyn Pagán-Banks (she/her/hers/ella) is a queer womanist freedom fighter gratefully (though not always gracefully) serving as executive director of A Just Harvest, Senior Pastor at San Lucas UCC, and adjunct professor at McCormick Theological Seminary. She is a joyful contributor in the newly released book “Words of Her Mouth: Psalms for the Struggle.”

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