We come to you seeking peace for our country and comfort for our hearts. We have turned to you for countless decades when we faced dire circumstances such as war, health issues and social strife that threatened to turn our citizens against each other.
We have sought your wisdom and counsel. We have sought the calmness that only you can bring to our land.
We have begged for forgiveness and that you rid our hearts and minds of thoughts that betray the foundation our forefathers built this land on.
You have never failed us.
So we lift our voices again. From every corner of this great land, from sea to sea and from horizon to horizon.
Our voices are more diverse than ever before. But rather than celebrating this diversity and reaching out to embrace it, too many voices have instead turned to those same prejudices that time after time have set us back, not moved us forward.
We find ourselves mired in chaos once again. Chaos incited in large measure by voices that betray us and this land we love dearly.
And as we approach the day when a new cadre of leaders are supposed to take over the reins of our government, there are voices calling for disruption and perhaps violence. At a time when we need sanity, some preach just the opposite.
Oh God, Our Father:
Hear our plea and cast your spirit across this wonderful land so that tomorrow will be greater than yesterday.