A Pastoral Prayer for the week of Super Tuesday

Prayed this morning at Montgomery United Methodist Church, Montgomery, TX

Merciful God,

We approach your throne in worship this morning, aware that a lot of our neighbors seem anxious. They’re anxious about an uncertain economy, they’re anxious about things that are happening across the world, they’re anxious about things that are happening with our children, and they’re anxious about the results of an election this Tuesday and next November.

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A lot of our neighbors are anxious about these things. God, we know in our heads that because we fear you we have nothing else to fear. But God, if we’re honest, we’re kind of anxious about some of these things too.

Help us to remember – especially this week – that although worldly powers rise and fall, you are still Lord over them all. Help us to remember that since we are a people of hope, we don’t have to take despair seriously. Help us to remember that since we are a people of light even the deepest darkness is no big deal when viewed with the eyes of eternity.

Some trust in chariots, and some trust in horses. Some trust in tanks, some trust in banks, some trust in candidates, and some trust in caliphates. But we trust in the name of the Lord our God.

In the name of Jesus Christ, and in the power of your Holy Spirit we pray. Amen.