A Prayer to be used before an election
from The Book of Common Prayer:
Praying about political matters can be tricky, especially when we pray together with other believers who may see the candidates, parties and policy issues in a variety of ways. I love this prayer because it is one that we can say together, no matter where we fall on these things. We all want wisdom. We all want God’s best for the country in which we live. So as we approach a federal election in October, we can say together:
Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom:
Guide and direct, we humbly beseech thee,
the minds of all those who are called at this time
to elect fit persons to serve in the federal government of Canada.
Grant that in the exercise of their choice
they may promote thy glory,
and the welfare of this Dominion.
And this we beg for the sake of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
(from the Prayers & Thanksgivings section of the Prayer Book)
The entire Book of Common Prayer is available online here.