This Will Be My Last Prayer … Til Trump is Out of Office

Children saying their prayers in park on a sunny day

Children saying their prayers in park on a sunny day

 

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world

Have mercy on us

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world

Free us from the bondage of sin and death

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world

Hear our prayer. Grant us peace.

For the victims of war

Have mercy

Women, men and children

Have mercy

The maimed and the crippled

Have mercy

The abandoned and the homeless

Have mercy

The imprisoned and the tortured

Have mercy

The widowed and the orphaned

Have mercy

The bleeding and the dying

Have mercy

The weary and the desperate

Have mercy

The lost and the forsaken

Have mercy

O God — Have mercy on us sinners

 

Forgive us for we know not what we do

For our scorched and blackened earth

Forgive us

For the scandal of billions wasted in war

Forgive us

For our arms makers and arms dealers

Forgive us

For our Caesars and Herods

Forgive us

For the violence that is rooted in our hearts

Forgive us

For the times we turn others into enemies

Forgive us

 

Deliver us, O God

Guide our feet into the way of peace

Hear our prayer.

Grant us peace.

 

From the arrogance of power

Deliver us

From the tyranny of greed

Deliver us

From the ugliness of racism

Deliver us

From the cancer of hatred

Deliver us

From the seduction of wealth

Deliver us

From the addiction of control

Deliver us

From the idolatry of nationalism

Deliver us

From the paralysis of cynicism

Deliver us

From the violence of apathy

Deliver us

From the ghettos of poverty

Deliver us

From the ghettos of wealth

Deliver us

From a lack of imagination

Deliver us

 

Deliver us, O God.

Guide our feet into the way of peace. Amen.

(Adapted by Shane Claiborne, in Jesus for President)

I invite you to join me in this daily prayer for us, our country and our earth.  Jesus says in Matt 18:20 that when two or more are gathered, he is among us. Let’s join together in one voice!