We know that you love the students gathered here this morning. They are creative and intelligent, beautiful and strong, honorable and generous. Truly, they are made in your image. We appreciate them and worship you. You are amazing!
This morning, we hear you call to us "to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly" before you. But we confess that we often consider justice too costly, mercy too weak, and humility unelectable. We know this is not right; it's not your desire and it's not our desire. But this is the way it is. Please intervene, Lord.
We need you.
Our candidates need you.
Our parties need you.
The whole world needs you.
Please help us "to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly" before you.
As we enter into this morning's activities - learning, politicking, having fun - we don't exactly know how justice, mercy and humility will impact this process, but we want it to. Help us, God.
In your name we pray,