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The last two weeks have been historic indeed. Much has changed. Yet, much remains the same. A Presidential election has taken place. Euphoria and hope for some. Disappointment and frustration for others. Unity is needed. Separation and divisiveness remain.
How can we steer, support, and direct our elected leaders to better serve all Americans? You. The different. The disabled like me. Those who have much. Those who have little. Those who deserve to be treated with dignity, compassion, and respect. Those whose pantries are full. Those who are uncertain where their next meal will come from. Those who need the kind of love, care, protection, and opportunity our Founders who signed the Declaration of Independence envisioned.
As I considered writing a 2020 post-election prayer, I read my post-election prayer I wrote and posted on November 11, 2016. After reading it, I decided to repost it. I could not add anything new to make such a prayer more relevant today than it was then in 2016.
After every presidential election, each of us knows that the task to achieve our Founders’ vision of the United States seems impossible. But, please remember and trust, all things are possible when love is present. We are One Nation under God. God watches over us even in times like this. No matter who resides at the White House, God dwells there too.
Post-Election Prayer – November 11, 2016
God, I am deeply blessed to be living in the United States of America, the greatest democracy on Earth. I thank you for an election process in which changes in governmental leadership are based on all my fellow citizens exercising the Constitutional right to vote.
God, in the wake of the election of our new President, millions of Americans are excited and hopeful as to new National leadership. In contrast, there are millions of voters who are upset, afraid, and feel hopeless and disconnected from the American dream.
God, for me and everyone, I pray that You guide our President and all our elected leaders in the House of Representatives and the Senate to take actions now which unify us, which embrace the diversity which makes America great, which heal wounds of anger, distrust, and division and which afford all of us and the generations to follow the best chance to flourish in our country and in Your kingdom.
God, I know elections come and go, but Your love is forever. Amen
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Jack H. Emmott is a Senior Counsel of Gray, Reed & McGraw, LLP, a 145-lawyer full-service firm in Houston, Dallas, and Waco, Texas, a Board-Certified Family Law and Master Credentialed Collaborative Law Professional Divorce Attorney, Mediator, Author, Entrepreneur and Inspirational Speaker. For more information about Jack or his latest book, Bending Angels: Living Messengers of God’s Love, go to the Bending Angel website.