Prayer for Today Jan. 18, 2021

A Prayer for Today
January 18, 2021

Gracious and Loving God, as we approach this momentous week for our country, we turn to you. We pray for peace and safety for our whole nation. May our law enforcement officers be filled with strength and integrity. May those who protest do so peacefully. May our politicians be safe as they go about their duties. May President Trump and Vice President Pence and their families peacefully transition to their new homes, as President Biden and Vice President Harris and their families transition to their new roles. May the long process of healing our country begin, and may our elected leaders be up to the task of working together and putting the needs of the people they serve as their priority.

We have become jaded by the sickness of ugly, self-serving politics. Open our eyes to know who to trust, and how to be partners with you and with people who are striving to work toward justice. Amen.