Season of Pentecost – Small Prayer – October 29, 2020

Many of us have friends and family in the United States.  With them we watch the current divisions in that country and hold our collective breath waiting for the outcome of their election in just 4 short days.  The following is a prayer by Pastor Katy Stenta of katyandthework (used by permission) as she waits…

God, you are mighty, and I feel so small.

Paralyzed as the election approaches–a million years away, and yet its coming any minute.

How are we supposed to plan for post-election, for advent and for Christmas when we don’t know what is going to happen?

How are we supposed to plan?

Don’t you know God, writing our sermons and prayers would be easier if we knew what was going to happen.

I’m not a skip to the end personality, but right now I am.

Anxiety is in the air.

God! I feel so small. So here is small prayer.

To survive until the election, to do the things that need to get done, to feed the kids, take care of the church, to stay safe and connected.

Take this small prayer that is in the hearts of pastors everywhere who are preparing to preach in a divided country, where some congregations are divided, or some congregations completely disagree with their pastor.

Lord, take this small prayer, and grow it into the prayer it needs to be for post-election.

I pray. Amen.

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