As Election Day approaches, it grows harder and harder to wait for the results, and to sit with what we don't yet know about the days ahead.
Here is where prayer can ground us. When we face the limits of what we can do in the moment, we speak aloud how we want to be and become.
Here is my prayer for this historic day before us:
May our votes voice our values.
May they be cast with dignity.
May the outcry be indisputable.
And may we rebuild our world out of compassion and justice.
May we brace ourselves for extended uncertainty.
May we draw strength from all who have stood up and spoken up.
And may we support one another to stay safe and connected.
The 2020 election is here, and no longer overwhelmingly far away.
Here we are.
Even with all that remains unknowable, we give thanks:
Thank You, Eternal God, Force of Life:
You gift each precious life,
You give us the strength to take on challenges small and large,
And You move us through each day, week, month and year –
never speeding up, never slowing down the passage of time –
Until we arrive at this very moment.
Sending love, strength, and hope,
Rabbi Bethie Miller