Prayers for Our Leaders

Writing on her blog today, the Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins, our general minister and president of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada, says, “As we awake to this day after the election, some things have not changed. Whether we are rejoicing or we are feeling stunned and disappointed, the Gospel still calls us to love God first of all with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. It calls us to love our neighbor as ourselves.”

She continues, “On this day, our job as disciples of Christ, is still the same as it was yesterday, as it will be tomorrow—to proclaim by what we say and what we do that God is a God of love, and we are people of love—for all God’s children. Our call is to work together for the common good, to welcome all to the table, people of all races, ages, gender identities, abilities, religions, and yes, politics, and to find ways to work together to extend to each other—across the whole human family—the abundance of a generous God.”

We offer prayers for all leaders today, as we do throughout the year. To read Dr. Watkins’ entire post, click here.