The presidential primaries are heating up in the United States right now. Political debate, ads, rhetoric, accusations lobbed back and forth, and daily polls often headline the news. For interested observers, it can be tempting to get emotionally caught up into the hype and start to worry about the future of the country depending upon who is elected.
But rather than worry, and fuel further fear and angst in the public consciousness over elective outcomes, I’ve found it more constructive to pray for reason, honesty, integrity, and sincerity in the public debate, expecting that as public consciousness is dominated with calm and balanced perspective, voters are going to make better decisions.
This type of a prayer might feel like a little voice in a crowded stadium of competing zealous fans, but one has to start somewhere. As past elections have proved, one vote can make all the difference as to who wins. And one metaphysical vote early in the electoral process for balanced reason, fairness and justice for all may make all the difference in the end.
Your prayers for a positive outcome make a difference. And now is a good time to offer them!