God of Hope, I pray for the young people of Britain who voted in this election. Some estimates put young voter turnout at 72%.
Bless them with compassion, thoughtfulness, curiosity, honesty, and ongoing commitment to civic engagement. May their examples inspire others , even an ocean away. Amen.
God of Grace, I pray tonight for the Republican legislators in Kansas who are recognizing that the extreme tax-cut experiment of Gov. Brownback has failed. It takes strength to change course. Bless those who are willing to learn. May we all be open to reconsidering our positions in light of data. Amen.
Creator God, bless David Rank, a Foreign Service diplomat who has been the acting U.S. ambassador to China. Rank resigned this week because he could not, in good conscience, take part in implementing the current administration's withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord.
It is reported that Rank's identity as a parent and a Christian influenced his decision. May he live to see a true and active global commitment towards caring for the Earth. Amen.
Creator God, I pray for every mayor, university president, governor, and business person who has pledged to meet the goals laid out in the Paris Climate Agreement. May they be unyielding in their commitment to our common home. Grant them ingenuity and a vibrant sense of shared purpose. Amen.