“Instead, they were longing for a better country….”
—Hebrews 11:16a (NIV) [after Epiphany]
Today, “in the desecrated chambers of democracy”, facing the aftermath of mob insurrectionists’ inundating the U.S. Capitol, the duly elected people’s representatives upon their duty and renewed vow to uphold and defend the Constitution of these United States are charged and blessed anew with the mandate and honor of rebuilding and reuniting our democratic republic toward a more perfect union.
O, U.S. of A., how deeply divided a nation of extremist polarizing factions are we in this present day…
As one nation under God, among fellow citizens of the undiscovered country, indivisibly called to prayerful intercession on behalf of one another with liberty and justice for every person, let us reject, renounce and refrain from inciting any and all seditionist tendencies and conspiratorial theorists’ efforts among us. May we instead engender, encourage and empower the best of us and the better angels of our nature for the greater good and common welfare of our shared humanity.
This is my heart in prayer, on this day different among other days, unto the holy One who intercedes for us before the throne of grace. O Lord, by your sovereign hand of redemption and reconciliation, let the healing of this our nation among all nations begin again, herewith in and under your mercy