Post-election prayer

Oh God,
Many, many of us are heartbroken today.
Heartbroken, angry, grieving, shell-shocked.
Overwhelmed with pain, some of us.

Help us to be in our grief.
To feel these difficult feelings.
To lament this incomprehensible new reality.
To lament the ways we have contributed to it.

Please shore up our faith
So that we may move from grief to action
So that we may bear goodness and grace to those we encounter today
So that we may receive the goodness and grace they bring to us

May we in some way be part of your Light that shines in the darkness,
The Light that darkness has never overcome (John 1:5)