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Prayer for Election Time This prayer, written the people at Box Hill Baptist Church in Victoria, Australia, is meant for use at the time of an election, asking God's guidance and protection. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Re-Worship | Author: Christine Longhurst Prayer of Intercession: Election This is a prayer of intercession for the nations. Although it is inspired by the coming of the 2012 election in the United States, the issues it addresses go beyond borders. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Re-Worship Prayers & Benediction for Election Season These are responsive reading litanies and a benediction of blessing written during the 2016 American election. However, both are general enough that they can be used in any country preparing for an election in any year. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Global Worship | Author: Fran Pratt Post-Election Payer This is a post-election prayer, written after the November 2016 American election. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Re-Worship | Author: Richard Rohr Election In this podcast on Matthew 9:36–10:8, Romans 5:6-11, and Exodus 19:2-6, Robert Barron preaches on divine election. Election is not on the basis of merit, and is always for service and never for glory. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: Word on Fire | Author: Robert Barron Election Stress Disorder and the Mind of Christ "We make our elections and our elections make us." This reflections pushes us beyond this polarity, calling out our best instead as we allow the mind of Christ to be ours. Resource type: Article | Source: The Twelve | Author: Brian Keepers Election Day Scriptural and liturgical resources for a Sunday preceding an election, addressing how Jesus positioned himself regarding politics in his day. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: The African American Lectionary | Author: Frederick Douglass Haynes, III Post-Election Prayers Here are two prayers written after the 2016 American election. They can easily be tweaked to be helpful after any contentious election in any country. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Global Worship | Author: Aundi Kolber Election Day This article is full of resources for planning a service around the time of election. Kimberly Knight presents prayers, song suggestions and more that can be used in the service. Resource type: Service Outline | Source: The African American Lectionary | Author: Kimberly Knight God's Choosing A worship planning guide for Revised Common Lectionary Scriptures: Exodus 19:2-8, Psalms 100 and 116, Matthew 9:9-38, 10:1-8, and Romans 5:1-8. It centers around the theme of God's election and includes hymns, a video, prayers, etc.... Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Sacredise | Author: John van de Laar Post-Election Day Devotion Jessica Miller Kelley offers a perspective and a prayer for use after an election (this post was written in 2012). Resource type: Devotional | Source: Ministry Matters | Author: Jessica Miller Kelley Full Text Hymns on Election Free grace in electionPD
Election, 'tis a word divinePD
Election what a glorious planPD
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Disciples in an Election Season This article by Ben Gosden encourages Christian leaders to "embody the love of Christ" during elections by refusing to spread "divisive language," avoiding partisan politics, practicing "holy conversation," and praying for unity after the election. Resource type: Article | Source: Ministry Matters | Author: Ben Gosden Election, Evolution and Imago Dei Part of a 3-article series on the Imago Dei and human origins. "The fundamental distinction between humans and other animals rests on God’s choosing and blessing us for a special vocation and mission." Resource type: Article | Source: Biologos | Author: Joshua M. Moritz Sainthood, Election, and Lordship In his commentary on the rich text of Ephesians 1:11-23, Mark Tranvik highlights three themes—sainthood, election, and lordship—and what may be a proper way to discuss and preach on these themes. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week | Author: Mark Tranvik How Sermons Responded to the 2016 Election Matthew Boedy studied a broad range of sermons preached after the November 2016 election, concluding that most pastors recognized the fierce political divisions and therefore preached about healing, whether individual or communal. Resource type: Article | Source: Day1 | Author: Matthew Boedy Prayer for Confluence in the Course of Elections A prayer for political elections. Resource type: Devotional | Source: Day1 | Author: Susan Baller-Shepard What Is Really At Stake for Catholic Voters in this Election Originally published before the 2016 US presidential election, this essay sees David Meconi reflect on the Catholic commitment to being "pro-life" and offer his assessment of the political implications of that commitment. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: David Vincent Meconi Of Election and the Mets In this humorous blog post Daniel Meeter blends baseball and theology and uses his experiences as a New York Mets fan as a metaphor for understanding the mysterious doctrine of election. Resource type: Article | Source: The Twelve A Post-Election Statement on Evangelicalism Richard Mouw and Mark Labberton's letter addresses the difficulties of claiming the name "evangelical" after the 2016 election. The letter provides a way to articulate the values of evangelicalism in the face of cultural opposition. Resource type: Article | Source: Fuller Studio | Author: Richard J. Mouw
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