Season of Lent
A sermon starter and commentary by Luke Powery on 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 for the season of Lent in the African American Lectionary.
Election Day Communion
Our hope rests not in one political party or another, but instead in "one Lord, one faith, one baptism." Lori Wilson reports on a new phenomenon in 2012 – election night communion.
This sermon starter and commentary on Matthew 22:15-22 and Mark 12:13-17 offers worship resources from an African American perspective for a Sunday preceding an election, addressing how Jesus positioned himself regarding politics in his day.
The Art of Grace
This article explores how Michelangelo's art recovered an understanding of Christianity rooted in individual experience, how it connected to the divisive papal election of 1549, and the legacy of Michelangelo's contribution to the history of Christianity.
The Election is Over: Long Live the King!
The morning after an election can be a difficult time for Christians, no matter who is elected. James Smith reflects on partisan loyalties and invites us to re-center our our allegiance to Christ.
This article is full of resources for planning a service around the time of election. This article contains prayers, song suggestions, and more that can be used in the service.
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.
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.
Reject Political Idolatry This Election Season
A group of pastors is asking churches to celebrate communion on Election Day to send the message that the church is a radical alternative to the power structures of our world.
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.
Post-Election Day Devotion
Jessica Miller Kelley offers a perspective and a prayer for use after an election (this post was written in 2012).
Three Jesus-Inspired Ways to Respond to the Election
In response to a political election, this article offers four ways to counteract injustice by following Jesus' example: Lamenting, using our position to challenge the system, giving away power, and obeying God's commands.
Full Text Hymns on Election
Saint of God, Elect and PreciousPD
Free grace in electionPD
Church of God, Elect and GloriousPD
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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.
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.
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.
Midterm Elections: Let Us Pray
Rich Villodas offers a prayer in the context of the 2018 U. S. midterm elections; it would be valuable for any election or other political event
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.
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.
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.
The Wall of Separation
This article explores the history of the bitter presidential election of 1800 in which the orthodox faith community was pitted against the unorthodox, demonstrating that religion has always been a large influence in politics and leadership.