A Prayer for Leadership

Tonight, on the eve of America’s presidential election, I’ll leave you with this prayer from Sister Joan Chittister…

Give us, O God,
leaders whose hearts are large enough
to match the breadth of our own souls
and give us souls strong enough
to follow leaders of vision and wisdom.
In seeking a leader, let us seek
more than development of ourselves—
though development we hope for,
more than security for our own land—
though security we need,
more than satisfaction for our wants—
though many things we desire.
Give us the hearts to choose the leader
who will work with other leaders
to bring safety
to the whole world….
—from “A Prayer for Leadership” by Joan Chittister

Grace + Godspeed,