Holy God, when we don’t know the way forward, give us light for the journey. Our nation is divided and there seems to be little hope for unity. In times of challenge, let us not despair but give us hope for the future. Let us be humble in our victories and graceful in defeat. Let us work for a world that reflects your vision of justice, beauty, peace, and community. Let us work hard in our divided nation to speak words of prophetic healing and act to bring healing to our planet. Let us pray for our President and our President-elect that they be guided by wisdom and seek the common good. Let us be instruments of your peace and justice. Let us work toward a more perfect union with liberty and justice for all. In the name of the God of all peoples and Jesus our Savior. Amen.