Gracious God,

It is apparent that as a nation we are divided. Perhaps what divides us is not our differences, but our refusal to see that which we have in common. In this time of national uncertainty and anxiety, bring us patience. To those who experience victory, grant humility and a vision for the needs of all. To those who experience defeat, provide grace that inspires peace and dignity. Turn our hearts and minds to listen, and help us to see disagreement as an opportunity to grow together. Plant seeds of cooperation and respect that creates bridges of partership and hope. Give wisdom to leaders so that they can inspire trust and bring calm where there is tension. Teach us to defend one another rather than only ourselves. Lord, nothing is out of your control. Together with you, lead us closer to what you desire for this world.