Gracious God,

help us as citizens of the United States,
to find the strength of mind and soul
to make my voice heard in the councils of power in my country.

We grieve over the ways in which our small piece of the world
abuses the whole wide world you created.
We abuse the planet in our refusal to recognize
the cause and effect of global warmng.
We abuse any efforts towards peace through our
interventions in the culture and life of other countries.
We contribute to the world's overpopulation
by refusing to provide adequate reproductive health care.

The arrogance of the leadership of our country
makes us frustrated and sad.
Help us, Gracious God, to find our voices.

Marge Christie in Lifting Women's Voices: Prayers to Change the World by Margaret Rose, Jenny Te Paa, Jeanne Person, Abagail Nelson