Today is Election Day. Find inspiration and hope (and formation) through the links below.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry led a powerful prayer service from Washington National Cathedral, Holding on to Hope: A National Service for Healing and Wholeness, on All Saints Sunday. In the midst of pandemic, racial reckoning, and a historic election, this service gathered Americans for prayer, song, lament, hope, and a call to love God and neighbor.
Don’t lose sight of values, unselfish love in turbulent times. Bishop Frank Logue of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia recently posted a transformative article on this subject worth taking a moment to read, especially as we head into tomorrow’s election.
A Season of Prayer: For an Election is offered by Forward Movement and The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations calling Episcopalians to come together, asking God for courage and wisdom, thanking God for love and joy. As we move toward the election of leaders for the United States, may we all join in a season of prayer, committing to offer to God our fears and frustrations, our hopes and dreams.
If you like learning by watching, WingClips always has a good suggestion. This month they picked one of my favorite movies The Emperor’s Club to highlight the very timely themes of integrity, ethics, conscience, dignity, politics and character when Professor Hundert confronts a corrupted former student who he caught cheating to get ahead. Definitely worth watching, even just this clips gets you thinking about values and how we allow ourselves to be formed.
And finally, join the Post-Election Prayer Service on November 4. Knowing we will need a place to offer prayers for our nation, our communities, and ourselves, we invite you to join the Department of Faith Formation for this time of prayer at 4:00pm ET (service will be no longer than 30 minutes). Sign up to receive the Zoom link.