African American Outreach Prayer
ABBA Father, dear Creator God,
In your Word you command us to pray
For all who serve you in public office,
That we may lead peaceful lives.
We intercede for those in the offices of
President of the United States,
In the Congressional Black Caucus,
And in federal, state, county and local offices.
We ask for a new outpouring of your Spirit,
The Spirit of truth and life,
The Spirit of repentance and conversion,
The Spirit of courage and grace;
Let peace and love abound,
For ourselves and for those holding political offices.
May we be instruments of Your Holy Spirit
And witnesses of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
In which alone we find hope for our nation and the world.
We ask this in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
-Written by Father Frank Pavone and Dr. Alveda King