Thursday, May 02, 2013
A Prayer for GE13
With just 2 days to go before the most crucial 13GE,there is anxiety and even fear of the uncertainties that we are bracing for during and after the voting. While we must do everything within our means to ensure a favorable and peaceful outcome, but our human efforts alone may not be enough without your divine intervention from above. So let us join the people of all faiths to pray for the nation, for a fair and peaceful election where the people are free to vote without fear or harassment.
Let us all ask God to grant us :
1.Wisdom – Let’s ask God to enlighten the minds of the voters with great wisdom to vote the right person and party that will form the new government. They will be making one of the most important decisions in the lives in choosing their future and that of their children and grandchildren. We hope and pray that God will guide them in the decision they make on 5/5
2.Courage. We pray that God grant the voters the courage to vote from their hearts and not out of fear or selfish desires for themselves and their families. Make them realize that their votes for the right party this time will help get rid of corruptions, abuse of power and racism that plague our nation.
3.Emergence of new and capable leaders. May the 13GE give rise to the emergence of many young and talented leaders who are people oriented and dedicated to work for the people rather than for themselves. May the leaders who are elected be people with integrity and honesty and always willing to put the interest of their voters above them.
4. Free and fair elections. Let us pray for a clean, fair and free election so that the people truly get what they voted for. We pray for the Elections Commission to be impartial in carrying out their duties as their actions will affect the outcome of the polls.
5. Peaceful election. Let us pray for peace to prevail throughout the period of this election - before, during and after. May the individuals and parties that participate in the elections conduct themselves in a dignified and civilized manner upholding the laws at all times.
May God guide the people and parties to accept the verdict of the people with magnanimity in keeping the principles of democracy. May the winners and losers close ranks quickly peacefully and return to serve the people who voted for them
Lord we thank you for all the blessing you have showered upon us, our nation and the people. We thank you for the peace and unity among the people of various races and religions.
Continue to bless us with that peace and unity during this election.
Grant us the peace and goodwill especially after the elections if there is a change of government. May the winner show humility to extend their hands of friendship to the losers and may the losers accept the verdict of the people with peace and magnanimity. May both the losers and winners put aside their animosity and differences close ranks and return quickly to serve the people who have placed their trust in them.
Lord bless our nation with a government that practices good governance and places the welfare of the people above all others. Help create an environment of peace and goodwill where we can all live harmoniously together as equal citizens of our beloved Malaysia.
May our heavenly Mother be with us to guide us as we cruise along our journey in this land of ours.