Prayer for Our Power, Prayer for Our Choice

God of Mercy, God of Plague 
God of Compassion, God of Righteous Anger 

Teach us how to choose

Between the thunder and the dew
Between the match and the tear 

Tell us when to pray and when to yell 

Shout for the welfare of the government 
Fight for the welfare of the government 

Not for its own sake 

But for ours 

Not for the body politic but the body that has been politicized 

We pray for the government because we fear it 

    But maybe it should fear us

Let today be the day we learn our power. 
May the nation merit our protection.

As we assert the ability to choose

How to breathe
How to birth
How to be in a body
How to be.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on email

Ritualwell content is available for free thanks to the generous support of readers like you! Please help us continue to offer meaningful content with a donation today. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Rituals

Shop Ritualwell - Discover unique Judaica products

The Reconstructionist Network

Reclaiming the Hebrew Goddess and Writing Her Anew

Dive deep into the legacy of the Hebrew goddess! Through thoughtful reflection and inspired creative writing with guided writing prompts, discover where her secrets are hidden and reclaim her for your own. Six sessions starting December 14, 2023.

Get the latest from Ritualwell

Subscribe for the latest rituals, online learning opportunities, and unique Judaica finds from our store.