To the One who urges us on
toward struggle and transformation:
never stop reminding us
just what is at stake
and what is expected of us
in the days and months ahead.
May our vote remind us of our power
to stand down those who govern
with fear and dread;
may it fill us with the vision and purpose
to build a power yet greater:
a power rooted in solidarity,
liberation and love.
May our vote give us the courage to know
that a just society is not beyond our grasp;
that we have the power to dismantle
systems of inequity and greed;
that we create a world in which
our wealth and resources are dedicated
toward the well-being of all.
May our vote make way for a world
free of racism and militarization,
a world where no one profits
off the misery of others,
a world where the bills owed
those who have been colonized,
enslaved and dispossessed
are finally paid in full.
May our vote remind us
that the struggle is never over;
and that when election day is done
no matter what the outcome,
we must never give up the fight
for the world we know is possible,
right here, right now,
in our own day.
May we never doubt
our ability to make a difference,
that we may transform your world
toward a future of equity,
of restoration, of justice,
for us, and for all who dwell on earth.