Election Eve Vigil of Prayer



Recently the three bishops of the Diocese of Virginia encouraged the priests and parishes of our diocese to provide opportunities for people to gather and pray during this special time leading up to the election.

While some find this time exciting and celebratory, others are frightful and filled with anxiety. Whichever camp you happen to find yourself in please join us in prayer. Please send this invitation to your friends, family, coworkers and neighbors to join us as well.

We won’t be praying specifically for one or the other of the candidates or platforms; but praying more so for peace in our country and for a time of healing.

Please plan to join us one and all.

Peace friends,


PS:  If you need some balance during these challenging days, please enjoy the video below (from Pedigree Brand). We all love dogs.


Election Eve Vigil of Prayer

Emmanuel Episcopal Church

1608 Russell Road

Alexandria, VA

Monday, November 7, 2016

7:00 PM

A special service of Evening Prayer for the candidates, the electorate and the nation.

All are welcome.

Please, share with neighbors, friends, family, and members of the Alexandria community.

Almighty God, to whom we must account for all our powers and privileges: Guide the people of the United States in the election of the president, congress, officials, and representatives; that by faithful administration and wise laws,the rights of all may be protected and our nation be enabled to fulfill your purposes; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Book of Common Prayer, p. 822




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  • Nancy Knight Forrester says:

    Beautiful message in this video,…vote kindness!! Thanks for sharing! Wonderful to see you on here again Chuck!

  • Diana McDonald says:

    Peace from Colorado! Loved the video. Just got back from a hike in the foothills with my pup – amazing what peace and wisdom you gain when walking in nature with your four legged furry friend. Thanks for the post, Chuck, miss you!

  • Michele Bolos says:

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful message and video! What a strong message it brings to everyone going to the polls on Tuesday and living with the decision the American people make!

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