Amidst a global pandemic (which some deny),
amidst racist violence (which some discount),
amidst xenophobia (which some applaud),
amidst voter suppression (which some embrace),
we come to express the will of the People, O God.
May there be wisdom.
May there be health.
May there be compassion.
May there be mercy.
May the will of the People be love, O God.
For this I must hope.
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