The DNC (Democratic National Convention) Prayer is a prayer offered at the start of the Democratic National Convention, a political gathering held every four years to nominate the Democratic Party’s presidential and vice-presidential candidates. The prayer is typically given by a religious leader or clergy member, and seeks to invoke a higher power’s guidance and blessings upon the convention and its attendees. The DNC Prayer can serve as a unifying moment for convention-goers, bringing people of diverse beliefs together in a shared expression of faith and hope for the future. This prayer can also serve as a reminder that even in the often divisive world of politics, there is still a place for humility, compassion, and a recognition of our common humanity.
Please read the prayers below which will provide guidance for DNC Prayer. May God Bless You!
DNC Prayer 1
Open our hearts to those most in need: The unemployed parent worried about feeding his or her children. The woman who is underpaid, harassed or abused. The Black man or woman who fear for their lives. The immigrant at the border, longing for safety. The homeless person looking for a meal. The LGBT teen who is bullied. The unborn child in the womb. The inmate on death row. Help us to be a nation where every life is sacred, all people are loved, and all are welcome.
DNC Prayer 2
You ennoble our lives by empowering us to do your work here on Earth in creating a world of justice and peace for all. We pray for America that it may ever be an ohr lagoyim — a light unto the nations — a beacon of freedom, human rights, and economic opportunity, the protector of this precious Earth which you have entrusted to our care. May your name be invoked only to inspire and unify our nation, but never to divide it. We ask your blessing on all the leaders of our nation that they may lead wisely and with civility, work together for the common good. And we ask especially that you deal with that mighty guardian of the contemporary American conscience, Edward Kennedy. We ask that you send your blessing on Joseph Biden, and now on this historic day, upon Barack Obama as candidate for the highest political office in our nation. Guide him that he may ever be a champion for justice. These things we ask of you, eternal God, in the sunshine of renewed dreams committed that the torch of hope shall pass from head to head, from heart to heart, until the radiance of peace and righteousness for all God’s children shines to the ends of the Earth.
DNC Prayer 3
In the name of all that is holy,
O Spirit, bring out of this time of global and national chaos a new creation, a new community that can, with your help, realize this new promise that we affirm tonight. With profound hope, let we the people say.