Proverbs 15:1 (KJV Bible) – A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
Proverbs 15:1 (NLT Bible) – A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.
Proverbs 15:1 (ISV Bible) – A gentle response diverts anger, but a harsh statement incites fury.
Dear God, as the US elects the next president, I pray for peace in the land irrespective of who wins when all the results are known. While my mind tell me peace would likely come about if there is a decisive uncontestable result at the end of the day, my heart nonetheless prays for calm nerves and cool heads for Republicans and Democrats all across the US even if the outcome is not known at the end of today.
Proverbs 15:1 says, a gentle answer quenches the flames of anger, so I pray that the presidential candidates, President Donald Trump and Mr. Joe Biden, and their advisors, and their sponsors, and their followers, in the US and all over the world, will exercise restraint in their speeches and comments after the voting ends today. I pray that when they get to speak, they will do so under very strong convictions in their hearts to seek peace, and thus be gentle in words, gestures, and actions.
Dear God, I pray for all citizens and residents of the US to listen to your Spirit of love and peace, urging us all to choose peace over rage and divisiveness.
I join my voice, with that of hundreds and hundreds of millions of US citizens from when this land became a nation over 200 years ago, I join my voice with the many hundreds of millions alive today, and the many more hundreds of millions yet to be born, to declare, God bless America today and forever, Amen!