Father we stand in the gap in prayer today for the emotional climate of the nation at this time. Our nation is becoming very polarized emotionally regarding the presidential candidates. The torment of fear in these tough economic times is digging deeply into so many people’s emotions. Father, we pray that there would be an outpouring of your grace that brings calm and level headed thinking. We pray for a sense of hope beyond hope even as it says of Abraham will envelop hearts and minds. We pray a shield of protection around the candidates for office. In the name of Jesus, Amen.