Volunteering in this election – to pray

 

Wanting to feel that he’s doing everything he can to support the upcoming U.S. presidential election, an experienced political campaign staffer and volunteer has committed himself to being a “prayer volunteer.” The result? Less feeling “churned up” by politics and an inner peace and love that have led to notably improved interactions with others.

Have you ever had a job where you work 16-hour days, seven days a week, for months on end, racing toward a looming deadline? It’s stressful, to say the least, but can also be very rewarding if you’re dedicating yourself to a cause that you believe is helping make the world a better place.

That appeal is part of what drew me to political campaign work some years ago, serving as a volunteer as well as a staffer on U.S. presidential and midterm election campaigns. Now, here we are in another election, where both sides are suggesting that the stakes couldn’t be higher, and I find myself wanting to roll up my sleeves and jump back into the scramble so that I can feel that I’m doing everything in my power to help.

But this time around, I have felt inspired to engage in a different way – to prioritize appealing to a higher power. I have committed myself to being a prayer volunteer.

 

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