Local church to hold vigil on Election Day

Prayer vigil on Election Day

SAN ANTONIO -- If you're like many other Americans, you might be a little nervous about Election Day on Tuesday.

One San Antonio church is holding a prayer vigil to try to soothe people's nerves and remind them what we have in common, not what divides us.

Whether you're worried about who the winner of the election will be or how people will react to the next president of the United States, there are a lot of people worried about on Election Day.

Churches across Texas, and one here in San Antonio, are trying to remind people of faith that God is in charge, no matter who wins the election.

“We want to gather to pray about who we are on Nov. 9, not who we are on Nov. 8,” said Alamo Heights United Methodist Church Senior Pastor David McNitzky.

McNitzky said the vigil is not about gathering to pray for victory for one particular candidate or another. It's about remembering that we are all Americans and what we have in common.

“We can act and live in a way that warms people and encourages them, or we can act in a way that hurts people and burns them,” said McNitzky. “I think it starts by listening and assuming that the other person does what they do out of good motives. Part of the problem is we just attribute that if you've voted for that person, it must be because you're not very wise or you're not moral, and I think we want to assume that most people are doing just about the best they can.”

The vigil starts at 8 a.m. Nov. 8 at Alamo Heights Church (825 E Basse Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209) in the garden chapel.

It is open to people of all faiths.

(© 2016 KENS)


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