Let us welcome our new mayor-elect with prayer not only for her but for our beloved city that together we may build a just community for all:
O God of the city, we pray for our sister and mayor-elect Lovely as she prepares to take office. Give her and all those with whom she works the vision of a just and thriving city, the wisdom to plan for it, the eloquence to proclaim it, the courage to act on it, and the perseverance to see it through. Give all of us who live in this great city, and those who love it and desire the best for its people, the grace and strength to join together, across the many lines that divide us, to build One Rochester for One People. We ask this in the Name of Jesus. Amen.