Do you rulers speak justly?
Do you judge uprightly among men?
No, in your heart you devise injustice,
and your hands mete out violence on the earth (Psalm 58: 1-2 NIV).
Lord, in Your sovereign wisdom and love,
You have established our leaders.
We notice that some of them are good and govern with righteousness;
some are evil and serve only themselves.
Lord, help us respond appropriately to leaders around the world.
Help us to build alliances with the regimes we should support.
Help us to confront those leaders who are abusive to their own people.
Give us the discernment to be able to tell the difference.
Lord, in Your mercy, give us good leaders.
Help us root out those of despicable character.
Give wisdom to our President, our legislature, and our judges.
Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
May Your Spirit dwell among us; make our country great. Amen.
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